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75
While most other films sprint through expository dialogue, and bluster their way through action scenes, The Last Witch Hunter is measured enough to make you want to suspend your disbelief.
63
It has enough ingredients for a reasonably entertaining fantasy adventure-except, that is, for an interesting lead character with an emotionally compelling hook.
58
It's a shame that The Last Witch Hunter ends up crumbling into another generic showdown of murky fantasy effects and snatched artifacts, with a final shot that is literally framed around a door to possible sequels.
50
In its favor, The Last Witch Hunter boasts some terrific production design and digital effects.... Less impressively, Eisner's movie is clogged with cardboard characters, flat dialogue and a sluggish middle act that gets lost in too much fabricated witchy folklore.
45
The Last Witch Hunter aims for pulpy, comic-book fun, but it's never as fleet, funny, or detailed as it needs to be. And if you're looking for something above middling in terms of plot, characters, world-building, even action sequences, you'll need to seek it elsewhere.
40
Like its star, The Last Witch Hunter is big, overblown and frequently incomprehensible.
30
Director Eisner helmed the excellent remake of George R. Romero's The Crazies back in 2010, but this film shows none of the lunatic flair for the ghastly that the previous film so easily served up.
25
There are two main obstacles to enjoying The Last Witch Hunter. One is your ability to buy Vin Diesel as an immortal slayer of evildoers plying his trade in today's Manhattan. You also have to swallow a by-the-numbers plot buried under an avalanche of fast-and-furious but underwhelming CGI effects.
20
This is a relentlessly unengaging affair, its derivative and logic-deficient script matched by flat direction and fussy, unconvincing CGI.
20
There are certainly enough dopey diversions here for The Last Witch Hunter to be considerably more fun than it is, but even its most extravagant bouts of silliness are hampered by desultory plotting and Eisner's oppressively synthetic mise-en-scene.

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