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The Craft

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Campy teen witch thriller more violent than fun.

Movie R 1996 101 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 14+

The CSM reviewer lacks the knowledge to properly review

What an ugly review by CSM!!! First of all, it would serve you holier than thou people right if wiccans started a review site being ugly about Christian movies like the trainwreck Passion of the Christ. These girls are not practicing Wicca. They are practicing dark magic and there is a big difference! Wiccans believe in not harming others. You really need to educate yourselves. That being said, this movie is pretty mild for being rated R. People do die but not graphically. Not much is shown. It's a good movie, full of lessons about revenge, messing with things people don't understand, finding our inner strength, and how power can go to some people's heads. It's a good movie but likely not suitable for younger children.
4 people found this helpful.
age 15+


Was a good fun movie that was well written and good special effects for the time done acting was good too and girls lovely.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (20 ):

What's odd about this chilling and ominous tale is its sneaking moral. It's supposed to warn girls against resentment and revenge, encouraging them to "do unto others as they would have done unto them," as Wiccan mentor Lirio (Assumpta Serna) says. That's all well and good, but there's also a blame-the-victim mentality here. So they'll get back what they have sown three-fold. Does that mean that Sarah deserves to be raped? Does that mean that Nancy, arguably the most damaged from an abusive childhood, deserves to be locked up? Does the epic battle between Nancy and Sarah really mean that there can only be one Queen Bee, one mean girl? Should they have stood up for themselves in some other way, or simply acquiesced to the abuse around them? These are questions teen viewers should consider.

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