The Dead Zone (2002) - Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Hohum Score

5

Breathtaking

Johnny Smith has been leading an idyllic small-town life. Employed as a science teacher, Johnny takes great pleasure in showing his young students the wonders of the natural world. He is ...

IMDB: 7.4
Director:
Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer
Length: 60 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-14
Reviews: 5 out of 78 found boring (6.41%)

One-line Reviews (37)

Anthony Michael Hall's portrayal of the wide range of emotions that Johnny has in this single episode is believable, and entertaining.

The characters are interesting, the story lines riveting...

5 entertaining seasons and then the 6th....

Only real problem I have is they keep bringing up points regarding the Reverend character, but that subplot is completely pointless to me.

I recently rented the Christopher Walken film iteration of this film and, while I enjoyed it, I wasn't as impressed with the scope of the story of Johnny Smith that it portrayed.

The storylines are very compelling and the characters are easy to sympathize with.

The stories of the series have been compelling, surprising and fascinating!

Hall does a fine job and the charisma and personality of his charactor easily carries the occasional slow plot.

It was intriguing, fun, sci-fi, romantic, energetic, and pleasing to watch.

He adds some humor but also is intense and even frightening when needed!

I highly recommend it.

And a great premise for an eerie and intriguing adventure.

It's still relatively solid, but has some flaws concerning the love between Sara and Johnny, making it a bit too cliche and corny.

This leads to the compelling stories that aren't about his visions.

Inconsistencies in the plot,no improvement in skill,repetitive story lines,no real surprises) I do not want to talk about fifth season,because that season doesn't even come close to what "Dead Zone" was!

This would have to be one of the most enjoyable and thought provoking episodes of a "sci-fi" show for a long long time..Well done to all involved.

It is an extremely fascinating story, from the beginning till the end.

Highly Enjoyable .

Other flaws include the occassional boring episode or Hall's performance as Johnny sometimes falls flat.

There are several episodes in the series which I would give a ZERO if I could, most notably the series FINALE which resolves NOTHING, and the idiotic episode where the US government uses Johnny to fight terrorists, and the obligatory major yawn of a boxing episode.

If you like good stories dealing with "psi" (short for psychic) or "CSI"-type shows where bits of evidence take the stories in unpredictable directions, you should check out this series.

Then the series continues on its own, and although it occasionally suffers from the absence of the original author, most episodes are excellent -- Sporting engaging plots and good acting.

I do recommend this show because it was a fun ride and in the end, was pretty entertaining.

I saw things in the first three seasons that were exciting and thrilling!

Every episode keeps you on the edge of your seat- I curse everytime a commercial break comes.

but it might be that i rather start watching the x-files on DVD again, even though i know all of them, they don't bore me when i'm seeing it a second or third time - in contrary to "the dead zone", which bored me the first time i watched it and i definitely won't see it a second time...

I tuned in because the trailers were so intriguing and I was stunned to find that the series was actually better than the advertisements promised.

This movie moved along at a nice pace, the acting was good, and over it was enjoyable to watch.

I've watched the first couple of episodes of Season 4, and I have to say, the last one was downright boring.

Cutting-edge graphics and subject matter, interesting twists on each show, plus compelling continuing story lines threaded throughout the individual episodes, make this a great watch.

The way the lead character's "psychic" ability is limited allows stories to unfold in unpredictable ways.

Truly, it is worth watching based on it's own merit, and there is precious little on tv worth watching, as i am sure most of us have noticed.

Nothing inventive,boring (repetitive) story lines,one major character killed off,for some reason the Armageddon is stopped (for now,just like that) and almost no John L.

If you love Stephen King and really entertaining stuff then I strongly recommend that you see this series today!

i'll give this series another try when i'm really really bored and there are no other series to watch - otherwise i might end up being grumpy about the wasted time.

Anthony Michael Hall is superb as Johnny Smith and so far the show has been remarkably entertaining.

Well worth watching - .