Overall Rank: 3932
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 101
Theatrical Release Date: 02/16/1990
Genre: Fantasy, Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Actors: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Jane Horrocks, Rowan Atkinson, Anne Lambton
Plot: 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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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 10/09/2020
This underrated gem sparkles with Ronald Dahl whimsy.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/01/2014
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.
Snoogans - wrote on 05/13/2012
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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JLFM - wrote on 10/20/2013
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 …
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