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The Frighteners Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Incredible, the amount of work that went into ``The Frighteners.'' And appalling.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Story was originally conceived as an episode of "Tales From the Crypt," and that is perhaps what it should have remained, as the thinness of the conceit shows throughout, painfully so in the first half.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Violent, frenzied, foul-mouthed ghost comedy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 15, 2010
Mike Clark
USA Today
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A mess with sporadic flashes of creativity.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Despite being awful in almost every respect, The Frighteners does offer one small pleasure: R. Lee Ermey parodying his Full Metal Jacket drill sergeant character.

| Original Score: 3/10

January 23, 2006
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 2/5

February 21, 2003
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 27, 2001
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

It's a fascinating failure, perhaps, but it's still a mess.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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An object lesson in what to avoid when making the transition from low-budget films to studio productions.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

Talk about taking a step in the wrong direction. Peter Jackson, does your mother know what you've done?

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The actors can't keep the film's mood from verging on hysteria as the story roams all over the map. "The Frighteners" has flitted everywhere, even to heaven and hell, before it's over.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 20, 2003
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Every frame drips with Jackson's moviemaking fever.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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At times the relentless special effects and tangled plotting veer towards visual and narrative overkill, but the final tonal swerve is shocking and effective.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

May 30, 2003
Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

For every weak moment there is a directorial flourish that compensates

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January 1, 2000
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: B+

January 1, 2000
Dragan Antulov
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Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

November 7, 2003
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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