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
King's story is full of zingers, all aptly visualized by Romero.
March 26, 2009
Hutton's George Stark is a terrific contrast, a cowboy greaser in black who's all razor edges, cigarettes and booze.
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.
August 30, 2004
The scenes are so beautifully done that Hitchcock might have admired them, or at least their technical facility.
May 12, 2001
The Dark Half ends as a Stephen King movie only a George Stark could love.
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.
January 1, 2000
The film's biggest disappointment is that it doesn't develop its preternatural opening theme.
January 1, 2000
April 23, 1993