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The Witches (1990)

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Nicolas Roeg

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About the Movie

Produced by Jim Henson ("The Muppets"), whose famed Creature Shop provided the amazing special effects, Academy Award-winner Angelica Huston ("The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Addams Family") stars in this fanciful and exciting story about a nine-year-old and his grandmother who turn the tables on a witch's plot to turn all the children of Britain into mice. Pia Lindstrom, WNBC-TV, calls it "Marvelous!... A triumph of imagination!" and Entertainment Weekly says "with relish and high comic style, Huston plays the ugliest, wartiest witch imaginable." Co-starring comedy legend Rowan Atkinson ("Four Weddings and a Funneral," the "Mr. Bean" series and movies), and Jason Fisher ("Parenthood").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 33
  • Fresh: 33
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: As in his best films, here Mr. Roeg is a master of capturing the slightly off kilter sense of an apparently normal world. His camera is unobtrusive, and then suddenly it tilts a bit to jolt. – Caryn James, New York Times, Dec 8, 2014

Fresh: Don't miss Anjelica Huston's deliciously vile transformation from beauty to beast. And don't miss this film. – Angeline Goreau, Entertainment Weekly, Nov 26, 2012

Fresh: The wizardry of Jim Henson's Creature Shop and a superbly over-the-top performance by Angelica Huston gives The Witches a good deal of charm and enjoyment. – Variety Staff, Variety, Nov 26, 2012

Fresh: Real darkness seethes beneath the "Once upon a time" surface, mostly due to Henson's seemingly curious selection of the brilliant and audacious Roeg to direct. – Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times, Nov 25, 2013

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Customer Reviews


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The Witches (1990)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Released: 1990

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