The Witches

Title: The Witches
Year: 1990
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

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent)
Story:2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters:1/4 (Bad)
Dialog:2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good) Good effects, mediocre design.
Acting:1/4 (Bad)
Music:1/4 (Bad)
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh, 2/4 (Indifferent)). 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):1.9/4 (Eh)


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