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Dragonfly (2002)

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7

Average Rating: 3.6/10
Reviews Counted: 124
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 115

Sappy, dull, and muddled, Dragonfly is too melancholic and cliched to generate much suspense.

3

Average Rating: 3.4/10
Critic Reviews: 33
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 32

Sappy, dull, and muddled, Dragonfly is too melancholic and cliched to generate much suspense.

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 54,249

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When Doctor Joe Darrow's young wife dies in a tragic bus crash, he is devastated. He returns to his work, treating sick children. Soon, some of the children start to have remarkably similar near-death experiences, and Joe begins to wonder if the spirit of his late wife is trying to contact him.

Jul 30, 2002

$30.1M

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All Critics (125) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (115) | DVD (35)

The undisputed king of the cornball concept, Kevin Costner has an uncanny aptitude for gravitating toward the dopiest projects in sight, but this time he's outdone himself.

February 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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The 'surprise' ending is as predictable as it is a long time coming.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Despite the film's aspirations to soul healing, its uplift remains mechanical, like an escalator's.

January 20, 2003 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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More dull than offensive, Dragonfly keeps Costner on screen for nearly every scene, which pretty much compounds the movie's boredom quotient.

August 9, 2002 | Comment (1)
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A sappy, often absurd disappointment.

July 20, 2002 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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A numbingly pretentious project.

March 13, 2002
New York Observer
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Preposterously plotted, highly sentimental supernatural thrillers

August 17, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Boring, phony and a complete waste of talent.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Neither spooky nor otherworldly.

November 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Comment (1)
Hollywood.com

What Costner and everyone else is in constant danger of is spouting some awful dialogue.

April 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Boy, does the final reel stink.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

The screenplay credited to Brandon Camp, Mike Thompson and David Seltzer starts out with energy and substance, but reverts to time-filling repetition before it reaches the last-minute climax.

February 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

It's hard to take the weepy, oozing emotions of Kevin Costner's maudlin new film Dragonfly seriously.

February 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

If you're not expecting the second coming of Alfred Hitchcock ... Dragonfly is an agreeable way to pass the time.

January 7, 2004 Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Costner's just a soggy slice of milquetoast here -- not bad, mind you, but not what you'd call a square meal, either.

March 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

'Dragonfly' tries to gather momentum by dipping into the box of tricks marked 'Shyamalan'.

February 13, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Gad-does anybody have a really big fly swatter?

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

Muddled, melodramatic paranormal romance is an all-time low for Kevin Costner.

November 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Netflix
Netflix

Abysmal film that's an embarrassment to all concerned.

October 30, 2002 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Mistakenly, all about the payoff.

September 14, 2002 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

The movie is incapable of generating surprise...[it's] a snore-inducing tidal wave of New Age corn.

August 26, 2002 Full Review

It could have been a much meatier film in less insipid hands.

August 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
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Audience Reviews for Dragonfly

The movie is OK - not outstanding, just OK. It is frustrating as we see Joe (Costner) getting these supposed messages from his deceased wife, and we don't know if he is crazy or if he really is getting messages (which could also be construed as being crazy). Anyways Joe takes off for Venezuela to try and find out what happened for himself.
January 11, 2012
Redlats

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a very workable watchable film moving from modern chicagoland hospitals to the jungles of venezula, a tale of love that at first questions a doctor's sanity only to later prove to remarkably trancend the uncrossable divide, even death.
January 30, 2009
ApeneckFletcher

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I have really had it up to HERE with jump scares. My days of being impressed by loud sudden sounds are over, as is my capacity to appreciate this film. Dragonfly comes too close on the heels of The Mothman Prophecies to be considered novel, and too badly handles to be very entertaining. The story itself was not half bad, but it would have sustained a short film better than a feature. This film gets extra points for the unique ending, though. I have to admit that I've never seen anything like it in horror.
October 30, 2008
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