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Rated PG-13 · 95 minutes · 2011

Action, Horror, Thriller
Nicolas Cage looks lost, confused and embarrassed in Dominic Sena’s woozy misfire about a couple of knights during the Crusades who are escorting a possible witch to what probably isn’t going to be a fair trial. While Cage has turned out a couple of decent films lately (Kick-Ass, Bad Lieutenant), here, he phones his lines in with the enthusiasm of a dead donkey. He does achieve what seemed to be an impossible task: He wears his worst hairpiece ever. The movie is flat, horribly scripted and often unintentionally funny. There’s a big finale involving some sort of gargoyle-looking demon thing—and, I must admit, I almost got into it. Then the monster spoke, and it sounded like an angry Muppet. People in the theater laughed hard. They weren’t supposed to.
Official Site: www.seasonofthewitchmovie.com
Director: Dominic Sena
Producer: Charles Roven, Alex Gartner, Ryan Kavanaugh, Alan Glazer, Steve Alexander, Tom Karnowski and Tucker Tooley
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Moore, Claire Foy, Stephen Graham, Ulrich Thomsen, Robert Sheehan and Christopher Lee

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Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Jan. 7 Nic Cage fights for a witch; women fight for equality; Gwyneth Paltrow fights for her sagging musical career; and Ryan Gosling fights to clear his name. Plus, play in the snow, get it on film, and win a prize. It's all at the movies. 01/07/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Country Strong, Season of the Witch and more. 01/06/2011
Portland Mercury An Unholy Mess Season of the Witch is inane and nonsensical. It also features zombie monks! by Ned Lannamann 01/06/2011
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The Coast Halifax Nicolas Cage has been cursed No surprise here,Season of the Witch is chock-full of cheese. by Matt Semansky 01/06/2011

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