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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

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"A saga that lacks the courage of its own odd convictions."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"The movie doesn't seem sure what tone to adopt, veering uncertainly from horror to laughs to romance."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...applies a layer of Hollywood gloss, sentimentality, and hyperbole to the proceedings."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"An absolute waste of time."
‑ John Venable, Supercala.com
"A Halloween movie with amorous themes but is such a hodgepodge that it serves as neither an effective, Charles -Addams- style spoof of the supernatural genre nor a convincing romantic comedy."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"A witch comedy so slapdash, plodding, and muddled it seems to have had a hex put on it."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Uneven adaptation of lyrical novel."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"If nothing else, the screenwriters deserve recognition for the nerve it took to employ what must be the most outrageously lazy writer's device in the history of cinema."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Hocus pocus without focus."
‑ Jim Chastain, Norman Transcript
"So misguided in so many ways that it makes you wonder how such talented and high-profile actors would even get involved in an embarrassing clap-trap like this one."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"The trio of credited writers exhibits a complete failure of imagination!"
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"A bad sign when the only female in the creative process is Swicord"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Has something to annoy just about everyone: feminists of either gender, Wiccans, or just people expecting a good movie."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"The film consequently feels anemic and scattered most of the time."
‑ Jim Judy, Screen It!
"The most appealing aspect of "Practical Magic," unsurprisingly, is the pairing of Bullock and Kidman, two of the most likable stars around. Both are in terrific form here..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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