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The Dead Zone Reviews

Phillip Duncan
November 22, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 29, 2007
while the episodic structure worked in the novel, it does not translate as well to film
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ryan Keefer
November 11, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
October 23, 2006
Stephen King's name may be billed above the title, but The Dead Zone belongs firmly in the good company of the early auteurist "Masters of Horror" period of King adaptations.
Michael Sheridan
Tail Slate
October 11, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 28, 2006
| Original Score: 3.5/4

Dread Central
September 15, 2006
Double-dippers wondering whether or not to take the plunge should just jump right on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Christopher Bligh
May 4, 2004
David Cronenberg gives a more subdued approach than his usual fare by toning down some of the odd elements of his previous and present work to tell a straightforward intriguing story...

July 31, 2003
...musique formidable de Michael Kamen...
Chuck Dowling
November 23, 2002
1983's The Dead Zone is director David Cronenberg's best film.
| Original Score: 4/5

October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Anthony Horan
July 23, 2002
...this film takes on board not only the bare bones of the novel's story, but also its spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Still one of the best adaptations of any Stephen King thriller...
February 26, 2002
During the 80s you learned to lower your expectations of any Stephen King book that had been turned into a movie, particularly one by producer Dino De Laurentis. The one exception was the thrilling The Dead Zone...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian R. Boisvert
May 13, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Harold Gervais
DVD Verdict
January 1, 2000
...this movie is easily the best of all King horror movies and also stands as one of Cronenberg's finest films.

Audio Video Revolution
January 1, 2000
The film affords Cronenberg a framework to be scary and visually exciting without launching into the surreal riffs that make his work fascinating but intimidating for some viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek M. Germano
Cinema Laser
January 1, 2000
THE DEAD ZONE is one of the very best motion picture adaptations of a Stephen King horror work.