Dreamcatcher (2003) Movie Review

Dreamcatcher (2003)

2003 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
136 minutes /

User Score: 67/100


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Dreamcatcher Review

Synopsis:

Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

Stephen King‘s Dreamcatcher (2003) did not do so well when it was originally released, but I enjoyed the overall movie. This horror film does have a lot of flaws even though it has an all-star cast. The movie feels overly busy, and they just tried to condense so much into the film that it feels rushed at points.

With all that being said, Dreamcatcher is a likable mistake of a horror movie that I am still happy to have seen. Director Lawrence Kasdan had to sacrifice much of the character development to complete the movie in the 134 minute run time.

Damian Lewis, Jason Lee, Thomas Jane and Timothy Olyphant play longtime friends who share the past in which they gained telepathy. The X-Files were huge at this time, and I feel like I was treated to a long episode of The X-Files at times, and I did not mind. The friends use telepathy to combat the parasitic alien invasion in Maine through the drinking water supply, yes I immediately thought of Poland Spring water.

Dreamcatcher was not scary, but if you watch it without the high expectations, you can enjoy the movie for what it is.


About Dreamcatcher (2003)

Title: Dreamcatcher
Year: 2003
Runtime: 136 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
Reviewer:
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 9 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 9
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Ty Olsson, Thomas Jane, C. Ernst Harth, Morgan Freeman, Colin Lawrence, Kevan Ohtsji, John Moore, Eric Keenleyside, Victor Formosa, Rosemary Dunsmore, Campbell Lane, Donnie Wahlberg, Jason Lee, Tom Sizemore, Shauna Kain, Timothy Olyphant, Dion Johnstone, Christopher Ang, Michael O'Neill, Giacomo Baessato, Chris Duggan, Chad Rook, Lance Kinsey, Carolyn Tweedle, Reece Thompson, Malik McCall, Joel Palmer, Ingrid Kavelaars, Daniel Merali, Chera Bailey
Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman, Lawrence Kasdan
Director: Lawrence Kasdan

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