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Christine Reviews

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July 28, 2016
A very satisfying John Carpenter classic. This has to be one of the best adaptations from a Stephen King novel, it's well made, has a lot of likeable characters and the car itself must be the most famous car in horror history. The score is also memorable, which sounds like a crossover between the themes of "Halloween" and "The Exorcist", with also some elements of "Zombi", only to make a creepy theme. An overall very good film. Recommended !!
July 27, 2016
Christine is a film that is sadly overlooked these days. When most people think of great Stephen King adaptations, they usually think of The Shining or Misery...but for my money Christine is the best that there is, it's got a pretty good atmosphere, some great character development, great tension, and some pretty great scary parts too. Christine is a great, fun film that is sure to chill most and that any fan of John Carpenter, Stephen King, or good horror movies should not miss.
July 25, 2016
Christine is about a car that kills people.
Exciting!!

Score: 7/10
July 18, 2016
A solid Stephen King adaptation. Sticks very closely to the book.
July 18, 2016
Finally seen this classic. Worth waiting ;) Another good Stephen King.
July 11, 2016
So good. The book is great, too. It has took a bit of a hit with time, but still holds up as a good late night film.
July 9, 2016
Like Halloween, Carpenter brings us another chilling horror vehicle into his directing career.
Super Reviewer
June 3, 2016
An overrated Stephen King adaptation, but most certainly not a bad one. Worth watching for the self-repairing car effects alone.
May 28, 2016
Stephen King story adapted into a movie by John Carpenter in his prime.... Need I say more.
May 14, 2016
A so-so film based on a so-so book.
½ May 13, 2016
Stephen King is always good. Not as much in the movie as the book.
½ May 2, 2016
A teenager finds his one true love; a classic car that is possessed and starts to control its owner. Maybe not the best adaptation of a King novel but certainly one of the better ones.
½ April 24, 2016
It is not perfect, but some sequences can leave you breathless, thanks to Carpenter's genius. Specially, the final showdown.
½ April 22, 2016
Pas forcément effrayant, parfois un peu dépassé sans pour autant être totalement ridicule, Christine est une claire déception pour ceux qui attendait un film du niveau de The Thing de la part de John Carpenter. Cependant, le film en lui-même est assez sympathique et possède une atmosphère intéressante qui parvient à plonger le spectateur dans la banlieue américaine des 70s/80s. Le cast principal (de futurs réalisateurs) composé de Keith Gordon et John Stockwell est excellent, tandis que les seconds rôles assurent. Christine n'est probablement un film indispensable, mais c'est un moment assurément sympathique.
April 19, 2016
really cool leaves you hanging at the end
½ April 10, 2016
One of the most intriguing coming-of-age stories in cinema, and this tends to be overlooked, both as a Stephen King story and horror film, in place of the more sensationalized frolic and mayhem of works such as 'The Shining', 'Carrie', 'Misery' and 'The Shawshank Redemption', which is a crying shame, because: a) John Carpenter is probably the finest director (at least Top 3) ever involved with King adaptations; and b) it perfectly conceptualizes, like earlier short experimental films by the likes of Kenneth Anger, the downright uncomfortable sleaziness and fetishism that has existed, mainly in America, between men and their cars.

Keith Gordon does some really fine acting here (as he did previously for Brian De Palma in 'Dressed to Kill') as all possible dynamics along the range from nerd to psycho. It's impressive that, while growing up in film, he obviously learned some of the tricks of the trade from such cinematic greats (at least of American film of the past 50 years) and ended up becoming a decent film helmer himself.

9/10 for me; Grade A Carpenter. It simply isn't top-tier for me, of his oeuvre, because I know he, like Sir Alfred Hitchcock, De Palma and other greats, is capable of cinematic perfection (Halloween, The Thing, etc.).
½ April 10, 2016
One of the most intriguing coming-of-age stories in cinema, and this tends to be overlooked, both as a Stephen King story and horror film, in place of the more sensationalized frolic and mayhem of works such as 'The Shining', 'Carrie', 'Misery' and 'The Shawshank Redemption', which is a crying shame, because: a) John Carpenter is probably the finest director (at least Top 3) ever involved with King adaptations; and b) it perfectly conceptualizes, like earlier short experimental films by the likes of Kenneth Anger, the downright uncomfortable sleaziness and fetishism that has existed, mainly in America, between men and their cars.

Keith Gordon does some really fine acting here (as he did previously for Brian De Palma in 'Dressed to Kill') as all possible dynamics along the range from nerd to psycho. It's impressive that, while growing up in film, he obviously learned some of the tricks of the trade from such cinematic greats (at least of American film of the past 50 years) and ended up becoming a decent film helmer himself.

9/10 for me; Grade A Carpenter. It simply isn't top-tier for me, of his oeuvre, because I know he, like Sir Alfred Hitchcock, De Palma and other greats, is capable of cinematic perfection (Halloween, The Thing, etc.).
½ February 22, 2016
such a great but weird horror film, but its really good.
January 21, 2016
My favorite Stephen King adaptation.
½ November 18, 2015
Don't get in between a man and his car! John Carpenter's influence turns this seemingly jalopy of a storyline into a feature on Car And Driver.
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