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40% Tomatometer 63 Reviews 72% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings For 30 years the Sanderson Sisters have been casting spells, now see them back on the big screen for a limited time as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Hocus Pocus! Conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters, a tricky trio of 300-year-old witches set out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth. But first, they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Harmlessly hokey yet never much more than mediocre, Hocus Pocus is a muddled family-friendly effort that fails to live up to the talents of its impressive cast.

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Hocus Pocus | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Peter Bradshaw Guardian It is an enjoyable watch and a decent bit of entertainment, although maybe it functions better as a small-screen discovery for its devoted fanbase. Rated: 3/5 Sep 27, 2023 Full Review Hocus Pocus | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Susan Wloszczyna USA Today Yes, it's the old teens-warn-the-townfolk-but-no-one-believes-them trick. This time, it's not quite a treat. Sep 29, 2022 Full Review Hocus Pocus | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Duane Byrge Hollywood Reporter It's a veritable bagful of box office treats. Jul 16, 2019 Full Review Hocus Pocus | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Eve Tushnet Patheos Hocus Pocus walks a fine line, where we get to enjoy witchy glee but also feel real emotions about their victims. Aug 21, 2023 Full Review Hocus Pocus | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Mike Massie Gone With The Twins The main premise opens the door to all manner of dark magic and supernatural shenanigans, yet few of them leave any impression at all. Rated: 3/10 Mar 31, 2023 Full Review Hocus Pocus | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Daniel Barnes Dare Daniel This sloppily written, egregiously unfunny Halloween comedy about three Stooges-esque witches somehow became a beloved holiday tradition. Rated: 1/5 Oct 18, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Michael This movie is always a classic, especially on the big screen. Fantastic acting, good story and as my little girl would say it has a cat. That's all you need. Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/24 Full Review Ashley it a return of childhood on the big screen Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/21/20 Full Review Michelle Movie was awesome! Disappointed with Cinemark. They refused to take legal tender and were incredibly rude. I don’t plan on ever returning. Rated 1.5/5 Stars • Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 10/21/20 Full Review Absenz My mom loves this movie. I just like it. You can watch it. 👍 Rated 4/5 Stars • Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/06/24 Full Review Verónica P My favorite Halloween movie, an absolute classic!!!! ICONIC Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/01/24 Full Review Trafalgar L Predictable storyline and an overall campy performance from Midler, Parker and Najimy. Also, the main character is shunned constantly for being pure/untouched. Who's the intended demographic? Because, it definitely is NOT kids. Rated 2.5/5 Stars • Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review Read all reviews

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Kenny Ortega Director Bette Midler Winifred 'Winnie' Sanderson Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Sanderson Kathy Najimy Mary Sanderson Omri Katz Max Dennison Thora Birch Dani
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Synopsis For 30 years the Sanderson Sisters have been casting spells, now see them back on the big screen for a limited time as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Hocus Pocus! Conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters, a tricky trio of 300-year-old witches set out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth. But first, they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat.

Director
Kenny Ortega

Producer
David Kirschner, Steven Haft

Screenwriter
Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert

Distributor
Walt Disney Pictures

Production Co
Walt Disney Pictures

Rating
PG

Genre
Kids & Family, Holiday, Comedy, Fantasy

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 16, 1993, Original

Rerelease Date (Theaters)
Oct 6, 2023

Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 1, 2014

Box Office (Gross USA)
$55.9M

Runtime
1h 35m

Sound Mix
Surround
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