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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
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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
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Dazzling computer animation and special effects overcome The Lawnmower Man's mundane story.
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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.
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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.
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
So loosely based on a Stephen King short story as to constitute fraud, The Lawnmower Man goes right to the bottom of a growing list of failed King adaptations.