Misery (2000) Movie Review

Misery (2000)

2000 | Thriller
107 minutes /

User Score: 71/100

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Misery Review


After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

A "heart-stopping psychological thriller" (Joel Siegel) this Academy AwardÂ(r)-winning* film is "one of the best horror movies" (Time) ever. Adapted from a Stephen King story by OscarÂ(r)-winning** screenwriter William Goldman (All the President’s Men) and directed by Rob Reiner (A Few Good Men), this chiller starring Kathy Bates (Titanic) and James Caan (The Godfather), is "a Hitchcockian kind of cat-and-mouse" (The New York Times) gameplayed between two cunning mindsone as sharp as a tack and the other as blunt as a sledgehammer.  Novelist Paul Sheldon (Caan) doesn’t remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. Nor does he remember being nursed back from unconsciousness. All he remembers iswaking up in the home of Annie Wilkes (Bates)a maniacal fan who is bent on keeping her favorite writer as her personal prisoner for the rest of his "cock-a-doodie" life!  *1990: Actress (Bates)  **1969: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; 1976: All the President’s Men

About Misery (2000)

Title: Misery
Year: 2000
Runtime: 107 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.5/5 stars from 17 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 17
Starring: Archie Hahn, Frances Sternhagen, Gregory Snegoff, John Michael Quinn, Kathy Bates, J.T. Walsh, June Christopher, Julie Payne, Wendy Bowers, Misery the Pig, Rob Reiner, James Caan, Graham Jarvis, Richard Farnsworth, Lauren Bacall, Jerry Potter, Thomas Brunelle
Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman
Director: Rob Reiner

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