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Dreamcatcher Reviews

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March 21, 2003
The title sounds like a poem by Jewel -- and the movie makes about as much sense.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 21, 2003
If the novel was scattershot, the film -- directed, produced and co-scripted by Lawrence Kasdan -- is a mess. This is largely due to its own uncertainty as to whether it's supposed to be funny.
December 6, 2005
'Even I don't trust my judgment anymore,' [Freeman] warns in one of the movie's trash heap of unintentionally funny lines.
December 10, 2018
Dreamcatcher isn't half-bad. Or even a quarter-bad. What it is, however, is sometimes meandering and confusing.
May 1, 2003
If this is after all a movie about growing up, you wonder why it's framed as a juvenile fantasy.
July 5, 2005
An interesting story about personal relationships turns into an alien/monster/save the world story with some really gross scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
March 21, 2003
Dreamcatcher begins as the intriguing story of friends who share a telepathic gift, and ends as a monster movie of stunning awfulness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 21, 2003
Dreamcatcher isn't worth the time, money, or effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 19, 2003
Somewhere between King's novel, the screenplay by William Goldman ... and Kasdan's shooting script, both character and metaphor have gone to the dogs, leaving a slew of fart and burp jokes.
March 20, 2003
File Dreamcatcher with Apt Pupil and Thinner in the mediocre Stephen King adaptation drawer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 23, 2003
If you happen to wake up and see anything onscreen that's NOT taking place inside a log cabin - feel free to fall back asleep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2003
Simply all over the place, at once a movie about a plague, an alien invasion, a perfect storm, a terrible worm, a body snatcher, a mad colonel and an idiot savant.
March 31, 2003
... not since Death to Smoochy have so many talented people made such a mess of things.
March 21, 2003
Like the Indian good luck charm that gives it its name, Dreamcatcher is full of holes.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 19, 2003
As in King's derivative novel, the story is overstuffed with too many unnecessary (if occasionally cool) elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 23, 2003
High production values can't hide the fact this is very much B-movie sci-fi schlock, but if that's the case -- where's the fun?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 18, 2003
...disjointed, silly, and sloppy.
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March 24, 2003
So skillful is Kasdan's direction and so well does he guide us along that it's not until the final third that we realize how far we've veered off course.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 24, 2003
Grimly directed by Kasdan, with a stylish gleam to the cinematography, the film is glossy high-camp nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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