Fear X Reviews

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 15, 2011
The director captures a sense of hazy, harrowing obsession that's amplified by his immaculate camera set-ups and pans.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 31, 2008
Slick thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
February 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
February 2, 2005
It's a fundamentally Scandinavian movie, a hyperintense meditation on death and destiny set amid a bleak wintry landscape and played out by the emotionally devastated.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 1, 2005
As the film builds, director Refn skillfully allows Harry to get both closer and farther away form his goal, like an optical illusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
January 28, 2005
Fortunately, Turturro's subtle turn keeps our emotional connection solid even when the story skates on thin ice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
January 27, 2005
Fear X, like an impressionistic painting, is evocative in original ways.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 27, 2005
With an elliptical style and open-ended interpretations, it is definitely not for those who like their mysteries spelled out and tied up neatly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 27, 2005
Grimly austere barely begins to describe the atmosphere of dread that seeps through Fear X like a toxic mist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 27, 2005
This thriller is ingeniously woven with motifs suggesting the difficulty of seeing and understanding truth, and substitutes psychological chills for commonplace gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
January 27, 2005
Turturro ... never wavers in his commitment to a role that deprives him of nearly all his actorly tools.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 25, 2005
It's half a movie, but a half that hums.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 18, 2005
Turturro gets under your skin, obsessed as he is with finding not the who, but the why, of his wife's senseless murder.
Full Review | Original Score: B
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 7, 2005
[A] thoroughly riveting slow-burn of a psychological thriller...
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
July 16, 2004
Like all Refn's work, Fear X was shot chronologically and, given that the film was made on a tight budget, it's not too much of a surprise that the ending feels rushed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
March 21, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 23, 2004
Refn seems overly pleased with his own cleverness, laying on the hypnotic austerity a bit thickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Scott Foundas
Variety
February 13, 2003
A supremely elegant, meditative thriller.
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 23, 2007
A Middle American psychological crime thriller agreat portion of which plays out none too rationally inside its protagonist's head.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Hollywood Reporter
February 2, 2005

Guardian
April 9, 2004
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