The Witches Reviews

August 11, 2020
The Witches feels like a throwaway feature rather than a fully-realized fantasy adventure...
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
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 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
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 minor but very enjoyable Nicolas Roeg fairy tale.
December 29, 2010
Some kids will love it, some may find disturbing.
March 26, 2009
The wizardry of Jim Henson's Creature Shop and a superbly over-the-top performance by Angelica Huston gives The Witches a good deal of charm and enjoyment.
January 26, 2006
Strange and scary enough to fascinate parents and offspring alike.
May 20, 2003
As in his best films, here Mr. Roeg is a master of capturing the slightly off kilter sense of an apparently normal world. His camera is unobtrusive, and then suddenly it tilts a bit to jolt.
January 1, 2000
A wickedly funny final bow for Muppeteer Jim Henson.
January 1, 2000
The best thing about Nicolas Roeg's film of Dahl's book The Witches is its dark vision.
January 1, 2000
In this extended good time of a fairy tale, there's something for everyone.
February 16, 1990
Don't miss Anjelica Huston's deliciously vile transformation from beauty to beast. And don't miss this film.