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Quick Movie Reviews

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2.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 09/21/2011

The themes under the surface prove more interesting than the decent plot. An all-around okay effort upheld by Singer's great direction and McKellen's superb talent. The proceedings could've been a bit more disturbing, considering the small changes made from the original text. Still, this is a competent and entertaining watch.

Rating of
3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/20/2010

A chilling and effective thriller with some very dark themes. Brad Renfro gives an understated performance here. Sad to have lost him so early.

Rating of
2.5/4

sapien - wrote on 02/16/2010

It was hard for me to get into this movie. But once I did, it was pretty good.

Rating of
2.5/4

Allison - wrote on 12/21/2007

I really liked it, yet I couldn't help but feel that it could have been so much better. It had a low budget feel to it and there was something intangible that wasn't working. Maybe it could be remade, but who would be better than Ian McKellen?

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/26/2007

A Stephen King adaptation that is watchable. One of the better performances from Brad Renfro teamed with the esteemed Ian McKellen. This is a dark film with heavy themes. Too bad they didn't keep the book's ending; Too dark for Hollywood.

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