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Fear X Reviews

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Larry Carroll
February 3, 2005
Imagine an hour of birds flying backwards and rooms with red curtains, and there's the rest of your movie.
Eric D. Snider
February 15, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: C
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 23, 2007
A Middle American psychological crime thriller agreat portion of which plays out none too rationally inside its protagonist's head.
Full Review
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 28, 2005
A pretentious, unsatisfying and ultra-slow-moving thriller.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
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.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
January 13, 2005
Nicolas Winding Refn evokes grief as a Lynchian put-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
August 4, 2005
Frustratingly opaque by design, Fear X offers viewers insufficient fear and excessive "X."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jamie Russell
March 24, 2004
An atmospheric but unsatisfying mystery chiller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Merle Bertrand
Film Threat
February 14, 2003
A tedious, snail-paced mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine
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
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

E! Online
January 28, 2005
This X doesn't mark the spot.
Full Review | Original Score: C-

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
March 21, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
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-
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
January 27, 2005
Fear X, like an impressionistic painting, is evocative in original ways.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 23, 2004
Refn seems overly pleased with his own cleverness, laying on the hypnotic austerity a bit thickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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