Needful Things
Needful Things (1993)

The elderly owner of a New England curio shop proves to be more than he appears when his seemingly innocent transactions with his clients begin to lead to deadly, Satanic mayhem. This supernatural chiller was based upon a novel by the… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: December 22, 1998
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

By the end of the film, I couldn't have cared less if the town's entire population had been dragged down to Lucifer's fiery abode.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Max von Sydow has some good lines, but he delivers them in an utter vacuum.

Clint Morris
Moviehole

One of Stephen King's better film adaptations

Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

any movie that has the devil laughing to ave maria must be worth something

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

I needed to get out of this thing long before the insipid finale.

Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

A fine adaptation of one of Stephen King's best novels, it almost manages to surpass the book solely on the strength of Von Sydow's glowering villainy.

Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Overlong, over-produced Stephen King byproduct. Forget it along with Firestarter, In the Mouth of Madness, Maximum Overdrive, and all the others.

Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Save your soul for something more important.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Appropriately enough, the film climaxes with a series of huge explosions, each bigger and louder than the one before.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
Could you imagine having a store where you can get just what you really need? But then it turns out to be evil? Awesome, right? Watch this movie, based on a… More
Martin Sahlin
It was fun. One of the better Stephen King books made in to film i would think
Sophie Burgess
Ed Harris did a good job. ... ...
Conner Rainwater
I actually really like this and think it captures what made the novel so great, you get the sense of a community going crazy. Ed Harris is the perfect Sheriff… More
Dean !
Disappointed to say the least. I've not read the book but I'm a big fan of Stephen King and so many of his stories have gone on to be great… More
Wahida K
I have seen this Movie so many times. It is not exactly a Horror, it is a Mystery. A profoundal difference.

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