Critic Reviews for Freaks
The fatal flaw of Freaks is that Lipovsky and Stein's tantalizing approach gives way to mundane results, as the questions raised by their screenplay are considerably more interesting than any of the answers that follow.
[Kolker's] semi-improvised performance couldn't be any more authentic and she's well matched with Hirsch, drawing on his own parental experience, as her conflicted and overprotective father.
A tight yarn whose structural cleverness makes it easy to ignore the deeply familiar story at its core.
Freaks certainly leaves a huge impression, and the ingenuity on display from both Stein and Lipovsky is remarkable.
Hirsch and Dern are great in roles that prove much more complicated than initial assumptions.
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