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Frequency Reviews

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December 8, 2015
It's fun to see Dennis Quaid, looking a bit grizzled with age, return to the sort of what-if science-fiction film that defined his career in the mid-1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Scary, tense, grisly mystery-thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
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."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Good action, lots of suspense, Dennis Quaid, and an intriguing Time Travel concept. What more could you ask?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Why gripe about a few minor inconsistencies? Just relax and enjoy the show.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 30, 2003
Creates an ingenious twist for the time travel story.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
Director Gregory Hoblit has managed to bypass the bulk of the schmaltz and inject real tension.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
...better executed than conceived
Full Review| Original Score: B
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 23, 2002
a combination fantasy/tearjerker/thriller with several dizzying twists. It's the first screenplay of former film industry executive Noah Emmerich, and it all but overflows with imagination, suspense and big ideas.
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
A fairly wonderful movie about fathers and sons and the mystery of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
Touches upon the profound human longing to escape the constraints of time, to see the wrongs and mistakes of the past somehow set right, redeemed.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
A psychological thriller about the deepening of a father-son relationship.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 8, 2002
The film succeeds because it chooses to focus on the human side of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Thomson
April 17, 2001
For the most part, Frequency works, and works well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
A satisfying thriller because it is about something more than just the mechanics of its plot. It has a good story and characters to go along with the suspense, which makes it that much more interesting and involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Eric Rosenberg
November 20, 2008
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
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