The Dark Half Reviews

October 4, 2019
As if to make up for the slack pacing, the violence seems unnecessarily garish and sadistic.
October 8, 2018
This is too well-made and acted to be a total failure, and even the formulaic slasher scenes are handled with creepy aplomb.
July 11, 2016
another variation on the Monkey Shines conceit of Jungian shadows and Freudian id manifestations
November 25, 2014
Romero's direction is atypically listless, and the supernatural aspects are never explained in a satisfactory manner.
January 26, 2006
It's a strong conceit, but precisely how it's linked to a feather-brained subplot about the black-outs and aural hallucinations Thad suffered as a child remains obscure.
March 4, 2004
December 6, 2002
May 12, 2001
The Dark Half ends as a Stephen King movie only a George Stark could love.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
The film's biggest disappointment is that it doesn't develop its preternatural opening theme.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Romero's film starts out well and clearly benefits from some higher-on-the-line elements, ranging from the cast to the cinematography of Tony Pierce-Roberts. But like too many King transfers to the screen, it falls apart in the last reel.
April 23, 1993