Frank & Lola Reviews

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October 3, 2019
Although the film ultimately doesn't satisfy as either a thriller or a relationship drama, it's an interesting exploration of gender roles.
March 21, 2019
At only 88 minutes, this is a fine example of economic storytelling.
November 1, 2018
Even when Frank & Lola stumbles, the film is still quite watchable because of its two great leads.
August 25, 2018
Ross's film is succinct and confident, and the film's force in large part stems from its no-nonsense approach.
August 20, 2018
Frank and Lola is an interesting examination of love.
August 7, 2017
Viewed as a fable about the perils of male jealousy and having a sense of entitlement over the women they love, [Frank & Lola] works.
January 19, 2017
Much like Elvis & Nixon, Michael Shannon stars in another small-scale film, focused mainly on two characters, and excels at it.
December 9, 2016
Anyone who's ever wondered how Michael Shannon would fare as a smoldering romantic lead or how Imogen Poots might handle the role of a femme fatale has their answer in Matthew Ross' engaging psycho-thriller.
December 9, 2016
Ross shows his talent by taking Frank & Lola places we don't expect it to go. They may not always make sense, but there's daring in the attempt and that is always worth something.
December 9, 2016
Even with too much focus on the former character, Frank & Lola, buoyed by Shannon's performance and Ross' acute eye for the seediness of his environments, is a commendable debut.
December 9, 2016
There have been plenty of gritty indie films about tortured souls looking for love, but this one has better performances and more provocative insight than most.
December 8, 2016
Frank & Lola, for all its focus on the idea of revenge, feels like the perfect antithetical response to an industry bloated with rape-revenge fantasies.
December 8, 2016
Bolstered significantly by Michael Shannon's quietly anxious performance... the feature debut of writer-director Matthew Ross has a twitchy, moody unpredictability that keeps the viewer intrigued as to where the story may go next.
December 8, 2016
It's a sexy, adult thriller that doesn't pander and never feels artificial. This one will likely find an appreciative audience and makes for a promising debut for writer/director Ross.
December 8, 2016
Shannon is indeed outstanding and dominant, but this elegantly minimalist film has still more to recommend it -- notably, the underrated English actress Imogen Poots.
December 8, 2016
A steamy neo-noir that builds considerable suspense while throwing a succession of narrative curves.
December 8, 2016
Michael Shannon is both perversely cast (as a romantic lead) and perfectly cast (as cinema's least predictable thespian).
December 8, 2016
This is the kind of debut that whets the appetite for what else this filmmaker has up his sleeve.
December 8, 2016
The story may get a bit muddled, but Ross delivers a promising debut that marks him as a talent to watch.
December 7, 2016
It's Shannon whose wildcard intensity turns Frank & Lola into something more than the script's collection of hardboiled implausibilities.
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