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Dreamcatcher Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

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

September 6, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Dreamcatcher begins as the intriguing story of friends who share a telepathic gift, and ends as a monster movie of stunning awfulness.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 21, 2003
James Berardinelli
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Dreamcatcher isn't worth the time, money, or effort.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 21, 2003
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Somewhere between King's novel, the screenplay by William Goldman ... and Kasdan's shooting script, both character and metaphor have gone to the dogs, leaving a slew of fart and burp jokes.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 19, 2003
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

File Dreamcatcher with Apt Pupil and Thinner in the mediocre Stephen King adaptation drawer.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

March 20, 2003
Scott Weinberg

If you happen to wake up and see anything onscreen that's NOT taking place inside a log cabin - feel free to fall back asleep.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

March 23, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Simply all over the place, at once a movie about a plague, an alien invasion, a perfect storm, a terrible worm, a body snatcher, a mad colonel and an idiot savant.

March 17, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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... not since Death to Smoochy have so many talented people made such a mess of things.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

March 31, 2003
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Like the Indian good luck charm that gives it its name, Dreamcatcher is full of holes.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 21, 2003
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

As in King's derivative novel, the story is overstuffed with too many unnecessary (if occasionally cool) elements.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

March 19, 2003
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

High production values can't hide the fact this is very much B-movie sci-fi schlock, but if that's the case -- where's the fun?

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 2/5

March 23, 2003
Victoria Alexander

...disjointed, silly, and sloppy.

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March 18, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

So skillful is Kasdan's direction and so well does he guide us along that it's not until the final third that we realize how far we've veered off course.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C

March 24, 2003
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Grimly directed by Kasdan, with a stylish gleam to the cinematography, the film is glossy high-camp nonsense.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

March 24, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Though the tale, adapted from Stephen King's best-selling novel, starts out with an eerie sense of foreboding, Dreamcatcher fails to deliver thrills and chills.

Full Review Source: USA Today

March 20, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The 136-minute Dreamcatcher suffers from more than a few missed chances and wasted time.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 24, 2003
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

There's a great cast, and a great director, but ultimately the finishing product fails to live up to any potential.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The worst big-budget science fiction disaster since Battlefield Earth. And at least you could laugh at Battlefield Earth.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

March 20, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Getting right to the crux of the matter: You can't keep a straight face and be frightened by an alien that crawls out of a human being's anus.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 21, 2003
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

A movie nobody will mistake as one of King's better adaptations.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C-

March 28, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Jonathan Ross
Daily Mirror [UK]
May 20, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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May 19, 2004
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April 7, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
March 21, 2003
Alexander Walker
This is London
April 26, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
April 26, 2003

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