Reviews

Dec 18, 2020
The Witches is enormous fun, bringing new life to an old story
Dec 16, 2020
With Stanley Tucci very amusing as the hotel manager and Spencer giving a wonderfully warm performance, the film is never less than engaging. The visual effects, some of them created in Melbourne, are excellent...
Dec 10, 2020
Who could improve on the regal fury of Anjelica Huston?... Certainly not Anne Hathaway, whose performance in this remake, by comparison, has more than a tinge of the high school drama club.
Nov 18, 2020
It's hard not to watch Robert Zemeckis and his cast dig back into this story without rooting for a redo that's significantly more special.
Nov 16, 2020
The Witches leans more maudlin than macabre, with only a wild performance from [Anne] Hathaway making it remotely interesting.
Oct 30, 2020
It's good fun...and it has the strength of its convictions.
Oct 29, 2020
All in all, what's most striking about The Witches is just how much fun Hathway appears to be having...
Oct 28, 2020
All attention is soon claimed by the grand high witch, played at panto scale with non-specific Zsa Zsa accent by Anne Hathaway - a calculated centrepiece in a film frantically trying to please nine different audiences at once.
Oct 27, 2020
It's not all good but it is good fun.
Oct 26, 2020
While Dahl's books and Zemeckis' adaptation may feel a touch too dark for some, consider that it's actually shining a light into the shadows.
Oct 26, 2020
"The Witches" becomes scary in new and not always fruitful ways. It's rated PG, but trust me, it'll give younger kids the screaming meemees.
Oct 24, 2020
Sounds like it should be fun, right? But these hijinks feel stale, without a single memorable chase sequence or CG creation in them worth admiring.
Oct 23, 2020
The British author's wickedly twisted children's book is transferred to the Deep South in the 1960s to provide a racial diversity meant to speak to a 2020 audience with a pertinent understatement that is otherwise in short supply.
Oct 23, 2020
You've gotta hand it to [Hathaway]: as the biggest, baddest witch in the land, she's positively bewitching.
Oct 23, 2020
This is a sleek-looking vehicle that's eager to be scary but not comfortable being ugly.
Oct 22, 2020
Ultimately, the mishmash of elements doesn't cohere into a truly memorable movie.
Oct 22, 2020
What was weirdly but deliciously scary has grown ponderously out of scale, even for witches at their malign worst.
Oct 22, 2020
It's an adaptation without direction or purpose, with an unwieldy but deeply committed performance at its center. Hathaway looks to be having fun, at least. Someone should!
Oct 22, 2020
Like far too many unnecessary remakes, The Witches doesn't do enough to justify its existence.
Oct 22, 2020
A concoction seemingly plucked from the lower rungs of Tim Burton's filmography, with eccentricity as the main attraction.