Christine Reviews

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September 5, 2019
If the '80s were partially defined by revenge-of-the-nerd narratives, Christine is more about the horror of the geek-id unleashed.
July 15, 2019
One of the more effective screen treatments of the era, however corny or preposterous it may remain on paper.
January 29, 2019
Between the smartest effects and Gordon's canny performance, [Christine] is more diverting than the material probably deserves.
April 26, 2016
I love Carpenter, and I like Christine well enough, but I'm not as enthusiastic about it as I am about other King films.
October 17, 2015
Relatively artless when compared to several other King adaptations around the time (Carrie, The Shining, The Dead Zone) or even with Carpenter's previous picture (1982's career-best The Thing), the film still delivers the goods as entertainment.
December 9, 2013
Christine shows us what great filmmakers can do with flawed material, and how even their greatness can't solve every problem.
April 14, 2011
Proves Carpenter's mastery of both mood and the widescreen frame.
January 8, 2011
Slickly made dumb horror flick about a diabolical car and a nerd transformed into a lady killer.
November 16, 2009
Fifties fetishism here is not nostalgia but critique, the cultural residue that deforms consciousness
May 6, 2008
Tight editing and some decent scares make this one of the better King adaptations.
March 1, 2008
September 24, 2007
This deja vu premise [from the novel by Stephen King] combined with the crazed vehicle format, makes Christine appear pretty shop-worn.
September 24, 2007
Boils down to another average adaptation of one of the increasingly weak Stephen King novels that hit Hollywood like a bad rash in 1983.
September 24, 2007
Carpenter's thematic self-consciousness can't entirely overcome a shaky dramatic structure that sacrifices character logic to increasingly meaningless thrills.
October 5, 2006
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Off the page, a 1958 Plymouth is no more scary than the St Bernard which romped through Cujo.
October 23, 2004
This is the kind of movie where you walk out with a silly grin, get in your car, and lay rubber halfway down the Eisenhower.
July 22, 2004
Tense and faithful adaptation of the Stephen King classic.
May 4, 2004
February 10, 2004
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