Dreamcatcher (2003) Movie Review

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Dreamcatcher (2003)

2003 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
136 minutes / 2h 16min

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Dreamcatcher Plot Synopsis:

Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom

Dreamcatcher (2003) Review

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.

  • Dreamcatcher Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 4.70
  • IMDB: 5.5
  • MetaCritic: 3.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 3.0

About Dreamcatcher 2003

Title: Dreamcatcher
Year: 2003
Runtime: 136 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.35/5 stars from 83,267 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 83,267
MPAA Rating: R
Dreamcatcher Cast Starring: Ty Olsson, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, C. Ernst Harth, Colin Lawrence, Kevan Ohtsji, John Moore, Victor Formosa, Rosemary Dunsmore, Eric Keenleyside, Chad Rook, Tom Sizemore, Jason Lee, Shauna Kain, Timothy Olyphant, Campbell Lane, Donnie Wahlberg, Chris Duggan, Lance Kinsey, Carolyn Tweedle, Reece Thompson, Malik McCall, Joel Palmer, Christopher Ang, Dion Johnstone, Michael O'Neill, Giacomo Baessato, Marcy Goldberg, John Hombach, Damian Lewis
Dreamcatcher Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman, Lawrence Kasdan
Dreamcatcher Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Box Office: $33,700,000
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Website: http://dreamcatchermovie.warnerbros.com/
Language: English
Country: USA