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.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

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

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie doesn't seem sure what tone to adopt, veering uncertainly from horror to laughs to romance.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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

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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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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Uneven adaptation of lyrical novel.

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Steve Biodrowski

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.

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

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

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

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

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Rob Gonsalves

Has something to annoy just about everyone: feminists of either gender, Wiccans, or just people expecting a good movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Film Crazy
i love tis film great performancs and really good to watch excellent storylie
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
Candy Rose
Great actresses, but weak plot.