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The Worst Witch (1986)

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Jill Murphy's children's story The Worst Witch is given satisfactory treatment in this amiable film fantasy. The scene is a school for witches, where the head sorceresses offer a liberal black-arts curriculum. Problems occur when one of the students turns out to be too good for her own good. And, as everybody knows, the best people make the worst witches. Veterans Diana Rigg and Charlotte Rae generously share screen time with such engaging comparative newcomers as Fairuza Balk. The 70-minute Worst Witch is ideal TV fare for the Halloween season.

Cast

Fairuza Balk
as Mildred Hubble
Charlotte Rae
as Miss Cackle
Diana Rigg
as Miss Constance Hardbroom
Tim Curry
as The Grand Wizard
Sophie Cook
as Natalie Sinister
Amy Shindler
as Spinner Webb
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All Critics (1)

Slow-paced magic adventure for the pre-Potter set.

December 18, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Worst Witch

I really wanted to like this movie, but it was just so simplistic that I started to wonder why they had the characters be witches. I suppose it was just because it was a TV movie and they wanted a movie for kids to watch on Halloween that had a good lesson in the end. I think kids would enjoy this, but not older people.

Aj V
Aj V

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½

Fun, plus Tim Curry Sings that's got to be worth something

Marion Ravenwood
Marion Ravenwood

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