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Misery Reviews

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August 12, 2013
This all would have been perfect for a half-hour TV show or one of those horror anthology films. As it is, even the resourceful Reiner and Goldman are hard put to keep things going until the inevitable final clash.
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Reiner seems to have been gambling very heavily on Kathy Bates's performance to set this film apart and make it a Reiner film. Bates was good but not that good.
Full Review | Original Score: high 0 out of -4..+4
May 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
August 12, 2013
Unfortunately, what could have been a seamless psychological thriller is interrupted by violence that's as gratuitous as it is sadistic.
January 1, 2000
A weak handshake of a movie, it is slightly repellent -- hardly gripping, much less knuckle-whitening.
May 20, 2003
Misery is a blunt instrument that fractures the kneecaps more often than it tickles the funnybone.
October 14, 2014
Among other things, Misery emerges as a great picture of fan obsession, and of that curious mix of hero-worship and hero-bashing personified in supermarket tabloids and trash TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 24, 2006
Reiner captures just the right level of physical tension, but for the most part wisely emphasises the mental duels. Terrific.
January 2, 2011
A quality film of suspense and manipulation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
It is a good story, a natural, and it grabs us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2003
Will scare the bejeebers out of you!
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 24, 2002
A stunning, harsh drama that lingers in the memory because of its cruel strokes.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2001
Caan and Bates are nothing short of hypnotic.
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
September 8, 2009
Kathy Bates brilliantly portrays Annie as someone with absolutely no sense of her own monstrosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 5, 2006
Sweat-inducing suspense thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2007
A skillfully pared-down (if psychologically thin) horror thriller.
June 30, 2007
Rob Reiner builds Stephen King's tale with clean, effortless strokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 25, 2007
From start to harrowing finish, it is blissfully apparent that Rob Reiner can indeed turn his hand to virtually anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2007
Bates has a field day with her role, creating a quirky, memorable object of hate.
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