Season of the Witch Synopsis
Two knights (Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman) escort an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in the hope of ending the pestilence that is ravaging the country.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Season of the Witch is barely even a Nicolas Cage movie. He wanders through the picture, zombified.
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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Very Good Sword and Sorcery Yarn

By Hoffmaier
Robert E. Howard would be proud: the genre that he helped create is alive and well in Season of the Witch. I went to this movie with low expectations, but as soon as the first dead witch rose from...

Close call

By RandytheMovieFan
Saw a free sneak peek and it wasn't bad, but just not good enough to recommend rushing out to see it. Plot is sort of "Kingdom of Heaven" meets "The Exorcist" but with acting, special effects, etc.,...

Better than expected

By Biggie21
I hadn't heard much of this movie and I admit I was very sceptical of this movie especially with some of the bombs Nicolas Cage has been in. But I was plesantly suprised by this movie. There is a lot...

Kind of a surprise

By cmacey78
Well surprisingly Season of the Witch was actually enjoyable. I cant seem to get it out of my head though that it kinda reminded me of another movie.....End of Days with Arnold. Just the way the...

It was fun

By fresnodoggy
This movie was better than I thought it would be. Lots of action. They did a great job making you believe you were back in that time, you could almost feel the cold, damp, dark, air, everything made...

Freakishly boring !!!!!!

By zulurao1234
Welcome to the mind numbing intellectual dead zone..Movie about witches, devils and out of shape knight (nicholas cage). Save your cash for popcorn as you be eating tons of this due to boredom. Really...

action packed

By asjas81
Great movie, action packed and always on the edge of your seat. Very dark movie, I wouldn't take the kiddos to see it. It always keeps you wondering what will happen next....

way to dissapoint nicolas cage

By cral20
Really nicolas have you fallen soooo far off the map of anything i would even remotely consider to be an actor....season of the witch?? more like season of the worst movie ever...

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By maughermans
Scared the $h^t out of me lol...

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Rated PG-13 | For violence, disturbing content and thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Dull fantasy mixes violence, questions of spirituality.
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