Freaks

critic Reviews

87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score87%
  • Stocked with solid performances, Freaks is a clever sci-fi/horror hybrid that suggests a bright future for co-writers/co-directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jason EscamillaEskimoTV
    The most thrilling movie of 2019!
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It is ridiculously coy about what is going on... Just start the movie, guys!
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    [The filmmakers] capture fear of the unknown, through the allegory of super-powered people, more succinctly and effectively than most of the "X-Men" franchise ever could.
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    Esme BetamaxBattle Royale With Cheese
    Freaks takes Marvelesque mutants and puts them in an environment akin to Shyamalan's shaky supernatural joint Signs (2002). Although it contains all the right elements Freaks struggles to break new ground.
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    Kristy StrouseFilm Inquiry
    It's a paranoid little picture, using its influences wisely while manufacturing something distinctive: one of the best Sci-fi's of the year.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    It's just not special enough.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Peter SobczynskieFilmCritic.com
    Freaks isn't perfect but at least when it does stumble --which is not too often -- it is happily out of ambition rather than laziness.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Childhood curiosity clashes with dystopian peril in this science-fiction drama that supplies subversive genre thrills plus relevant subtext.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonSan Francisco Examiner
    [I]t's an inventive, ingenious little low-budget sci-fi horror film that presents big ideas in a small arena.
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    Mike D'AngeloAV Club
    [T]he film shrewdly keeps us inside Chloe's head, filtered through her very limited comprehension of her burgeoning and truly awesome abilities.
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