Parents' Guide to

A Witches' Ball

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Family-friendly tale of newly inducted witch is so-so.

Movie PG 2018 90 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 6+

It's okay if your kids enjoy magic

If your children like watching magic related movies then it will be ok. It's quite a boring and slow watch for adults. My children found it funny at several points within the film. They particularly found the talking animals funny. Although it says no sex present there was a kiss between the parents of the lead child.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
age 5+

So anti climax !!!!!!!

WHAT TYPE OF WITCH IS SHE???? i was waiting the WHOOOLE movie ! Some animals can talk and some are used as a telephone and I think that's basically animal abuse ??? using animals like that is NOT cool.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is a well-meaning and whimsical film that makes a fine choice for younger viewers who may find the Harry Potter films too intense or scary. That said, the production values are pretty low -- the CGI isn't amazing, and a lot of the costumes and sets look like the stuff that goes on sale the day after Halloween. Newcomer actress Morgan Neundorf has a sweet screen presence, but others are a bit stiff. Viewers would do well not to think too hard about certain plot points, like the way Beatrix's classmates are completely dazzled by a student who performs a spell that makes animals talk, when Beatrix herself carries around a fully verbal pet rat nobody blinks an eye at. Older kids may find A Witches' Ball too predictable, but younger kids are likely to enjoy the sparkle and spectacle -- and the overall themes of self-reliance and honesty are commendable.

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