Hocus Pocus Movie Review

Bette Midler, never known for subtlety, got more permission to overact here than should be allowed by law. Not only is she playing a witch, but her hair is red and done up into a fright 'do, and two little hominy teeth jut out over her lower lip. Hocus Pocus, Disney's family-friendly witch-burning film, also features tons of "wow look how young they used to be!" performances from Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, and a few others. Modern audiences will probably enjoy watching a bizarre Sarah Jessica Parker ham it up as one of a trio of Salem-era witches reincarnated in the 1990s (they ride vacuum cleaners!) and after the children of the town. Too bad the story is so disposable.

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narnia_fan

I have to say that I totally enjoyed this movie. It is funny and family friendly. How much better can you get? Bette Midler also did a fantastic job in her role because her character was supposed to be over the top and for that I give the movie a 9 out of 10.

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agustin ponte

Hola les escribo en castellano por que soy de Argentina,Bs As,Lujan vivo en una hermosa ciudad.pero creo que Salem donde trata la historia es aun mas hermosa,ya que,me fasinan las brujas y todo eso..kenny ortega es mi director preferido,y sin darme cuenta que era èl,el director me enamore de muchas de sus pelis como hIGHsCHOOLmUSICAL 1,2,3 y seguramente ahora con la 4,tambien HOCUS POCUS(en castellan es ABRA CADABRA),y THE CHETHA GIRLS 2(ademas de las otras dos aunque no las alla dirigido)...........pero aun mas de BETTE MIDLER yo soy su fanatico numero 1 porque es una verdadera actiz y cantante no como otras que aca llamamos mediaticas............siempe soñe con hcer la version de hocus pocus con hombres y yo interpretar a wenefreed sandeson varon,yo siempre soñe con ser como ella.............chaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuu quisiera seguir pero no me alcansaria la vida para hacerlo..................los amo y ojala lo traduscan y lo lean............mi nombre es agustin ponte.........no se tanto ingles y po eso escribi en cstellano.............los amooooooo y ojala hagan otra version..........

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Hocus Pocus Rating

" Weak "

Rating: PG, 1993

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