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A Fantastic Fear of Everything Reviews

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Drew Taylor
The Playlist

A singularly bizarre new horror comedy, both exhilarating and frustrating: it allows for Pegg to stretch as an actor...leaving a great performance at the heart of a movie most won't particularly care for.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: B

February 8, 2014
Brian Orndorf

It's polarizing work that carries immense creativity and sharp sense of humor, burrowing into the spinning mind of a destructively phobic man during an intense period of suspicion.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

January 2, 2014
Neil Smith
Total Film

Smart nods to Psycho, Kubrick and German expressionism suggest Mills has done his homework, which is perhaps to be expected from his lineage.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

June 11, 2012
Alison Jones
Birmingham Mail

Something of a curate's egg, the film seems to be a little bit of everything and not enough of anything...

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

June 8, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

There's no shame for Pegg who throws himself into it with manic commitment.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

June 8, 2012
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Strikingly designed and directed, this offbeat film feels like a one-man stage show as the entire story's told through an internal monolog.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

June 7, 2012
Emma Dibdin
Digital Spy

Mills must as least be credited with a vision that feels more or less entirely unique.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

June 5, 2012
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine

It's always trying to do something unusual. It has a great lead in Pegg. What it doesn't have is an ending or a clear reason what it wants to be.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 3, 2012
James Mottram
The List

While the wheels start spinning in the film's overly drawn-out launderette sequence, they pretty much come off by the final act, when the pacing sags like an old mattress.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

May 11, 2012
Todd Jorgenson

The noteworthy presence of Simon Pegg can't rescue this bizarre and ultimately aimless mix of comedy and horror that's neither funny nor frightening.

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March 21, 2014
Tasha Robinson
The Dissolve

[A Fantastic Fear of Everything] leaps all over the place narratively and conceptually, servicing the comedy of every individual scene without considering or linking the others.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 13, 2014
Calum Marsh
Village Voice
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For all its comic panache, A Fantastic Fear of Everything too often feels forced rather than funny - the strain evident in the setup is rarely worth the payoff, and the result simply proves exhausting.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 11, 2014
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

With such a promising theme and a funny lead actor like Simon Pegg, this movie should be a big hit. So what went wrong? I think the film just got out of control.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

February 8, 2014
Ian Buckwalter
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The effect eventually becomes that of about a dozen story pitches all strung together. Any one of them might have the potential for greatness in isolation. Try to mash them up into one movie, though, and much like Jack, they fall to pieces.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 4/10

February 6, 2014
Dann Gire
Daily Herald (IL)

Simon Pegg is a very talented comic actor, but you would never guess that in this claustrophobic, strained stream-of-consciousness, sinking cinematic showboat.

Full Review Source: Daily Herald (IL) | Original Score: 0.5/4

February 6, 2014
Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
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A Fantastic Fear Of Everything is more amusing than uproarious, and often not even that; it plays like a couple of over-extended sketches featuring the same thinly drawn character.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

February 6, 2014
Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine

Strands of Simon Pegg's amiable persona are found in the film's more tolerable bits, but even this seasoned vet's unique voice is lost amid the glut of references to other work.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

February 5, 2014
Guy Lodge
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This effortfully quirky pic refuses to settle for mere ineptitude, adding casual misogyny and pronounced racism to its rap sheet.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 12, 2012
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

There is a watchable film hiding within this largely depressing, annoyingly repetitive audiovisual dirge.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 11, 2012
Shaun Munro
What Culture

An embarrassing vehicle for its lead and the worst ad for Y-fronts in years.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 1.5/5

June 9, 2012
Mark Adams
Screen International
June 2, 2012
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