• Released
  • October 21, 1983
  • R , 1 hr 43 min
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The Dead Zone (1983) Synopsis
Man (Christopher Walken) comes out of coma able to see people's futures.

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88

TV Guide

Arguably the best adaptation of a Stephen King novel.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Dead Zone does what only a good supernatural thriller can do: It makes us forget it is supernatural.
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80

Empire

By Kim Newman
It has some of that episodic ‘compressed miniseries’ feel which a lot of King pictures get stuck with (the book was later redone as a TV...
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80

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
A well-acted drama more eerie than terrifying, more rooted in the occult than in sheer horror.
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80

Variety

David Cronenberg turns The Dead Zone into an accomplished psychological thriller.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It never really chills you, but then it never insults you, either, and it's more affecting than you expect any film based on a Stephen King...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The Dead Zone, from the book by Stephen King, a horror novelist whose prolific output is the scariest thing about him, is academic...
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50

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
By no means a bad film, just a disappointingly bland and superficial one.
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