The Witch

The Witch

By Robert Eggers

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 2016-02-19
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Director: Robert Eggers
  • Production Company: Very Special Projects
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
6.5/10
6.5
From 2,332 Ratings

Description

Robert Eggers writes and directs The Witch a terrifying horror film set in the bleak wilderness of New England in the 1630s. When an English farmer and his family relocate to a remote plot of land near a dark forest, strange and disturbing events begin to haunt them. Plagued by failing crops and tormented by the mysterious disappearance of their newborn son, the family begins to suspect sinister forces are at hand. As their situation becomes increasingly dire, accusations of witchcraft threaten to tear the family apart. In their paranoid and vulnerable state, a shadowy evil takes hold.

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Reviews

  • Excellent

    5
    By Totallynatural
    I thought this film was superb. It wasnโ€™t fast paced but had me engrossed.
  • Tough watch but great film

    5
    By Cords120
    Every frame drips with atmosphere and an overwhelming sense of dread. This film is a cinephiles dream but I can understand why it has so many negative reviews as it is not a film for everyone. Story plays a back seat to aesthetic and thematic narrative. If you go into this expecting a โ€˜typicalโ€™ creature feature you will be sorely disappointed.
  • Boring

    1
    By ry87
    This film is awful dreadful and boring.i got it free when someone bought the DVD they gave me the uv code from it.honestly I felt like I'd wasted money using electric just downloading it.i sat counting the minutes till it finished,not wanting to knock it off in case I missed something as it was classed as a "top" film.unless it's a list of most boring films ever then this won't top nothing.even the do called big reveal at the end just reminds me of a straight to DVD 99p budget film.just awful attempts at acting and stupid accents.its meant to be suspense but in reality it's just nothing happens ,that's their excuse for an awful film ,just saying it's building on suspense but that usually means building up to something.yeah people die but it's so random and badly acted and lasts seconds.just think of it like American horror story coven but worse,if you like that series then you might like this but if like most people you hated it then you'll hate the witch ,GUARANTEED
  • MISRABLE

    1
    By Ricks #1 Fan ๐Ÿ˜˜
    this movie is absolutely disgusting, the plot and idea is veryy sickening and the movie was extremeley disturbing. Honestly I am a huge horror and thrill fan but i am completey shocked when i watched this as i am confused how the rating are high on this movie. WAste of my money and my time!!
  • Overhyped

    1
    By Hss96v
    I wouldn't waste your time.
  • Stunningly disturbing

    5
    By adam.princeofcats
    Just watched 'The Witch' - it won't be everyone's cup of tea but I thought it was fantastic! A really disturbing tale of horror and tragedy that brings home the sheer strength of superstition in the 17th Century. The forest and the dark are the backdrop for this blend of various English/American folk tales of the period. It is an outstanding mix of beautiful cinematography, especially lighting and soundtrack, and fantastic performances... the young lad who plays Caleb gave an outstanding performance. It wasn't comfortable viewing in any sense, disturbing from start to finish without the need for any big budget special effects. Recommended.
  • ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ

    1
    By PolinchenBe
    Schrott
  • Utter rubbish

    1
    By lawl baker
    Despite the poor audio that made listening to the dialogue impossible at times, the story was almost nonexistent, drawn out for an hour and a half and although I'm a fan of the main male actor the resulting production was in simple terms, a total non event. Not scary, slow, boring, and a pointless waste of time. If you want to watch a good horror movie, this is not for you. And I love all types of film.
  • Absolutely Rubbish

    1
    By Knevster
    No plot. Terrible direction with no affinity with the characters. You can't understand a lot of the dialogue because it's in some kind of fake old English. The events of the film have no reason or link to an actual storyline. If sitting through all this rubbish waiting for it to get going wasn't enough. Get ready for one of the most stupid and totally bazaar endings to a film ever. Comical! Total waste of money and waist of time. How this can be rated 5 star by some is baffling!
  • Zzzzz

    1
    By Marhls
    Slick but dreary, would have fallen asleep if not for the icky frights! No plot just a gooey subtext on original sin and coming of age. On the good side, at least it is quite short ๐ŸŽ

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