Freaks Reviews

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February 4, 2021
In terms of the visual effects, writing, acting and overall package, you won't have seen anything quite like Freaks. It is both sci-fi and horror, that doesn't look like either at first, and raises the standard for both too.
January 31, 2021
Good science fiction is rarely exactly about what we see on screen. In that sense Freaks isn't about Chloe's powers, it's about being different from those around you, about persecution, about feeling unwanted.
September 17, 2020
Freaks just offered up mutant fans the X-Men film we deserve.
August 13, 2020
"Freaks" admirably takes its time with a confined "Room" intro before building up to its broad-appeal superhero premise.
July 8, 2020
From the acting and storytelling to the ingenuity of the scenes, everything is just fantastic.
June 26, 2020
There's an expansive world to explore, and a larger conflict that continues well past the conclusion of this film. I wouldn't mind going back one bit.
June 24, 2020
Freaks is one of the most emotional, powerful family dramas of recent memory wrapped inside the dressings of a nuanced superhero movie and it's an absolute must see.
May 18, 2020
A pretty decent sci fi thriller that goes all the way with bending the basic rules of the genre. [Full review in Spanish].
April 5, 2020
Freaks, as I've told you repeatedly, is a very good sci-fi movie.
March 12, 2020
I suspected this would be good, but wow, this blindsided me in the best way. Lexy Kolker, who plays a 7-year-old protagonist named Chloe, is commanding in her role which carries the story to its ultimate success.
January 8, 2020
A film that has a heartfelt family story jam-packed with complex themes, wonderful performances and confident direction that makes the genre tropes feel new and exciting again.
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
[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
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.
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