Frank & Lola Reviews

August 25, 2018
Ross's film is succinct and confident, and the film's force in large part stems from its no-nonsense approach.
November 20, 2017
A muddled descent into psycho-sexual mind games that never fully gels.
December 14, 2016
As an exercise in voyeurism, this is a movie that sleeps on its feet. Shannon is too good for this nonsense, and Poots has got to do something about that disastrous name.
December 10, 2016
Frank and Lola ultimately feels like less of a compelling, free-standing work than a promise of better movies to come.
December 8, 2016
The story Mr. Ross has come up with suggests that he wants to say something about desire and jealousy, but he hasn't given Frank enough of an inner life to make the character's transformation from a besotted lover into a distrustful one plausible.
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
However suspensefully the score groans and cries, the emotional stakes dwindle with each overemphatic narrative curve.
December 8, 2016
Two of the most watchable actors on the planet are stranded in a numb sketch of a film that doesn't know what to do with them.
December 8, 2016
This is the kind of debut that whets the appetite for what else this filmmaker has up his sleeve.
December 7, 2016
It's Shannon whose wildcard intensity turns Frank & Lola into something more than the script's collection of hardboiled implausibilities.
December 7, 2016
The film's success depends upon the tension between Frank and Lola, and even this cast can't overcome what feels like an essential disconnect in the central relationship.
December 7, 2016
Frank & Lola occasionally benefits from the weird energy shared between Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots.
December 7, 2016
In a trim 88 minutes, it manages to make Poots and Shannon an intriguing duo, then lets them revert to odd mismatch.
December 6, 2016
Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots are terrific in a canny little neo-noir that takes an authentic look at the dark side of love.
January 28, 2016
For a directorial debut, Ross's film is admirably odd and hard to pin down. What first starts as a meet-cute love story slowly morphs into a globe-trotting thriller, only to settle down into something altogether more bizarre and disturbing.
January 24, 2016
A haunting dissection of male jealousy.