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The Lawnmower Man Reviews

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 1, 2014
The Lawnmower Man echoes Frankenstein and a zillion other noble-scientist-whose-experiment-goes-awry movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 1, 2014
The Lawnmower Man is a visually stunning and innovative sojourn into a world of computer science gone haywire.
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
April 1, 2014
As a visual adventure, The Lawnmower Man is great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

TV Guide
April 1, 2014
Virtual reality aside, The Lawnmower Man suffers all the usual problems: the cliched story is further undermined by wooden performances, and the inevitable unhappy ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Andrew Lowry
Total Film
April 1, 2014
The CG sequences have dated horrendously.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
April 1, 2014
The Lawnmower Man has it all -- melodramatic plot, bad acting, special effects that will undoubtedly seem cheesy in about five minutes and even a concluding sequence in which the usual lofty moral is voiced.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Freedman
Radio Times
April 1, 2014
The once eye-popping special effects are the real attraction of this science-fiction tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

People Magazine
April 1, 2014
This latest attempt to translate King's horrific talent into a movie interweaves ancient fright techniques with modern technology and winds up as Nintendoized Gothic.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
The blatant effort to cash in on King's name has never been so evident before, and at this rate we can surely expect the prime terror and gruesome shocks of Stephen King's Grocery List.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Dazzling computer animation and special effects overcome The Lawnmower Man's mundane story.
January 10, 2008
extremely outdated
| Original Score: 1/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Despite the hackneyed sub-Frankenstein plot, the dazzling computer-generated special effects almost carry the film.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 10, 2005
High-Tec, High-Tense Fun....Slickly directed, Fittingly performed
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 3, 2005
Notable mainly for the fact that Stephen King sued over the use of his name.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The Lawnmower Man depends mostly on a lot of colorful video-game-like special effects. They are very loud but, after a while, the noise and the lights induce a torpor that is quite soothing.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 8, 2004
Cool effects, particularly for the time -- story could have used more logic, though.
| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
May 13, 2003
Every once in a while an idea comes along that's so lame, it surprises even me. This...was three of those times.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
This is a pretty good science fiction film, although it is a little thin on the science and strays into metaphysical fantasies.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
October 25, 2002
Pierce as a kind dad in a fun pre-pubescent tale
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002
Fair thriller
| Original Score: 3/5
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