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TanyaS

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The acting is what makes it. I prefer the book though, it's just deeper. Ian McKellen is always excellent. I love old American TV films, can't get enough of those, weepies of the week etc. Don't make them like that no more.! Reality TV truly truly is depressing, by the way.
 
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nanadab

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I have enjoyed this book and movie for years. It has caused me to think and try to understand the nature of evil. Ian McKellan was wonderful as the german officer. Mr King did well in writing something that will cause us to use our minds.
 

TanyaS

painterly painter!
Nov 18, 2014
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I have enjoyed this book and movie for years. It has caused me to think and try to understand the nature of evil. Ian McKellan was wonderful as the german officer. Mr King did well in writing something that will cause us to use our minds.
yes, its very underrated and overlooked. I am not sure why. Its very well done with an art house feel. Love McKellan in the German officer role. He is always a class act. And Brad Renfro is very creepy in the lead role. It is well researched too. So chilling. And to think its based on an event that is not fictional. That is the really scary part. The wholesale slaughter of millions, for no reason at all.
 

twiggymarie

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I finally got the chance to watch this the other day. Gosh, I just love Ian McKellen in any role he plays. I think the thing that makes this movie and story so dark, is it's all things that could very well happen. King made a quote once, Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. I think that's right on the money with this one. I really wish Reiner hadn't changed the ending all up, but it was still poignant nonetheless.
 

GeorgieFan2003

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I've seen this movie before. I didn't know this was a Stephen King adaption. I'm learning alot about movies that were Stephen King.
 
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