• R, 2 hr.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Fraser Clarke Heston
    In Theaters:
    Aug 27, 1993 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 22, 1998
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Needful Things Reviews

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any movie that has the devil laughing to ave maria must be worth something

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 11, 2007
Clint Morris
Moviehole

One of Stephen King's better film adaptations

| Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

A fine adaptation of one of Stephen King's best novels, it almost manages to surpass the book solely on the strength of Von Sydow's glowering villainy.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 25, 2002
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Pop Needful Things into your player with no particular expectations and you might find it a worthwhile distraction.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

By the end of the film, I couldn't have cared less if the town's entire population had been dragged down to Lucifer's fiery abode.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 2/5

July 6, 2010
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy

| Original Score: 0/5

October 7, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 31, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 0/5

July 22, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 2/5

June 11, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 2/5

April 16, 2004
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Overlong, over-produced Stephen King byproduct. Forget it along with Firestarter, In the Mouth of Madness, Maximum Overdrive, and all the others.

| Original Score: 1/5

March 9, 2004
Spence D.
IGN Movies

| Original Score: 2/5

January 29, 2004
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Max von Sydow has some good lines, but he delivers them in an utter vacuum.

| Original Score: 1/5

May 18, 2003
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

I needed to get out of this thing long before the insipid finale.

| Original Score: 0/5

April 1, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 2/4

March 23, 2003
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Save your soul for something more important.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 63/100

February 1, 2003
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 3/10

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Brian Lowry
Variety
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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May 20, 2003
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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January 1, 2000
Eve Zibart
Washington Post
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