Christine (1983)



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Movie Info

She was born in Detroit... on an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is Christine - a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in her way. She seduces 17-year-old Arnie Cunningham (KEITH GORDON), who becomes consumed with passion for her sleek, rounded, chrome-laden body. She demands his complete and unquestioned devotion and … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense , Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen King, Bill Phillips, John Carpenter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 28, 2004
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Arnie Cunningham

as Dennis Guilder

as Leigh Cabot

as Will Darnell

as Rudolph Junkins

as Regina Cunningham

as George LeBay

as Buddy Repperton

as Mr. Casey

as Moochie

as Moochie Wells

as Rich Cholony

as Don Vandenberg

as Roseanne

as Michael Cunningham

as Michael Cunningham

as Pepper Boyd

as Mr. Smith

as Librarian
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Critic Reviews for Christine

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (5)

This deja vu premise [from the novel by Stephen King] combined with the crazed vehicle format, makes Christine appear pretty shop-worn.

Full Review… | September 24, 2007
Top Critic

Carpenter's thematic self-consciousness can't entirely overcome a shaky dramatic structure that sacrifices character logic to increasingly meaningless thrills.

Full Review… | September 24, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Off the page, a 1958 Plymouth is no more scary than the St Bernard which romped through Cujo.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This is the kind of movie where you walk out with a silly grin, get in your car, and lay rubber halfway down the Eisenhower.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Only a moderately engrossing film.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Christine shows us what great filmmakers can do with flawed material, and how even their greatness can't solve every problem.

Full Review… | December 9, 2013

Audience Reviews for Christine

Honestly not that great, but has its moments and it is an 80's film based on a good Stephen King book, so can't hate on it too much!

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

A minor work by Carpenter but still thoroughly entertaining. Great character acting by Robert Prosky and Roberts Blossom as well.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

I usually don't tend to find possessed vehicle movies particularly frightening but there was something really menacing and chilling about "Christine" - the devilish Plymouth Fury that seduces a 17 year-old college boy into fixing her up to her former glory to get up to more murderous mischief. It's pretty tame violence wise with the bad language being far harsher, but it's a really enjoyable film with good suspense and tongue-in-cheek humour. One of my favourites from Carpenter.

Lee ?

Super Reviewer

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