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New York Times:
Mr. Cronenberg's direction is vivid and effective; his pacing is a little unemphatic at times, but the film's individual scenes are very well staged.
The Dead Zone does what only a good supernatural thriller can do: It makes us forget it is supernatural.
Cronenberg pulls it off, but you can't help feeling it's a movie in search of a TV series.