Electric Dreams Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Bizarre 80's obscurity benefits from some great Jeff Lynne tunes.
| Original Score: 2/5
Lorien Haynes
Radio Times
April 1, 2014
Shot by director Steve Barron in the style of a pop promo, Electric Dreams starts brightly but ultimately disintegrates.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
August 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 1, 2014
Electric Dreams tries to be as up to the minute as the latest rock video. But it looks more like a tired holdover from the ''psychedelic'' 1960s.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
There are all kinds of disassociated, disturbing ideas floating around in the screenplay, none of which survive the filmmakers' decision to play everything for cloying cuteness.
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
August 30, 2004
In the failure of Electric Dreams to blend and balance its ingredients properly, plot elements are lost (the brick), credibility is overtaxed (the lovelorn computer), and what remains is high tech without being high art.
Emanuel Levy
October 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Photographically busy, though to no meaningful purpose, mildly amusing at best, the piece finally expires with what could be, but probably isn't, a parody of a feel-good ending.
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Lawrence Kirkbride
Los Angeles Times
April 1, 2014
This is a lighthearted romantic comedy that has its moments, both humorous and thought-provoking.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It's not often that a modern movie has the courage to give us a hero who doesn't seem to be a cross between a disco god and an aerobics instructor, but the von Dohlen character is a nice change.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
March 14, 2003
One of the more amusing computer-phobia flicks from the '80s, with an amazing title song by Girogio Moroder.
| Original Score: 3/5
Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine
May 28, 2009
Dated of course, being typically 80s, but maintains a certain charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

People Magazine
April 1, 2014
It all comes together as an escapist package that is exactly what it should be: audience-friendly fun.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 1, 2014
The story gets silly from time to time, stretching credibility to the breaking point, but the final result is an old-fashioned love triangle made new by the third party's being electronic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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