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.
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
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.
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.
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.
March 19, 2002
Movies sometimes end up looking like a head-on collision between opposing impulses. Frequency is that kind of movie.
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.
October 24, 2001
None of its early heroics really matter: only the botched finale lingers in the mind.
January 1, 2000
Proves that having an inspired idea is only half the battle in making a good movie.
January 1, 2000
A rather choppy ride, fraught with sweet pleasures and trite perils, and vice versa.
January 1, 2000
A loony bouillabaisse of genres and cliches.
January 1, 2000
I realized there was a surprising potential for a provocative film if only its makers had not taken a wrong step at every turn.
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
Frequency leaps out of nowhere and slams face-first into a solid wall, crumbling on impact.
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.
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