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It, This Year’s Other Stephen King Movie, Is Getting Great Early Reactions

If The Dark Tower was a disappointment to Stephen King fans, it looks like It will give them something to be happy about this year—once they get over the resurgence of their coulrophobia. If early reactions are anything to go by (admittedly not reliably), It delivers not only on the scares you’d expect, but on a surprising amount of humor and heart, as well, for a well-rounded movie experience.

We haven’t seen it yet, but here’s what other members of the press had to say about their initial impressions:

Sadly, the reviews aren’t all good, even from critics who were happy with the film overall, so brace yourself for some trouble spots:

On the other hand, it’s good to hear that the movie stands on its own, apart from the source material and previous TV adaptation, so it might just exceed expectations.

(image: Warner Bros.)

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