Needful Things
  Fan submitted reviews of Needful Things (Movie):
Posted By: Name / Nickname - September 9th, 2012 6:54:38 am EDT

This movie is just as best as every other Stephen King movie/novel. Liked it, loved it; would watch it again; definitely!!!

Posted By: Psycho - November 25th, 2011 4:58:36 am EST

This movie was awesome loved every minute of it. Just another one of Stephen King's finest works.

Posted By: Cj - August 15th, 2011 8:00:48 pm EDT

I love Stephen King i have read (well i thought i had read everything he'd ever wrote) but i found a website and i definitely havent read everything.. but i couldnt find this movie anywhere i went, until i started searching online, I FOUND IT! another great one to add to my collection! Thank you Mr. King for all of your great works!

Posted By: Bguy85 - February 7th, 2011 11:29:53 am EST

SPOILER: I enjoyed this film, even though crucial scenes from the novel were left out. One of the things i was disappointed about with this film was the ending. The novel was specifically ''the last Castle Rock story," and the town was destroyed. In the film, the town was not. One of the things I enjoyed about the movie, more-so than the book, was that Brian Rusk did not succeed in committing suicide. As much as I enjoy Stephen King novels and stories, I never like when a child dies in them (examples: Pet Sematary, Cujo, The Langoliers). One more thing I must say about this adaptation is that Max von Sydow was perfect for the role of the evil Leland Gaunt!

Posted By: Gavvo - January 22nd, 2010 11:11:58 pm EST
I think this has recieved some very unjust reviews on here. When the novel "Needful Things" was first published I ran out to waterstones, and had read it within a few days. I thought it was sheer brilliance by Mr King, yet again! The characters were so detailed and the plot enthralled me. If I had to create a list of my top 5 S.K novels right now I'm positive "Needful Things" would be in there. Now to the movie...I think it's better than whats made out on here so far. Of course, the movies are NEVER going to live up to the material's origin (except,IMHO Carrie, Cujo, Delores Claiborne and The Green Mile came pretty close!) Being such a large novel with so many characters, it would be impossible to cram all that into a 2 hour movie (maybe there will be a TV adaption made someday, as they did with Carrie, the Shining and The Stand to incorporate every detail, but as a movie I think they did a pretty good job with what they could. The 'battle' between Wilma and Nettie is pure excellent and I think captured the scene pretty well compared to the book (using Ave Maria as the music was a brilliant choice,as it feels more an act of sadness than horror to me). Of course they missed out a lot, especially the relationship between Polly and Alan. Maybe it's gonna be one of them 'hate it or love it' kinda movies, but I gotta say I wasn't dissapointed. It's better than some SK adaptions out there anyways. And no big names? Ed Harris (The Abyss, The Rock, Apollo 13) Max Von Sydow (The Exorcist, Greatest Story Ebver Told)?? Bonnie Bedelia who plays Polly Chalmers was also Susan Norton in the original '79 version of Salem's Lot. It could have been better if it had been turned into a 3 hour mini-series perhaps but this is far from crap.
Posted By: Vickie Waldon - January 20th, 2010 10:55:21 am EST
I need this movie but i can not find it any where my daughter read the book and know she wants to see the movie i myself loved it so can anyone help me.
Posted By: Skfan - October 18th, 2009 4:13:03 am EDT
anonymous. I agree the movie was crap but no big name actors? Max Von Sydow, Ed Harris?
Posted By: Anonymous - October 11th, 2009 9:20:25 pm EDT
this was a good movie...i just watched it on youtube. it followed the story very well and although you didn't see any big name actors it was still played out well. each person played their character to the t in my opinion...funny!!!
Posted By: Lastborn X - March 1st, 2009 8:09:07 am EST
absolutelly brilliant!
Posted By: Anonymous - February 1st, 2009 1:45:28 pm EST
The movie sucks it is nothing like the book. Never see this moive. If they could remake this movie they would need a good buget lot of good actors and it would be awesome.
Posted By: Tuc - January 2nd, 2009 10:09:42 am EST
The movie sucks it is nothing like the book nothing happens in the book happens. Dont even rent it half a star I hope they make a better. Sorry about the movie Stephen.


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