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Christine Reviews

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Rob Vaux
Mania.com

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

Full Review Source: Mania.com | Original Score: C

December 9, 2013
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Proves Carpenter's mastery of both mood and the widescreen frame.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B

April 14, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Slickly made dumb horror flick about a diabolical car and a nerd transformed into a lady killer.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

January 8, 2011
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Fifties fetishism here is not nostalgia but critique, the cultural residue that deforms consciousness

Full Review Source: CinePassion

November 16, 2009

Film4

Tight editing and some decent scares make this one of the better King adaptations.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 6, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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This deja vu premise [from the novel by Stephen King] combined with the crazed vehicle format, makes Christine appear pretty shop-worn.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 24, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Boils down to another average adaptation of one of the increasingly weak Stephen King novels that hit Hollywood like a bad rash in 1983.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1/4

September 24, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Carpenter's thematic self-consciousness can't entirely overcome a shaky dramatic structure that sacrifices character logic to increasingly meaningless thrills.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 24, 2007

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

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 23, 2004
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Tense and faithful adaptation of the Stephen King classic.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 22, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Only a moderately engrossing film.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 20, 2003
James Rocchi
Netflix

Christine doesn't distinguish itself alongside director John Carpenter's high points.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2002
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Amusingly silly horror flick with better than average production values

| Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2002
Jeremiah Kipp
ToxicUniverse.com

It manages to entertain.

Full Review Source: ToxicUniverse.com | Original Score: 3/5

January 27, 2002
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Carpenter's classic concerning killer cars.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 80/100

January 1, 2000
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

| Original Score: 4/5

March 1, 2008
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

October 5, 2006
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

| Original Score: 3/5

May 4, 2004
Spence D.
IGN Movies

| Original Score: 3/5

February 10, 2004
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