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Needful Things Reviews

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June 11, 2007
any movie that has the devil laughing to ave maria must be worth something
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 17, 2002
One of Stephen King's better film adaptations
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
A fine adaptation of one of Stephen King's best novels, it almost manages to surpass the book solely on the strength of Von Sydow's glowering villainy.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Pop Needful Things into your player with no particular expectations and you might find it a worthwhile distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
By the end of the film, I couldn't have cared less if the town's entire population had been dragged down to Lucifer's fiery abode.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
October 7, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 31, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
July 22, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 11, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 16, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 9, 2004
Overlong, over-produced Stephen King byproduct. Forget it along with Firestarter, In the Mouth of Madness, Maximum Overdrive, and all the others.
| Original Score: 1/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 29, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 18, 2003
Max von Sydow has some good lines, but he delivers them in an utter vacuum.
| Original Score: 1/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 1, 2003
I needed to get out of this thing long before the insipid finale.
| Original Score: 0/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
February 1, 2003
Save your soul for something more important.
| Original Score: 63/100
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Brian Lowry
Variety
March 26, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 30, 2007
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Eve Zibart
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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