Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Full Movie

Roald Dahl's The Witches
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Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) : In late 1967, a young orphaned boy goes to live with his loving grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks him away to a seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world's Grand High Witch has gathered.

Title Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020)
Release Date Oct 26, 2020
Genres , , , ,
Production Company ImageMovers, Warner Bros. Pictures, Double Dare You Productions, Esperanto Filmoj, The Jim Henson Company, Necropia Entertainment
Production Countries Mexico, United States of America
Casts Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Jahzir Bruno, Chris Rock, Codie-Lei Eastick, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Bovell, Charles Edwards, Morgana Robinson, Josette Simon
Plot Keywords hotel, witch, based on novel or book, mouse, transformation, based on children's book, evil, dark fantasy, rodent, talking animals
Grand High Witch
Grand High Witch
Anne Hathaway
Grandma
Grandma
Octavia Spencer
Mr Stringer
Mr Stringer
Stanley Tucci
Hero Boy
Hero Boy
Jahzir Bruno
Older Hero (voice)
Older Hero (voice)
Chris Rock
Bruno Jenkins
Bruno Jenkins
Codie-Lei Eastick
Daisy / Mary (voice)
Daisy / Mary (voice)
Kristin Chenoweth
Reginald
Reginald
Brian Bovell
Mr Jenkins
Mr Jenkins
Charles Edwards
Mrs Jenkins
Mrs Jenkins
Morgana Robinson
Zelda
Zelda
Josette Simon
Consuella
Consuella
Eugenia Caruso
Esmerelda
Esmerelda
Ana Maria Maskell
Saoirse
Saoirse
Orla O'Rourke
Lana
Lana
Penny Lisle
Sous Chef
Sous Chef
Simon Manyonda
Esmeralda
Esmeralda
Amber Flanagan
Raymond
Raymond
Jonathan Livingstone
Chef
Chef
Philippe Spall
Samantha
Samantha
Eurydice El-Etr
Witch
Witch
Katie Hardwick
Witch
Witch
Abi Adeyemi
Danny Wests (uncredited)
Danny Wests (uncredited)
Zeke Taylor
Maitre'D - Luther
Maitre'D - Luther
Paul Leonard
Officer Perry
Officer Perry
Jon Prophet
Young Grandma
Young Grandma
Miranda Sarfo Peprah
Waiter
Waiter
Angus Wright
Basketball Kid
Basketball Kid
Joseph Zinyemba
Chambermaid
Chambermaid
Me'sha Bryan
Witch
Witch
Anastasia Zabarchuk
Bellman
Bellman
Ken Nwosu
Alice's Mum
Alice's Mum
Vivienne Acheampong
Alice's Dad
Alice's Dad
Sobowale Antonio Bamgbose
Grandma's Mother
Grandma's Mother
Lunga Skosana
Jesup
Jesup
Dempsey Bovell
Chief Doorman
Chief Doorman
Cyril Nri

Reviews

  • TinyLilRobot

    A lot was changed in this remake and I thought it would irk me. After about twenty minutes I thought I had been wrong, the opening had some originality and it seemed like something fresh. then they arrived at the Hotel and Anne Hathaway came on the scene like a wrecking ball. Any potential that this movie had was suffocated by Hathaways incredibly poor performance. Watch Anjelica Huston's performance in the original and you will see the MASSIVE difference in ability. Hathaway's performance is akin to an amateur impressionist. It feel more like an insult than an homage by Hathaway, she put zero effort or spirit into this character. Her accent is atrocious and her presence is almost nonexistent. Also the CGI already looks cheap, c'mon they had better puppets in the 80's. All witches now have joker smiles and shark teeth? This could've really been a good movie and it is just marred by an extremely poor performance from the lead villain, an overuse of cheap effects, poor pacing, lack of originality in the second half and a horrendous ending. The only highlights of this movie are Octavia Spencer and Jahzir Bruno who do a fantastic job of filling and updating their roles. Unfortunately as most fans know, Jahzir spends the second half of the movie as a poorly CGI'd mouse. Leaving Octavia Spencer to carry the entirety of the movie from there on out almost seems like a cruel prank. Tucci is decent as is Codie Eastwick as Bruno but there characters are so poorly written and used they practically add nothing. The addition of a third mouse is also meaningless and changes nothing in the story. Ultimately this movie is a far worse version of the first one. They actually managed to tell less of the story, give characters less development, and have worse effects than a movie made over 30 years ago. Some of this may have been forgivable if they added any decent original concepts but again this is a poor retread with no added substance. Its disheartening to see so many big names attached to this film. Guillermo Del Toro should not put this on his IMBD page. Of course your children will like it, they like Peppa Pig.

  • SWITCH.

    When you hear the names Robert Zemeckis, Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron, you expect something visually engaging. These three names paired with Dahl's work could have been something really special, but this is just another bland adaption. The more you compare it to both the source material and previous adaptions, it comes across as bland and missing the mark. The same could be said about the star-studded cast led by Hathaway and Octavia Spencer, with Stanley Tucci playing the forgettable hotel owner. This team really could have made something unique, but this is not it, witch. - Chris dos Santos Read Chris' full article... https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/article/review-the-witches-horrifying-for-all-the-wrong-reasons