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Frantic Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 19, 2010
[Polanski's] usual surrealism is almost completely absent.
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 18, 2008
A thriller without much surprise, suspense or excitement.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 30, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 27, 2003
While Polanski has style to spare, this retread of The Lady Vanishes never quite rises to the occasion.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
Hands down Polanski's worst movie
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 27, 2004
Should be great; isn't.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
"a tepid brew that never comes to a full boil"
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Even with its excesses, Frantic is a reminder of how absorbing a good thriller can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Polanski and Ford team up for a gritty and intense kidnapping thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 17, 2002
A Tight suspenseful thriller
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 13, 2005
Some of Ford's best work to date, an absorbing thriller spun from a marvelously simple concept.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly straightforward thriller from director and co-scripter Roman Polanski, who is usually known for for more convoluted and psychological storylines.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 23, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
May 2, 2003
A tense, paranoid thriller as only Polanski can make them.
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 17, 2002
It isn't Polanski's greatest work, but it's a great success.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 13, 2004
Lives up to its title.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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