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2,457 Ratings


Directed by Rob Reiner
United States, 1990


Based on the novel by Stephen King, a famous novelist (James Caan) is “rescued” from a car crash by an obsessed fan (Kathy Bates).

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Misery Directed by Rob Reiner

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1991 | Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Golden Globes (USA)

1991 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1990 | 3rd place: Best Actress

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1991 | Winner: Best Actress

1991 | Nominee: Most Promising Actress

What are people saying?

  • Igor Ramos's rating of the film Misery

    I've seen this film a couple of times, and I have to say that Annie Wilkes is one of the best villains ever. Kathy Bates did an amazing job incarnating the ultimate psychotic fan. It's freaking amazing to see things escalating gradually, as she begins to show her true colours. The crucifix, the penguin, the pills and all these small objects keep grabbing your attention during this claustrophobic and exciting ride.

  • Andhika Eka Buana's rating of the film Misery

    Rob Reiner best movie. Stephen King's best screen adaptation, Kathy Bates best performance. And one of my favorite film of the 90's. FINALLY ON AUTEURS.

  • Luca Soldati's rating of the film Misery

    La storia si sviluppa in maniera ordinata, facendo gradualmente aumentare il senso di pericolo. Le scene con più tensione sono strutturate bene, con buoni montaggi alternati. Il ritmo è ben dosato. L'antagonista è veramente ben caratterizzato. La regia è molto buona e struttura bene il racconto, oltre a dare la giusta enfasi ai momenti di pazzia della donna. I due protagonisti che sono eccezionali.Musiche molto belle

  • Matthew Catanzano's rating of the film Misery

    Good but not exactly something that makes you want to watch it over and over. Bates and Caan are both showing their wares here, Bates is horrifying and tragic, kind, yet hysterical, reasonable, yet insane (She is quite insane, yet if she weren't then her decisions would be rational. She is acting on irrational impulses rationally, very strange).

  • Michael Peer's rating of the film Misery

    Oh Misery... you beautiful bitch of a movie. If you are a fan of this film, go check out William Goldman's novel "Which Lie Did I Tell?" for an in-depth scoop on the making of the film, the writing process, and how the whole thing got going. The source material is some of King's very best and the film does not disappoint. Misery really is one of the best King adaptations to date and Kathy Bates is truly sensational.

  • Mark O. Stack's rating of the film Misery

    Kathy Bates' character IS right about that serial cliffhanger ending bullshit. The fact that the film attempts to make her appear unreasonable after that is baffling.

  • Domenico Nicoletti's rating of the film Misery

    Grandissima messa in scena da parte di Rob Reiner, uno dei migliori film di King messi sullo schermo. La grandezza e la sintonia dei personaggi non lasciano mai dei vuoti e degli sbalzi di attenzione. Perfetta la messa in scena a livello fisico, che non cade mai nel trash. La psicologia e la frenesia dei personaggi ti rapisce, facendo nascere nello spettatore la voglia di scegliere il destino della povera Misery.

  • Dogukan4Ever's rating of the film Misery

    Stephen King'in kitaplarından uyarlanılan filmlerde genellikle bir yazar olur ve o yazar bir eve girer.. Daha sonra olaylar birer birer gelişmeye başlar. Genel olarak, King'in kitaplarında doğaüstü varlıkların konuya karıştığını görürdüm. Bu defa ise, materyalist gerçekçiliğin çizgisinden dışarı çıkılmadan, psikopat bir fanatik kadın karakteri çizilerek olaylar gelişmeye başlıyor.