Misery - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Misery Reviews

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Cole Smithey
October 5, 2006
Sweat-inducing suspense thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Colette Maude
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Reiner captures just the right level of physical tension, but for the most part wisely emphasises the mental duels. Terrific.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
June 2, 2006
It's a definite KEEPER!!
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 17, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
October 14, 2005
Horrifying tale with deserved Oscar performance by Kathy Bates.
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
A first-rate suspense film with excellent performances.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
May 28, 2005
Not as good as the book, but Kathy Bates is perfect
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2004
A convincing psychological thriller with a powerful performance by Kathy Bates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
January 21, 2004
Pretty good for a James Caan movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2003
Great performances, but it really gets a little old.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 23, 2003
Will scare the bejeebers out of you!
| Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
August 17, 2003
Left the cinema, went home, changed pants. Let's leave at that, okay?
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Misery is a blunt instrument that fractures the kneecaps more often than it tickles the funnybone.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
This is a first rate movie, one of the best of the Stephen King adaptions ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 24, 2002
A stunning, harsh drama that lingers in the memory because of its cruel strokes.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 14, 2002
Bates deserves her Oscar as the psychopath fan; a deft blending of comedy and horror.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 2, 2002
Kathy Bates is beyond amazing in the part of the psychotic fan Annie Wilkes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
July 25, 2001
Caan and Bates are nothing short of hypnotic.
| Original Score: 86/100
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It is a good story, a natural, and it grabs us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A weak handshake of a movie, it is slightly repellent -- hardly gripping, much less knuckle-whitening.
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