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Witches, The (1990) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

3604

Avg. Rating:

2.67/4

# of Ratings:

99

Genres:

Fantasy, Family

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

02/16/1990

Director:

Nicolas Roeg

Actors:

Anjelica Huston
Mai Zetterling
Jasen Fisher
Jane Horrocks
Rowan Atkinson
Anne Lambton

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

An orphaned boy and his grandmother travel to England where, at a hotel, they stumble across a coven of witches who have a plan to turn all children into mice. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 03/01/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

The film is about a orphaned boy and his grandmother travel to England where, at a hotel, they stumble across a coven of witches who have a plan to turn all children into mice. This movie has a lot of nick picks and plot holes but the movie is one of my childhood favorite movie that I watched more then once, The make-up in the film is sickly and gross to look at and characters are enjoyable on the big screen.

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Snoogans 05/13/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A fun fable that finds the right tone between enchanting and scary. I feel people of different ages can enjoy this. I especially liked the make-up/effects. Well done, in all aspects.

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Chris Kavan 02/21/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This is great family film that, unfortunately, few people have probably heard of or seen. It has a charming story, some good effects from Jim Henson and an excellent cast led by Anjelica Huston. It's an overlooked gem.

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10/20/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Dark, Frightening, and Highly Recommended

Many children have grown up reading the work of Roald Dahl, and I was no exception. To this day, The Witches remains my favorite book by the prolific children's author, being more frightening, creepy, and wickedly twisted than any book I had read at the time. The movie manages to convey these traits of the book (sometimes better, sometimes worse), but in a manner that could potentially traumatize younger children. In other words, The Witches doesn't hold back on being as dark as it needs to be- that is, until the unfortunate twist at the end that Dahl himself spoke publicly against.

As explained in the film, witches appear to be normal, and harmless-looking woman, but that's what makes them so hard to spot. Witches hate children, and will do anything to get rid of them. Few are aw...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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