Dreamcatcher (2003) What fills some 600 Stephen King-size pages is too much and too messy in this unintelligible adaptation of King's 2001 novel about government conspiracy, boyhood… 2003-03-21 R PT134M Horror Mystery and Thriller Sci-fi and Fantasy Morgan Freeman Thomas Jane Jason Lee Damien Lewis Timothy Olyphant Tom Sizemore Donnie Wahlberg Warner Bros.
Movie Review

Dreamcatcher (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Mar 21, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 134 Minutes; Genres: Horror, Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Morgan Freeman and Thomas Jane; Distributor: Warner Bros.

What fills some 600 Stephen King-size pages is too much and too messy in this unintelligible adaptation of King's 2001 novel about government conspiracy, boyhood friendship, and -- especially -- an alien worm that emerges from the anus of its human carrier in a sploosh of funny-gory goo. Morgan Freeman plays a bonkers, alien-chasing colonel; Donny Wahlberg plays a guy brain-damaged to look at, supernaturally gifted to know. The extraterrestrial, opportunistic tush parasite is played by a whole lot of F/X specialists wriggling as a team.

Originally posted Apr 04, 2003 Published in issue #703 Apr 04, 2003 Order article reprints