The Witch Reviews

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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.
August 30, 2018
Mark Korven's simple, sometimes dissonant score of heightened natural sounds and fiddle seems authentic, and raises the hair on the back of your neck, it's beautiful and fearsome by turns.
August 29, 2018
The film's desperate search for a missing child combined with its arthouse sensibility suggests a Walking Dead episode directed by Bela Tarr.
August 27, 2018
The Witch does for the woods what Jaws did for the ocean. They're ruined for you.
August 22, 2018
"The Witch" is an artistically striking film - it's truly a visual work of art. Unfortunately, it just couldn't decide if it was a psychological or paranormal horror film.
August 21, 2018
Perhaps due to some sort of satanic intervention all of this comes from a director who had not yet created a feature film prior to The Witch.
August 20, 2018
The Witch doesn't focus on shock or gore; instead it's visually stunning and completely engrossing -- and a true thriller, giving us more suspense than horror.
August 8, 2018
For me The Witch was stunning, a brilliant tale that deserves to be a genre classic-but you should probably know what you're getting into.
May 1, 2018
Sparse in dialogue and relentlessly bleak, The Witch will likely appeal to those who like their horror stripped back to basics, but boy does it pack a punch sometimes.
April 13, 2018
There's plenty that beguiles in Robert Eggers' moody film The Witch.
January 26, 2018
Although mainstream horror movie fans might not warm to its methodical pacing, the unnerving atmosphere director/writer Robert Eggers creates can be compared to genre classics like Rosemary's Baby.
December 29, 2017
Robert Eggers's thriller about the supernatural in Puritan New England will get under your skin.
December 4, 2017
The Witch is unnerving to your bloodstream all the way to the very core of your heart, as Robert Eggers successfully demonstrates that he understands horror, and how to actually create something of artistic merit from the genre
November 20, 2017
It's only when the family's livestock become involved that cracks appear in the earnest surface. I haven't cackled so much since the satanic goat in Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell.
November 18, 2017
That the film climaxes with an inexplicable change of heart for a major character (or was it a reveal? It's impossible to tell for sure) suggests that Eggers may have taken from one too many sources to patch this thing together.
October 24, 2017
Eggers is clearly first and foremost a film-maker rather than a historian and the urge to entertain eventually prevails.
October 9, 2017
The Witch is an exceptionally well-made horror movie that relies on character-driven drama to create fear, not cheap gimmicks.
October 4, 2017
See it with someone you enjoy arguing with.
September 13, 2017
[The Witch] convincingly makes us believe that such supernatural elements could be real, and that we are watching an account that feels terrifyingly of-the-moment.
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