here are the first few minutes:
Mutant Reviewers calls it "excellent". EW likes it and says, "The Stand isn't so much a horror tale as it is an epic fantasy with the kitchen sink tossed in." DVD Talk concludes their review with this:
I loved this damned movie! I loved the damned book! Most of all, I loved the damned DVD! This is one of the scariest movies ever made.It won some awards.