Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Great special effects do not always make for a great film, but Dreamscape comes awfully close. Dr. Paul Novotny (Max Von Sydow) and Dr. Jane Devries (Kate Capshaw) run a clinic for the study of dreams. Hoping to alleviate the pain of those plagued with recurring nightmares, Novotny hires a team of psychics to "inhabit" the subconsciouses of the patients. Alex Gardner (Dennis Quaid), a small-time hustler who uses his ESP gifts for financial gains, is hired to work at the clinic. He helps to disperse the fears of a young nightmare-plagued boy, then reverts to type by "raping"… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Film [from a screen story by David Loughery] centers on 'dreamlinking', the psychic projection of one person's consciousness into a sleeping person's subconscious, or his dreams. If that sounds far-fetched, it is."
‑ , Variety
"Mostly maladroit, without the kind of high gloss or confidence that might help carry its audience along."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Pretty solid thriller with Quaid in his element."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"An imaginative sci-fi thriller, even though the effects don't hold up today."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Very, very '80s, but lots of fun too."
‑ Mark Dinning, Empire Magazine
"This is as good a piece of solid, down-the-line schlock as anything to come along since Halloween III."
‑ , Time Out
"A perfect B movie for the 1980s: light and trashy, with political overtones and a blend of science fiction and paranoia, all calculated to provide fun for an audience disinclined to take matters seriously."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A perfect piece of escapist entertainment"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"A perfect pick if you've got a flick-addicted 14-year-old boy at home, and a fun genre flick for the whole family, Dreamscape is a little bit scary, a little bit smart, and a whole lotta B-movie fun."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Most movies that try to crowd so much into an hour and a half end up looking like a shopping list, but Dreamscape works, maybe because it has a sense of humor."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Underrated, extremely fun genre picture"
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"Intrigues still, fascinating inside-the-brain experience"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Except for a few contrived surrealistic dream sequences there is little that is memorable about this movie."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
More reviews for Dreamscape on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This

Inception (2010)