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  • Summary: Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are modern witches looking for love and happiness in this spunky and spellbinding comedy/romance. (Warner Bros.)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Dunne is committed, thank good-ness, unapologetic for even the most fluttery sentiment or spookiest chill, enjoying the swellness of the very idea almost as much as any fanciful girl.
  2. Lively acting, eye-catching cinematography, and funny dialogue lift this fantasy a notch above the average until love-story cliches and horror-movie shocks bog it down.
  3. Reviewed by: Laura Miller
    70
    Like the rest of this new breed of witch story, it's about sisterhood instead of the supreme allure of housewifery, but like all too many witch movies (old and new), it's really just a self-congratulatory paean to banality and shrunken horizons.
  4. Reviewed by: Edvins Beitiks
    50
    The cast and crew and screenwriters seem to have had some fun with it, and the audience, coming along for the ride, has some fun with it, too.
  5. Reviewed by: Sarah Kerr
    40
    Griffin Dunne's plodding adaptation of Alice Hoffman's novel can't decide whether it's a horror show, a cute comedy, or a soap opera.
  6. 40
    Its flat whimsy, VH1-ready musical montage sequences, and less-than-magic magic realism will probably not be enough to hold the attention of all but the most undiscriminating fans of witches and Stockard Channing.
  7. 20
    Director Griffin Dunne lacks a clear vision, torn between blithe spirits and brimstone, between madcap and macabre. But then what does it matter when there's so little magic on screen anyhow? That is unless you count making audiences disappear.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Lisa
    Oct 18, 2005
    10
    I've purchased two copies of this movie, because my children and I have worn out the first one watching it (got a DVD the second time) I've purchased two copies of this movie, because my children and I have worn out the first one watching it (got a DVD the second time) It's a refreshing change to see the good guy get his woman in the end and the bad guy get what he deserves, and all in the same film. Very refreshing, romance with action too. We need more films like this. Expand

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