The Witches of Eastwick
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

The Witches of Eastwick, a memorable comedy with a dark edge, is based upon a novel by John Updike. On Thursday nights three female friends -- Alex (Cher), Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Jane (Susan Sarandon) -- meet to chug martinis, learn… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 12, 1987
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A wickedly funny tale of three witches and their duel with the Devil, fuelled by some delicious fantasy and arch comedic performances.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There are some moments in The Witches of Eastwick that stretch uncomfortably for effects, and yet a lot of the time this movie plays like a plausible story about implausible people. The performances sell it.

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Kathi Maio

Updike's long, deadly-dull misogynist tract is transformed into an entertaining, generally misandrist film.

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David Keyes

Miller modulates the film from such a meticulous place that his fantasy develops with sincerity and humor, great underlying chemistry, and performances that inhabit the material rather than overplay it.

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Sean Collier
Box Office Prophets

Despite its playful title, The Witches of Eastwick is a decidedly adult affair and a seasonal curiosity.

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Hilary Mantel
The Spectator

Nothing is developed -- except the performers' egos.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

There have been many portrayals of the Prince of Darkness in cinema, yet Nicholson's "horny little Devil" is a standout.

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Richard Freedman
Newhouse News Service

This is a remarkably faithful rendition on film of a most diverting novel showing that, in the right hands, movies can achieve all the delights of literate entertainment.

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Jourdain Searles
Fishnet Cinema

The film itself is one of the most visually striking and well-crafted film of its kind.

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Cathy Burke
United Press International

This quirky tale of power, love and loneliness can't help but entertain with its lush photography (by Vimos Zsigmond) and heavenly cast.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Way ahead of its time, this film is so naughty, non-pc and bold in its feminism and criticism of conservatism you're sometimes wondering if you heard… More
Alex roy
The Witches of Eastwick is a highly entertaining comedy horror film that relies on a great cast of actors and well constructed script to make for a fun,… More
Nicki Marie
2018 rewatch. Has not aged too well. Still enjoyable
Mark Walker
Playing Old Nick must be highly appealing to an actor. It gives them the chance to let their darker side out and three of the most prestigious have done just… More
Alice Shen
Three headstrong single women in idyllic Eastwick wish for their dream beaux, and a devilish new stranger comes to town to seduce them in turn. Cher, Sarandon,… More
Phil Hubbs
If you wanna see Jack Nicholson doing his thing then this is probably the one to watch other than Batman, I've never known someone more perfect to play the… More