It Reviews

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January 24, 2020
What we are left with feels like a collection of related spooky scenes, with no overarching message other than a rather ham-fisted one about how friendship is great.
February 22, 2019
Overlong and plodding at times, a game group of young actors can't elevate this formulaic and predictable effort above mediocrity.
January 19, 2019
Too reliant on jumps to ever feel scary
November 11, 2018
The book is regarded as King's best, and this adaptation certainly has satisfied the book's admirers; for me, it felt too safe, with the distinctive moments feeling like a "greatest hits" compilation of other cinematic King adaptations.
October 31, 2018
The glib affirmation of rape culture provides more underlying horror than viewers may bargain for.
August 30, 2018
Suffers from poor pacing, an inconsistent tone, and way too many editing issues.
March 13, 2018
As an evocation of '80s childhood, It depends on the existence of prior Stephen King adaptations like Stand by Me and the earlier It TV miniseries, as well as The Goonies and recent nostalgia items like Stranger Things.
December 27, 2017
The film's greatest failing is one of tone. It wants to be horror, comedy, comedy-horror and coming-of-age dramedy in the vein of Stand by Me, but it never successfully becomes any of those.
December 13, 2017
There's nothing really new or unexpected.
October 23, 2017
I'll have no trouble sleeping tonight... and that's actually a shame.
October 23, 2017
"It" just doesn't cut it. Do yourself a favor and get a copy of Frank Darabont's "The Mist," based on Stephen King's novel, and enjoy a genuinely creepy movie that will give you nightmares.
October 10, 2017
As a horror movie, It gives us some tense moments, a couple of forgetful scares and little else. [Full review in Spanish]
October 4, 2017
I was more bored and fed up than frightened.
September 22, 2017
Muschietti single-mindedly lurches from monotonous clown demon jump-scare sequence to monotonous clown demon jump-scare sequence, lazily relying on ear-splitting soundtrack spikes to provide most of the "horror."
September 21, 2017
It's a too-long (130 min.), too-rambling trek to the meta-horror face-off with Franklin D. Roosevelt's idea that 'the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.'
September 21, 2017
As a critic specializing in scary films, I can honestly say that in the last three years alone there's been several that have impressed me more... I don't get what makes It so special.
September 15, 2017
Directed by Andy Muschietti (Mamá), It is less a remake than a recycling.
September 15, 2017
It is unfortunate that the film is as diagrammatic as an algebra equation. Actually, I believe that algebra is more terrifying than old Pennywise.
September 15, 2017
It only seems like "fun" if you fall for King's obvious, contemptuous treatment of American innocence.
September 14, 2017
Pennywise remains a chilling figure, lurking beneath the streets of a small Maine town, but you feel his most poignant appearances are still to come.
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