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Frailty Reviews

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April 12, 2002
Everything in the movies depends on the strength of the script, and many an indie film has ridden a good script to glory. In this film, the greatest Frailty is the writing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 20, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 24, 2010
Violent and ultimately uneven and unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
April 12, 2002
A spectacularly gruesome and emotionally destructive, if fictitious, account of child abuse, mounted to provide two tweaks of emotion in a clumsily telegraphed surprise ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 13, 2008
Feels like Sling Blade rewritten at a crawl by Stephen King.
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.
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 5, 2007
An overpraised thriller that's really as superficial as a bruise.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 9, 2002
At the end...my eyes were so sore from rolling at the film's predictability and narrative loopholes I could barely see straight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 12, 2002
Frailty contains all the trappings of the Gothic murder story without any sense of irony, complexity, or graveyard creepiness.
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 14, 2002
Even if the film isn't nearly as clever or insightful as it thinks it is, at least it has the courage to go for a chillingly offbeat conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 23, 2002
It's all surface psychodramatics.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 12, 2002
payoff isn't worth the time invested.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 12, 2002
All the eloquence and structure in the world couldn't save it from a fatal case of toxic ham poisoning.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 11, 2002
Like so many other allegedly scary movies, it gets so tangled up in The Twist that it chokes the energy right out of the very audience it seeks to frighten.
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
June 22, 2002
...actually misleads you into thinking it's good.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
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
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