Frank Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: A comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Jan 26, 2014
    This terrific and sublime experience, and strikingly original film, is mandatory watching for the adventurous viewer.
  2. Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson
    Jan 26, 2014
    Off-beat and punk-spirited.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Jan 26, 2014
    Helmer Lenny Abrahamson (“Garage,” “Adam & Paul”) puts the pic’s eccentricity to good use, luring in skeptics with jokey surrealism and delivering them to a profoundly moving place.
  4. Reviewed by: Henry Barnes
    Mar 15, 2014
    For a film that champions talent that takes risks, Frank can sometimes feel a little too conventional. The real Sidebottom's wayward genius would be a hard fit for any story arc, but Frank does a good job of dipping into surrealism and pop in equal measure.
  5. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jan 26, 2014
    Though more in love with its silliness than the insights buried inside them, Frank works to amusingly irreverent effect when combining the two.
  6. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Jan 26, 2014
    If you'll pardon the cleverness, Frank takes time to wrap your own cranium around, faults and all, and that's a wonderful thing.
  7. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Jan 26, 2014
    The mash-up of elements combine with a singularly unpleasant roster of characters to create a work of genuinely off-putting quirkiness.