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  • 100
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Witches of Eastwick is an uproarious and entirely successful attempt to examine the differences between the sexes by couching the examination in mythological terms. [12 June 1987] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There are some moments in The Witches of Eastwick that stretch uncomfortably for effects - the movie's climax is overdone, for example - and yet a lot of the time this movie plays like a plausible story about implausible people. The performances sell it. And the eyebrows. show more

  • 88
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    The Witches of Eastwick is filmmaking of a very high order; it's also a great time at the movies. show more

  • 63
    Miami Herald

    The Witches of Eastwick is a diverting, impeccably polished and excellently cast movie. But its charms fade fast, about as fast as it takes to leave the theater. [12 June 1987, p.D1] show more

  • 80
    Variety

    With a no-holds-barred performance by Jack Nicholson as the horny Satan, it’s a very funny and irresistible set-up for anyone who has ever been baffled by the opposite sex. show more

  • 50
    Sheila Benson Los Angeles Times

    Under Australian director George Miller ("Mad Max"), The Witches of Eastwick begins so promisingly. It has such smashing separate moments, so succulent a cast and so interesting a premise that watching it crumble into stomach-turning crudeness and "Poltergeist"-scale special effects is deeply painful. show more

  • 50
    Janet Maslin The New York Times

    The Witches of Eastwick does have enough flamboyance to hold the attention, directed as it has been by Mr. Miller in a bright, flashy, exclamatory style. But beneath the surface charm there is too much confusion, and the charm itself is gone long before the film is over. show more

  • 75
    Rita Kempley Washington Post

    Hell's belles! Nicholson's back. And that old Jack magic has us in his spell. show more

  • 60
    Tampa Bay Times

    The Witches of Eastwick is a theme park without a theme. Like Nicholson and his co-stars, Miller doesn't have a lot on his mind. He just wants to have fun. His movie is organized mayhem, a strange and funny tour de force. [15 June 1987, p.1D] show more

  • 38
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The Witches of Eastwick, based on John Updike's novel, takes just about every wrong turn it can find. Perhaps this was predictable, with a wild-driving director like George Miller at the wheel. What's surprising is how many opportunities for vulgarity and stupidity the film invents for itself, even beyond the book's built-in temptations to excess. [12 June 1987, p.21] show more

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