Season of the Witch Reviews

  • If you can sit through an Uwe Boll movie, and be genuinely entertained; then run, don't walk, to see Season of the Witch.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • It's got videogame-from-hell F/X, plus jousting, plus Cage in tangled long hair he seems to have mistakenly put in the washing machine.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • A 14th-century road movie with 21st-century cuss words.

    Jeannette Catsoulis — New York Times

  • A mishmash of horror and history genres that's not as bad as its trailers but ultimately is dragged down by, of all things, its star.

    Scott Bowles — USA Today

  • After a while, the movie tires of the witch business and trots out a plot twist that permits the effects department to spend money.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Rather than elevating this wanna-be Hammer horror flick, Cage somehow lowers its quality.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • Welcome to the January dead zone.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • Even the most dedicated of Nicolas Cage's fans will find little to enjoy about the historical-fantasy-action romp Season of the Witch.

    Gary Dowell — Dallas Morning News

  • Ever since Bergman's "The Virgin Spring" was remade as "Last House on the Left," his work has suggested a rich mine for homage.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Cage alternates between leaden line readings and thunderous outbursts, making his accomplished costars Ulrich Thomsen and Stephen Campbell Moore look even better. But the movie's worst aspect is the CGI, which packs no scares whatsoever.

    Andrea Gronvall — Chicago Reader

  • Season of the Witch is a fine example of a film that would've been great fun if only its creators had a sense of humor about the wild brew of absurdity they had percolating.

    Andrew Barker — Variety

  • Audiences considering "Season of the Witch" should heed the timeless advice of its ancestor "Holy Grail" -- run away!

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Cage's old pal Dominic Sena is a decade removed from their "Gone in 60 Seconds" directing glory, and he gets nothing out of this script that isn't pure hokum.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • Did either Cage or Sena even bother reading Bragi F. Schut's patchwork script, before adjusting the wig, flicking on the camera and cashing the pay cheques?

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • Another movie is turned into a turkey.

    Rick Groen — Globe and Mail

  • Off the top of my head, I'm guessing that "Season of the Witch" claims a place in the top five all-time bizarre and pointless homages to art cinema.

    Andrew O'Hehir — Salon.com

  • Cage is effective as a falling down drunk in Las Vegas or a treasure hunter navigating goofy road trips but not as a disillusioned champion of the Church going one-on-one with a demon. Steven Seagal would have been more believable.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • A CGI freakout at the finale can't save this mundane medieval thriller about witches, devils and disillusioned knights.

    Kirk Honeycutt — Hollywood Reporter

  • It takes place during the 14th century, but everyone speaks in contemporary language, which might have been acceptable if the dialogue were clever or intelligent or funny or, you know, good.

    Christy Lemire — Associated Press

  • Season of the Witch is as bloodless as a starved vampire. Instead of a review, it deserves a stake in the heart.

    Peter Travers — Rolling Stone

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