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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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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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Did You Know?


For Season of the Witch, Tippett Studio designed the demon that manifests in the film's denouement. See more »


When the priest is giving trip information to Behmen and Felson he tells them that the Abby is 400 leagues away and roughly 6 days travel. Behmen refers to this with the comment that 300 of those leagues were through rough terrain. A league was considered the distance that a man or horse could walk in one hour or about 3 miles. That means that the Abby was about 1200 miles away and if a man or horse walked 3 miles per hour for 6 days straight with no stopping or resting then they would have walked only 432 miles or about 1/3 the distance. Considering that they would have to take breaks for food, rest, and sleep then that would leave them with about 10 hours a day for walking. That means that they would actually take about 6 weeks, not days, to get there if they traveled every day. See more »


[first lines]
Peasant Girl: No! No... please! I beg you. I beg you. I'm not a witch.
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Featured in The 37th Annual People's Choice Awards (2011) See more »

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17 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was excited to see the Season of the Witch. I loved The Scorceror's Apprentice, and I actually thought this would be better than that. Looking forward to an epic fantasy, I was highly disappointed. I found myself annoyed at the unnatural behavior of Nicholas Cage and Ron Perlman. It was like watching Starsky and Hutch with their witty bantering during battles and in the face of peril. Very cheesy. The movie lacked a good flow. It was mildly entertaining in parts, but never reached any peak, not even at the end, because it was just too absurd. The acting was not good, but I think it was just a poorly written script more than anything else. It seems like it had the makings of a very good movie, but fell very very short.

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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
They should have left the demon in the girl!!! bthespoon
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