Dreamcatcher Reviews

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December 10, 2018
Perhaps due to the talent of everyone involved, Dreamcatcher moves with an oddly exhilarating awfulness that sets it apart from more run-of-the-mill horror films, which lack the imagination and budget to be so thoroughly misconceived.
December 10, 2018
Dreamcatcher is unspeakably bad -- and shockingly so -- considering that it's an adaptation of a Stephen King novel, from the director of The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan) and the writer of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (William Goldman).
December 7, 2018
Dreamcatcher is pretty much a special-effects movie, with uneven results.
December 7, 2018
Dreamcatcher is a horror, sci-fi fantasy, buddy movie, a military thriller, a mangled crate of X-Files, and a mass of half-baked clichés.
December 22, 2010
This Stephen King is way too scary for kids.
December 30, 2006
April 22, 2003
King is dreamily free-associating, which doesn't mean he's plumbing his unconscious in search of new nightmare archetypes; it means he's recycling bits of old horror and sci-fi flicks and even setups from his own novels.
April 15, 2003
Part sci-fi, part horror, all drivel, this schlocky Stephen King adaptation is amusingly dreadful.
April 4, 2003
Stupid, sophomoric and moronically silly, it leaves you with the feeling that you might welcome shock treatment just to get your brain back.
March 31, 2003
... not since Death to Smoochy have so many talented people made such a mess of things.
March 25, 2003
If hopeless literalist Kasdan could have decided on a tone ... this could have been a gynophobe's Independence Day.
March 23, 2003
A bumpy thrill ride.
March 23, 2003
[Dreamcatcher] is either a canny metaphor for the country's current paranoia regarding terrorism and the invisible other, or the single most awful genre film since Starship Troopers.
March 21, 2003
Easily one of the most absurdly over-plotted and incoherently condensed horror movies of recent times.
March 21, 2003
A head-scratchingly silly B-movie, blending boyish sentiment and cheesy creature effects, that even Morgan Freeman can't save.
March 21, 2003
A bloated mess that makes mush out of King's novel.
March 21, 2003
While the movie is fairly unpleasant it's also, finally, so ludicrous that you begin to wonder if it isn't all a big put-on.
March 21, 2003
It's the craziest thing you ever saw.
March 21, 2003
Dreamcatcher is a spectacular mistake, a five-star screw-up that -- notwithstanding sheer grossness, plot meanderings, inconsistency and illogic -- has given me more fun than almost any other movie this year.
March 21, 2003
A likable disaster.
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