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Season of the Witch (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  7 January 2011 (USA)
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14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Girl
Kevin Rees ...
Dying Monk
Andrew Hefler ...
Jail Bailiff
Old Woman (Givaudon)
Peasant Turk Girl
Sergeant in Arms
Róbert Bánlaki ...
Livery Boy
Barna Illyés ...
Cardinal's Priest


A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force. Written by Momentum Pictures

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This January Raise Some Hell. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cacería de brujas  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£559,769 (UK) (7 January 2011)


$24,823,283 (USA) (18 March 2011)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Season of the Witch was produced by mega producer Charles Roven. A few of the films that Charles Roven has produced and has lined up to produce are: Three Kings (1999) Rollerball (2002) Scooby-Doo (2002) Bulletproof Monk (2003) Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) Batman Begins (2005) The Brothers Grimm (2005) Get Smart (2008) Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control (2008) The Dark Knight (2008) The International (2009) Season of the Witch (2011) The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Man of Steel (2013) American Hustle (2013) Warcraft (2016) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Suicide Squad (2016) Wonder Woman (2017) See more »


When Behmen and Felson are putting on their helmets before the battle in the beginning of the movie, their chain mail coifs are down around their neck, not under their helmet as they should to protect the neck. Then the command is given and they start running towards the enemy. Once the two lines clash, and the fighting begins, Felson suddenly has his coif on while Behmen still has his down on his back. See more »


[first lines]
Peasant Girl: No! No... please! I beg you. I beg you. I'm not a witch.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Not as bad as the critics say it is...Cage seems to care
14 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Season of the witch was a far better film than critics and fellow moviegoers led me to believe. The story is about Cage and Pearlman teaming up to take a witch to a castle where she will be put on trial. Chaos and terror ensue as they treck the mountainside and forest. The film depicts the times very well...and most the accents aren't that bad. But the thing i wasn't expecting was to see Cage actually put some effort into his role. Instead of woodenly walking through the film with terrible hair, Cage shows some true emotion and his hair ain't half bad. Cage is hit or miss, sometimes he's good ("Bad Lieutenant"), sometimes he's bad ("The Knowing"). I think Cage gets an A for effort. It's no his best acting but it's an improvement. Pearlman is great as the sidekick/friend and gets most of the good lines. The special effects are kinda lame and the film drags in certain spots, but overall "Season of the witch" is a decent thriller with some cheesy dialouge. This movie isn't bad as everyone makes it out to be. If you have low expectations like I did, you'll probably get a lot more enjoyment out of it.

Oh, and the priest named De Balzak...pretty hysterical name.

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this, or 'black death'? sErpEnt_v
This is defiantly the most underrated movie of 2011 in my opinion. BlazeTheMovieFan
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How come no one from the UK/Ireland in this flick... APODDER
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