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Dreamscape

Dreamscape

1984
Sci-fi
Action
1h 39m
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Avg Percentile 43.34% from 397 total ratings

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Rated 23 Feb 2022
40
11th
You're telling me psychics go into dreams and cause a ruckus You bet they do Do we get to see a lot of cool dream shit Nope! ------ This needed to be put in the hands of a Verhoeven etc to really get into the good this is just bland boring nightmare on elm street blahs
Rated 09 Sep 2010
44
30th
I kept thinking how cool this film would have been if David Cronenberg directed it. Very interesting premise lacks any artistry and relies solely on cheesy imagery. Quaid is awesome in cool-guy-who-doesn't-give-a-shit role.
Rated 29 Jul 2018
4
16th
There is so much potential in this concept, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Any time a random evil government plot shows up in a movie like this, it's pretty clear they didn't know what to do with the cool idea they had. I'd love to see Netflix adapt this as a series, because there's still so many unique things you could do with the idea. Just call it Dream Cops and have fun with it.
Rated 20 Mar 2018
58
21st
With a stellar cast, Dreamscape is a crazy mix of horror and government paranoia. While everything in the dream sequences are quite entertaining, the government thriller aspect is fairly ordinary. And, once again, David Patrick Kelly is a blast. Even as a stop motion snake he steals the show.
Rated 11 Nov 2012
50
49th
Great acting from Christopher Plummer and Max von Sydow. Dennis Quaid was adequate but a little full of himself. Kate Capshaw is gorgeous and seems sweet. David Kelly does a good job of portraying yet another unbalanced psycho. The plot is OK, but there are lots of holes. Some of the SFX was lame, especially the monsters. Music is dated. The ending was too predictable and felt rushed. But, overall it was fun to watch, but it could have used a little more imagination.
Rated 04 Mar 2023
50
29th
Sydow and Plummer in an 80s flick with sci-du elements, and yet, against all odds, I didn't love it. The setup is decent enough but the dream sequences don't deliver.
Rated 24 Feb 2007
40
19th
Reasonable sci fi malarky.
Rated 15 Aug 2022
62
32nd
Loltrynabangherinherdream+trynausetokillpeople+killthebaddreamlinker+killsbadleaderindream
Rated 15 Jun 2022
42
8th
Aggressively handsome Quaid gets all up in peoples faces in this weirdo psychological misfire. Everyone is a creep and its all very questionable. You'll spend the entire film waiting for the shoe to drop only to realise the writers are actually just awful. In two schlocky sequences it does what you expect and hope for based on the sham poster art (credit to the underused FX dept.), but the rest is just mindless cold war bunkum. A shame - had it gone all-in on the premise it could have been cool.
Rated 28 Dec 2021
90
81st
Great concept and fairly well done
Rated 08 Jun 2021
65
33rd
The grandfather of Inception. Lots of 80ness and lots of Dennis Quaid bare chested.
Rated 30 May 2021
75
71st
The definition of a cool 80s movie. Unfortunately both the high concept idea and the stellar cast is somewhat underused. Nonetheless, it's such a wild mix of genres that just speeds forward and ends up being very enjoyable.
Rated 10 Mar 2019
40
30th
Well done but I don't really care for dream sequence movies. Quaid passes for Harrison Ford. Fav scene: kid axing the snake.
Rated 29 Sep 2018
60
39th
The poster tries to fool you that you are gonna watch another Indiana Jones movie...
Rated 03 Oct 2017
40
26th
The lion's share of Dreamscape's budget seems to have gone on the cast, and the performances provide almost enough gravitas to bring this one over the line. There's a half-decent idea deep within, and my attention was held for much longer than I'd anticipated, but the keyword here is 'confused', with a crazy mixture of genres and tones suggesting nobody really knew which direction to take things in. The particularly muddled nightmare finale, with lots of shoddy stop-motion, seals its fate.
Rated 16 Dec 2015
85
53rd
The ultimate 80s movie you missed, with a special treat for Kate Capshaw fans.
Rated 05 May 2011
63
32nd
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Rated 31 Jan 2011
30
32nd
What I learned from this movie: nothing happens outside of dreams. Absolutely...nothing...at all.
Rated 13 Nov 2010
82
41st
this gets a higher rating than im actually feeling for this movie just because it was so campy and 80's. such unimaginative imaginations.
Rated 11 Oct 2010
68
64th
Quite good. The only weak link is the Quaid/Capshaw relationship, because it kind of seems like they're both just being sarcastic at each other most of the time. The premise is fun, the performances are all at least decent, and the dream sequences are a blast. The main character's motivations and behavior don't seem terribly consistent, but I'm willing to forgive that, what with the Snake Man, nuclear explosions, zombies, and glowing nunchucks.
Rated 21 Sep 2010
64
39th
I actually kind of enjoyed this sci fi thriller. I first saw it when I was 12 or so (which was probably a little early) so there may be some nostalgia involved. On rewatch I didn't care for Capshaw but anything with Walken, Plummer and von Sydow can't be all bad.
Rated 30 Aug 2010
62
12th
...such a dense text.
Rated 11 Aug 2010
82
51st
looking for the 80's prequel to Inception? Then look no further. Dated in a way some will find charming, others cheesy. And terrible special effects, even for its day I imagine. Dennis Quaid reminds me of a young Harrison Ford here, and Christopher Plummer makes an enjoyable, if cliche villain.
Rated 14 Jan 2010
73
44th
Full of 80's cliche music, and dated special effects--both of which could have been forgiven had the writing been done well enough, but it wasn't. Had some good names, and intriguing sets, but nothing to actually merit watching it.
Rated 20 Oct 2009
2
16th
Max von Sydow seemed to be in desperate need of money in the 80s. Or he just forgot how to read. idk but this is pretty pathetic.
Rated 10 Oct 2008
29
30th
Film med Dennis Quaid skal man generelt holde sig fra...
Rated 26 Sep 2008
70
61st
I remember this is being interesting, should see it again though
Rated 15 Aug 2007
85
74th
Great concept. Kate Capshaw is absolutely HOT in this movie. Who is in your dreams?

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