Freaks Reviews

September 16, 2019
It is ridiculously coy about what is going on... Just start the movie, guys!
September 13, 2019
It's just not special enough.
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 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.
September 10, 2019
Freaks is a compendium of movie love, as much as it is a movie. Its success rests on an astonishing performance by Lexy Kolker, who was seven when the film was shot.
May 21, 2019
There's a dollop of Stephen King and a dash of "X-Men" to Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein's sci-fi/horror grabber.
January 29, 2019
Working with limited sets and a tight scope, Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein conjure a movie that's fresh, fun and feels epic.
October 29, 2018
Nothing is less scary than a movie that makes no sense.
October 29, 2018
The film doesn't earn many points for originality, but writer- directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein show just enough low-budget gusto to suggest that they might have a future as B-movie mavens.
September 19, 2018
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.
September 12, 2018
In a world packed with information, it's outright exciting to know so little about where a story is going, or how far it's willing to go to get there.
September 10, 2018
I don't know if Lipovsky and Stein are budding genre whizzes or simply competent pros, but their co-directing debut looks, sounds, and moves (via some very nice editing by Sabrina Pitre) like a credible entertainment.
September 10, 2018
Freaks is sharp, suspenseful, and emotionally electrifying.
September 9, 2018
[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.
September 9, 2018
Young Lexy Kolker delivers unforgettable work, and the level of detail and emotion Lipovsky and Stein achieve suggests this isn't a pair to merely lean on a clever concept. They strive to make it mean something and in the case of Freaks they've succeeded.
September 9, 2018
A tight yarn whose structural cleverness makes it easy to ignore the deeply familiar story at its core.