The Witches

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Anne Hathaway in The Witches.
Anne Hathaway in The Witches.
Photo: Warner Bros

MOVIE:

The Witches: Roald Dahl

WHERE TO WATCH:

Sunday, 16 January at 21:50 on M-Net Movies 1 (channel 104)

CRITICS RATING:

3.5/5 Stars

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:

When an orphan encounters a witch, his grandmother takes him to a hotel in order to protect him. But in the same hotel, a group of witches is plotting to get rid of the children of the world.

WHAT THE CRITICS THOUGHT:

It's not a film for small children. But for precocious first-graders with a warped sense of humour and an appetite for chills, thrills and spills, nothing could be better. - Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times

There are moments of genuine charm and solid invention, but it`s a film that doesn't believe enough in itself. -  Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune

Based on a Roald Dahl book, Nicholas Roeg's The Witches is a film surprisingly faithful to the creepiness of the original. - Ada Calhoun, Austin Chronicle

The Witches feels like a throwaway feature rather than a fully-realized fantasy adventure... - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

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