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Dreamcatcher (2003)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  21 March 2003 (USA)
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Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

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Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom Written by simon

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Rated R for violence, gore and language | See all certifications »

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21 March 2003 (USA)  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

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£729,525 (UK) (25 April 2003)

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$33,685,268 (USA) (16 May 2003)
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The insignia on Gen. Matheson's beret is actually a 10th Mountain Div. shoulder patch, without the "MOUNTAIN" tab. See more »

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When the SUV flips, the headlights alternate between on and off between shots. See more »

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Colonel Curtis: Whose radio is that?
[upon hearing crashed aliens pleading for sympathy]
Captain Owen Underhill: It's not the radio, boss. They're putting it directly into our heads.
Colonel Curtis: There it is, gentlemen. Directly into our heads. This gives you an idea what we're up against. Now if anybody is thinking, "Why, those poor helpless little fools... all naked and unarmed besides their crashed intergalactic Winnebago. What kind of a dog, what kind of a monster... could hear that heartbreak and go in just the same?" Well, I'm that dog. I'm ...
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The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow logos are covered in snow, while the Castle Rock Entertainment lighthouse beams its light across a lake covered in snow. See more »

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References Heart of Darkness (1993) See more »

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Always in My Heart
Written by Barbara L. Jordan & William Peterkin
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So-so
17 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Plot heavy--TOO heavy--horror sci-fi film about 4 friends (Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis) in the Maine woods squaring off against disgusting killer aliens and the Army led by Morgan Freeman and Tom Sizemore.

The film is well-directed by Lawrence Kasdan and well-acted (especially by Jane, Lewis and Olyphant) but there's too many plots going on and the movie rambles on for 135 minutes. I did sit through the whole thing, but I was never really involved or interested.

On the plus side, the special effects are great; the aliens are slimy and disgusting; the attack scenes are brutal (and bloody) and I LOVED the way Kasdan visualized Lewis' mind.

Still, the film has too many plots to handle and it's constantly loosing its focus. Not terrible or unwatchable, just disappointing.

I give it a 6.


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