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Christine Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 17, 2015
Relatively artless when compared to several other King adaptations around the time (Carrie, The Shining, The Dead Zone) or even with Carpenter's previous picture (1982's career-best The Thing), the film still delivers the goods as entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
December 9, 2013
Christine shows us what great filmmakers can do with flawed material, and how even their greatness can't solve every problem.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 14, 2011
Proves Carpenter's mastery of both mood and the widescreen frame.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 8, 2011
Slickly made dumb horror flick about a diabolical car and a nerd transformed into a lady killer.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Fernando F. Croce
November 16, 2009
Fifties fetishism here is not nostalgia but critique, the cultural residue that deforms consciousness

May 6, 2008
Tight editing and some decent scares make this one of the better King adaptations.
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Variety Staff
September 24, 2007
This deja vu premise [from the novel by Stephen King] combined with the crazed vehicle format, makes Christine appear pretty shop-worn.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 24, 2007
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 24, 2007
Carpenter's thematic self-consciousness can't entirely overcome a shaky dramatic structure that sacrifices character logic to increasingly meaningless thrills.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Off the page, a 1958 Plymouth is no more scary than the St Bernard which romped through Cujo.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 22, 2004
Tense and faithful adaptation of the Stephen King classic.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Only a moderately engrossing film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Christine doesn't distinguish itself alongside director John Carpenter's high points.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 18, 2002
Amusingly silly horror flick with better than average production values
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeremiah Kipp
January 27, 2002
It manages to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Carpenter's classic concerning killer cars.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
October 5, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Blackwelder
May 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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