Critics Consensus

Sappy, dull, and muddled, Dragonfly is too melancholic and cliched to generate much suspense.



Total Count: 125


Audience Score

User Ratings: 54,522
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Movie Info

When Doctor Joe Darrow's young wife dies in a tragic bus crash, he is devastated. He returns to his work, treating sick children. Soon, some of the children start to have remarkably similar near-death experiences, and Joe begins to wonder if the spirit of his late wife is trying to contact him.


Kevin Costner
as Joe Darrow
Kathy Bates
as Miriam Belmont
Joe Morton
as Hugh Campbell
Ron Rifkin
as Dr. Charlie Dickinson
Linda Hunt
as Sister Madeline
Robert Bailey Jr.
as Jeffrey Reardon
Casey Biggs
as Neil Darrow
Leslie Hope
as Charisse Darrow
Peter Hansen
as Phillip Darrow
Chea Courtney
as 12-Year-Old Girl
Dylan Johnson
as 8-Year-Old Boy
Kim Staunton
as Intake Nurse
Liza Weil
as Suicide Girl
Nigel Gibbs
as Paramedic
Heidi Swedberg
as Surgical Nurse
Jamie Sue Sherrill
as Surgical Nurse
Judith Moreland
as ICU Nurse
Oni Faida Lampley
as Private Duty Nurse
Kent Faulcon
as Paul Reardon
Justina Machado
as Oncology Desk Nurse
Lise Simms
as Nephrology Desk Nurse
Joseph Will
as Medical Tech
Michael Manuel Torres
as Tough Paramedic
Henry Gerardo Cariban
as Yanomami Native
Ana García
as Elderly Native Woman
Lina Patel
as Airline Official
Matt Champagne
as Paramedic
Maz Jobrani
as Paramedic
Mone Walton
as Paramedic
David Doty
as Hospital Chaplain
David Correia
as Bus Driver
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Critic Reviews for Dragonfly

All Critics (125) | Top Critics (34)

Audience Reviews for Dragonfly

  • Jan 11, 2012
    The movie is OK - not outstanding, just OK. It is frustrating as we see Joe (Costner) getting these supposed messages from his deceased wife, and we don't know if he is crazy or if he really is getting messages (which could also be construed as being crazy). Anyways Joe takes off for Venezuela to try and find out what happened for himself.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2011
    Hollywood has always been fascinated with tales about dead people attempting to contact their grieving loved ones from beyond the grave and here Kevin Costner, plays Dr. Joe Darrow, a well-respected Chicago surgeon, who loses his wife in a sudden and tragic accident. Joe is grief stricken and is trying to find closure by fulfilling a promise he made to his wife (also a doctor) to visit her patients who are children in the oncology ward in the same hospital. It is no surprise when strange paranormal events begin to happen, signs that Emily his dead wife (played by Susanna Thompson) is trying to reach him to tell him something important! Costner becomes obsessed with trying to discover why these events are occurring, in particular a strange symbol that appears in various guises. This may hold up as a love story, adhering to the idea that love conquers all, even death and Kevin Costner is quite believable as a distraught husband who has to piece together the clues his wife leaves him.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 29, 2009
    a very workable watchable film moving from modern chicagoland hospitals to the jungles of venezula, a tale of love that at first questions a doctor's sanity only to later prove to remarkably trancend the uncrossable divide, even death.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 30, 2008
    I have really had it up to HERE with jump scares. My days of being impressed by loud sudden sounds are over, as is my capacity to appreciate this film. Dragonfly comes too close on the heels of The Mothman Prophecies to be considered novel, and too badly handles to be very entertaining. The story itself was not half bad, but it would have sustained a short film better than a feature. This film gets extra points for the unique ending, though. I have to admit that I've never seen anything like it in horror.
    Emily A Super Reviewer

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