Mark Kermode Reviews Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches

Mark Kermode Reviews Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches

A Bewitching Effort?

Mark Kermode just reviewed Robert Zemeckis’ version of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, available to watch on streaming, for the BBC and here’s his review…

In late 1967, a young orphaned boy 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 — under cover — to carry out her nefarious plans.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci

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