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Natalie Wood made her last screen appearance in Brainstorm; in fact, she died before the film was completed, necessitating extensive rewrites. Wood's character is secondary to the one played by Christopher Walken. A research scientist, Walken has been experimenting with a revolutionary brain-reading device. This wondrous machine is able to read a person's thought processes and translate these to videotape. When Walken wants to study the brainwaves of his late partner Louise Fletcher, he finds himself seriously at odds with his superiors-not to mention several ominous-looking government… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This doomed effort fails to generate much excitement either visually or conceptually."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Contrived mental bending looks dated."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A mess, but an interesting mess . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"A terrific sci-fi flick that features one of the best ending spectacle-sequences ever."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"Outstanding special effects."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Beguiling premise and memorable execution"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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