Freaks

Freaks

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  • Freaks
    1 minutes 19 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Freaks Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Today, it's a cult favorite that continues to resonate -- The Player, Toy Story and Hedwig and the Angry Inch are just a few of the major films to have paid it homage.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 19, 2004
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

pretty pioneering for 1932, but modern desensitization to such things (hell, we have Paris Hilton on TV) mutes the freak-out effect almost completely

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

August 14, 2004
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

Freaks is definitely not a horror film in the traditional sense -- yet, it's appealed to horror fans for decades.

Full Review Source: Horror.com

August 12, 2004
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Browning uses the film's famous "Wedding Feast" sequence and its rhythmic use of montage to fantastically blur the lines between the normal and the abnormal.

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

October 29, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

To this day, there's never been anything like it.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Freaks is one of those legendary films, made all the more legendary by its ill-repute over the years.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

It is a work of genius.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 5/5

October 2, 2002

It's a cinematic slap in the face that'll leave you reeling with shock, surprise and maybe even delight. They certainly don't make them like this anymore.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 5/5

September 17, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

one of the weirdest dramas ever put on screen

| Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Uniquely horrifying.

| Original Score: 5/5

July 27, 2002
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Freaks is a requisite entry in the library of horror.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

April 3, 2002
Jeremiah Kipp
Flipside Movie Emporium

If anything, the movie is a fable about accepting others as you would want to be accepted yourself. Unfortunately, the studios and general public didn't see it that way.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: A

October 24, 2001
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film

Freaks is worth a look for those with interested in the history of exploitation cinema or the trash/punk aesthetic of the likes of John Waters, but others will probably find it unpleasant and heavy going.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 16, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Fascinating, repulsive, and oddly touching

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 27, 2001
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... Browning made the normal people the grotesque ones, showing how ugly they were because of their intolerance.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

January 1, 2000
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Browning's film really works to get the audience to view things from the freaks' perspective

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: A

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 5/5

July 18, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 4/5

February 25, 2005
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 13, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

February 27, 2004
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