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Fear X Reviews

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June 15, 2011
The director captures a sense of hazy, harrowing obsession that's amplified by his immaculate camera set-ups and pans.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 31, 2008
Slick thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 23, 2007
A Middle American psychological crime thriller agreat portion of which plays out none too rationally inside its protagonist's head.
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March 1, 2007
What happens afterwards, in Refn and the late Hubert Selby, Jr.'s can't-resist-obscurity-and-ambiguity screenplay will disappoint most filmgoers.
August 4, 2005
Frustratingly opaque by design, Fear X offers viewers insufficient fear and excessive "X."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
February 3, 2005
Imagine an hour of birds flying backwards and rooms with red curtains, and there's the rest of your movie.
February 2, 2005
It's a fundamentally Scandinavian movie, a hyperintense meditation on death and destiny set amid a bleak wintry landscape and played out by the emotionally devastated.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 1, 2005
As the film builds, director Refn skillfully allows Harry to get both closer and farther away form his goal, like an optical illusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 28, 2005
Turturro's clammy, lumpen Cain is a profoundly disagreeable guide down the rabbit hole of hallucinatory paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 28, 2005
This X doesn't mark the spot.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 28, 2005
A pretentious, unsatisfying and ultra-slow-moving thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 28, 2005
Fortunately, Turturro's subtle turn keeps our emotional connection solid even when the story skates on thin ice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 28, 2005
The story, in the end, is less than satisfying and, unfortunately, doesn't match the movie's eerie style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 27, 2005
Fear X, like an impressionistic painting, is evocative in original ways.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 27, 2005
With an elliptical style and open-ended interpretations, it is definitely not for those who like their mysteries spelled out and tied up neatly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 27, 2005
Grimly austere barely begins to describe the atmosphere of dread that seeps through Fear X like a toxic mist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2005
This thriller is ingeniously woven with motifs suggesting the difficulty of seeing and understanding truth, and substitutes psychological chills for commonplace gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 27, 2005
Turturro ... never wavers in his commitment to a role that deprives him of nearly all his actorly tools.
January 25, 2005
It's half a movie, but a half that hums.
January 21, 2005
Intellectually, the story isn't as compelling Kafkaesque at it probably wants to be, but at least it has a mind of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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