I wish this was so much darker than it actually is. Obvious comparisons to Robert Eggers' The Witch come up and while The Crucible is over 50 years older than that film, it could have been produced with a bit more progression rather than a typical take of Arthur Miller's classic.
It would be flippant to suggest that this is an inferior adaptation. After all, the master of method, Daniel Day-Lewis is in his element, and the oft underrated Winona Ryder arrests the screen. Hytner's direction is functional and accessible, sometimes to a fault. The Old Vic's theatrical version of the Miller classic captures the paranoia of the Salem Witch Trials with Wagnerian gravitas; this version still holds.