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The Craft

drama, horror, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers


Four female misfits connect with a higher power that enables them to rock and rule their high school.Starring FAIRUZA BALK, ROBIN TUNNEY, NEVE CAMPBELL, RACHEL TRUE

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    50%
  • Audience Score
    65%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
5 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

Campy teen witch thriller more violent than fun.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this teen Wiccan movie with attractive stars is really about violence and revenge. Several of the characters die graphically, are threatened with death, or are the subject of a death plot. One character is almost raped on-screen. The film also depicts one family with alcoholic, abusive parents. Wiccan and occult practices, real and imagined, are on display in a way that may seem cool to teens. Also, even though this looks like a girl-power movie, it's quite the opposite. It makes it look like the girls are to blame for the things they've been through -- the moral that what you do comes back 10-fold seems to indicate that they should just shut up and take whatever happens to them.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about religion: Some consider Wicca to be a way to worship the Earth. What do you think? How does it compare with other conventional religions?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    50%
    reviews counted: 15
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  • Audience

    65%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten:

- Bob Grimm, Las Vegas Mercury, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: The 1970s-style special effects do little to distract us from an uneven script, direction and performances. Yet there's enough here for us to hope it'll come together.

- Brian Webster, Apollo Guide, Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fresh:

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Good effects, decent performances, and a great atmosphere highlight this slick little horror tale about a contemorary coven of witches. If I'm not mistaken, this is probably the movie that brought the goth/Hot Topic scene into the mainstream. That's not a complete bad thing, and this movie didn't spawn millions of clones like slasher films tend to do. It's fun and stylish, and all togther pretty decent, but it probably works best as a cult classic.

- cosmo313, Monday, August 23, 2010

5 stars

The Craft is one the best teenie Occult Movies out there. I m glad there was no sequel. This will stay Original

- ScoopOnline, Saturday, December 19, 2009

3 stars

Cult Goth chick flick! It?s ok but not brilliant

- SirPant, Friday, September 25, 2009