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Misery Reviews

August 12, 2013
Bates turns Wilkes into the nastiest nurse to reach the screen since Louise Fletcher tormented Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2013
Like any good work of popular culture, Rob Reiner's film of Stephen King's best-selling book Misery functions on more than one level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2008
Popular moviemaking -- elegantly economical, artlessly artful -- doesn't get much better than this.
September 25, 2007
Bates has a field day with her role, creating a quirky, memorable object of hate.
September 25, 2007
A skillfully pared-down (if psychologically thin) horror thriller.
June 24, 2006
Reiner captures just the right level of physical tension, but for the most part wisely emphasises the mental duels. Terrific.
May 20, 2003
Misery is a blunt instrument that fractures the kneecaps more often than it tickles the funnybone.
January 1, 2000
A weak handshake of a movie, it is slightly repellent -- hardly gripping, much less knuckle-whitening.
January 1, 2000
It is a good story, a natural, and it grabs us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 30, 1990
Kathy Bates has a gift for playing cheerily hostile, paranoid misfits.
Full Review | Original Score: B+