Some Freaks Reviews

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August 4, 2017
Ian MacAllister McDonald's Some Freaks captures high school/college agony without transmuting it into thank-God-we-survived-it nostalgia.
August 4, 2017
Some Freaks explores the way in which those who are teased and tortured for being different can turn on other outsiders, and the emotional trauma of that poisonous isolation.
August 3, 2017
All the actors are good, but Harrington is remarkable. It's not just the physical changes in her character, but the genuineness with which she inhabits her.
August 1, 2017
Playwright Ian MacAllister-McDonald's debut feature is a refreshingly grounded, unsentimental yet empathetic slice of D-list teenage life that goes a bit overboard in its final act.
August 11, 2017
What seems like an ordinary teenage comedy about cliques and bullying on the surface is actually a modestly perceptive and touching glimpse into the ways in which we transition from adolescence into adulthood.
August 4, 2017
The deeper Some Freaks wades into what becomes a series of sadistic and masochistic humiliations, the more McDonald's film begins to feel schematic.
August 4, 2017
The psychological acuity with which [director Ian MacAllister-McDonald] delineates his characters more than makes up for [the film's] relatively minor lapses.
August 3, 2017
McDonald's point, that we're all freaks, or none of us are, doesn't deliver complete satisfaction, but it's a nuanced and pointed statement that lingers long after the end credits stop rolling.
August 3, 2017
You won't be able to shake writer/director Ian MacAllister McDonald's powerful commentary on what it's like to grow up today when you're less than perfect.
August 1, 2017
Even when the script falters, it's saved by a small cast that nails the required flavours of social ineptitude, refusing to succumb to stereotype.
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