Title: The Witches
Length: 91 minutes
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Writer: Allan Scott, based on the book by Roald Dahl
Starring: Jasen Fisher
With: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Paterson, Brenda Blethyn, Charlie Potter, Jane Horrocks
Cinematography: Harvey Harrison
Music: Stanley Myers
I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), a couple days ago
Synopsis: witches turn a boy into a mouse
Special effects/design: Good effects, mediocre design.
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh, ). I suppose Roald Dahl is difficult to adapt to film, and requires a lot of quirky, bold style. This movie has no style whatsoever, quirky or otherwise, and barely manages to get the story on screen without being too annoying. Minus a point or two for the nonsensical ending.
Objective Rating (Average):