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Many aspects of the production are dated, but the movie has become embedded into the childhood experiences of many Generation X’ers.
As a franchise and a brand, Peanuts undoubtedly has value, but this particular chapter is hermetically sealed in the 1970s.
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Too little use of a rich palette of music and too much peddling of important themes like diversity and the evils of cultural appropriation.
Despite a few effective “gotcha!” moments and Pegg’s performance, the movie is too artificial and undercooked to work.
The visual storytelling allows us to disconnect from our modern-day reality and enter an historical period that is as different from our own as the black-and-white is from color.
One note portrayals, skin deep characters, and a glacial pace all combine to prevent "The Quarry" from succeeding either as a slow-burn thriller or a message-oriented drama.
Not a lot happens during the course of "The Witches" and that’s part of the problem.
A solid throwaway B-movie that probably thinks it has more to say than it actually does but is entertaining nonetheless.
Is too long by at least a half-hour for the surprisingly slight tale it has to tell.