After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.... (Full plot summary below)
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.
Review & Comments
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Variety - 9/10 by Brian LowryWith Bette Midler and her onscreen sisters shamelessly hamming things up, it looks as if those involved in making this inoffensive flight of fantasy had more fun than anyone over 12 will have watching it.
Blu-ray.com - 8/10 by Brian OrndorfPerhaps I underestimate the power of its generational hold, yet considering the potential of a broad Disney witch romp, Hocus Pocus is an incredibly mediocre movie.
Seattle Times - 8/10 by Jeff ShannonHocus Pocus remains a delightful family comedy, spooky but never scary as it romps its merry way through the graveyard.
San Antonio Current - 7/10 by Kiko MartinezA movie perfectly matched for pre-Lizzie Maguire tweens looking for something to watch on cable around Halloween while their older siblings were in the basement watching Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees split heads.
Orlando Sentinel - 6/10 by Jay BoyarAll things considered, Hocus Pocus is much more entertaining than a pimple-people picture has a right to be.
Radio Times - 6/10 by John FergusonThis comedy is unusually dark for a Disney production and it makes for patchy entertainment.
Common Sense Media - 6/10 by Maria LlullRollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up.
About.com - 6/10 by Fred TopelTerrible family movie with bad music and lame overacting.
Entertainment Weekly - 6/10 by Ty BurrIt's acceptable scary-silly kid fodder that adults will find only mildly insulting. Unless they're Bette Midler fans. In which case it's depressing as hell.
Baltimore Sun - 5/10 by Stephen HunterAs Shakespeare would have certainly written if he'd been on the movie beat, "Double, double toil and trouble, movie stink and critic bubble/'Hocus Pocus' has no focus/has no rhyme, has no reason/ and is... out of season."