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Frequency Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The only way this Twilight Zone-wannabe movie works is that if, after buying into the premise, you turn off your mind, suspending all rational thought processes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 1, 2000
Why, in the second half of Frequency, does the script allow its guts to overwhelm its spirit?
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
None of its early heroics really matter: only the botched finale lingers in the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Nick Funnell
Time Out
January 26, 2006
This ambitious but frustrating timeshift thriller never quite manages to jam together two distinct stories.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
To buy into this half-baked sci-fi wannabe, one has to have a suspension of disbelief and of all rational thought.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Needed more Field of Dreams sentiment and less Bone Collector cheap thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Frequency's downward spiral is such a tremendous slap in the face that it all but negates the sound, intelligent and engrossing first hour of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Fascinating enough to hold our interest, even as it drifts away from its early promise and tries just a bit too hard to bring all of the plot threads to a happy, tidy conclusion. But then, believability isn't an issue here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
The time-travel thriller Frequency comes on like a sensitive-jock older brother to the cutely paranormal alt-destiny reveries Sliding Doors and Me Myself I.
Top Critic
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: C
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000
Frequency leaps out of nowhere and slams face-first into a solid wall, crumbling on impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
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.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Despite its appealing premise, Frequency squanders a lot of opportunities to explore that premise more deeply, electing time and again for the prosaic over the challenging option.
Tom Tunney
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
It's difficult not to notice certain dramatic flaws in Frequency's speculative narrative logic.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
For a movie like this to work, it has to set certain ground rules...but Frequency plays by ear, and the result is a discordant symphony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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