Universal Pictures | Release Date: April 12, 1996 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
51
METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 16 Critics
Positive:
6
Mixed:
7
Negative:
3
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Fear, thanks mostly to Foley's stylish direction and a couple of strong performances, is a much better movie than "Whispers," but those familiar with the formula will get no major surprises. [12 Apr 1996]
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Baltimore SunStephen Hunter
Initially powerful and unsettling, the movie loses its hold when it becomes stupid and violent. [12 Apr 1996]
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Boston GlobeMatthew Gilbert
Fear is a formulaic thriller that is like "Cape Fear" meets "Fatal Attraction," or "Splendor in the Grass" on crack, but without a hint of those movies' psychological complexities and camp moments. [12 Apr 1996]