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Dragonfly

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Dragonfly

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
104 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/22/02
performer:
Kathy Bates, Kevin Costner, Leslie Hope, Linda Hunt, Joe Morton, Ron Rifkin
director:
Tom Shadyac
distributor:
MCA, Universal
author:
Brandon Camp, David Seltzer, Mike Thompson
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a D+

When is Kevin Costner going to realize that moping his way through tearjerker roles is not what made him a movie star? In Dragonfly — just as in Message in a Bottle — he plays a guy grieving for his dead wife, only this time the deceased is sending cryptic messages from beyond. More dreary than eerie, the movie simply crawls along, doling out abstract clues, before delivering closure with a whopper of a revelation. It’s too much, too late. What was probably pitched as a tasteful, romantic ghost story isn’t even entertaining schlock.