Season of the Witch

A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.

Directed by: Dominic Sena Dora Simko
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action,
Production Company: Atlas Entertainment, Relativity Media,

Season of the Witch - Not all souls can be saved. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 07-01-2011
  • Runtime: 95 Minutes
  • Popularity: 22.33
  • Vote Count: 1,686
  • IMDB Rating: 5.4
  • Budget: USD 40,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 91,627,228
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
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Photo Name Character
Nicolas Cage - Azwaad Movie Database Nicolas Cage Behman
Ron Perlman - Azwaad Movie Database Ron Perlman Felson
Ulrich Thomsen - Azwaad Movie Database Ulrich Thomsen Eckhardt
Christopher Lee - Azwaad Movie Database Christopher Lee Cardinal D'Ambroise
Fernanda Dorogi - Azwaad Movie Database Fernanda Dorogi Givaudon
Stephen Graham - Azwaad Movie Database Stephen Graham Hagamar
Rebekah Kennedy - Azwaad Movie Database Rebekah Kennedy Peasant Trurk Girl
Matt Devere - Azwaad Movie Database Matt Devere Sergeant in Arms
Robert Sheehan - Azwaad Movie Database Robert Sheehan Kay
Claire Foy - Azwaad Movie Database Claire Foy The Girl
Photo Name Department
Charles Roven-Production Charles Roven Production (Producer)
Mark Helfrich-Editing Mark Helfrich Editing (Editor)
Tom Karnowski-Production Tom Karnowski Production (Executive Producer)
Tom Karnowski-Production Tom Karnowski Production (Unit Production Manager)
Dan Zimmerman-Editing Dan Zimmerman Editing (Editor)
Bob Ducsay-Editing Bob Ducsay Editing (Editor)
Uli Hanisch-Art Uli Hanisch Art (Production Design)
Alan Glazer-Production Alan Glazer Production (Executive Producer)
Vera Matousova-Production Vera Matousova Production (Production Coordinator)
Happy Walters-Sound Happy Walters Sound (Music Supervisor)

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Per Gunnar Jonsson

It never received very god critics and I have to say it wasn’t the best film that I have seen, even though Nicolas Cage is one of my favorite actors. Then again, I never really like it when my favorite actors die at the end of the movie. Also the CGI, especially at the end of the film, was of rather mediocre quality. Anyway, on the whole it was a fairly nice medieval sword swinging fantasy/supernatural action flick and not at all as bad as the critics tried to make it but then I’m not really surprised that the critics are off-whack as usual.

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***Knights, crusades, black plague, witches, castles, foreboding forests and demons*** RELEASED IN EARLY 2011 and directed by Dominic Sena, "Season of the Witch" chronicles events when two ex-Teutonic Knight crusaders (Nicolas Cage & Ron Pearlman) traveling through Styria in modern-day Austria are enlisted to escort an alleged witch suspected of causing the black death (Claire Foy) to a remote monastery in the mountains for trial and to hopefully stop the devastating plague. Stephen Campbell Moore (Debelzaq), Stephen Graham (Hagamar) and Robert Sheehan (Kay) accompany the Knights. This is basically the American version of "Black Death," a European film released around the same time. Both movies are dark, gritty and brutal in their depictions of Medieval Europe, but "Season of the Witch" is more of a stereotypical blockbuster with modish protagonists, amusing one-liners and CGI-laden climax. "Black Death" is deeper, more thought-provoking and realistic, which is why I give it the edge in overall value (see my review). "Season" is the more conventionally entertaining movie and anyone who appreciates Dark Ages-based flicks are highly encouraged to check it out. Films which come to mind include "In the Name of the Rose" (1986), "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005), "Robin Hood" (2010), "Ironclad" (2011), "King Arthur" (2004), "Dragonslayer" (1981), "Red Riding Hood" (2011), "Tristan + Isolde" (2006) and "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves" (1991). It's as good, or better, than any of these. The colorful Medieval cinematography (castles, dungeons, villages, dark forests and breathtaking mountains) is mind-blowing and the two protagonists are great with their amusing rapport. Furthermore, Foy is easy-on-the-eyes. Look out for a thrilling rope-bridge crossing à la "Sorcerer" (1977). Although the climax is over-the-top cartoony, the tone up to that point is quasi-realistic, similar to "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.” THE MOVIE RUNS 1 hour 35 minutes and was shot in Austria, Hungary and Croatia with reshoots done in Louisiana. WRITERS: Bragi F. Schut. ADDITIONAL CAST: Christopher Lee is almost unrecognizable as the plague-ridden Cardinal D'Ambroise. GRADE: A-/B+

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