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.
December 4, 2018
Watcher in the Woods is a first-class thriller, far superior to the usual run of frightened-girl, creepy house movies.
July 30, 2018
The Watcher in the Woods is a haunting, unusual film, steeped in a strange magic that's only enhanced by the dense thicket of rumour and myth that surrounds it.
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.
January 15, 2005
I challenge even the most indulgent fan to give a coherent translation of what passes for an explanation at the end.