The Dead Zone Reviews

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September 20, 2019
An unusual, fast-moving thriller even though it seems to be two separate stories connected by the same hero.
September 10, 2019
The Dead Zone evokes the feel of this moment with surprising authenticity. The movie's sense of dread, of a system that is teetering on the edge of disaster, feel unnervingly of the moment.
September 5, 2019
What makes the The Dead Zone so frightening-and finally deeply moving-is how it commits to the psychology of a guy whose destiny is destroyed and fulfilled by the way he's slipping through the cracks.
January 29, 2019
The Dead Zone is one of the best Stephen King film adaptations as it deftly combines the supernatural with real world elements culminating in a believable story.
April 27, 2016
Before Christopher Walken was a punchline, he was an actor...you get a great sense of how startling Walken can be as a star, of how unusual and unexpected his every choice is, from his turn in this early-career King adaptation
October 21, 2013
The Dead Zone ultimately ranks as one of the best King adaptations to date.
October 6, 2013
[An] engrossing yet strangely unembellished adaptation of Stephen King's bestseller by director David Cronenberg.
August 16, 2013
Director David Cronenberg's sense of pace is acute, the editing by Ronald Sanders is seamless and suspenseful. And, if nothing else, the movie establishes that chills can be generated without explicit gore and violence.
October 19, 2010
It's both moving and quietly unsettling as it builds towards a forceful climax.
October 7, 2008
An accomplished psychological thriller.
September 25, 2007
Arguably the best adaptation of a Stephen King novel.
September 25, 2007
Cronenberg attempting a little mainstream with this Stephen King yarn and really pulling it off.
September 25, 2007
This is a welcome straightforward adaptation/improvement of King's original, minus Cronenberg's visceral flourishes.
September 25, 2007
By no means a bad film, just a disappointingly bland and superficial one.
November 15, 2006
A thing of dark, twisted, ironic beauty.
October 23, 2006
Don't let the fact that visible breath and frosty misery take priority over exploding heads and fetus-licking snow you.
September 28, 2006
Cronenberg tells the story with measured strokes and a sure emotional touch as well as nifty blasts of horror.
January 26, 2006
Cronenberg pulls it off, but you can't help feeling it's a movie in search of a TV series.
November 6, 2005
Chilling.
October 9, 2005
A gripping thriller done with intelligence. One of the better film adaptations of Stephen King's work.
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