The Witches

Witches are real!


The Witches
Hollywood transposes Dahl’s classic from England to Alabama. A young orphaned boy goes to live with his loving Grandma in a rural Alabama town back in 1967. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks him away to a seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe to carry out her nefarious plans.

104 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Violence, Horror).
Adventure, Comedy, Detective/Mystery, Family, Fantasy, Horror.

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Credits

Cast
Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock
Director
Robert Zemeckis
ScreenplayRobert Zemeckis, Kenya Barris, Guillermo Del Toro, from the book by Roald Dahl
MusicAlan Silvestri
CinematographyDon Burgess
EditingRyan Chan, Jeremiah O'Driscoll
SoundtrackListen to samples or get it right now on Amazon

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SA distributorEmpire Entertainment
Made in2020
Produced byWarner Bros., ImageMovers, Double Dare You, Esperanto Filmoj, Necropia Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAdventure, comedy
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of horror.
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for scary images/moments, language and thematic elements
Runtime106
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

British Board of Film Classification rating

PG: Parental Guidance (General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children)Mild threat, Scary scenes, Language
Runtime105
British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
10 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
0
Language
2
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
30 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
120 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Witches misses a few spells, but Anne Hathaway’s game performance might be enough to bewitch fans of this Roald Dahl tale.
10
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconCampy but creepy Dahl adaptation has lots of spooky stuff.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
33 users
8
Rottentomatoes users
299 users
9
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
8
IMDB
5889 Netizens
11
The Movie DB
Community
15

Average .. 53%

11

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