Freaks

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Stocked with solid performances, Freaks is a clever sci-fi/horror hybrid that suggests a bright future for co-writers/co-directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein.

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In this science-fiction thriller, a disturbed father (Emile Hirsch) locks his bold 7-year-old daughter (Lexy Kolker) in a house, warning her of grave dangers outside. But the mysterious Mr. Snowcone (Bruce Dern) convinces the girl to escape and join him on a quest for family, freedom, and revenge.

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Critic Reviews for Freaks

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  • Nothing is less scary than a movie that makes no sense.

    Oct 29, 2018 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 19, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • [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.

    Sep 9, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A tight yarn whose structural cleverness makes it easy to ignore the deeply familiar story at its core.

    Sep 9, 2018 | Full Review…

    Andrew Barker

    Variety
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  • Standing alongside films like Moon and Ex Machina, it's an original story with more sophisticated ideas and emotional intelligence than most big-budget sci-fi.

    Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • When the action kicks in, you'll be on the edge of your seat right up to the thrilling finale.

    Mar 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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