Firestarter Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 14, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
October 23, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002

A whole lot of explosions punctuate a whole lot of blather ... and it's one of the most woefully miscast adaptations I've ever seen!

| Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Jeremiah Kipp
ToxicUniverse.com
January 27, 2002

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004

| Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 18, 2005

corny and overblown

| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004

| Original Score: 2/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
June 30, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
Karina Montgomery
Cinerina
September 19, 2002

"back off" indeed

| Original Score: 2/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
May 14, 2003

| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
July 23, 2003

Bad movie. Bad career move. Bad in all respects.

| Original Score: 1/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 25, 2002

Weak horror flick with sick overtones of pedophilia.

| Original Score: 2/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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...

Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
September 19, 2002

| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 2, 2004

Stephen King didn't like it, but it really ain't that bad.

| Original Score: 4/5
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
Vincent Canby
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003


Time Out
Top Critic
January 26, 2006


Variety
Top Critic
March 26, 2009

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