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      Wishmaster

      R 1997 1h 30m Horror List
      25% Tomatometer 32 Reviews 39% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings A gemologist (Tammy Lauren) unwittingly frees an evil genie (Andrew Divoff) that plays deadly tricks on her friends and acquaintances. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Wishmaster searches for horror in the exploits of a supernatural being -- one whose powers, alas, evidently do not include the ability to summon a compelling script.

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: D- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Sends viewers screaming into the lobby demanding refunds. Rated: 0/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle An extravaganza of bad special effects and worse acting Rated: 1/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a seemingly foolproof setup that's employed to distressingly erratic effect by Kurtzman... Rated: 2/4 Oct 30, 2020 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Little of it makes sense, but the djinn's powers of deception are quite humorous and the look of the picture is unexpectedly impressive. Rated: 6/10 Sep 25, 2020 Full Review Nathanael Hood Nate Hood Reviews The joy of Wishmaster [is that] it's a game to see if the audience can out-think and out-predict what the Djinn will do and how he'll do it. Rated: 7/10 Jan 19, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ari B Extremely underrated. Definitely in my top 3 favorite horror movies. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/11/24 Full Review acsdoug D Sure, it could have been done better, but the premise is good and the deon djinn is pretty cool. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/18/24 Full Review Audience Member Cheesy but fun movie! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/17/24 Full Review lord b like a zombie movie is fun with violent humor in its frame..... with a bit of a plot spruce up could be better.... be careful what you wish for!! very D&D in that a wish to a demon is not as cool as you imagine and sometimes hurts you Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/27/23 Full Review Farah R Wishmaster proves that an all-star horror cast doesn't guarantee a decent horror movie. The plot is weak, the acting is mediocre, and the scares are laughable. It's a shame that the great Robert England ended up in a substandard film. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/22/23 Full Review Monsol E A good premise with great effects, and ridiculous deaths, that was a pretty good time...but got bogged down by it's dumb ending. The story bounces between Alex, trying to learn about the Djinn, and the Djinn trying to learn about her, while collecting wishes and getting stronger...that's all, but it's enough. Alex herself wasn't great, she's a gem appraiser/ basketball coach? [weird combo] And her entire character is "chick who is panicked"...there were some minor footnotes about past trauma, and her current love life....and a small theme about mental "stillness"...but none of that actually went far. As for the acting, it was mostly good, except for Alex... she was really good at freaking out, but not at being tough...admittedly her script had no room for anything else...so it may have been a writing/directing issue. ^those are nitpicks, my only real gripe is the ending: [SPOILER WARNING] The Djinn had twisted every wish in such loose ways that they barely resembled what was asked...until the final wish which was to have "that guy* not drink on the job", preventing the accident that freed the stone...but...it couldn't have found some other way to make the accident still happen? he still could have spilled the drink, or the cable could've snapped...something else could have broken the statue afterwards...it was just such a cop-out for the ending to essentially be "I wish this hadn't happened"...and it was still 3 wishes...even if the stone was resealed, why didn't the other Djinn get freed? ...I hate time-manipulation... All that said, I still enjoyed this. It was well made, gruesome, and fun to think about: "how would I beat this thing?" ...it was mostly just the weak resolution that got me salty. If it had been something cool [that I'm not creative enough to think of], I'd say this was a must-watch. As is, it's pretty neat. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A gemologist (Tammy Lauren) unwittingly frees an evil genie (Andrew Divoff) that plays deadly tricks on her friends and acquaintances.
      Director
      Robert Kurtzman
      Producer
      Pierre David, Clark Peterson, Noel A. Zanitsch
      Screenwriter
      Peter Atkins
      Production Co
      Image Organization
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 7, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $15.7M
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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