Paramount Pictures | Release Date: October 21, 1983
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TylerDurden900Jul 14, 2014
The Dead Zone is a fun supernatural thriller with Christopher Walken. The movie is thrilling and
the plot is intriguing and original. The cast also has Martin Sheen who gives an interesting performance
as a politician running in the local
The Dead Zone is a fun supernatural thriller with Christopher Walken. The movie is thrilling and
the plot is intriguing and original. The cast also has Martin Sheen who gives an interesting performance
as a politician running in the local election, A+.
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SpangleMay 12, 2015
The Dead Zone is a film that does not do much wrong, but does not much particularly great to be seen as such. It features some really good acting from Christopher Walken in the lead role, as well as typically great direction from DavidThe Dead Zone is a film that does not do much wrong, but does not much particularly great to be seen as such. It features some really good acting from Christopher Walken in the lead role, as well as typically great direction from David Cronenberg. The writing is really good and it is very well paced. However, ultimately, I felt like the story was a little lacking. Though it had all these good pieces and the idea was really, really good, it came together more like a by-the-numbers television series. Walken's character was essentially put in many different positions throughout the film and I think it would have been well-served if it chose one of these, rather than a bunch of them. The film tried to do much and made itself feel as though it were multiple different films, rather than one single film. In addition, I never found it scary. This isn't a negative, since I just expected a supernatural thriller, but I've seen it listed as a great horror film and I think I must have missed that aspect of it, as I found none of it that scary at all. Certainly, is unsettling, but never once was it scary. Overall, The Dead Zone is a pretty good film with good parts that could be even better if it was a more focused picture. Expand
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Compi24Aug 24, 2015
Part police procedural, part political thriller, part supernatural horror - "The Dead Zone" is a phenomenal mixed bag wrapped in fantastic intrigue and sure-handed direction from David Cronenberg.
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talisencrwJul 12, 2016
This was outstanding, and ranks right up there for me, both in terms of Stephen King adaptations in general and Cronenberg's work in particular. It also houses one of my very favourite Christopher Walken performances. When I see Martin SheenThis was outstanding, and ranks right up there for me, both in terms of Stephen King adaptations in general and Cronenberg's work in particular. It also houses one of my very favourite Christopher Walken performances. When I see Martin Sheen be such a jerk here, it both makes me realize where his son Charlie gets that side of his personality from and makes me fear, even though I'm Canadian, the fact that Donald Trump actually has a chance of being the next president of the United States. It also reaffirms in my heart the great adoration I have for Brooke Adams. Expand
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gOct 22, 2016
A book and a film or TV adaptation has to focus on the main story with the main character on what he or she does when completing the whole plot but David Cronenberg deserves respect from adapted the story and his vision of The Dead Zone fitsA book and a film or TV adaptation has to focus on the main story with the main character on what he or she does when completing the whole plot but David Cronenberg deserves respect from adapted the story and his vision of The Dead Zone fits well with a serious drama, a mood of science-fiction and horror is the key word of Stephen King's imagination. Expand
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