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Critic Reviews for The Tommyknockers

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Audience Reviews for The Tommyknockers

  • Apr 16, 2011
    There's nothing to like here. Literally. Nothing. Jimmy Smits is so awful his career should've ended with this movie.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    Based on one of Stephen King's sci-fi horror stories, this movie is very strange, but it stays within the sci-fi conventions well. I liked it, it was very interesting. If you like King, check it out.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2010
    I honestly don't know how many made for TV movies will have to be made before Stephen King realizes that it's a terrible way to translate his stories. I thought that the book was really interesting and a sort of ode to 50s sci-fi, War of the Worlds in particular. This is just a complete letdown, filled with a sub-par cast and terrible writing.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2009
    I did not know what to expect from this movie so I had no high hopes but it still delivered to an extent. The atmosphere this movie creates is good but the problem is that the story is quite confusing. For a low budget film it is good but I did not really get the story. It also has to be mentioned that I wanted to get the story or watch it again. Apart from that there isnt a lot more to say about this movie.
    Malcolm D Super Reviewer

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