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  • Summary: When their bank heist doesn’t go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, José has also brought his son along, for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that this is only the beginning of their troubles. When they decide to make a stop in a small tavern in the Basque countryside, the group encounters a series of local wackos. Falling victim to a mysterious spell, they soon find themselves the honored guests of a fractured family of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual. More colorful characters begin to enter the picture, including a pair of hapless cops hot on the trail, a defecting vixen witch and José’s controlling ex-wife. [IFC Films] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Jun 13, 2014
    91
    It's ludicrous genre fun even if you didn't take into account the properly-bewitching Ms. Bang.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Jun 10, 2014
    80
    A major achievement in sunny wretchedness, Álex de la Iglesia's splatter-comedy Witching & Bitching projectile pukes its outrages at you with a gusto recalling the early days of those (sadly) reformed upchuckers Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Jun 9, 2014
    75
    It’s the best Almodovar movie Almodovar never made, a riotous, gory farce that might be the funniest movie of the summer, and surely is the coolest.
  4. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Jun 13, 2014
    75
    Witching and Bitching is accordingly overlong, and conceptually thin. But like most of de la Iglesia's films, it's also freakishly energetic, and often hysterical.
  5. Reviewed by: David Ehrlich
    Jun 11, 2014
    70
    Transitioning from Reservoir Dogs to From Dusk Till Dawn with a lunatic’s grace, Witching & Bitching resolves itself as a gloriously gory civil war between men and the grotesquely literal manifestations of how the worst of them see the fairer sex.
  6. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Jun 12, 2014
    70
    Known for his genre pastiches, the director, Álex de la Iglesia (“El Crimen Perfecto”), rarely lets the pace flag, and the buddy comedy, gross-out humor and horror elements make for a harmonious mix.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Jun 20, 2014
    60
    Witching and Bitching -- though perhaps a bit overlong, and prone to meandering -- is unapologetic about what it is: a crazy, just-for-fun film that revels in its own bad taste.

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