The Witch Reviews

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January 13, 2020
Seems like it was created out of the Platonic ideal of a Hammer-period horror film, with all of the creep and none of the camp.
July 23, 2019
An odd mixture of fanatical religious paranoia and actual supernatural horror, which creates a fascinating, successful hybrid.
July 17, 2019
The Witch aims for an engrossing, period appropriate realism that only deepens the psychological burden on the audience.
July 9, 2019
The biggest magic The Witch has to offer is making 93 minutes feel like the rest of your natural life.
June 5, 2019
Its masterful blending of the sacred and the blasphemous makes it not just a great horror film, but perhaps the first true horror masterpiece of the new century.
May 31, 2019
Rather than try to establish any tension, Eggers prefers to utilize poor jump scares sporadically between artfully composed shots, all of which amounts to little.
April 9, 2019
Its historical allegory ensures The Witch stands out, but it does become a little slow and murky with details as it feels its way through to the dramatic finish.
March 30, 2019
A good horror film makes you scared to turn off the light, and makes you run when you could have walked. THE WITCH will undoubtedly be one of those films.
February 21, 2019
The horror is cumulative, and the escalating, asymmetrical shape of Eggers' story is a nice change of pace for the genre.
February 12, 2019
This film is true terror. You will not find jump scares. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 2, 2019
The Witch is visually resplendent, aurally meticulous, and singularly crafted to evoke dread from opening to close.
December 31, 2018
The Witch isn't just a great horror film; it's a great film, period.
December 27, 2018
He visto un centenar de películas de terror en lo que llevo de vida, pero ninguna como The Witch. Nunca antes algo me había dejado tan estupefacto, extasiado, y aterrado. Todo al mismo tiempo.
November 19, 2018
The film's sense of brooding, lurking menace is exceptionally chilling, precisely because director Robert Eggers entwines it with ordinary family life, and children being children.
November 16, 2018
The Witch creates a world that feels stifling and claustrophobic, even though it's set in an open land with no one else around for miles.
November 3, 2018
All of the strained stabs at supernatural ambiguity feel soulless. While certain visuals are undeniably frightening, most of the film fails to incite the kind of visceral sense of helplessness associated with the best horror films.
November 2, 2018
The Witch has amazing acting, haunting music, beautiful cinematography, and a compelling story.
November 1, 2018
This is one of those movies that draws you into its world and holds you inside it.
October 25, 2018
Robert Eggers's queasy folktale of a banished clan of pious farmers questions both the virtue of a God-fearing life and insists upon the evil in the mundane.
October 25, 2018
The Witch is a good movie - a solid effort with several chilling moments from a director on the rise - but much like It Follows last year, this is not reinventing the wheel.
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