Practical Magic
Practical Magic (1998)

The two Owen sisters from a small Massachusetts are normal siblings- except they are actual witches. They use their magical powers to grant spells for love.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 16, 1998
DVD Release Date: February 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Comedy, romance, and humor mix with unsatisfying results.

Sean P. Means

The only thing unpredictable about Practical Magic is the unpleasant surprise one feels when the movie reveals itself as a irritatingly creepy supernatural thriller, rather than the offbeat romantic comedy the ads make it out to be.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

A saga that lacks the courage of its own odd convictions.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Uneven adaptation of lyrical novel.

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James Berardinelli

Although I enjoyed portions of the movie, I can't wholeheartedly recommend something with such an unfortunate and dissatisfying conclusion!

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A witch comedy so slapdash, plodding, and muddled it seems to have had a hex put on it.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

A bad sign when the only female in the creative process is Swicord

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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter

A disappointing brew of slick commercial moviemaking and old-fashioned romantic fantasy!

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

The trio of credited writers exhibits a complete failure of imagination!

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...applies a layer of Hollywood gloss, sentimentality, and hyperbole to the proceedings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Not that good.
This is my favorite Sandra Bullock movie besides While You Were Sleeping. Love this movie. Own it and watch it often with friends. There are three movies me and… More
jay nixon
What a waste of a talented cast.
Dean King
A very enjoyable film with a very good cast including a very young Camilla Belle. A mix of Rom-Com/drama that has some dark moments as a family of witches try… More
Dead Angel
It did felt corny at <i>some</i> moment(s) (the blood thingy at the end). But other than <i>that</i>, the whole movie was great. Is full… More
Dean McKenna
Deliciously wicked and sweet entertaining story! Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are devilishly sexy as the spell-casting sisters doomed to be single for the… More