Overall Rank: 290
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 567
Theatrical Release Date: 11/30/1990
Genre: Horror, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Rob Reiner
Actors: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Lauren Bacall, Graham Jarvis
Plot: A famous novelist crashes on a snowy Colorado road. He is rescued by his "number one fan" but soon finds that she is unstable and willing to do anything to have her way.
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Gabe - wrote on 12/14/2015
The only Stephen King adaptation to win an Academy Award, no Shawshank never won one, Kathy Bates is great as Annie Wilkes, James Caan's #1 Fan. This film is creepy, but you pretty much see everything coming. Except for the shooting of the Sheriff, that caught me off guard. This film is good and quite creepy with two great acting performances.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/11/2014
A famous novelist crashes on a snowy Colorado road. He is rescued by his "number one fan" but soon finds that she is unstable and willing to do anything to have her way. This movie is a scary thriller that your always glued to the screen and never looking away.
worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
I like some other Stephen King adaptations a little more, but this is still a really good film nonetheless. Kathy Bates is brilliant and completely deserved her Oscar. James Caan is also good.
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memento_mori - wrote on 08/15/2013
I can't believe I've never talked about Misery.
Misery is a movie that fascinated me from a young age, when I was twelve, specifically.
I instantaneously fell in love with it. The claustrophobic atmosphere, the desolate characters, the slow and haunting script, and who isn't fascinated by Annie Wilkes? 'He didn't get out of the cock-a-doody car!'
I read the book right after I watched the movie, and while I prefer the book to the film, I love the atmospheric nature of Rob Reiner's version.
James Caan is not groundbreaking as writer Paul Sheldon, but he makes do with what he's got. Plus, everyone looks like Keanu Reeves standing next to Kathy Bates.
Kathy Bates deservedly won the Oscar for Annie Wilkes, because she is the only real character from the book where I could say: Yes, …
mdtinney - wrote on 08/03/2009
Misery is without a doubt one of the best horro films of the 90's, and in my opinion, Stephen King's third best adaptation into a movie behind Shawshank Redemption and Dolores Claibourne. This is TRUE horror, there's no monsters, no mega special effects, just Kathy Bates who is truly made the big time as one of the scariest villains in horror movie history. It's about a man named Paul Sheldon, he's an author, made incredibly famous by his popular books, specially his series called "Misery", the books are apparently about a woman in the old days who goes through heavy times in her life and he shares her pain and strength with the readers. When he finishes his last Misery book, he decides to celebrate and is heading back for his daughter's birthday, but he gets caught in a horrible …
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