The Witch Reviews

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December 27, 2016
The film starts with wordy wittering and ends by trying to woo our shrieks -- from Arthur Miller to Dennis Wheatley in the shortest time possible between two blunt points.
March 16, 2016
As a curio, The Witch has its own fascination; at least until the over-explicit finale shatters much of the mood that has been so carefully built up.
March 14, 2016
Aware that gender, as much as faith, remains a burning issue, Eggers makes our hearts swell and our brains sweat.
March 10, 2016
Like any outstanding horror film, its true impact only reveals itself once the credits have rolled and it stays buried under your skin, breaking through every now and then to remind you of its insidious power.
March 10, 2016
The problem is that the craft and artistry are just too laboured and foregrounded.
March 10, 2016
The best moments are early on.
March 10, 2016
One of the scariest horror movies in years - and not the creep-up-and-prod-you kind of scary either, but a profound, unsettling dread that gnaws at your bones, and which comes back to find you in the dark.
March 7, 2016
Its hypnotic spell lingers.
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.
February 19, 2016
The Witch is a stressful movie to watch, and that's meant as the highest praise.
February 18, 2016
The first great film of 2016 is a horror flick with Puritans, possessed kids, naked forest women and a haunting goat named Black Phillip.
February 18, 2016
An unsettling journey back to a time when Satan seemed much closer to our world.
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