Dreamcatcher - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dreamcatcher Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 9, 2014
As soon as Morgan Freeman's alien hunter/military commander turns up, a riveting movie starts morphing into a predictable villain-on-the-warpath action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
This Stephen King is way too scary for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
There's a great cast, and a great director, but ultimately the finishing product fails to live up to any potential.
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Call me crude -- I have to love a scene of suspense built around fallen toothpicks and a toilet monster.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Clark
June 20, 2005
Those looking for a stomach-turning alien film may be pleased, but those looking for a smarter psychological thriller will be sorely disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
I challenge you to name a movie with a more convoluted or preposterous storyline.
Read More | Original Score: D-
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 20, 2004
What begins as a pique to our collective curiosity quickly degenerates into what is essentially a shootout between the good guys and the monsters.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 6, 2004
We have a long wait as Dreamcatcher cycles through pay-per-view, cable, and special edition DVD, until at last, like other inept King vehicles, it sinks into obscurity.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Michael Dequina
January 18, 2004
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Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
A mishmash of styles and genres, Dreamcatcher tries so hard to do so much that it ends up accomplishing very little.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
Logic flies out the window, even given the fantastic elements, and the initially interesting characters are soon reduced to cardboard cutouts.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
November 6, 2003
Judging from this movie Stephen King has been watching a lot of X-Files lately . . .
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 5, 2003
This, a good movie? Oh sure! And aliens could fly out of my butt!
Full Review | Original Score: C
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 16, 2003
...bogs down in psychological mumbo-jumbo, redundancy, imitation, and sheer vulgarity, with a multitude of flashbacks interrupting the flow of what little narrative is left.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
September 9, 2003
An awful, ludicrous blend of sci-fi and horror, crammed full of self-indulgent Stephen King gimmicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Kasdan's film -- like King's book -- is too long, and loses its way less than an hour in, once the stuck-in-the-woods-with-a-monster horror plot turns into something else.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Todd Gilchrist
June 4, 2003
. . .one of the most singularly ambitious big-budget studio movies to crash cineplexes in several years.
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
It's thrilling to see what a talented director can do with the humorous and horrifying imagination of literary legend Stephen King.
| Original Score: 3/4
May 7, 2003
There must be other films that make such large dives from gripping interest to complete bollocks, but the mind boggles when attempting to remember them.
| Original Score: 2/4
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
April 29, 2003
An early X-Files episode did everything 20 times better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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