Stephen King's It (1990)
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as Bill Denbrough
as Ben Hanscom
as Beverly Marsh
as Mike Hanlon
as Richie Tozier
as Eddie Kaspbrak
as Stan Uris
as Audra Denborough
as Bill Denborough (age 12)
as Beverly Marsh (age 12)
as Richie Tozier (age 12)
as Eddie Kaspbrak (age 12)
Critic Reviews for Stephen King's It
The entire project deflates just as it should be building to a crescendo, and the final battle proves to be a crushing disappointment.
For the resources director Wallace is given, [the movie] offers up a creepy and spooky tale about the past coming back to haunt you.
The first half is terrifying -- or was when I was younger. The second half has a bad special effect spider.
Too vanilla, too banal and too earnest to do the source material any justice.
Effective TV adaptation of King's novel
Audience Reviews for Stephen King's It
Tim Curry steals every scene he appears in as the iconic villain Pennywise the Clown, but in an irregular horror movie that works pretty well in its first half yet sinks almost tragically in a second part that is too repetitious and goes downhill towards a lame conclusion.
Stephen King's "IT" is both amazing and awful at the same time. It's a never-ending scream-fest of a film that tries very very hard to earn jump scares, and while some of them work, some of them fall flat on their face. I loved portions of this film, seeing as some of the campy horror made me chuckle and I was along for the ride, but I also hated some of it, because the winks at the audience are kind of annoying. It it almost like they are telling you are stuck in a movie and you want to watch the rest. "IT" is like a bad drug. Ugly, unfunny, not scary, and laughable in every way. It's a pretty weak film at it's core.
An effective, campy horror movie about seven children who are terrorized by a demonic clown (Tim Curry) who lives in the sewers, and how they make a pact to come together if the clown comes back later. Thirty years later, it does. Although it stumbles horribly at its conclusion and the acting is extremely cheesy at parts, this movie is still watchable and likeable enough thanks mainly to the performance of Tim Curry, who creates such a unique, terrifying villain who you can't keep your eyes off of. Some aspects of the story are handled a little clumsily, but you still believe the friendship between these characters, and you are always kept guessing when the clown will pop up again. Not enough to fully recommend, but I can understand the wide appeal it has garnered, as well as the full-scale fear of clowns many people from my generation have as a result of this film.
Stephen King's It Quotes
|Pennywise:||Excuse me sir! Do you have Prince Albert in a can? You do?!? Well then you better let the poor guy out! (laughs)|
|Pennywise:||Excuse me sir! Do you have Prince Albert in a can? You do? Well then you better let the poor guy out!|
|Pennywise:||Don't you want it?|
|Pennywise:||I'll kill you all! Aha, I'll drive you crazy, and I'll kill you all! I'm every nightmare you've ever had. I am your worst dream come true! I am everything you ever were afraid of!|
|Eddie Kaspbrak (age 12):||... What if it's just some crazy guy in a clown suit?|
|Eddie Kaspbrak (age 12):||What if it's just some crazy guy in a clown suit?|