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February 8, 2014
A singularly bizarre new horror comedy, both exhilarating and frustrating: it allows for Pegg to stretch as an actor...leaving a great performance at the heart of a movie most won't particularly care for.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 2, 2014
It's polarizing work that carries immense creativity and sharp sense of humor, burrowing into the spinning mind of a destructively phobic man during an intense period of suspicion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 11, 2012
Smart nods to Psycho, Kubrick and German expressionism suggest Mills has done his homework, which is perhaps to be expected from his lineage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2012
Something of a curate's egg, the film seems to be a little bit of everything and not enough of anything...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2012
There's no shame for Pegg who throws himself into it with manic commitment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2012
Strikingly designed and directed, this offbeat film feels like a one-man stage show as the entire story's told through an internal monolog.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2012
Mills must as least be credited with a vision that feels more or less entirely unique.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 3, 2012
It's always trying to do something unusual. It has a great lead in Pegg. What it doesn't have is an ending or a clear reason what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 11, 2012
While the wheels start spinning in the film's overly drawn-out launderette sequence, they pretty much come off by the final act, when the pacing sags like an old mattress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2014
The noteworthy presence of Simon Pegg can't rescue this bizarre and ultimately aimless mix of comedy and horror that's neither funny nor frightening.
February 13, 2014
[A Fantastic Fear of Everything] leaps all over the place narratively and conceptually, servicing the comedy of every individual scene without considering or linking the others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 11, 2014
For all its comic panache, A Fantastic Fear of Everything too often feels forced rather than funny - the strain evident in the setup is rarely worth the payoff, and the result simply proves exhausting.
February 8, 2014
With such a promising theme and a funny lead actor like Simon Pegg, this movie should be a big hit. So what went wrong? I think the film just got out of control.
February 6, 2014
The effect eventually becomes that of about a dozen story pitches all strung together. Any one of them might have the potential for greatness in isolation. Try to mash them up into one movie, though, and much like Jack, they fall to pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
February 6, 2014
Simon Pegg is a very talented comic actor, but you would never guess that in this claustrophobic, strained stream-of-consciousness, sinking cinematic showboat.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
February 6, 2014
A Fantastic Fear Of Everything is more amusing than uproarious, and often not even that; it plays like a couple of over-extended sketches featuring the same thinly drawn character.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 5, 2014
Strands of Simon Pegg's amiable persona are found in the film's more tolerable bits, but even this seasoned vet's unique voice is lost amid the glut of references to other work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
June 12, 2012
This effortfully quirky pic refuses to settle for mere ineptitude, adding casual misogyny and pronounced racism to its rap sheet.
June 11, 2012
There is a watchable film hiding within this largely depressing, annoyingly repetitive audiovisual dirge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 9, 2012
An embarrassing vehicle for its lead and the worst ad for Y-fronts in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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