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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 39
  2. Negative: 14 out of 39
  1. It's funny, easily the funniest and least self-conscious movie that director Nora Ephron has made.
  2. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    60
    As long as it stays focused on showbiz, Bewitched is light, frothy fun. But Ephron insists on turning Bewitched into a love story, and that's when the fun starts to seep out of the movie.
  3. A romantic comedy that's pleasant, if not exactly spellbinding.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    40
    Bewitched means to be a civilized entertainment, which occasionally it is. But the gentility of this antique sitcom cannot be recaptured at this late date.
  5. This isn’t Nicole Kidman’s first dalliance with witchcraft, and it is one of Bewitched’s unfortunate achievements that it actually makes one pine for Kidman’s 1998 dud, "Practical Magic." That witch at least had some sass; this cardigan-clad witch, alas, is an altogether more benign being, and by "benign" I mean boring.
  6. 38
    Forget chemistry: There's no biology to the star casting.
  7. This hackneyed, hapless and utterly useless redo of an overrated 1960s sitcom is excruciating to sit through for a dozen reasons.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 70
  2. Negative: 28 out of 70
  1. May 14, 2011
    8
    Though certain parts of this film were a little over the top, it's the charm and revival of a largely popular sitcom that keeps the film entertaining, with some aide from the cast. Expand
  2. Sep 1, 2012
    7
    It was nothing to think critically about. There wasn't even much of a story to it, but all those huge actors managed to make it fun and have an old Hollywood atmosphere about it. Just pleasant to watch. Expand
  3. Jan 25, 2011
    4
    Other than one scene (the Will Ferrell scene crying and talking in Spanish about his dog) the movie was unfunny and rather boring. Nicole Kidman seemed as if she would have preferred to be doing any movie other than this one and Will Ferrell even seemed to be wondering what he had got himself into. There are worse Ferrell movies but Bewitched will probably only appeal to uber-fans of the TV series. Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2012
    3
    This troubleshooting remake may not be Ferrel's worst farce, but its certainly the most boring of them all.
  5. Jul 21, 2012
    2
    Stupid over the top humor and Will Ferrel's unbearable performance, totally dismisses Nicole Kidman's spot on portrayal and witty performance. I give this movie 23%. Expand
  6. Aug 29, 2014
    2
    I expect this filth from Will Ferrell but Nicole Kidman? ...and Shirley MacLaine? Two actresses well above this flick. Perhaps what is most disappointing is the clear lack of effort. Expand

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