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The Lawnmower Man Reviews

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November 1, 2017
Its greatest assets are its dazzling video game special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 18, 2017
Nowadays, The Lawnmower Man's cyberspace looks like a budget PlayStation 2 title.
June 19, 2017
The Lawnmower Man features an intriguing plot filled with some grand ideas, but thanks to a screenplay that throws all of that away in favor of a tonally-jarring and silly spectacle, we end up with a film whose full potential is never realized.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
April 1, 2014
The Lawnmower Man is a visually stunning and innovative sojourn into a world of computer science gone haywire.
April 1, 2014
As a visual adventure, The Lawnmower Man is great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
April 1, 2014
The CG sequences have dated horrendously.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
April 1, 2014
The once eye-popping special effects are the real attraction of this science-fiction tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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
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extremely outdated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
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Despite the hackneyed sub-Frankenstein plot, the dazzling computer-generated special effects almost carry the film.
March 10, 2005
High-Tec, High-Tense Fun....Slickly directed, Fittingly performed
| Original Score: 3/5
March 3, 2005
Notable mainly for the fact that Stephen King sued over the use of his name.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
January 8, 2004
Cool effects, particularly for the time -- story could have used more logic, though.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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