Stephen King's 'Silver Bullet'
Stephen King's 'Silver Bullet' (1985)

In this horror film, based on the novella Cycle of the Werewolf, by Stephen King, a werewolf is terrorizing a small town and it is up to a disabled boy, Marty Coslaw (Corey Haim), and his uncle (Gary Busey) to free the town from its beastly… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 11, 1985
DVD Release Date: May 28, 2002
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

The spectacle of King churning them out, churning them out, churning them out is, unfortunately, so much more vivid than anything he writes.

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William Wolf
Gannett News Service

There just isn't any style or excitement in this rather tired film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

A bad parody of the werewolf films that are set in small-town Middle-America.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There are all sorts of sly satiric touches in the film.

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Matt Brunson
Film Frenzy

Nothing to howl about.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

When I think of great horror films, when I think of great werewolf films, and when I think of a great King film, I think of this.

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Alberto Abuín
Espinof

The relationship that the boy has with his uncle, who is brought to life by a funny Gary Busey, is one of the best things in the film, underlining the difference between the adult and adolescent world. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Robert Martin
Starburst

Silver Bullet is fun rather than terrifying.

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Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com

A horror flick for young fans who aren't quite prepared for the really scary stuff.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Surprisingly, the werewolf aspects are the weakest part of the film. The character relationships between Marty and his sister (who is always blamed for his… More
Luke Baldock
Corey Haim plays the same character that he would later perfect in The Lost Boys. He's the boy in a town of strange goings on, but nobody believes him when… More
Alex roy
Silver Bullet is pretty good werewolf film. Corey Haim gives a good performance and so does Gary Busey. Silver Bullet is based on a short story by Stephen King,… More
Red Lats
Silver Bullet is typical Stephen King - a Christian werewolf is cleaning up a town, but I didn't like the movie much - not scary enough for a scary movie.… More
Edward Boxler
Silver Bullet reaks with cheese, and not the enjoybaly stinky cheese. This is the rancid kind that leaves a sour odour in the room even after it's been… More
Cassandra Maples
I first saw this movie when I was ten years old, my uncle, a horror fanatic, showed this to me and my sister and it scared the living soul out of me (Not… More

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