The Witch Reviews

October 4, 2017
See it with someone you enjoy arguing with.
February 29, 2016
The Witch is sparing in its use of special effects and generates suspense and foreboding through what is suggested rather than what is seen.
February 29, 2016
In the tradition of William Friedkin's The Exorcist, this chilling low-budget horror movie taps into the same temporal fear that sparks religious feeling.
February 22, 2016
"The Witch" feels at once sticky with tangible detail and numinous with suggestion.
February 20, 2016
I would prefer seeing a failed attempt at something different than a regurgitation of every modern horror trope. Yet The Witch proves unable to capitalize on being different.
February 19, 2016
Helped by along by a great cast, a haunting soundtrack and terrific attention to period detail, The Witch is an auspicious feature debut for writer-director Robert Eggers.
February 19, 2016
The Witch is wrapped up in its own views of religion, of sin, of feminine power, but more than anything else, it is wrapped up in itself.
February 19, 2016
The movie's first-time director, Robert Eggers, blends authenticity with black magic, and the result is giddying.
February 19, 2016
A feature debut of startling confidence, Robert Eggers's The Witch is not only an excellent horror film, but also a captivating study in extreme paranoia and the fragile bonds of family.
February 19, 2016
The Witch" isn't typical gorehound material; it has an art film prestige and a commitment to period authenticity.