The Witch Reviews

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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 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
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.
September 11, 2017
The Witch plays mercilessly on our dread of what might be lurking in the shadows, rather than actually showing much onscreen-and is all the more effective because of it.
August 22, 2017
As in any good horror film, The Witch is ripe with allegorical possibilities.
August 8, 2017
The Witch's brief jolts of violence seem perfectly calibrated to knock us out of our seats: not by generating horror on the screen, but within our viscera.
July 23, 2017
"The VVitch" succeeds by delivering up encroaching menace with a mysterious disregard for audience expectations.
June 1, 2017
One of the reasons The Witch works as well as it does is because, despite its name, the movie isn't a horrific folktale about a paranormal being, but rather a look into the depravity of what humanity can become.
May 15, 2017
What's refreshing, and frightening, about The Witch is that Eggers allows no modern consciousness (scarcely any comic relief either) to intrude upon the anguish.
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