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Frequency Reviews

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.
January 26, 2006
This ambitious but frustrating timeshift thriller never quite manages to jam together two distinct stories.
July 21, 2005
Why gripe about a few minor inconsistencies? Just relax and enjoy the show.
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.
June 18, 2002
A fairly wonderful movie about fathers and sons and the mystery of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2002
Movies sometimes end up looking like a head-on collision between opposing impulses. Frequency is that kind of movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A thriller that actually thrills.
January 1, 2000
There are story concepts so far-fetched that no movie can recover, no matter how finely acted or sincerely made, and Frequency is a prime example.
January 1, 2000
Frequency may be the first time travel fantasy to move grown fellows with 401(k) accounts to tears.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
My head says Frequency has a 31/2-star first half and 21/2-star second half, averaging out to three stars. But my heart says: Don't miss this one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Not only does the film benefit from that 'what if?' fascination of being able to change fate, but it allows Quaid and Caviezel to do some effective emotional button-pushing without pushing their luck.
January 1, 2000
Frequency submits itself for our approval as a solid thriller, if not necessarily a timeless one.
January 1, 2000
Like The Sixth Sense, Frequency does a good job of compelling us to suspend disbelief and cynicism -- mostly by investing us in the characters.
January 1, 2000
Frequency grabs you in the first few seconds and never lets go.
January 1, 2000
The movie's whole concept is ludicrous, hard to accept even on its own contrived terms. But if you are willing to suspend disbelief, the film is enjoyable.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Has so little faith in its Twilight Zone-ish yarn that it resorts to a pulpy serial-killer subplot to juice the mumbo-jumbo.
January 1, 2000
Good casting only takes us so far, and Frequency -- fun as it remains -- really doesn't have the chops to go the rest of the distance.
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.
January 1, 2000
There may be holes and inconsistencies in the plot ... [a]nd I don't much care, anyway, because the underlying idea is so appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
A touching thriller.
January 1, 2000
A fantasy about fate and family, it's a treat for time-warp-movie fans who've been jonesing for another fix.
January 1, 2000
Frequency takes a standard sci-fi stratagem and runs with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Frequency is often reminiscent of Spielberg at his most mawkish -- and at his most affecting.
January 1, 2000
Well-navigated and ultimately moving.
January 1, 2000
What makes Frequency work despite is shamelessness is the surreal aura that imbues almost every scene with a sense of heightened feeling.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
There is enough that's off-center and just downright different in the film to keep one's antenna up.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
Corny and far-fetched it may be, but Frequency works -- except for some stretches when it doesn't.
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