Brainstorm (1983)

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,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 30, 1983
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2000
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This doomed effort fails to generate much excitement either visually or conceptually.

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Steve Crum

Contrived mental bending looks dated.

James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

A mess, but an interesting mess . . .

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Widgett Walls

A terrific sci-fi flick that features one of the best ending spectacle-sequences ever.

Dennis Schwartz
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Outstanding special effects.

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Urban Cinefile

Beguiling premise and memorable execution

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
Brainstorm was simply just kind of okay when you stop to consider how great a movie about this concept of memory/emotional transference should have been. EVERY… More
Robert Brogan
Brainstorm is a movie I want to rate up but can't. The plot simply is not there and the whole thing becomes silly towards the end. However, I did enjoy the… More
El Hombre Invisible
From Douglas Trumbull, the man behind visual effects in such films as 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Andromeda Strain, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Blade… More
Francisco Godinho
A sci-fi flick riddled with excellent ideas, executed rather well by the cast and interesting raw machines sfx and allucinations/first-person perspectives that… More
Dean McKenna
Not a bad sci-fi of scientists inventing a way of tape-recording mental events. There goes for the memory of actress Natalie Wood in her final movie.
RJ MacReady
This movie takes virtual reality to whole new level. Christopher Walken plays a scientist who develops a new process that allows all of a persons senses be… More