The Witches Reviews

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September 25, 2020
Jim Henson's various puppet creations are delightfully macabre yet deviously inventive, invitingly combining the whimsical with the horrifying.
August 13, 2020
Better than a simple round of hocus pocus, The Witches casts the right kind of spell.
August 11, 2020
One of the damndest creative collaborations to hit movies since Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe pretended to vamp each other in "The Prince and the Showgirl."
August 11, 2020
The Witches is a delectably creepy movie guaranteed to keep night lights burning bright.
May 21, 2020
The movie is a delight from beginning to end, not least because women occupy center stage.
October 6, 2019
The best Halloween treat is watching 'The Witches'.
September 1, 2019
Chock-full of gleeful nastiness, The Witches also retains a clear focus on its young audience, often with a mouse-view of the world.
June 24, 2016
...could care less about catering to a child's more delicate sensibilities.
November 25, 2013
It's not a film for small children. But for precocious first-graders with a warped sense of humor and an appetite for chills, thrills and spills, nothing could be better.
November 25, 2013
Filled with grotesque witches and mouse stunts, this is a wild fantasy for both children and adults. Harry Potter was never like this.
November 25, 2013
Real darkness seethes beneath the "Once upon a time" surface, mostly due to Henson's seemingly curious selection of the brilliant and audacious Roeg to direct.
November 25, 2013
Based on a Roald Dahl book, Nicholas Roeg's The Witches is a film surprisingly faithful to the creepiness of the original.
November 25, 2013
Roald Dahl's book about a little boy on a seaside holiday who discovers a witches' convention plotting to annihilate children is brilliantly brought to life in this fantasy adventure by director Nicolas Roeg.
November 25, 2013
What a lot of fun is The Witches. A few days before Labor Day, it is safe to say that it`s the most enjoyable movie of the summer.
November 25, 2013
The scenes of magic and mayhem are peppered with sly surprises, and Anjelica Huston plays the wildest wicked witch since Dorothy got back from Oz.
November 22, 2013
The Witches is a slow-to-get-going but ultimately entertaining yarn about a nasty coven conspiring to turn Britain's entire populace of single-digiters into mice.
November 22, 2013
The Witches has an engrossing story populated with many amusing characters.
November 22, 2013
There are moments of genuine charm and solid invention, but it`s a film that doesn't believe enough in itself.
November 26, 2012
Deliciously cruel to children, Roeg remains true to Dahl's underlying sense of real horror.
November 26, 2012
A wildly entertaining fairy tale.
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