Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus (1993)

The people of Salem capture and execute three witches for practicing witchcraft. Before their deaths, they vow to return to Salem 300 years on Halloween to exact their revenge. Three hundred years later, a skeptical, newly transplanted… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 22, 2003
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Orndorf

Perhaps I underestimate the power of its generational hold, yet considering the potential of a broad Disney witch romp, Hocus Pocus is an incredibly mediocre movie.

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Maria Llull
Common Sense Media

Rollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up.

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Fred Topel

Terrible family movie with bad music and lame overacting.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Still an underrated Disney gem to this day.

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Dustin Putman

For an 11-year-old boy (in 1993) already in love with horror movies, Halloween and Thora Birch, Hocus Pocus was my dream movie sprung to life.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Dismayingly grisly for a movie aimed at kids.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It strictly remains more "trick" than "treat."

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Goofy witches and things that bump all over the place, incliuding Midler...fair family fun.

David N. Butterworth

Strictly for kids.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Not particularly memorable, scary, funny, or quotable. Floppy-haired Omri Katz is very likable as Max, the skeptic protagonist, and young Thora Birch as his… More
Lucas Martins
Nothing funny or really good. Surely is not for children.
Film Crazy
A gem for those who grew up with this oddly comical movie.
Cassie Hill
Adorable horror romance about obstacles that will stand in the way of you & your girl. Very classy Disney movie :) Have to watch it around Halloween every… More
jay nixon
Flat footed wannabe farce that wastes the talents of Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy. Mean spirited and completely lacking any sense of whimsy that could have… More
Sophie Burgess
A film I loved as a child and still love it now. Its an easy and fun Halloween watch to get you in the mood. It is very Disney with very cheesy characters and… More