Dragonfly (2002)



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

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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.
PG-13 (for thematic material and mild sensuality)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
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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
Lisa Banes
as Flora
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
Anne Betancourt
as A Mother
Mary Beth Fisher
as Eulogist
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
Samantha Smith
as Waitress
Andy Umberger
as Doctor
Judith Moreland
as ICU Nurse
Jennifer Parsons
as ICU Nurse
Oni Faida Lampley
as Private Duty Nurse
L. Scott Caldwell
as Head 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
Meg Thalken
as Guest
John Lordan
as Guest
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 (124) | Top Critics (33)

The undisputed king of the cornball concept, Kevin Costner has an uncanny aptitude for gravitating toward the dopiest projects in sight, but this time he's outdone himself.

Full Review… | February 26, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The 'surprise' ending is as predictable as it is a long time coming.

Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Despite the film's aspirations to soul healing, its uplift remains mechanical, like an escalator's.

Full Review… | January 20, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

More dull than offensive, Dragonfly keeps Costner on screen for nearly every scene, which pretty much compounds the movie's boredom quotient.

August 9, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

A sappy, often absurd disappointment.

July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

A numbingly pretentious project.

March 13, 2002
New York Observer
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Dragonfly


Stupid junk

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


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 Lats
Red Lats

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Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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