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Christine (1983)

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A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.


  • Keith Gordon
  • John Stockwell
  • Alexandra Paul
  • Robert Prosky
  • Harry Dean Stanton
  • Christine Belford
  • Roberts Blossom
  • William Ostrander
  • David Spielberg
  • Malcolm Danare

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Christine is, of course, utterly ridiculous. But I enjoyed it anyway. The movies have a love affair with cars, and at some dumb elemental level we enjoy seeing chases and crashes. In fact, under the right circumstances there is nothing quite so exhilarating as seeing a car crushed, and one of the best scenes in Christine is the one where the car forces itself into an alley that's too narrow for it.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The early parts of the film are engaging and well acted, creating a believable high school atmosphere. Unfortunately, the later part of the film is slow in developing, and it unfolds in predictable ways. The special effects are good, the performances are nicely deadpan, and the score is clever. But Christine herself is something of a bust.

Metacritic review by Janet Maslin
Janet Maslin
The New York Times

Adapted from the Stephen King killer car novel, this John Carpenter film is more like an assembly line vehicle than a customised job, but is nevertheless a slick, entertaining piece of work.

Metacritic review by Kim Newman
Kim Newman