Review of Thinner Movie

Discussion in 'Thinner' started by Neil W, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    Obese Billy Halleck, on the receiving end of a bit of how's-your-father while driving, runs down a gypsy woman, and finds himself on the receiving end of a curse whereby the weight falls off him for no reason: he has to try to find a way to get the curse taken away before the weight loss kills him.

    The first of Stephen King's books to be published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, Thinner is a pacey suspense story with mild horror/supernatural elements and no frills. The film adaptation is faithful to the book and workmanlike enough, but it is fair to say that, like the book, it does little beyond telling an enjoyable but unexceptional story with efficiency.

    The fat costumes and prosthetics are well done but, inevitably, they aren't wholly convincing.
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  2. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    totally agree...
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  3. No1FanUK

    No1FanUK Well-Known Member

    Just watched this after finishing the book. Your review is spot on!!
  4. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I saw it in the theater when I was a teenager and I enjoyed it then. Haven't seen it for a long time. I remember being particularly impressed with the makeup his emaciated condition once he really started to waste away.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2015
  5. terrynjulia03

    terrynjulia03 New Member

    This movie sucked given the availability of special effects and computer addins. It followed the book. And thats it. Unknown no name loser stars and bunk effects. Bs. This deserved better

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