The Watcher in the Woods Reviews

March 26, 2019
It symbolizes the confusion that has been undermining Disney's live-action productions. Craving more stimulating material on one hand but still wedded to reassuring coziness on the other, the studio shortchanges both tendencies.
November 30, 2018
The psychic alien time-warp plot is too silly for adults and not daft enough to make it a proper children's treat.
November 30, 2018
Davis, in her 50th year in movies, is wonderfully wicked. But she can't compensate, especially for the contrived ending of this Disneyville Horror.
February 23, 2016
Dated Disney horror tale has occult themes, mild scares.
October 17, 2007
This tepid ghost story fails to focus on either its story or its target audience.
October 17, 2007
The acting and writing are barely professional but the art direction, especially Alan Hume's stunning camerawork, gives the pic a gloss.
January 26, 2006
When it became obvious that the film's mix of cutesy sentiment and vague scariness wasn't working, the company ordered whole sequences to be rewritten, re-shot or re-edited, then imposed a stupid ending that explains precisely nothing.
September 14, 2005
About as scary as a bagel that's been left out on the counter overnight. Okay, maybe it's a raisin bagel. I'll give you that much.
August 10, 2005
January 15, 2005
I challenge even the most indulgent fan to give a coherent translation of what passes for an explanation at the end.
April 18, 2003
March 10, 2002
A movie about how a camera presents a point of view and of how that point of view, if it's not attached to a specific identity, can become menacingly voyeuristic.