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TV-14 1990 3h 12m Drama Fantasy Horror Mystery & Thriller List
68% Tomatometer 25 Reviews 64% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings In 1960, seven preteen outcasts fight an evil demon that poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. Read More Read Less

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Though hampered by an uneven second half, It supplies a wealth of funhouse thrills and an idelible turn from Tim Curry as Pennywise.

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John J. O'Connor New York Times The result, featuring a strong cast, is far better than any adaptation so far of a King book. Jan 16, 2020 Full Review Howard Rosenberg Los Angeles Times There is something very poignant and warming about these kids, branded as losers, closely bonding and banding together in "It" to battle not only the town bullies, but also the demonic Pennywise. Jan 16, 2020 Full Review Rick Kogan Chicago Tribune The four-hour package makes an eerie supernatural tale, spiced with substantial good-versus-evil subtext and musings on the power of friendship. Jan 16, 2020 Full Review Kristy Strouse Wonderfully Weird and Horrifying A story of fighting our personal fears and the enduring power of friendship, It is more than just a scary story, it's a vestibule into our psyche, and maybe, a little, into our hearts. Oct 14, 2021 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins The thrills are psychological rather than visually graphic, while the production value is limited. Rated: 4/10 Sep 14, 2020 Full Review Michael Hill Baltimore Sun This is a good, at times brilliant, always solid and well-done example of the horror/suspense genre. But be forewarned, the superb setup is better than the slightly disappointing payoff. Jan 16, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Deontae D I don't like it, Boring, Some scenes were good though, It was cheesy lol, I know it was in the early 90's, I like the 2017 it, It is better, I prefer that one over the original Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/10/24 Full Review Aender S Cheesy and sometimes even highly corny. Only really redeeming factor's Tim Curry's performance as Pennywise. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/22/24 Full Review Nyjah R creepy, but not creepy enough. Although, the film was good, and Tim Curry's performance was good enough to bring a chill down my spine. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/22/24 Full Review Dev F It is a fun and cheesy film made in that gray area era of the 80s leading into the 90s. I enjoyed the subtle mentions from the book, like the scene when Ben talks about the coach who bullied him to lose weight. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/24 Full Review Antonio M wait clowns arent only hot girls?!?!? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/05/23 Full Review Audience Member The BEST adaptation of a Stephen King book throughout my lifetime and I will always feel that way. The remade movie version decades later had many very impressive special effects, and I will admit it was more terrifying. That was all. The most recent film did a mediocre job at updating the story, believing everything needed to be improved upon from the original vision. There were too many changes in the timelines, removing important and unique facts about the originally written characters, and made it disappointing. I was not impressed like I was when this miniseries was first released. The magic is represented closer to the book, minus the censorship in this creation. It's one of the only productions I will never tire of. Fantastic!. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In 1960, seven preteen outcasts fight an evil demon that poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
Director
Tommy Lee Wallace
Screenwriter
Lawrence D. Cohen, Tommy Lee Wallace, Stephen King
Production Co
Lorimar Productions
Rating
TV-14
Genre
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 20, 2016
Runtime
3h 12m
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