The Frighteners Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Incredible, the amount of work that went into ``The Frighteners.'' And appalling.
January 1, 2000
An object lesson in what to avoid when making the transition from low-budget films to studio productions.
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
Talk about taking a step in the wrong direction. Peter Jackson, does your mother know what you've done?
January 1, 2000
Huge ghostly fun, and a fine achievement from the early days of CGI.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
A thoroughly preposterous movie that's as outrageously entertaining as it is relentlessly chaotic.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Every frame drips with Jackson's moviemaking fever.
January 1, 2000
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For every weak moment there is a directorial flourish that compensates
January 1, 2000
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A mess with sporadic flashes of creativity.
January 1, 2000
It's a fascinating failure, perhaps, but it's still a mess.
January 1, 2000
When "The Frighteners" is funny, it's a scream, which is also true of its more horrific parts.
July 19, 1996
The Frighteners is ... that rare horror film that actually gets better as it proceeds; this scare machine has a heart and a brain.
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