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At Theaters: 1/7/2011 On Video: 6/28/2011
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 53 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 569931
Studio: Relativity Media
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A heroic Crusader and his closest friend return home after decades of fierce fighting, only to find their world destroyed by the Plague. The church elders, convinced that a girl accused of being a witch is responsible for the devastation, command the two to transport the strange girl to a remote monastery where monks will perform an ancient ritual to rid the land of her curse. They embark on a harrowing, aciton-filled journey that will test their strength and courage as they discover the girl's dark secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Action Adventure Fantasy - This is an effects-heavy period action/adventure/horror/supernatural thriller. Fans of Nicolas Cage should be pleased. While rated PG-13, the film is still much too violent and intense for young children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Nicolas Cage THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE, KICK-ASS, KNOWING
Ron Perlman HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY, HELLBOY, BLADE II
Stephen Campbell Moore THE BANK JOB, THE HISTORY BOYS
Claire Foy American Feature Film Debut
Christopher Lee CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Director: Dominic Sena WHITEOUT, SWORDFISH, GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
All The Cardinal's Men
Going Back Seven Centuries
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 S-word, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Fights, battles, hangings, stabbings with some blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Fights and chases.
COMEDY: Wisecracks and banter.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Average Here, like cows, they devour the scenery, regurgitate it to a second stomach found only in actors and chew it as cud. It is a noble effort, but I prefer them in their straight-through Human Centipede mode.

USA Today Full Review
Average Nicolas Cage is a man of mercurial taste, an actor whose career choices careen from the astute...He drifts back into the baffling with Season of the Witch, a mishmash of horror and history genres that's not as bad as its trailers but ultimately is dragged down by, of all things, its star.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 72 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
10
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
12
High
83%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
Low
20%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
7
About 50/50
86%
30+Adults (M)
21
About 50/50
86%
30+Adults (F)
17
Fairly High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 72 moviegoers:
TEENS:Almost all the males loved "Season of the Witch." Over half the females also loved it, but a fair number were somewhat disappointed.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:One male loved it but the rest rated it below average. The ladies rated it quite a bit better, but their reviews are not great. A few loved it and many rated it above average, but nearly half rated it average or below average.
ADULTS:Close to half of the males enjoyed "Season of the Witch" very much rating it Very Good or Excellent. Unfortunately, the other half were disappointed and only rated it as average or below average. The ladies enjoyed it more with a third loving it, a third enjoying it very much and a third rating it average, which is a bit low.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The years of brutal warfare in the name of God have stripped Behmen (Nicolas Cage) of his taste for bloodshed - and his loyalty to the Church. Looking forward to a quiet retirement, Behmen and his comrade-in-arms Felson (Ron Perlman) are bewildered to find their homeland deserted, unaware that Europe has been decimated by the Black Plague.

While searching for food and supplies at the Place at Marburg, the two knights are apprehended and called before the local Cardinal (Christopher Lee) to explain their unscheduled return from the East. They dying Cardinal threatens the pair with prison for desertion, unless they agree to a dangerous mission. The Cardinal's dungeon holds a young woman (Claire Foy) accused of being a witch who brings the Plague with her. They can redeem themselves only by accompanying the girl to a distant abbey where she is to stand trial. The girl's brutal mistreatment in prison and powerlessness against the accusations of church officials move Behman. Convinced she is merely a convenient scapegoat and fearing she will be condemned without a fair hearing, he agrees to escort her on the treacherous journey.

In addition to his loyal companion Felson, he is accompanied by a well-traveled con man who knows the countryside (Stephen Graham), an eager young man who aspires to knighthood (Robert Sheenhan), a bitter knight who has lost his family to the Plague (Ulrich Thomsen) and anave priest (Stephen Campbell Moore).

The route is long and arduous, made even more challenging by increasingly disturbing events, and takes the group through uncharted territory, across sheer-walled gorges and deep into wolf-infested forests. One by one his fellow travelers meet with misfortune, and the embattled Crusader finds himself facing his most terrifying adversary.

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