Stephen King's 'Thinner'
Stephen King's 'Thinner' (1996)

An obese attorney finds himself the unwilling subject of a horrifying weight-loss plan when he is cursed by a vengeful Gypsy.The film is based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King (writing as 'Richard Bachman'). Robert John… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 25, 1996
DVD Release Date: October 7, 1997
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A bland, weightless horror film that seems to want to mock itself as the proceedings drag on.

Alan Jones
Radio Times

Director Tom Holland's totally banal and pedestrian horror movie is the "thinner" end of the wedge as far as awful adaptations of King's books go.

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Clint Morris

Stephen King's freakiest film in eons

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Thinner continues in a kind of cartoony vein, almost making fun of itself as it goes along, but not exactly getting any laughs.

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Fred Topel

Mediocre Steven King adaptation. Interesting horror idea in light of society's obsession with dieting, but really just another horror movie.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A constantly absorbing little chiller directed by the underrated Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child's Play).

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The film isn't scary and it isn't funny. What it is, is dull.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Tom Holland's Thinner is an excellent horror tale that deserves more praise than it originally got. Tom Holland is a great director in the genre and he… More
Wahida K
Stephen Kings Thinner is a great example to take those gypsy serious. I enjoyed this Movie.
Conner Rainwater
Another terrible made for TV adaption of one of Stephen King's more psychologically disturbing stories. This is not scary, inaccurate and plain stupid. The… More
Cassandra Maples
When i saw the cover of the video jacket, i knew i was in for a cheesy but probably enjoyable flick. It is a watchable film, and follows the plot of the novel… More
Martin Sahlin
I think it lived up to the book....even though it felt lite they just tried to sum up every scene in the fastest way possible...the movie could have been… More
Lewis C.
I think that Thinner really does work better as a story than as a film. Your imagination makes the Gypsy curse even more horrible when you read than how the… More

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