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Dr. Joe Darrow is a respected expert in trauma and triage. But his professional knowledge provides little comfort when tragedy claims the life of his wife. Six months after her death, Emily's body has not been recovered and Joe has shut down. After a statue falls to the flood as though it were push and a visit to the hospital, he believes his wife is trying to contact him.
Drama - Devoted fans of Kevin Costner, particularly females, are the
audience most likely to enjoy this overdone and strangely
sentimental supernatural thriller. The film at times is too intense
for young children, who would be mostly bored anyway.
The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.
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Review Poor "I'd like to think that this silly humbuggery, this
preposterous-for-no-good-reason supernatural tale is throwaway comfort for a
plague year... but I fear there's more junk like this about to come our way...''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Below Average "This film is so badly made that it makes What
Lies Beneath look like a masterpiece of supernatural suspense. The dragonfly
is a sleek, graceful insect that doesn't deserve to have its reputation sullied
by being associated with this pile of offal.''
Review Average "Dragonfly
does have a few thrilling moments, and Costner eventually does start to suspend
his disbelief and do what he does best: take action. But that doesn't come till
the final third. Only then are there glimpses of the star quality that
turned heads 15 years ago in No Way Out. That's too late to save Dragonfly
and not enough to give Costner's clipped career fresh wings.''
TV Guide OnlineFull
Review Below Average "...his film plods along from one half-baked idea
about life and death to another, kindly leaving plenty of room in between for
yawning and stretching. With one or two cheap jolts and a few cheaper
platitudes, it's the kind of New Age fright flick that tries to both scare and
reassure its audience, but does neither particularly well. ''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
These are some HIGH OPINIONS! There were a few that didn't enjoy "Dragonfly" very much, but that's common and only means that it's best if you read all the information we provide about this movie before deciding to see it.
Neither age or gender seemed to make any significant difference in the opinions. Surprisingly, teens enjoyed it a bit more than adults.
From these opinions it's easy to HIGHLY RECOMMEND "DRAGONFLY."
As head of emergency services for Chicago Memorial Hospital, Dr. Joe Darrow
(Devin Costner) is a respected expert in trauma and triage. But his professional
knowledge provides little comfort when tragedy claims the life of his wife. A doctor
herself, Emily Darrow (Susanna Thompson) was on a medical mercy mission when she
died in a bus accident on a remote mountain road in Venezuela.
Reminders of Emily are everywhere, among them images of dragonflies, her
personal totem because of a birthmark on her shoulder. And then there are
Emily's former patients in the pediatric oncology ward. Joe promised to look in
on them when Emily left for Venezuela, and now finds that they offer a
surprising link to her. To the kids, Darrow is not a burned-out E.R. doc, but
rather 'Emily's Joe.' And as some of these young patients survive near-death
experiences, Joe begins to believe that Emily is trying to communicate with him
- from the other side. While Joe's co-workers and friends worry about his mental
stability, Joe comes to realize that he must draw on faith - rather than fact -
for answers to his questions.