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F/X Reviews

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January 3, 2018
Taking a page from Hitchcock, "F/X" is a nicely knitted thriller, effective if conventional...
June 13, 2015
[A] first-rate thriller. Robert Mandel directs with a winning energy, never getting too slick, but remaining interested in the human angle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 11, 2015
While this sleeper hit will doubtless continue to play best for those of us who knew it back when, it should still effectively engage all but the most cynical of today's seen-it-all film fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 9, 2008
It looks dated and shoddy now, never taking itself as seriously as the darker sequel.
April 9, 2008
A competent and unpretentious entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2008
As contrived and plot-hole ridden as it is, F/X still works quite effectively as a crowd-pleasing popcorn picture.
September 10, 2006
Fun cat and mouse mystery-adventure with fun special effects angle.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 17, 2006
A clever, lightning-paced thriller about a Tom Savini-style special effects artist who becomes a pawn in the scheme of some rogue government agents. A surprise modest hit in 1986.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
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January 26, 2006
The action sequences are efficiently handled, but look elsewhere for psychological or emotional insight.
May 3, 2005
A charmingly lo-fi '80s neo-noir that holds up better than most of its competition.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2004
A well-respected thriller; its coldness left me out.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
The film is as much a demonstration of various kinds of special effects as it is about them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 17, 2003
A fun, clever little thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Hollywood magic thriller offers popcorn pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 27, 2002
Fun little cable-time thriller, especially for the movie geeks!
| Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2001
Brown is not the most charismatic of actors, but it's a classic one-man-against-a-world-of-evil set-up so it's easy to cheer for Rollie as he creatively finds ways to make mincemeat of the bad guys.
Read More | Original Score: 71/100
January 1, 2000
The irony of F/X, which is a very good thriller indeed, is that it avoids the pitfall of so many thrillers; it doesn't degenerate into a mindless display of special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
...a capable, old-style adventure film with a good cast and an assortment of sly plot surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 25, 2005
Read More | Original Score: B
March 26, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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