This Stephen King is way too scary for kids.
| Original Score: 4/5
Call me crude -- I have to love a scene of suspense built around fallen toothpicks and a toilet monster.
Those looking for a stomach-turning alien film may be pleased, but those looking for a smarter psychological thriller will be sorely disappointed.
| Original Score: D
I challenge you to name a movie with a more convoluted or preposterous storyline.
| Original Score: D-
What begins as a pique to our collective curiosity quickly degenerates into what is essentially a shootout between the good guys and the monsters.
| Original Score: 2/4
We have a long wait as Dreamcatcher cycles through pay-per-view, cable, and special edition DVD, until at last, like other inept King vehicles, it sinks into obscurity.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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| Original Score: 0/4
A mishmash of styles and genres, Dreamcatcher tries so hard to do so much that it ends up accomplishing very little.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Logic flies out the window, even given the fantastic elements, and the initially interesting characters are soon reduced to cardboard cutouts.
| Original Score: 3/5
Judging from this movie Stephen King has been watching a lot of X-Files lately . . .
This, a good movie? Oh sure! And aliens could fly out of my butt!
| Original Score: C
...bogs down in psychological mumbo-jumbo, redundancy, imitation, and sheer vulgarity, with a multitude of flashbacks interrupting the flow of what little narrative is left.
| Original Score: 4/10
An awful, ludicrous blend of sci-fi and horror, crammed full of self-indulgent Stephen King gimmicks.
| Original Score: 3/10
Kasdan's film -- like King's book -- is too long, and loses its way less than an hour in, once the stuck-in-the-woods-with-a-monster horror plot turns into something else.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
. . .one of the most singularly ambitious big-budget studio movies to crash cineplexes in several years.
It's thrilling to see what a talented director can do with the humorous and horrifying imagination of literary legend Stephen King.
| Original Score: 3/4
There must be other films that make such large dives from gripping interest to complete bollocks, but the mind boggles when attempting to remember them.
An early X-Files episode did everything 20 times better.
| Original Score: 1/5
Perhaps King's novel builds to something, but the film Dreamcatcher makes the mistake of being predominantly about its disconnected horror and science fiction staples.
King is dreamily free-associating, which doesn't mean he's plumbing his unconscious in search of new nightmare archetypes; it means he's recycling bits of old horror and sci-fi flicks and even setups from his own novels.