F/X (1986)



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Movie Info

Special effects master Rollie Tyler is asked to fake a maffia hit for the Justice Department but things go wrong as he's double-crossed and framed for murder. Using the tools of his trade, Rollie keeps himself alive and pulls a double-cross of his own. Original thriller is realistic and fun.

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Gregory Fleeman, Robert T. Megginson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 13, 2000


as Rollie Tyler

as Leo McCarthy

as Col. Mason

as Nicholas DeFranco

as Mickey

as Capt. Wallenger

as Lt. Murdoch

as Varrick

as Gallagher

as Marisa Velez

as Marisa Velez

as Whitemore

as Miss Joyce Lehman

as Sgt. Littauer

as The Director

as Ballistics Expert

as 1st Reporter

as Car-Pound Attendant

as Capt. Tolosa

as Capt. Watts

as State Trooper

as State Trooper

as Ambulance Driver

as State Trooper

as State Police Chief

as TV Reporter

as Receptionist

as Medical Examiner

as State Trooper

as Hospital State Troop...

as Boat-House Guard

as Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for F/X

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

As contrived and plot-hole ridden as it is, F/X still works quite effectively as a crowd-pleasing popcorn picture.

Full Review… | April 9, 2008
Top Critic

The action sequences are efficiently handled, but look elsewhere for psychological or emotional insight.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The film is as much a demonstration of various kinds of special effects as it is about them.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The irony of F/X, which is a very good thriller indeed, is that it avoids the pitfall of so many thrillers; it doesn't degenerate into a mindless display of special effects.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

It looks dated and shoddy now, never taking itself as seriously as the darker sequel.

Full Review… | April 9, 2008

A competent and unpretentious entertainment.

Full Review… | April 9, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for F/X

The movie starts well enough, and the make-belief story didn't make me uncomfortable enough to enjoy the strategy making process!! The humor played a significant role there (why so serious), I guess. But come second half of the flick, and the suspension of disbelief becomes sort of a challenge to overcome. (No loose ends!!!) It simply keeps descending thereafter, with the end hitting the nail to the coffin. Besides, the performances too were terrible. Having said that, it's a tolerable one (maybe specifically on a fine day) that doesn't call for repeated viewings.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

An okay action thriller movie, I saw it a long time ago on TV, so maybe I should see it again, but I wasn't too impressed with it the first time.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

An old favourite

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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