Reimagining Roald Dahl's beloved story for a modern audience, Robert Zemeckis's visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks him away to a seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world's Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe-undercover-to carry out her nefarious plans. Zemeckis is joined by a world-class team of filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris. The cast includes powerhouse performances from Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth and Chris Rock, with newcomer Jahzir Kadeen Bruno as the brave young hero.
THE WITCHES IS ENORMOUS FUN, BRINGING NEW LIFE TO AN OLD STORY.
- Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, ABC Radio
IT'S GOOD FUN.
- Mark Kermode, Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review
THE FILM IS NEVER LESS THAN ENGAGING.
- David Stratton, The Australian
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Country: USA | Mexico | UK
Runtime: 106 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Rated: Rated G