Dreamcatcher (2003)

Jonesy, Henry, Pete and Beaver. Twenty years ago they were just kids in a small town in Maine - kids who found the courage to respond heroically to childhood cruelty. In saving a strange boy named Duddits, they unexpectedly gained a fifth… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 21, 2003
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An incoherent and overly long creature feature.

David Edelstein

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.

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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice

If hopeless literalist Kasdan could have decided on a tone ... this could have been a gynophobe's Independence Day.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

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.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Stupid, sophomoric and moronically silly, it leaves you with the feeling that you might welcome shock treatment just to get your brain back.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

A bumpy thrill ride.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This Stephen King is way too scary for kids.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... not since Death to Smoochy have so many talented people made such a mess of things.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Easily one of the most absurdly over-plotted and incoherently condensed horror movies of recent times.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

There's a great cast, and a great director, but ultimately the finishing product fails to live up to any potential.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Gary 'Jonesy' Jones: I'm filing that in the "Who Gives A Shit" section of my Memory Warehouse.  "Evil Slips Through" For… More
Kylie B
I don't think I can adequately express how much I disliked this film. Also, why did the alien decide to communicate in a fake British accent?
Dead Angel
Sometimes it looked awesome, sometimes it looked crap. That's what it was. 50-50. You may or may not like it. I thought it was okay. I disliked when they… More
Conner Rainwater
I loved this, it was a great translation of Stephen King's novel and in many ways better. The cast is amazing, I don't think there was an untalented… More
Jens S.
It's easy to rip this Stephen King adaption apart for being so undecided between genres and for having fun with its cheesiness. On the other hand, the film… More
Wahida K
Brilliant Movie from Stephen Kings Factory of fanstasy.