Frailty Reviews

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February 8, 2014
Frailty is disturbing, all right, but then so is sticking needles in your eyes. And I wouldn't recommend either.
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 24, 2010
Violent and ultimately uneven and unsatisfying.
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.
February 13, 2008
Feels like Sling Blade rewritten at a crawl by Stephen King.
August 5, 2007
An overpraised thriller that's really as superficial as a bruise.
July 14, 2007
May 13, 2005
May 20, 2003
March 19, 2003
So grim, dim, and formulaic, that there is no room for any kind of visceral connection or genuine suspense.
January 25, 2003
Some good ideas went into the meat grinder, but what came out was largely uninteresting absurdist mush.
September 23, 2002
It's all surface psychodramatics.
September 18, 2002
This is a horror picture for individuals who only like their frills to stay firmly on the surface
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.
July 12, 2002
[God] ought to sue Bill Paxton for defamation of character.
June 22, 2002
...actually misleads you into thinking it's good.
April 23, 2002
Not much better than your average straight-to-video B-movie.
April 20, 2002
April 17, 2002
The concept behind Frailty is terrifying, but the ending ruins the movie
April 15, 2002
Plodding, superficial, unmemorable -- unfortunately, these adjectives can now apply to Bill Paxton's directorial debut as well as his usual screen presence.
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