Misery

Misery

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Kathy Bates won an Oscar for portraying a frighteningly obsessive fan of an author (James Caan) who happens to crash his car right next to her remote home. Unable to move, the author is nursed back to health by his "number one fan." But as the days go on, care turns into captivity, and adoration warps into abuse.

1990Rating: M, Violence & offensive language107 minsUSA
DramaThriller
Director:
Rob Reiner ('A Few Good Men', 'The Princess Bride', 'Stand by Me')
Writer:
William Goldman
Cast:
James CaanKathy BatesRichard FarnsworthFrances Sternhagen

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Misery | Awards

Award Winner
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bates), Academy Awards & Golden Globes 1991

Misery | Reviews

90%73 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Time Out

Time Out

Reiner captures just the right level of physical tension, but for the most part wisely emphasises the mental duels. Terrific.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It maintains its tension well, plays enough tricks on us so that we don’t ever treat anything quite seriously and Goldman’s script has enough good lines and situations to keep one interested in exactly what is coming next.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It is a good story, a natural, and it grabs us. But just as there is almost no way to screw it up, so there's hardly any way to bring it above a certain level of inspiration.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

There are a few holes in the plot, mainly towards the end, but from start to harrowing finish, it is blissfully apparent that Rob Reiner can indeed turn his hand to virtually anything.

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Misery | Release Details

Misery is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.