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April 30, 2018
A gripping, tense and terrifying thriller. One of the best Stephen King films out there! Kathy Bates steals the show! This is a must watch for anyone who likes movies.
April 1, 2018
This film isn't boring for a moment. James Caan and Kathy Bates are very good when it comes to acting in this film.
February 18, 2018
Even after years this movie is still outstanding in every way. With a phenomenal Kathy Bates in the role of Annie Wilkes turning this movie into a masterpiece of psychological torture and loneliness. With James Caan as the helpless writer Paul Sheldon this movie makes you hold your pillow a little tighter as the story continues. The brilliance of Misery is the build up until the very end, with unexpected twists and original side kicks. A well deserved Oscar for Kathy Bates. You can see this movie over and over again. You will not get enough of it. An aboslute must! @Korben_Dallas on Twitter
½ February 17, 2018
One of the best horror movies of Stephen king. Kathy bates brings out an amazing performance definitely one of the best performances of all time by Kathy bates. A movie to remember.
Super Reviewer
January 28, 2018
From director Rob Reiner comes the intense suspense thriller Misery. Based on a Stephen King novel, the story follows famed novelist Paul Sheldon who's rescued from a car crash by an obsessed fan; but things take a dark turn when he discovers that he's being drugged and is locked in his room. James Caan and Kathy Bates both give strong performances; particularly Bates, who does a good job at subtly moving from eccentric fan and psychopath. And Reiner effectively builds tension and suspense quite well; especially in showing Sheldon's captivity and isolation. Still, there are some problems with the script, such as the underdeveloped subplot of the sheriff's investigation and the rushed conclusion. Yet despite its flaws, Misery is a frightening horror film.
January 5, 2018
1. The Shining (1980)
2. Misery (1990)
3. It (2017)
December 23, 2017
One of the best Stephen King adaptations. Bates and Cann are great in it, and make it as tense and suspenseful as it is. The isolation helps a lot too.
½ December 19, 2017
Puntaje Original: 6.5

Misery tiene el poder para poner tu paranoia al límite en una historia intensa, opresiva y terrorífica, con brillantes actuaciones y sucesos impactantes que convierte a este film una excelente opción de entretenimiento.
December 7, 2017
I just finished watching the movie and it was spectacular! It's one of those films that gets under your skin which is what a good psychological thriller should do. The pacing is perfect from beginning to end and nothing feels out of place, you get just the right amount of suspense and action. The acting from the two leads is fantastic and they both help to get us sucked into every celebrity's worst nightmare. As a writer myself I especially sympathize with James Caan's character and how he is deprived of his freedom of expression and mobility just to please a psychotic and prudish fan of his (played brilliantly by Kathy Bates). Kathy's character seems to serve as a bit of a personification of fan bases in general, praising and adoring an artist's work when it meets their arbitrary, often contradictory expectations, while going crazy when that artist decides to change things up and create something that challenges his intended audience. The terror Paul Sheldon is forced to endure becomes all the more nail-biting as Annie Wilkes seemingly loses more of her sanity as the film progresses (or at least does away with the facade of sanity), and it builds up to a satisfying climax. I can't believe I hadn't seen this movie before but I'm very glad that I did! Will definitely rewatch it in the future.
½ November 28, 2017
One of King's better adaptions.
November 7, 2017
A suspenseful thriller that only needs one room to be just as gruesome as the rest, a real dirty birdy.
October 22, 2017
A really terrifying effective thriller. Kathy Bates is terrifying. Put it simply, its a masterpiece!
½ October 22, 2017
Bates is probably the creepiest woman ever on screen.
October 8, 2017
Not Rob Reiner or either actor's style, but it does the job if you're into the cliche driven obsessed psycho thriller. The Fan is more original and easily is better, ironically Bacall plays the lead in that one as the stalked celebrity.
½ October 1, 2017
Shes coming....to take care of you
September 26, 2017
Great suspense builder and always an interesting watch every time. Kathy Bates proves once again what a versatile actress she is. James Caan's Paul Sheldon will have you rooting for his escape from the moment you hear the words 'I'm your number-one fan'.
September 23, 2017
In 'Misery', director Rob Reiner has crafted a suspenseful, horrific thriller with fantastic performances from the two leads.
September 21, 2017
2 of the best characters\actors EVER. I bet Stephen King is proud of Rob Reiner for his adaptation.
September 20, 2017
usually i cant stand steven king movies, but this one was great
September 12, 2017
Brilliant, angry, violent and frightening, Misery proves that even by concentrating on a fictional fictional character the whole time, it stands as one of the best American thriller movies ever made. The best thing that made the movie work was that the villain Annie keeps pretending and saying that she's nice and happy-go-lucky and compassionate, even though Paul would think otherwise.
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