The Witch - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews

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The Witch - Barney's Incorrect Five Second Reviews

Well that was weird. I was pretty unsettled in my theatre seat several times in this film. People talk about the rabbit in this movie but that early scene with a baby is going to stay with me for quite some time. Not well I am. 

Visually, this is a really well-shot movie. I was very much in each sequence and I felt cold as they felt cold. The performances are pretty strong as well. I think The Village would have been far better had we had some of these actors in it. That boy especially. 

It's a hard movie to recommend since I think most people wouldn't enjoy it or even get it. It's not an easy path this movie is asking you to follow. One thing that this movie deserves a vast amount of credit for is that it's original and feels fresh. You won't be able to anticipate much since this is a formula we haven't seen before. 

Again, I'm not well after seeing this. Well done.

Heart rating: 4.5 stars

Brain rating: 4 stars

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(Updated: May 23, 2018)
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4.3
Heart 
 
4.5
Brain 
 
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The Witch
Well that was weird. I was pretty unsettled in my theatre seat several times in this film. People talk about the rabbit in this movie but that early scene with a baby is going to stay with me for quite some time. Not well I am.
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jeb replied the topic: #224882 25 Mar 2016 18:58
One my ancestors was whipped and jailed by the Massachusetts Bay Colony for selling rifles and "strong water" to the Nipmucs. Classy folks, those pilgrims.
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Grudunza replied the topic: #224886 25 Mar 2016 23:03
Well said, Barney. It is unique and definitely unsettling. I can't wait to see it again at home and be creeped out anew.
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Pat II replied the topic: #224999 29 Mar 2016 21:21
This was easily one of the best horror films I've seen in a loong time, for many reasons not the least of which was the direction. The kids were all great and a shout out to the goat.
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drewcula replied the topic: #225001 29 Mar 2016 21:43
Too often are child actors a weak link in otherwise fab horror films.
All of 'em were on point in 'The Witch.'
A fine movie.
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Shellhead replied the topic: #225010 30 Mar 2016 09:13
The kids did fine acting in this movie. So did the adults and even the animals. The costumes, the locations, everything looked amazing. Sometimes I struggled with the English accents, but even that helped immerse me in the setting. Best horror movie I've seen in the last few years.