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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Morgan Freeman
Tom Sizemore
Damian Lewis
Thomas Jane
Jason Lee
Directors
Lawrence Kasdan
Screenwriters
William Goldman
Lawrence Kasdan
Running Time
133 minutes

Dreamcatcher
Lawrence Kasdan and an impressive cast do Stephen King


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Plot
Four childhood buddies sharing a mysterious telepathic bond find their annual hunting trip is about to go horribly wrong. Engulfed by unseasonable blizzards, they realise that a deadly alien is in the woods with them, taking a keen interest in their powers. Meanwhile, a special army unit is intent on eradicating all evidence of alien activity.


Verdict
In the King pantheon, it's just middle order. Kasdan is in his element with the 'tight-knit friends facing off unknown alien terror', Signs-style section of the tale. When it all turns Independence Day meets Carrie, told with the firm grasp of Bambi on ice, you’re left wondering if someone left half the script on the photocopier.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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