Dragonfly (2002)



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

Movie Info

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.

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material and mild sensuality)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: David Seltzer, Brandon Camp, Mike Thompson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 30, 2002
Box Office: $30.1M
Universal Pictures - Official Site



as Joe Darrow

as Miriam Belmont

as Hugh Campbell

as Dr. Charlie Dickinso...

as Sister Madeline

as Jeffrey Reardon

as Flora

as Neil Darrow

as Charisse Darrow

as Phillip Darrow

as 12-Year-Old Girl

as 8-Year-Old Boy

as A Mother

as Intake Nurse

as Suicide Girl

as Paramedic

as Surgical Nurse

as Surgical Nurse

as Waitress

as ICU Nurse

as Private Duty Nurse

as Head Nurse

as Paul Reardon

as Oncology Desk Nurse

as Nephrology Desk Nurs...

as Medical Tech

as Tough Paramedic

as Yanomami Native

as Elderly Native Woman

as Airline Official

as Paramedic

as Paramedic

as Paramedic

as Hospital Chaplain

as Bus Driver
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Critic Reviews for Dragonfly

All Critics (125) | Top Critics (33)

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.

Full Review… | February 26, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The 'surprise' ending is as predictable as it is a long time coming.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Despite the film's aspirations to soul healing, its uplift remains mechanical, like an escalator's.

Full Review… | January 20, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

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
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

A sappy, often absurd disappointment.

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Preposterously plotted, highly sentimental supernatural thrillers

Full Review… | August 17, 2011

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.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer


Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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