The Dead Zone 1983

Critics score:
90 / 100

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Janet Maslin, 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. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: By no means a bad film, just a disappointingly bland and superficial one. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The Dead Zone does what only a good supernatural thriller can do: It makes us forget it is supernatural. Read more

Tom Charity, Time Out: Cronenberg pulls it off, but you can't help feeling it's a movie in search of a TV series. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: An accomplished psychological thriller. Read more