Stephen King's It Reviews

September 14, 2019
There may be others who play Pennywise, but in the eyes of this critic at least, [Tim Curry is] the definitive actor to fill those big red shoes.
September 8, 2019
The entire project deflates just as it should be building to a crescendo, and the final battle proves to be a crushing disappointment.
July 24, 2019
Mostly, it's just campy fun. The actors are overly dramatic in the best way... The CGI is bad, and the scares aren't particularly scary, but it's a fun watch.
October 8, 2018
In addition to It's slow pace, I found the ending a big letdown.
September 12, 2017
The only truly memorable or even slightly frightening thing is Tim Curry.
October 1, 2013
For the resources director Wallace is given, [the movie] offers up a creepy and spooky tale about the past coming back to haunt you.
December 15, 2010
Stephen King pits kids vs. killer clown from hell.
March 13, 2009
A horror sci-fi miniseries these days is as rare as moon rocks, as far and few between as known inhabited planets. And make no mistake, It is a humdinger, one big kicky ride thanks to the charismatic acting of Curry as savage, sneering malevolence.
November 11, 2005
The first half is terrifying -- or was when I was younger. The second half has a bad special effect spider.
July 14, 2005
February 17, 2005
October 30, 2004
October 29, 2003
Too vanilla, too banal and too earnest to do the source material any justice.
August 1, 2003
July 11, 2003
Effective TV adaptation of King's novel
July 11, 2003
Top-Calibre horror
October 3, 2002
As made-for-TV horror, it lacks real bite, but still has a fine unsettling atmosphere. And let's face it: clowns are REALLY scary.
July 25, 2002