Stephen King's 'The Langoliers' Reviews

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January 15, 2020
As the scriptwriter for "The Langoliers," [Tom] Holland has strung together some of the clunkiest dialogue you're ever likely to hear. As the director he has encouraged his mediocre cast to overact shamelessly.
January 15, 2020
Is it the post-apocalypse? Is it another dimension? Or is it a half-decent episode of The Twilight Zone stretched into a miniseries? Whatever the case, expect cries of "For God's sake get on with it!" to reverberate around your living room.
January 15, 2020
The two-parter takes a while to gather momentum, but the second installment is a tense, eerie barn-burner.
January 15, 2020
It would take a great dramatic performance by [Bronson] Pinchot for the film to have any chance of working. He doesn't deliver.
January 15, 2020
You spend hours in the company of cardboard characters, under the doughy direction of Tom Holland, waiting for something scary to happen, and at long last your payoff is a couple of minutes of cheesy special effects. Anyone's idea of a good time?
January 15, 2020
The cast, on the whole, creates believable characters in an unbelievable situation.
January 15, 2020
It offers decent special effects, and the suspense of King's story contains enough takeoffs and landings to make Flight 29 an unpredictable, and moderately enjoyable, ride.
January 15, 2020
The series isn't scary; the special effects are routine until the final hour, when flying furry villains with shears for teeth chew up everything in sight, and there isn't any mesmerizing performance to propel it.
January 15, 2020
"The Langoliers" may not give you shrieking nightmares, but it does seem good for at least a dose of squirmy insomnia.
January 15, 2020
The inflated story goes fairly predictable in a hurry, and the underlining is heavyhanded.
January 15, 2020
Pulling flesh-and-blood characters out of King's stick figures aboard an airplane zooming into a twilight zone, [Tom] Holland has turned "The Langoliers" into a TV grabber.
January 15, 2020
Even though the langoliers are pretty obviously computer-animated special effects, these little meatballs are still pretty scary.
January 15, 2020
In this two-parter, humankind has gone missing, but so too have all the elements of surprise and suspense. For a scary movie, this is incredibly banal.
January 13, 2007
This must be a cult classic somewhere.
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