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The Dead Zone Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 6, 2013
[An] engrossing yet strangely unembellished adaptation of Stephen King's bestseller by director David Cronenberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2008
An accomplished psychological thriller.
September 25, 2007
Arguably the best adaptation of a Stephen King novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 25, 2007
Cronenberg attempting a little mainstream with this Stephen King yarn and really pulling it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2007
This is a welcome straightforward adaptation/improvement of King's original, minus Cronenberg's visceral flourishes.
November 15, 2006
A thing of dark, twisted, ironic beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 23, 2006
Don't let the fact that visible breath and frosty misery take priority over exploding heads and fetus-licking snow you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2005
A gripping thriller done with intelligence. One of the better film adaptations of Stephen King's work.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 26, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2005
Walken revels in the lead....intriguing
| Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
The Dead Zone does what only a good supernatural thriller can do: It makes us forget it is supernatural.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 22, 2004
The classic Walken role, by which all subsequent ones are measured. Possibly the best Stephen King adaptation too.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 3, 2003
Spurred on by Christopher Walken's sincerely moving and warm portrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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