The Dark Half details
|Starring:||Michael Rooker, Amy Madigan, Julie Harris, Timothy Hutton|
|Director:||George A. Romero|
The Dark Half
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Oct 2001|
|Subtitles:||Danish, English, Norwegian, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
Most helpful review
keeps you on the edge ...By guy#8 from YEOVIL , 21 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]keeps you on the edge a classic stephen king, like all his stories worth a watch
20th century schizoid manBy juradino (815 reviews) from London , 18 Feb 2011Successful writer and college professor is confronted by the reality of how he's been making money leading double life. He decides to go respectable and ditch his money making alter ego, but the publicity stunt turns out to have and extremely dark side to it. Metaphysical as well as metaphorical this thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat, and that's even before it gets you thinking about birds.
Night Of The Living Dead BoringBy popcornkiller (29 reviews) from Welling, Bexley , 19 Jan 2011Predictable, slow moving, tedious and - did I say predictable?
It's just the plot of the book run through in the most nuts and bolts manner possible. You could be forgiven for expecting more from George A Romero, though he's probably made more bad films than good ones.
There's one good special effect, near the end, almost as if the viewer is being rewarded for their patience - though it hardly justifies such effort.
This is not at all recomended. I only watched it because, as a fan of Romero's zombie flicks, I was curious.
Instead I recommend you watch 'Martin' or 'The Crazies' - Romero's rather more successful non Zombie efforts.
Oh Dear!By a customer from Dorset , 10 Aug 2009This is one of those films that had been on my list to watch for ages. Being a Stephen King fan and with it being a George A Romero film, I was really looking forward to seeing it but Oh Dear what a disappointment.
It was so slow and dull that I actually struggled to stay awake!
I watched it to the end just so that I could say that I've seen it!
Not as good as the book...By l4ur4 (1 review) from Hull , 14 Jun 2009It's fair to say that films are never as good as the novels they're based on and this film really highlights that fact.
I read the book (which is fantastic) and couldn't wait to see the film, but i was utterly disappointed.
I know that directors have their own take on the book and they usually stick to their own perception but in my opinion the film left out some crucial details and changed some if the characters characters i.e in the book George Stark is someone to be afraid of and intimidated by but in the film he is just cheesy and laughable.
In my opinion this film really let the book down and definitely could have been so much better.
Just about OKBy a customer from Market Harborough , 15 Jan 2009Was'nt sure at first,however stuck with it.Couple of shocks and as said,just about worth a watch.