Fearless Freaks (2005)



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Bradley Beesley's documentary The Fearless Freaks attempts to reveal some truths about the band The Flaming Lips. The Lips have built a loyal cult following, and the film -- compiled from footage taken over 15 years -- attempts to satisfy that cult, as well as interest those unfamiliar with the band, by including a combination of performance footage and candid moments. The director was allowed full access to Wayne Coyne and the other members of the band.
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Television
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Shout! Factory

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Critic Reviews for Fearless Freaks

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

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July 5, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
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Will please devotees without attracting many, if any, new converts.

May 27, 2005
Top Critic

Wildly entertaining.

May 26, 2005
Detroit Free Press
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Full Review… | May 25, 2005
AV Club
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So darn watchable that it could turn someone who never heard of the Flaming Lips into a devoted fan.

May 25, 2005
New York Post
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Bradley Beesley's intimate documentary traces the two-decade career of the Flaming Lips, a seminal art-rock band from Oklahoma City.

May 25, 2005
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Fearless Freaks

This film leaves me with only one question: Did Wayne Coyne's wife inspire the band name?


Super Reviewer


The life story of the Flaming Lips is made infinitely more interesting due to the fact that they grew up with an aspirin film maker. So when the Coyne's talk about their Oklaoma City youth, you get 1972 burnout videos to accompany. There was a point where I was getting a little tired of the behind the scenes parts of the backyard movie Wayne was making. I mean, really, make it some dvd extras for chrissakes. But it did help to set up the big kicker of the flick. The ace in the hole. Steven Drozd, the supposed musical secret of the Lips, and his candid discussion of his heroin addiction- WHILE preparing a dose. They cut away long enough to miss the shoot, but then come back to him to see him describe the high. It's jarring and depressing. But there is redemption throughout this tale and minus some parental deaths, I'd acclaim this as a feel good tale. It's not loaded down with performances and song discussion that you already know about. They pretty much stick to the lives of the folks.

Nik Browning
Nik Browning

the flaming lips are one of my favorite bands. this is the definite flaming lips documentary. i think really anyone would like this movie, but any flaming lips fan will love it. see this and become a fan of the flaming lips.

chris mazur
chris mazur

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