Freaks

Critics Consensus

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.

87%

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Total Count: 30

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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

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (5)

  • There's a dollop of Stephen King and a dash of "X-Men" to Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein's sci-fi/horror grabber.

    May 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 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
    Top Critic
  • As an exercise in innovative, low-budget filmmaking, Freaks impresses by creating a menacing world that is rooted in reality. It's strange, yet familiar, as Chloe wrestles with her desire to be part of a community when she doesn't fit in.

    May 15, 2019 | Full Review…

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