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Firestarter Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 2, 2011
While no means a masterpiece, it's a Stephen King film worthy of viewing once or twice...
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
January 23, 2006
A scene-stealing performance by a menacing George C. Scott and a terrific musical score by Tangerine Dream elevate this entertaining companion piece to 1978's The Fury.
| Original Score: 3/4
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 10, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 2, 2004
Stephen King didn't like it, but it really ain't that bad.
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 6, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2003
It's not great. It mainstreams all the novel's subversiveness, but it's watchable.
| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
March 5, 2003
One of the better King book-to-film adaptations.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
September 19, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
May 13, 2014
Firestarter wasn't great, but everyone involved survived... as you will if you ever feel the need to give it another look.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 18, 2005
corny and overblown
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2004
More interested in special effects than in dramatic flare.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
July 23, 2003
Bad movie. Bad career move. Bad in all respects.
| Original Score: 1/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
September 19, 2002
"back off" indeed
| Original Score: 2/5
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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