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Witches

Witches
Starring:
Anjelica Huston, Jasen Fisher and Mai Zetterling


Rated: PG 
Reviewed by: Frank and Chris  
Release date: August 24, 1990 Released by:

Witches is wonderful. It is the kind of fairy-tale that a child would dream up. All the evil witches in England gather in one hotel to plot the demise of children. Children to bad witches emit a pungent order and are easily detected by smell. The most evil and most powerful witch, played by Anjelica Huston, has a plan to turn all the children into mice. The plan is overheard by Luke (Jasen Fisher) at the annual witches' meeting but he is quickly smelled out and turned into a mouse. How a boy who is turned into a mouse outsmarts the lair of witches is a joy to watch.

Huston's performance is witty and delightful. She can act and look like a witch without make-up, but with the effects of Jim Henson's magic she is totally convincing as an obnoxious, self-centered leader of the witches.

This fine, energetic film has no dull spots; it moves from frame one to the end filled with danger, excitement and creativity. It will be enjoyed by children of all ages.

  Frank Chris Jim Nina Sam Howard Jennifer Kathleen  Avg. 
Witches  A   A                     A 

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