Freaks Reviews

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.
October 29, 2018
Nothing is less scary than a movie that makes no sense.
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 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
A tight yarn whose structural cleverness makes it easy to ignore the deeply familiar story at its core.