The Craft
The Craft (1996)

Sarah has always been different. So as the new girl at St. Benedict's Academy, she immediately falls in with the high school outsiders. But these girls won't settle for being powerless misfits. They have discovered "THE… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: May 3, 1996
DVD Release Date: July 2, 1997
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Craft's campy magic often overrides the feminist message at its story's core, but its appealing cast and postmodern perspective still cast a sporadic spell.

Chris Stuckmann

I really enjoy the characters. Every single one of them is very unique and the film does an excellent job at fleshing out each girl.

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Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine

Still, with suitable suspension of disbelief this makes for agreeable enough nonsense.

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Sean Collier
Box Office Prophets

The Craft ... has a legacy that outweighs both its limited success and few flaws.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

... deliciously dangerous excursions into adolescent self-discovery.

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Emma Forrest
Independent (UK)

The best teen flick since Clueless is The Craft.

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Nick Levine

Set to a banging alt-rock soundtrack, it follows four teenage outcasts who begin dabbling in the dark art of witchcraft, and soon find themselves out of their depth.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

What can you say about a movie that seems to have been conceived like a trailer and written in exclamation points and gets stolen by the cinematographer?

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Anne Cohen

The great strength of The Craft is that it doesn't pass judgment on why the girls are doing what they do... The film's message of female empowerment felt cathartic, but so did its rage.

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Trace Thurman
Horror Queers Podcast

Masquerades as a female empowerment film despite prioritizing the toxicity that can be rampant in groups of friends (female or otherwise).

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
My original rating of 5 stars holds, but this review relates to a rewatch in 2014. The Craft is a movie I loved when it came out in the mid 90's. I owned… More
Jennifer Xu
How I do enjoy teen girl movies about witchcraft! This doesn't even make an effort to be intelligent, yet its plot is a sight more fresh than any… More
Phil Hubbs
Supernatural teen thriller? hmmm I think we've had enough of that concept. But wait! this was back in 96 before the 'Twilight' films, plus three… More
Spencer S.
If any film holds the pomp and circumstance of repressed 90's teenage girl, it's this contracted horror film, starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk,… More
JY Skacto
Andrew Fleming's <i>The Craft</i> brings the sexy to witchcraft.</p><p>The film's dark fantasy concept keeps it afloat, which… More
Melvin White
Nancy: You know, in the old days, if a witch betrayed her coven, they would kill her. "Welcome to the witching hour." The Craft is another teen… More