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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Both the anticipation factor and writer-director Mick Garris' slick adaptation fail to live up to the old hype. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    Garris wrote the screenplay himself and adds one significant improvement over the original short: changing the date of the story from 2001 to 1969. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The "Bullet" is an amusement-park roller coaster, and the title is a ham-fisted metaphor for facing your fears. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Falls short of its source. show more

  • 40
    Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly

    Writer-director Mick Garris has a real feeling for the horror master's melancholy worldview - love is loss - but he's too reverent toward the original story, the ending of which, both on the page and, now, on the screen, lands with an overly elegiac thud. show more

  • 40
    Luke Y. Thompson Dallas Observer

    Imagine a feature-length version of the "Large Marge" sequence from "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" and you won't be too far off, only that was scarier. show more

  • 30
    Los Angeles Times

    The movie is so glum and flat-footed there's no reason to care. show more

  • 30

    A ponderous, incoherent horror mishmash that turns King's short story into utter nonsense. show more

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