Practical Magic

Practical Magic

Facts and Figures

Run time: 104 mins

In Theaters: Friday 16th October 1998

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Production compaines: Warner Bros. Pictures

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 44

IMDB: 6.1 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Sally Owens, as Gillian Owens, as Kylie Owens, as Tante Frances 'Fran' Owens, as Tante Bridget 'Jet' Owens, as Jimmy Angelov, as Gary Hallet, Alexandra Artrip as Antonia Owens

Practical Magic Review

Why do titles have to be so ironic? Not to say that Practical Magic is an oxymoron, some of the camera tricks that they have are nice and neat. But the movie itself is neither practical nore magic, which it would so much like us to believe. It's not a witchcraft movie, it's not a female bonding movie, or a family movie. It's not much of a romance, it's not much of a thriller. It's not much of a PG-13 horror, either. What it is is OK. Nothing more, nothing less.

It's one of those movies that I kind of just sat through. I was a passive participant. I didn't even get to make my usual comments picking on it while I watched it (except for one). It's not a waste of your time, if you have time to kill. It's not a bad movie to take some witches to: I can say its religiously accurate. But what use is that?

You'd think it be great, or at least good, starring Nichole Kidman and Sandra Bullock, directed by Griffin Dunne (Addicted to Love). But instead its just mediocre. It's just OK. End of story. End of film. End of review.