Firestarter
Firestarter (1984)

Firestarter is based on a bone-chilling novel by Steven King. Drew Barrymore plays Charlie McGee the young daughter of Andrew (David Keith) and Vicky (Heather Locklear) McGee, who years earlier had been guinea pigs for a top secret… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 2, 2014
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Critic Score
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User Score
53%



Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Vaux
Mania.com

Firestarter wasn't great, but everyone involved survived... as you will if you ever feel the need to give it another look.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

corny and overblown

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's not great. It mainstreams all the novel's subversiveness, but it's watchable.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

While no means a masterpiece, it's a Stephen King film worthy of viewing once or twice...

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Stephen King didn't like it, but it really ain't that bad.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Bad movie. Bad career move. Bad in all respects.

Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

A scene-stealing performance by a menacing George C. Scott and a terrific musical score by Tangerine Dream elevate this entertaining companion piece to 1978's The Fury.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

More interested in special effects than in dramatic flare.

Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

One of the better King book-to-film adaptations.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The problem with Firestarter is that it is a horror film that relies way too much on elaborate special effects. The book written by Stephen King was good,… More
Nicki Marie
This was one of my favourites growing up. Looking at it again now, I am not sure people watching it for the first time now would find it as good, but it was… More
Spencer S.
Another haphazard adaptation of a Stephen King novel, this quintessential eighties horror movie includes the cute factor of a young and drug free Drew… More
Wahida K
If you get on her bad side...YOU'RE TOAST.
AJ Verser
This is an incredible horror drama, and it stars Drew Barrymore as the kid, she does a great job. The story is fantastic, it's exciting and dramatic. I… More
Cassandra Maples
Despite the fact that the films usually revolve around good and interesting stories, film adaptations of Stephen King's works are often not the best horror… More

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