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Frownland Reviews

February 27, 2017
This amazingly accomplished first feature by Ronald Bronstein, made with a crew of four for seemingly little more than the cost of film stock, throbs with energy and vision.
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 8, 2008
We've all known people like this, usually as little as possible, which may explain why the movie has provoked such violent reactions at festival screenings: it brings us face-to-face with the limits of our compassion.
August 8, 2008
Frownland is like a shriek for help. It centers on an extraordinary performance that plays like an unceasing panic attack. To call it uncompromising is to wish for a better word.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 7, 2008
Nerve-rackingly funny, director Ronald Bronstein's microbudget indie features a protagonist for whom each attempt at communication turns into a rhapsody of strangulated verbiage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 27, 2008
It's impossible to watch this grotty, sometimes unbearably undisciplined yet genuinely tragic movie and not think about the first films directed by John Cassavetes and Paul Morrissey.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 12, 2008
Frownland, Ronald Bronstein's startling comedy, is like a mumblecore Eraserhead directed by John Cassavetes.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 7, 2008
This is personal cinema at its most uncompromising and fierce.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5