11.22.63 [DVD] [2016]

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  • Release Date: 08/09/2016
  • Rating: NR
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98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (271 out of 278)

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  • When the Future Fights Back

Synopsis


11.22.63
In this speculative historical thriller based on the book by Stephen King, a high school English teacher (James Franco) discovers a way to travel through time and seizes the opportunity to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, only to meet resistance from a timestream that doesn't like being meddled with. ~ Tom Ciampoli, Rovi



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4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fairly decent rendering

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    PeteS
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    I found the book fascinating and wondered how it would transfer to the screen. All in all, I was fairly impressed. I would like to have seen the red Ford from the book, though, and I was caught off guard by how history was described as having changed after Kennedy's survival. Once I looked at the date the series was made (February 2016) and reread the book the reason for the difference became obvious: Stephen King's prophetic vision may prove too accurate for comfort. He wrote the book in 2012, well before the 2016 political rhetoric began to ramp up. I suspect that the idea that George Wallace would become president was far too close to what was already happening in the primaries to be able to be used without fear of libel. I think things would have been clearer if they had stuck closer to the original, but otherwise it was not a bad effort.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Take on Time Travel

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    MarkTwainTimeTraveler
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    Another take on Time Travel with some interesting twists, and an excellent setting to do it in - the mystery of JFK's assassination. I have not yet had the pleasure of reading Stephen King's novel this show is adapted from - some have noted the book has key differences, but since I have not read it I can not speak for what those are. For me the series was good as a standalone with a Time Travel aspect that is not explained, but is something that simply is stumbled upon. It seems to take the approach of a 'linear' world, rather than multiple branch time travel stories. The setting is also excellent, with great sets and design work to fit the period.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great adapatation, but its not a complete one

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    JimmyB
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    Okay, I gave this five stars, even though I have read the book and some things are definitely missing. Still, the show works incredibly well as constructed. A school teacher is given the opportunity to go back into time to stop the Kennedy assassination (hence the title, referring to the day of his murder). To tell more would ruin some incredible plot points. It's a Stephen King adaptation, but it is "thriller" not "horror" (and at times, more "drama" than anything else). You know where you are headed in the story, but the journey is great, and a satisfying payoff at the end. You won't be disappointed!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid miniseries TV thriller.

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    VatHayato
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    JJ Abrams and Franco unite to adapt Stephen King's off-kilter historical thriller with success, crafting an on-the-edge-of-your-seat viewing experience that is expertly paced and well acted. Casting choices were spot on, especially for the protagonist along with his love interest and what is in my personal opinion the standouts of the cast, Deke Simmons and Miz Mimi. Although the pacing loses it's grounding towards the ending episodes, 11/22/63 is nevertheless an enjoyable watch that is essential for any JFK conspiracy lover, history buff or King fan.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of King's best tv adaptations...

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    TMAN
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    I have always loved Stephen King's work, but many of his best stories have been made into mediocre tv series. This on the other hand was very well done...finely crafted and beautifully filmed. The actors did a superb job with their respective roles as well. A bit melodramatic at times, but one of his best tv series to be sure. If you haven't seen it, you should...and read the book too, it's most excellent!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase

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    Liam
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    Since I don't subscribe to Hulu, I had no way to watch this before buying do it was a blind purchase and a good one. I was hooked right away from the first episode. James F. isn't always the best actor but he brought his A-game to this show. There were a few slow points scattered through out but they didn't hinder the overall story. I highly recommend you pick this up and when you have a rainy weekend, sit back, binge and enjoy.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is how Stephen King books need to be done

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    Skylance
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    The biggest problem with most Stephen King adaptations is that they are made into 90-120 minute movies. When you're dealing with a 1,000 plus page book, that just doesn't do it justice. Doing it as a miniseries helps to get as much of the material in, stay true to story, and not be punching a clock.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Adaptation of a Great Novel

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    j21jwc
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    Stephen King's works have been adapted over a variety ion film and tv projects. For every Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me, or The Shining . there's a Sleepwalkers or Dreamcatcher. For 11/22/63, the TV/Hulu adaptation is actually quite good. The novel (which I loved), is quite long, and quite detailed, so while a few cuts were made, the story made the transition well.

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