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Season of the Witch

PG-13 Released Jan 7, 2011 1h 35m Action Adventure Fantasy TRAILER for Season of the Witch: Trailer 1 List
11% Tomatometer 123 Reviews 30% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings
His faith broken by many years fighting in the Crusades, a knight named Behman (Nicolas Cage) returns to Europe and finds it ravaged by the Black Plague. A dying cardinal orders Behman and his friend, Felson (Ron Perlman), to take an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will destroy her powers and end the pestilence. As Behman and five comrades undertake the dangerous journey, they come to realize that the prisoner is no ordinary girl, and evil forces await at the destination. Read More Read Less
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Slow, cheap-looking, and dull, Season of the Witch fails even as unintentional comedy.

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Wesley Morris Boston Globe After a while, the movie tires of the witch business and trots out a plot twist that permits the effects department to spend money. Rated: 1/4 Nov 24, 2011 Full Review Leah Rozen TheWrap Another forgettable trifle from Cage. Oct 7, 2011 Full Review Rafer Guzman Newsday Director Dominic Sena sets a quick pace; the dull moments are brightened by the unexpectedly likable team of Cage and Perlman. Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 4, 2011 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review It’s an insulting piece of genre fluff that feels conceived by Dungeons and Dragons aficionados and executed with the sophistication of a hack-and-slash video game. Rated: 1/4 Aug 3, 2023 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Doesn't aim very high, which at least allows it to accomplish what it sets out to do. Rated: 4/10 Nov 30, 2020 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com The best thing that can be said about Season of the Witch is that this season ends in 98 minutes and I never have to live through it again. Rated: 1.0/4.0 Sep 22, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Redbil A Not as bad as the reviews made it. When the story was ambiguous, that is where the movie should've been! The ending is trash!!! I had no problem with the American accents; my favourite recent period movie 'The last Duel' had American accents. It also has a quality cast. Foy as the witch, Stephen Graham as a scroundrel. Obviously Cage and Pearlman. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/02/24 Full Review will g Underrated, much better than lots of stuff out there. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/24/24 Full Review alan g Nicolas Cage as his usual awful self. Insipid plot. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 04/06/24 Full Review Jeremy S Awful in so many ways: too cheap to function as a blockbuster, too slow to enjoy as popcorn, too dull to work as camp, throws away the pairing of Cage and Perlman, and is really ultimately unsure thematically if it endorses or opposes the idea that one should burn witches. If it excels in any way, perhaps it's the movie that wins the coveted niche award of "perhaps the dumbest thing on the intellectual tree of The Seventh Seal." It somehow feels an hour longer than it is. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/19/24 Full Review Kevin P Although a little rough around the edges at the start, and putting aside American accents in a European medieval setting, this dark super-natural action adventure has plenty of story, plot twists and action to make this one of the better movies in this genre. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/24 Full Review Dave C Wow! I sure am glad I didn't watch this when everyone else seems to have! The cast is a heady selection of real talent - something that wouldn't have been as notable when it was released. The development of the story and the two protagonists is considered and methodical, which adds to the slow building mystery and suspense. It has the feel of a 1990's fantasy action adventure movie, with the settings and tone working well in support of the supernatural elements of the story. The performances are all excellent, and the effects are good too. I even thought the demon was done well enough, though the actor's voice doesn't seem the correct fit for the role. Overall, I think this is a well made witches broth, and I'd watch it again Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Undead Witch Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Undead Witch 2:02 Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Undead Monks Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Undead Monks 2:24 Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Witch Exorcism Ritual Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Witch Exorcism Ritual 2:19 Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Witch Trials Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Witch Trials 2:11 Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Fighting the Crusades Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Fighting the Crusades 2:29 Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Demonic Attack Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Demonic Attack 1:33 Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Wolf Attack Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Wolf Attack 2:29 Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Crossing the Bridge Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Crossing the Bridge 2:27 Season of the Witch: Official Clip - The Plague Priest Season of the Witch: Official Clip - The Plague Priest 2:20 Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Exorcising the Demon Season of the Witch: Official Clip - Exorcising the Demon 2:30 View more videos
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Synopsis His faith broken by many years fighting in the Crusades, a knight named Behman (Nicolas Cage) returns to Europe and finds it ravaged by the Black Plague. A dying cardinal orders Behman and his friend, Felson (Ron Perlman), to take an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will destroy her powers and end the pestilence. As Behman and five comrades undertake the dangerous journey, they come to realize that the prisoner is no ordinary girl, and evil forces await at the destination.
Director
Dominic Sena
Producer
Charles Roven, Alex Gartner
Screenwriter
Bragi Schut
Distributor
Relativity Media
Production Co
Atlas Entertainment, Relativity
Rating
PG-13 (Thematic Elements|Disturbing Content|Violence)
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 7, 2011, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 23, 2011
Box Office (Gross USA)
$24.8M
Runtime
1h 35m
Sound Mix
Dolby, SDDS
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