55

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Season of the Witch is barely even a Nicolas Cage movie. He wanders through the picture, zombified.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
You know I am a fan of Nic Cage and Ron Perlman. Here, like cows, they devour the scenery, regurgitate it to a second stomach found only in actors and chew it as cud. It is a noble effort, but I prefer them in their straight-through Human Centipede mode.
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50

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
A mishmash of horror and history genres that's not as bad as its trailers but ultimately is dragged down by, of all things, its star.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The best thing about it is Claire Foy's performance as the seething, caged is-she-a-witch?. Foy, like a Brit Kristen Stewart, has an entrancing sparkle of disdain.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Cage supplies energy but no depth in his portrayal of a disillusioned knight. Ditto that for Perlman, who never feels comfortable in the sidekick role so he pretty much goes through the (exaggerated) motions.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Cage appears as a knight of the Crusades, slogging across the continents, slaying infidels and unbelievers and anyone else who gets in his way. There isn't a minute when it looks like he's having fun.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The real plague is the movie, a sci-fi hodgepodge of bad history and worse special effects.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
After a while, the movie tires of the witch business and trots out a plot twist that permits the effects department to spend money. Some moviegoers might find the bait-and-switch funny.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
At least "Witch" offers Perlman's easy, early-hominid charm, and a semi-suspenseful rickety-bridge scene.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Cage's knight ends up playing second banana to a digital devil. Welcome to the January dead zone.
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28 out of 100
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