Frailty Reviews

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March 9, 2017
... marvelously off-balance and under-the-skin creepy from the first few minutes.
December 18, 2011
...a solid thriller from a promising first-time director.
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 ...
June 17, 2008
The film's just about perfect.
August 14, 2007
December 30, 2006
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.
December 6, 2005
June 5, 2004
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.
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.
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.
December 8, 2002
A hot-acid concoction of thrills, spills, trepidation, and one of the most novel stories of recent times.
November 10, 2002
This is one of the outstanding thrillers of recent years.
November 7, 2002
Actor Bill Paxton's directorial debut is a stark horror film full of surprises -- and genuine scares.
October 21, 2002
An intriguing film about an unsavory topic.
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