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  1. Igor Ramos's rating of the film Christine

    This seems to have aged pretty well. Great-looking car, nice soundtrack, good-boy-gone-bad, 80's vibe, unpredictable ending... Overall, a cool ride!

  2. Z's rating of the film Christine

    Carpenter came out swinging with this relentlessly fast, stylish, cool, ferociously profane, scary and funny King adaptation. Keith Gordon's verbal dust-up and jousting with Harry Dean Stanton in a parking lot is one of my favorite shit talking scenes ever. Carpenter's score for "Christine" is as memorable as John William's score for "Jaws." Carpenter's mean machine shows him working at the highest level of his art.

  3. Thomas's rating of the film Christine

    A curio. Surprisingly watchable, the colours and overall design are dazzling.

  4. abyantama's rating of the film Christine

  5. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Christine

    Hadn't watched this since I saw it on television a few times back in the mid '80s. It's not particularly scary or exciting, and parts of it border on camp today, but it *is* relentlessly dark and humorless throughout (more so even than The Thing), which in a way says something about how we prefer the company of 'things' over other people.

  6. VincentVendetta's rating of the film Christine

    The 70's nostalgia for the 50's, an era of pure machoism, conservatism and consumption, was a pretty good preamble for the horrors of the 1980's. Christine is John Carpenter's response to Grease, with the transformation of the innocent nerd into the heartless kid becoming rightfully nightmarish. Man is not only consuming culture but also consumed by it, becoming a machine of its own.

  7. deathcabdan's rating of the film Christine

    somehow not tacky, just really really good.

  8. dbesinska's rating of the film Christine

    If someone had told me before, that I should watch a movie about a killer car, I'd probably find it funny. Christine, however, is a classic masterpiece of action/suspense cinema that any Tarantino fan should watch.

  9. Adam Laurence Pitt's rating of the film Christine

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  13. DanielSpeight's rating of the film Christine

  14. Tyler Wright's rating of the film Christine

    I enjoy the cinematic look and directing style of the film more than I do the film itself. That said, Christine is still haunting in its own unique way that certainly makes it enjoyable.

  15. Levi Miah's rating of the film Christine

    After a trudging start setting up the myth, the film really comes into itself. The second half is where Carpenter's flare for composition, visual fx, colour and score really hit big. But - Christine isn't given enough chance to develop into a completely terrifying monster. It may have been better longer, with tension mustered in slower stretches of steadicam and synth crescendos, waiting for the lights to turn on.

  16. SiIencio's rating of the film Christine

    Cool and sexy but the chill is understated. A candidate for cult classic, Carpenter does not find the extra gear to raise it to the Olympus of horror. One can't help feeling the lack of an obvious killer punch, Christine transmuting into a bloody Carrie for a few final minutes, to put this film up there, to make it what it should have been- so close though.

  17. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Christine

    A classic tale of boy meets girl, boy changes to be better for girl, girl tries to isolate boy from all other influences, friends of boy come together to try dealing with girl. The girl just happens to be a car.

  18. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Christine

    I couldn't appreciate this film twenty years ago, but today I think it's a fine piece of work. Carpenter creates some real strong images for the freaky symbiosis between man and machine: Arnie's slowly changing character, the burning car chasing a man through the night, Christine's efforts to repair herself or Arnie's loving touch in the end.

  19. Gonçalo Rosas's rating of the film Christine

    (Generous) 7 - It flounders as frequently as it flies, but I can't help but be impressed at Carpenter's taking of something as resoundingly mediocre as a Stephen King novel and distilling it into a successfully cheesy Faustian horror film that doubles as a critique of excessive materialism and automobile worship. The frame also accommodates that Plymouth Fury beautifully. Really close to being an 80s classic.

  20. Dada Kubin's rating of the film Christine

    Christine evolves from an exaggerated teen Americana / high school drama into a dark tragedy about obsessive love and revenge - and a killer car. It’s darn impressive how well Carpenter and his crew manage to make the character of Christine alive - it’s no mean feat to make a serious and plausible movie about a possessed automobile.

  21. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Christine

    Carpenter said he didn't care for the material, it was just a job he took to help his career after The Thing flopped. To his credit, the disinterest doesn't show; the camerawork and FX are top-notch. But disinterest is understandable: the film is mired in enough script problems that the interesting concept—frustrated teen masculinity feeding supernatural evil—isn't give enough care. Still, nice moments.

  22. Ethan's rating of the film Christine

    This is John Carpenter's Duel meets The Car. A nice little horror film from the minds of Stephen King and John Carpenter.

  23. OldGermanCurrency's rating of the film Christine

  24. Gianpiero Mendini [cineddoche]'s rating of the film Christine

    Arnie decide di acquistare la sua prima macchina. Purtroppo però Christine non è un’autovettura qualsiasi. E’ posseduta da entità malefiche che sconvolgeranno la sua vita e quella dei suoi amici. Finale sospeso e ironico, marchio di fabbrica di quasi tutto il cinema di Carpenter. Fra le scene più riuscite, sicuramente da menzionare l’auto-riparazione di Christine. Un saggio di cinema allo stato puro: OK, SHOW ME.

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