Witching and Bitching – Spain, 2013 – reviews

 

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Witching and Bitching – aka Witching & Bitching and original title: Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi – is a 2013 Spanish surrealist comedy horror film directed by Álex de la Iglesia from a screenplay co-written with Jorge Guerricaechevarría. The Film Factory Entertainment production stars Mario Casas, Hugo Silva, Pepón Nieto, Carolina Bang, Santiago Segura and Carmen Maura.

Two unemployed men (Mario Casas and Hugo Silva) commit a robbery and forced to run from the police and one of their ex-wives. While on the run, they venture into an impenetrable forest inhabited by a group of cannibalistic witches of the Navarrese town of Zugarramurdi…

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Witching and Bitching overstays its welcome, but when de la Iglesia is firing on all cylinders, he brings wonderful verve to the screen, always securing the entertainment value of the work while tinkering with its gruesome particulars. It’s a wickedly funny movie.” Blu-ray.com

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Witching and Bitching puts the audience under a spell of hyperbolic sexism and stirs the pot with eye of newt and heart of toad. The enchantment wears off as Witching and Bitching thunders along for about twenty extra minutes too many, but the finale is a wild cinematic spectacle. Witching and Bitching is an outrageous orgy of bloody good fun.” Cinemablographer

 

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“Yet again, one of Spain’s most interesting filmmakers gifts audiences with an effort that simultaneously embraces and challenges its overall message and many influences. Yes, Witching & Bitching is as over-the-top as horror-comedies come, but it is also a smart amalgam of statement and cynicism channelled into a joyously imaginative and eccentric offering.” Screen Hub

 

 

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