The Craft
The Craft (1996)

A quartet of teenage girls learn a painful lesson about the dangers of playing with magic when they form a coven and begin using witchcraft to get revenge upon those who reject them without really understanding its power in this black… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: July 2, 1997
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50%
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65%



Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
Variety

Fleming's film begins promisingly as a black comedy a la Heathers, but then quickly succumbs to its machinery of special effects; this is yet another bad picture in a long list of Hollywood flops about witchcraft.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

The 1970s-style special effects do little to distract us from an uneven script, direction and performances. Yet there's enough here for us to hope it'll come together.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Imagine "The Lost Boys," only they're girls instead of boys ... and they're witches instead of vampires.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Will appeal to fantasy and horror buffs alike.

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Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com

Supernatural fun with attitude.

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The script is just connect-the-dots -- far sketchier than such potentially rich material deserves. But the actresses work their own magic.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Campy teen witch thriller more violent than fun.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Fairuza Balk completes the cycle from Dorothy Gale to wicked witch; too bad the film can't keep up with her.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
My original rating of 5 stars holds, but this review relates to a rewatch in 2014. The Craft is a movie I loved when it came out in the mid 90's. I owned… More
Jennifer Xu
How I do enjoy teen girl movies about witchcraft! This doesn't even make an effort to be intelligent, yet its plot is a sight more fresh than any… More
Phil Hubbs
Supernatural teen thriller? hmmm I think we've had enough of that concept. But wait! this was back in 96 before the 'Twilight' films, plus three… More
Spencer S.
If any film holds the pomp and circumstance of repressed 90's teenage girl, it's this contracted horror film, starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk,… More
JY Skacto
Andrew Fleming's <i>The Craft</i> brings the sexy to witchcraft.</p><p>The film's dark fantasy concept keeps it afloat, which… More
Melvin White
Nancy: You know, in the old days, if a witch betrayed her coven, they would kill her. "Welcome to the witching hour." The Craft is another teen… More