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Freaks Reviews

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March 26, 2009
Freaks is sumptuously produced, admirably directed, and no cost was spared. But Metro failed to realize that even with a different sort of offering the story still is important.
August 14, 2004
Pretty pioneering for 1932, but modern desensitization to such things (hell, we have Paris Hilton on TV) mutes the freak-out effect almost completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2001
Freaks is worth a look for those with interested in the history of exploitation cinema or the trash/punk aesthetic of the likes of John Waters, but others will probably find it unpleasant and heavy going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 18, 2015
With strong performances and a surprising tenderness, Freaks more than deserves its towering reputation.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 10, 2015
Undoubtedly flawed, Freaks is also admirably bonkers and quite simply unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 28, 2015
[Boasts] some of the most terrifying scenes ever consigned to film.
August 25, 2004
A deserved cult masterpiece, this tale of the macabre, with its blood-freezing shock ending, is incredible, disturbing and, once seen, never forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 7, 2006
The movie's influences can be found in nearly every conceivable corner of modern film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 20, 2010
From scandalous Hollywood outcast to influential cult classic, Tod Browning's 1932 dark drama about (and starring) freak-show performers is now truly "one of us".
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 27, 2002
Uniquely horrifying.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 8, 2015
One of the most powerful films ever made about the need for humanity and solidarity in the face of cruelty and oppression.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 15, 2015
Browning locked in some of horror cinema's most indelible images.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 9, 2011
[VIDEO ESSAY] In spite of the tremendous success he enjoyed with "Dracula" in 1931, Tod Browning's directorial career was effectively ruined after he made "Freaks" the following year.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 30, 2004
It's a truly amazing film, not so much horrific as it is funny, touching and extraordinary; you'd be hard-pressed to find another film like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 28, 2013
A masterpiece of the horror mold, and one that warrants a loyal audience.
August 12, 2004
Freaks is definitely not a horror film in the traditional sense -- yet, it's appealed to horror fans for decades.
January 26, 2006
It has now achieved deserved recognition as a masterpiece.
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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