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1922 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Thanks to director Zak Hilditch's patient storytelling and strong work from lead Thomas Jane, 1922 ranks among the more satisfying Stephen King adaptations.

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1922 is based on Stephen King's 131-page story telling of a man's confession of his wife's murder. The tale is told from from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story's unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.

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Thomas Jane
as Wilfred James
Molly Parker
as Arlette James
Dylan Schmid
as Henry James
Kaitlyn Bernard
as Shannon Cotterie
Brian d'Arcy James
as Sheriff Jones
Neal McDonough
as Harlan Cotterie
Bob Frazer
as Andrew Lester
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Critic Reviews for 1922

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (6)

[1922] is a credible addition to a filmography where practically every thought the writer commits to paper is, seemingly, deemed fit for the screen.

October 20, 2017 | Full Review…
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The familiar case of a short story stretched too thin in a feature film.

October 20, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The film is not lurid in its scares, and instead depicts its protagonist's suffering mostly as a slow rot.

September 26, 2017 | Full Review…

It doesn't take any shocking new twists, but musters just enough fresh polish to a classic scenario to make it worth one more ride.

September 25, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Too often actors playing rural roles mistake "slow" for "stupid," but Jane pinpoints Wilfred's mental acuity without rushing through reactions that feel anachronistic or phony.

September 24, 2017 | Full Review…

A largely satisfying adaptation of Stephen King's novella about unappeasable guilt triggered by the mortal sin of murder.

September 24, 2017 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for 1922

A totally satisfying Stephen Kill story. Beautifully filmed and acted.

Aldo Gandia
Aldo Gandia

Super Reviewer

Thomas Jane's accent might be pretty hard to understand, and the story is just a just a plot you've already seen put through the Stephen King's Children of the Corn wringer, but that doesn't stop 1922 from being another Stephen King adaptation we can put in 2017's "Good" column, alongside It and Gerald's Game (and decidedly not alongside The Dark Tower).

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

A decent Stephen King adaptation that takes perhaps a bit too long to kick in, yet when it does it can be quite atmospheric and somber in the way it shows the gradual decadence of a tormented man who starts to succumb to the weight of guilt in rural Nebraska, 1922.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


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