|Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: September 28, 2001||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Assisted by a well-crafted script by the veteran William Goldman and a masterful performance by Anthony Hopkins, Hicks has turned two King short stories into a somber meditation on the dreams and frustrations of childhood and the ways the adult world makes its darker qualities known. Read full review
A powerful and surehandedly crafted depth charge of a movie.
Sometimes thrilling, sometimes suffocatingly tasteful adaptation of Stephen King's 1999 novel.
The movie is pleasant enough, in its studied way, and Mr. Hopkins does as well as anyone could in the role of a wise man with vaguely supernatural powers. Still, it's awfully amorphous and pokey.
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