Freaks Reviews

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November 3, 2019
What fuels this film is the deftness of character development, calculated reveals, and relationship empathy that rarely comes together in a meaningful way like this in genre films.
October 4, 2019
Maybe these stories will seem tired if we ever find ourselves in a world where they're no longer thematically relevant. For now, I think there's value in all of them. Especially if they make an effort to find new ways to deliver them.
September 27, 2019
Freaks keeps you interested, but it never is completely coherent. Plot points are haphazardly strewn about to keep the narrative moving. The film doesn't earn many points for originality, but its low budget veneer is a draw.
September 17, 2019
The most thrilling movie of 2019!
September 16, 2019
It is ridiculously coy about what is going on... Just start the movie, guys!
September 16, 2019
[The filmmakers] capture fear of the unknown, through the allegory of super-powered people, more succinctly and effectively than most of the "X-Men" franchise ever could.
September 13, 2019
Freaks takes Marvelesque mutants and puts them in an environment akin to Shyamalan's shaky supernatural joint Signs (2002). Although it contains all the right elements Freaks struggles to break new ground.
September 13, 2019
It's a paranoid little picture, using its influences wisely while manufacturing something distinctive: one of the best Sci-fi's of the year.
September 13, 2019
It's just not special enough.
September 13, 2019
Freaks isn't perfect but at least when it does stumble --which is not too often -- it is happily out of ambition rather than laziness.
September 13, 2019
Childhood curiosity clashes with dystopian peril in this science-fiction drama that supplies subversive genre thrills plus relevant subtext.
September 13, 2019
[I]t's an inventive, ingenious little low-budget sci-fi horror film that presents big ideas in a small arena.
September 13, 2019
[T]he film shrewdly keeps us inside Chloe's head, filtered through her very limited comprehension of her burgeoning and truly awesome abilities.
September 13, 2019
The filmmakers do a great job of world-building, contrasting Chloe's dim, dingy dwelling with the almost painfully bright cityscape outside her door.
September 13, 2019
Freaks is a mind-bending thriller that is subversive enough to be rebellious, and in this era of CGI superhero cinema, the revolution is welcomed.
September 13, 2019
Had Stein and Lipovsky committed to keeping their story small-scale, this film could have been the next Midnight Special.
September 13, 2019
As beguiling as the piecemeal world-building may be, it's just a way to disguise how straightforward and routine this tale actually is.
September 12, 2019
Likewise, the movie seems restrained by its budget, which is unfortunate because the imagination it shows its promising. It's only in materially realizing itself where it falls short.
September 12, 2019
It's watchable and intriguing stuff, yet also silly and inconsistent.
September 12, 2019
Its most effective trick, though, is to trap us all inside Chloe's head, presenting a child's-eye view of a world gone incomprehensibly mad.
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