Firestarter (2022)

Firestarter (2022)

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Zac Efron stars in this Stephen King adaptation as the father of a girl with a powerful but dangerously difficult to control ability: conjuring fire. More

After being experimented on by a secret government entity called The Shop, Andy McGee develops psychic powers and meets the love of his life. Together they have a daughter with a power of her own and The Shop will stop at nothing to get them back.

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2022Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and violence94 minsUSABlumhouse Productions
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Firestarter (2022) | Reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The most shocking thing about it is how soggily noncommittal it is.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A strong contender for 2022’s most pointless movie.

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Variety

Variety

The 1984 film was one of the worst King adaptations, and the new version is no improvement.

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Vulture

Vulture

To call the film a wasted opportunity doesn’t quite do justice to what an abject failure it is.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

You may want to set whatever device you’re watching it on ablaze.

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IGN

IGN

Despite solid performances from (Efron and Armstrong), Firestarter feels stifled in story and presentation.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

Firestarter collapses quickly once the narrative attempts to widen the scope beyond the family’s cozy bubble.

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Paste

Paste

A soulless remake of an already iffy Stephen King adaptation...

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

A combustible supernatural thriller that embraces its borderline campy qualities...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It joins the long list of Stephen King movies that are all gimmick, no guts.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

Even if it’s lacking in originality, it’s also lacking something even more important: A personality.

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CNN

CNN

The story is so uneventful that it seldom rises above a low boil.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

A waste of a talented cast and crew...

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Firestarter (2022) | Release Details

Firestarter (2022) is now playing in 149 cinemas in Australia.