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Stephen King's Rose Red: Mini-Series (2002)



Critic Consensus: Rose Red asks too many questions and provides too few answers to satisfy given its lack of scares -- though King completists may enjoy wandering its somewhat mysterious halls.


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Nancy Travis
as Dr. Joyce Reardon
Matt Keeslar
as Steve Rimbauer
Kimberly J. Brown
as Annie Wheaton
David Dukes
as Prof. Miller
Judith Ivey
as Cathy Kramer
Melanie Lynskey
as Rachel "Sister" Wheaton
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Critic Reviews for Stephen King's Rose Red: Mini-Series

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

Tension is effective and flashes of pure horror work surprisingly well. [Full Review in Spanish]

March 17, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

King doesn't quite wrap everything up in the end. There are some unanswered questions that might have been answered. But he has created a creepy tale that anyone who enjoys being scared -- without being totally grossed out -- will enjoy.

January 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Rose Red lacks the cohesiveness to make characters accessible or believable. It's as if King did an outline for each of his characters, but never fully fleshed them out the way he would for a 500-page novel.

January 15, 2020 | Full Review…

The main problem with Rose Red is its unappealing characters... If you don't care about the oddballs whose lives are in jeopardy, it is pretty difficult to get involved in the story.

January 15, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The bad news is that in true King fashion the mini series is about three hours longer than it needs to be. Somebody throw King to a newspaper editor

January 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Written by the prolific King, this overwrought, overacted three-parter on ABC is campy, not scary or even stomach-turning.

January 15, 2020 | Full Review…

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