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Unlikeable characters, a bloated narrative, and drab scripting make The Tommyknockers a hard watch for even the most die-hard of Stephen King fans. Rate this movie. Oof, that was Rotten. Meh, it passed the time. So Fresh: Absolute Must See! You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket. Cinemark Coming Soon. Regal Coming Soon. By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie.
One of the author's lesser novels has been dumbed down exponentially for TV and put through a deflavorizer to remove every iota of the black humor and pop-culture satire that usually make even the silliest King sufferable.
Chris Willman. This adaptation by Lawrence D. Cohen "Carrie" manages to squeeze out a respectable quota of creepy chills. John J. There's probably enough random mayhem in the miniseries to keep some viewers watching, but perhaps even the King faithful will yearn for some little hint of substance to tie it together.
Tom Shales. Other viewers would be wise to turn elsewhere. John Voorhees. When [Lawrence D. The rest of the time, it's never less than an entertaining goof. Ken Tucker. King's ability to give us relationships on which to hang our emotions provides a familiar and solid foundation for his effective scare tactics.
Rick Kogan. Though the plot doesn't give you much to sink your teeth into, the miniseries at least has a decent ending. Alan Pergament. Some interesting performances, and a few of Mr. King's wonderfully weird touches, make it worth the time. David Bianculli. In addition to its ponderous length, the other big problem with "The Tommyknockers" is its surprisingly unsympathetic cast of characters. Scott D.
The expectation is that, like many King stories, Stephen King's The Tommyknockers will raise goosebumps and induce nightmares. But the expectation is not fulfilled. Tom Jicha. Director John Power establishes good pacing, as the mounting suspense alternates with scenes of banal normalcy and campy humor.
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The Tommyknockers Critics Consensus Unlikeable characters, a bloated narrative, and drab scripting make The Tommyknockers a hard watch for even the most die-hard of Stephen King fans. See score details. Submit review Want to see. Super Reviewer. Rate this movie Oof, that was Rotten. What did you think of the movie? Step 2 of 2 How did you buy your ticket?
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It starts glowing green when uncovered and soon everyone in town has green eyes, their teeth fall out and they act out all of their fantasies violent or otherwise. Guess who's immune to the power of this alien spaceship? You got it--our good old metal-headed poet can save the day if he can get it together enough to do so.
Really more of a B movie than most King horrorfests. John Power. Lawrence D. Jul 18,
The Tommyknockers is a television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Cohen and starred Marg Helgenberger and Jimmy Smits. Anderson suffers from writer's block and Gardner is a recovering alcoholic who currently is not writing. One day, Bobbi stumbles over a manmade stone object protruding from the ground. She shows Gard and they begin excavating the object and discover a series of connected cubes made of an unknown alloy.