Freaks

critic Reviews

86% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score86%
  • 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.
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    It's just not special enough.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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    Sarah-Tai BlackGlobe and Mail
    Likewise, the movie seems restrained by its budget, which is unfortunate because the imagination it shows its promising. It's only in materially realizing itself where it falls short.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Gary GoldsteinLos Angeles Times
    It's watchable and intriguing stuff, yet also silly and inconsistent.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    Its most effective trick, though, is to trap us all inside Chloe's head, presenting a child's-eye view of a world gone incomprehensibly mad.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    Freaks is a compendium of movie love, as much as it is a movie. Its success rests on an astonishing performance by Lexy Kolker, who was seven when the film was shot.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    It's a freak of a movie that grows busier than mysterious, and for this reason, will unlikely create a positive impact.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Harris DangThe AU Review
    A film that has a heartfelt family story jam-packed with complex themes, wonderful performances and confident direction that makes the genre tropes feel new and exciting again.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kevin A. RansonMovieCrypt.com
    What fuels this film is the deftness of character development, calculated reveals, and relationship empathy that rarely comes together in a meaningful way like this in genre films.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jessica BaxterHammer to Nail
    Maybe these stories will seem tired if we ever find ourselves in a world where they're no longer thematically relevant. For now, I think there's value in all of them. Especially if they make an effort to find new ways to deliver them.
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