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Four men are changed forever by an act of mercy -- changes which have a profound impact many years later -- in this blend of horror and science fiction based on a novel by Stephen King. Jonesy (Damian Lewis), Henry (Thomas Jane), Pete (Timothy Olyphant), and Beaver (Jason Lee) were four friends who, as schoolboys, rescued a boy with Down's Syndrome, Duddits (Donnie Wahlberg), from a savage beating at the hands of bullies. Their experience with Duddits left the boys profoundly changed, as they discovered they had developed psychic powers which allowed them to wordlessly communicate with one… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"King is dreamily free-associating, which doesn't mean he's plumbing his unconscious in search of new nightmare archetypes; it means he's recycling bits of old horror and sci-fi flicks and even setups from his own novels."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"If hopeless literalist Kasdan could have decided on a tone ... this could have been a gynophobe's Independence Day."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
"As soon as Morgan Freeman's alien hunter/military commander turns up, a riveting movie starts morphing into a predictable villain-on-the-warpath action flick."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Call me crude -- I have to love a scene of suspense built around fallen toothpicks and a toilet monster."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"What begins as a pique to our collective curiosity quickly degenerates into what is essentially a shootout between the good guys and the monsters."
‑ Mark Collette, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"Stupid, sophomoric and moronically silly, it leaves you with the feeling that you might welcome shock treatment just to get your brain back."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"A bumpy thrill ride."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"This Stephen King is way too scary for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Those looking for a stomach-turning alien film may be pleased, but those looking for a smarter psychological thriller will be sorely disappointed."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"We have a long wait as Dreamcatcher cycles through pay-per-view, cable, and special edition DVD, until at last, like other inept King vehicles, it sinks into obscurity."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"... not since Death to Smoochy have so many talented people made such a mess of things."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Easily one of the most absurdly over-plotted and incoherently condensed horror movies of recent times."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"There's a great cast, and a great director, but ultimately the finishing product fails to live up to any potential."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"I challenge you to name a movie with a more convoluted or preposterous storyline."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Click to read review"
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
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