Frequency Reviews

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September 5, 2019
A film that works for virtually all of its running time on a scene-by-scene basis, but also completely fails to work as a holistic object.
August 15, 2016
It's an appealingly out-there premise that's employed to perpetually captivating effect by filmmaker Gregory Hoblit...
December 24, 2010
Scary, tense, grisly mystery-thriller.
September 24, 2010
Gregory Hoblit's best film generates Spielbergian fascination with temporal drama of twisting timelines, infused with personal conflict and situational tension. It blends "Back to the Future's" rush with "Backdraft's" firefighting and a dash of "Zodiac."
February 13, 2008
If you see the movie, ask yourself what would be the most upbeat ending possible; you'll see it all and more.
July 14, 2007
June 6, 2007
Quaid's buoyant earnestness complements the stunning, low-key performance by Caviezel, whose close-ups give new meaning to the idea that still waters run deep.
May 26, 2006
Like a kid who builds and details a lovely sand castle on the beach and then stomps all over it, the movie is completely destroyed in the last 15 minutes.
January 26, 2006
This ambitious but frustrating timeshift thriller never quite manages to jam together two distinct stories.
September 30, 2005
Good action, lots of suspense, Dennis Quaid, and an intriguing Time Travel concept. What more could you ask?
July 21, 2005
Why gripe about a few minor inconsistencies? Just relax and enjoy the show.
April 9, 2005
An intelligent science fiction thriller that also happens to be a solid father/son movie. It's entertainment aimed at the adult, not teen, audience and squarely hits the mark. Forgive the Hollywood ending.
December 31, 2003
Features plenty of soft-focus, picture-perfect, father-and-son baseball scenes, an enormous amount of plot, and not quite enough of anything else.
May 30, 2003
Creates an ingenious twist for the time travel story.
May 14, 2003
Director Gregory Hoblit has managed to bypass the bulk of the schmaltz and inject real tension.
February 8, 2003
It's amazing what kind of cool stuff you can come up with if you first throw logic and physics out the window.
January 29, 2003
December 2, 2002
It's difficult not to notice certain dramatic flaws in Frequency's speculative narrative logic.
October 21, 2002
There also are too many collage sequences indicating time shifts. The first two or three are interesting; after that they become dizzying, and finally downright annoying.
October 15, 2002
The plot may be out-and-out absurd. But the action-packed script, Mr. Hoblit's fast-paced direction and the array of engaging performances made Frequency easy to embrace.
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