Riding the Bullet (2004)
Average Rating: 4.2/10
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A young man who has flirted with death is forced to come to terms with mortality in this tale of terror based on a story by Stephen King. Alan Parker (Jonathan Jackson) is a college student studying art at the University of Maine in 1969. Cursed with an over-active imagination, Alan constantly obsesses over the worst outcome of any situation, and when he begins to suspect his girlfriend, Jessica (Erika Christensen), is thinking of leaving him, it drives him to the brink of suicide. Shortly after
Oct 15, 2004 Wide
Apr 19, 2005
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A ponderous, incoherent horror mishmash that turns King's short story into utter nonsense.
Both the anticipation factor and writer-director Mick Garris' slick adaptation fail to live up to the old hype.
A better name for the film would be Taking the Bullet, because that's what sitting through this dopey, pretentious mess feels like.
It's a navel-gazing meditation on death smothered under excess and ham-handed direction, better suited for late-night cable.
The ending of which, both on the page and, now, on the screen, lands with an overly elegiac thud. Still, the journey is often fine.
As obras de Stephen King já renderam alguns ótimos filmes, mas também muitos péssimos. Infelizmente, Riding the Bullet se encaixa nesta última categoria.
Imagine a feature-length version of the "Large Marge" sequence from Pee-wee's Big Adventure and you won't be too far off, only that was scarier.
An incoherent melange of horror movie gimmicks that's genuinely laughable when it strives for profundity. It induces more tedium than terror.
There are lots of cheap scares and mind games that detract from the main attraction: the interesting family drama.
Goes beyond simply being a bad movie, to the point where it becomes one that insults your intelligence.
As good as any Stephen King movie. Not the profound classics ... and not the classy thrillers... but certainly on par with any effective supernatural tale.
A fairly middle of the road fright film that treads dangerously close to being silly.
...a nifty supernatural drama that features some truly terrifying scenarios, while also offering up a bit of well-placed humor and poignancy.
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