Unjustly maligned adaptation of Bradbury's classic may not completely capture the dark magic of the book, but still does a very good job of translating it to the screen. Some of the minor characters and subplots are underdeveloped, and the young actors playing the boys aren't the best, but they're backed up by a great cast of character actors and some impressive special effects. Definitely worth another look.
This adaptation of the classic Ray Bradbury novel seemed an utter failure on release in '83. Re-watching now the picture does have its charms especially the casting of Pryce and a real darkness, especially for a Disney film. The proper adaptation remains to be made but one could do worse than a revisit to Mr. Dark's carnival.
Une adaptation soignée, mais manquant de personnalité. En effet, une débauche de trucages si réussis soient-ils, perturbe cette plongée dans l'enfance et détruit les implications psychologiques du scénario ..... www.cinefiches.com