General Information

Glossary: P
Released Year: 1998
Runtime: 104 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Directors: Griffin Dunne
Casts: Nicole Kidman, Margo Martindale, Evan Rachel Wood, Sandra Bullock, Goran Visnjic, Camilla Belle, Aidan Quinn, Mark Feuerstein, Caprice Benedetti, Dianne Wiest, Stockard Channing, Chloe Webb, Alexandra Artrip, Caralyn Kozlowski
IMDB: Practical Magic (1998) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 6.2

Reviews

90
L.A. Weekly - Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
Dunne is committed, thank good-ness, unapologetic for even the most fluttery sentiment or spookiest chill, enjoying the swellness of the very idea almost as much as any fanciful girl.
75
Christian Science Monitor - David Sterritt
Lively acting, eye-catching cinematography, and funny dialogue lift this fantasy a notch above the average until love-story cliches and horror-movie shocks bog it down.
70
Chicago Reader - Lisa Alspector
Though its startling shifts in tone sometimes seem unmotivated, this dark yet syrupy 1998 romance has an adolescent charm.
60
Empire - Angie Errigo
It tootles along being cute and fluffy like a twentysomethings' version of Sabrina The Teenage Witch, but to further its notions of sisterhood and the power of women, it also takes a spin through Thelma And Louise territory, then revisits The Exorcist to up the supernatural content. It's enough to make your head spin.
50
Austin Chronicle - Russell Smith
It's just a little too ironic (to quote Okay Pop Singer Alanis Morrisette) that a movie with the word "magic" in its title should be such a perfect example of the difference between competence and inspiration.

Practical Magic (1998)



Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet growing suspicious, the girls struggle to resurrect Angelov -- and unwittingly inject his corpse with an evil spirit that threatens to end their family line.