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65% Tomatometer 158 Reviews 47% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings It's been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow's Eve. Read More Read Less Watch on Disney+ Stream Now

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Hocus Pocus 2 is basically a boiling cauldron of nostalgia, but that's just enough for this belated sequel to cast a reasonably effective spell.

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Hocus Pocus 2 has its moments, but for fans who've waited years for a sequel to the original, this is mostly a disappointment.

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Hocus Pocus 2 | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Gregory Wakeman Chicago Reader As soon as the trio turn up, Hocus Pocus 2 immediately becomes compelling and enjoyable. Oct 7, 2022 Full Review Hocus Pocus 2 | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Carmen Phillips Autostraddle Hocus Pocus 2 really is cute (enough). If you’re in the right mood, it’s maybe even good. Oct 4, 2022 Full Review Hocus Pocus 2 | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Shirley Li The Atlantic The film wears its ridiculousness so proudly, it’s impossible to disdain. It is both a diverting watch and a sly commentary on its predecessor’s strengths. Oct 3, 2022 Full Review Hocus Pocus 2 | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Joonatan Itkonen Toisto.net Hocus Pocus 2 made me laugh, often uncontrollably, and it made me misty-eyed by the end. That’s all I ask from films like it, and I can’t wait to see it again with my friends. Preferably in costume, with candy, and then again every year afterward. Rated: 4/5 Jul 3, 2024 Full Review Hocus Pocus 2 | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed There is a lot to enjoy about the sequel, even for stubborn fanatics of the Kenny Ortega feature film. Oct 2, 2023 Full Review Hocus Pocus 2 | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Kevin Slane Boston.com While there are plenty of fan service nods to its 1993 predecessor, “Hocus Pocus 2” stands capably on its own, offering a spooky diversion for a whole new generation of viewers. Rated: 3/4 Aug 9, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Procter O Absolutely horrible in every way. Disney took a beloved classic and ruined it and just couldn't help themselves from putting in the message. Terrible. Rated 0.5/5 Stars • Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/02/24 Full Review Tharja P Nothing compared to the original. Waste of time. Rated 0.5/5 Stars • Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/04/24 Full Review Max S It was fine, stupid and not that great of a sequel. But mostly fine Rated 2/5 Stars • Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/23/24 Full Review The M Bad and boring.,........ Rated 0.5/5 Stars • Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/24 Full Review Jeff M It's rather pointless reviewing this movie, so I'll keep it brief. If you loved the first HOCUS POCUS, odds are you'll find a lot here to enjoy. I was not a fan of the first movie - in fact, I thought it was pretty dreadful. And like ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, I just don't understand the cult status it has achieved over the years. I had very low expectations for part two considering my disdain for part one, and those expectations were met. I'm all for good campy fun, but these movies for me emphasize too much camp and not enough fun. The actresses obviously enjoy chewing up the scenery, but the performances themselves are borderline cringe-worthy. And the young actresses who play their rivals are pretty much the same. I think of a movie like this compared to something like Nicholas Roeg's masterful THE WITCHES (1990) and there's no contest. But as I stated upfront, a movie like this is critic proof. If you enjoy it, more power to you. As for me, neither HOCUS POCUS movie is able to cast even the faintest of spells over this cranky old man. Rated 1.5/5 Stars • Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review Anna Loved it such a good movie my favorite one to watch every Halloween with my family. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/24 Full Review Read all reviews

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Anne Fletcher Director Bette Midler Winifred 'Winnie' Sanderson Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Sanderson Kathy Najimy Mary Sanderson Doug Jones Actor Whitney Peak Actor
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Synopsis It's been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow's Eve.

Director
Anne Fletcher

Producer
Lynn Harris

Screenwriter
Jen D'Angelo

Production Co
Walt Disney Pictures, David Kirschner Productions

Rating
PG (Action|Some Language|Macabre/Suggestive Humor)

Genre
Kids & Family, Holiday, Comedy, Fantasy

Original Language
English

Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 30, 2022

Runtime
1h 43m

Sound Mix
Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
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