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Critical mass: Movie review roundup for Oct. 30- Nov. 5

Vin Diesel plays Kaulder in “The Last Witch Hunter.”
Vin Diesel plays Kaulder in “The Last Witch Hunter.”

The Last Witch Hunter (PG-13)

Directed by: Breck Eisner

Starring: Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood

The pitch: An immortal man who has been tracking witches for centuries faces the biggest battle of his life when a close friend is attacked.

The formula: Cast a spell from ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.” Conjure moments of “Fast & Furious.” Scare up a few bits of “Bewitched.”

Go see it: If it doesn’t bother you that Vin Diesel mumbles all his lines.

Don’t go see it: If you get frustrated by Vin Diesel mumbling all his lines.

Hope he was paid well: Michael Caine looks like he was kidnapped and made to star in the movie. At least a big part of the film has him in a coma.

Critics’ choices

Numbers indicate stars

Fresno Bee

Ent. Weekly

N.Y. Times

L.A. Times

S.F. Chro

Bridge of Spies

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 1/2

4

Crimson Peak

1 1/2

2 1/2

2

2 1/2

1

Hotel

Transylvania 2

3

2 1/2

2 1/2

3

3

The Last Witch Hunter

1

1/2

1

1

1

Pan

2 1/2

1 1/2

2

3

3

The Visit

0

3

2

1

1

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