Marc Olsen sat through “Season of the Witch,” here’s an excerpt from his review for the Los Angeles Times…
Directed by the perennially hollow Dominic Sena from a script by Bragi Schut, “Season of the Witch” is all seams. It never balances out its competing desires to be a rollicking medieval adventure, a thoughtful meditation on faith and even a buddy road movie.
What’s most disappointing, though, is how Nicolas Cage seems to be sleepwalking through so much of it. He and Ron Perlman are such odd, idiosyncratic actors that they give any scene of the two of them just talking a freewheeling, offhanded energy, like outtakes from an unseen Hope and Crosby picture. But there are only occasional glimmers of Cage’s singularly eccentric line-readings or moments when he turns conventional reaction shots on their head. Mostly they crop up just enough to serve as a reminder of their absence…
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— Marc Olsen
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