The Magic Door

DVD Release: October 16, 2012
The Magic Door


Sally and Liam have made a new friend—Raglin the troll! The smallest troll in the forest, Raglin is searching for the magic door back to his home. When Sally and Liam disagree with their new stepmom, Rachel (Patsy Kensit), they decide to run away and join Raglin on his journey. As they embark on the adventure of a lifetime, they’ll have to defeat the Black Witch (Jenny Agutter), free the Fairy Princess and overcome the biggest obstacle of all—accepting Rachel into their hearts.

Dove Review

This fantasy movie features trolls, elves, fairies, a black witch and even humans! The film shows that a newly formed family (father George, step mom Rachel, and kids Liam and Sally) can work through bumpy roads if they stick together. They have more than the normal obstacles to overcome as they deal with the black witch who wants the troll Raglin (Big Mick) but he has new allies in the kids, Liam and Sally.

Although this movie features themes of forgiveness and perseverance in dealing with family issues, it also contains a character “damning” another character, and we never award our Dove Seal to a movie which features this curse. So, regrettably, this is one we can’t recommend for family viewing.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Husband kisses wife on forehead.
Language: S-1; "Da*n you"-1; D-1; G/OMG-3; H-1; S-1 (said by a kid); A few "stupid" comments; "Little devil"-1; "Little Wretch"-1
Violence: An evil character shocks character with lightning-like power; witch says she will boil a character's eyes and burn his brains but she is not successful.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Cleavage.
Other: Family tensions between a father, step mom, and the father's two kids; a witch uses her evil powers and spells and threatens characters; a character is frozen by magic powers and then unfrozen; a skull is seen; characters battle and a character is turned into a duck and dog and goat and lion.


Company: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Director: Paul Matthews
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter