Firestarter Reviews

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August 29, 2019
The original material is not the best that Stephen King has published, but one could have taken more advantage of it than this skeletal entertainment result. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 26, 2019
No surprises, no revelations, no twists. In fact, there really aren't even any character arcs.
October 17, 2017
Even before it begins laying waste to the reputations of cast members, "Firestarter" is promptly exposed as a derivative embarrassment of a conception.
May 13, 2014
Firestarter wasn't great, but everyone involved survived... as you will if you ever feel the need to give it another look.
February 2, 2011
While no means a masterpiece, it's a Stephen King film worthy of viewing once or twice...
January 23, 2006
A scene-stealing performance by a menacing George C. Scott and a terrific musical score by Tangerine Dream elevate this entertaining companion piece to 1978's The Fury.
June 30, 2005
April 18, 2005
corny and overblown
February 14, 2005
November 19, 2004
November 10, 2004
November 2, 2004
Stephen King didn't like it, but it really ain't that bad.
October 23, 2004
August 21, 2004
More interested in special effects than in dramatic flare.
April 6, 2004
February 8, 2004
November 5, 2003
It's not great. It mainstreams all the novel's subversiveness, but it's watchable.
July 23, 2003
Bad movie. Bad career move. Bad in all respects.
May 14, 2003
March 5, 2003
One of the better King book-to-film adaptations.
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