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Frailty Reviews

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March 9, 2017
... marvelously off-balance and under-the-skin creepy from the first few minutes.
February 8, 2014
Frailty is disturbing, all right, but then so is sticking needles in your eyes. And I wouldn't recommend either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 30, 2013
Paxton steals the show. And O'Leary more than holds his own again here. Too bad it's in a movie that fails to live up to its potential.
December 18, 2011
...a solid thriller from a promising first-time director.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 24, 2010
Violent and ultimately uneven and unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2009
One of the best horror mysteries ever conceived and yet one constantly over looked.
November 21, 2008
A resoundingly old-fashioned and well crafted study of evil infecting an American family, "Frailty" moves from strength to strength on its deceptive narrative course.
October 18, 2008
Frailty marks a fine directorial debut for Bill Paxton. He judges the material expertly and brings it to the boil effectively ...
July 2, 2008
Bill Paxton, longtime bit-player and significantly underrated character actor, makes his directorial debut with Frailty, a joyless tale of one family's psychotic cycle of violence.
June 17, 2008
The film's just about perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 13, 2008
Feels like Sling Blade rewritten at a crawl by Stephen King.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 5, 2007
An overpraised thriller that's really as superficial as a bruise.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 26, 2006
Paxton's first movie as director is better than you might expect. It has a first rate cast, and Bill Butler's camerawork and some deft editing help to crank up the tension.
April 5, 2003
The intricate plotting . . . reveals everything and yet, using the audiences preconceived notions, makes each fact a surprise and each fiction a shock.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 19, 2003
So grim, dim, and formulaic, that there is no room for any kind of visceral connection or genuine suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 7, 2003
Paxton not only directs but acts, so there was a double threat. But he does both with so much commitment that the film is a revelation.
March 4, 2003
This looks - and chills - like the start of a very promising new career for Paxton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2003
Some good ideas went into the meat grinder, but what came out was largely uninteresting absurdist mush.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/5
January 5, 2003
'Frailty" starts out like a typical Bible killer story, but it turns out to be significantly different (and better) than most films with this theme.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 8, 2002
A hot-acid concoction of thrills, spills, trepidation, and one of the most novel stories of recent times.
| Original Score: 4/5
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