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  • Summary: In this mind-bending thriller, director Gregory Hoblit presents a fresh and original take on time travel with the gripping human story of a father (Quaid) and a son (Caviezel) who reach out to one another across parallel universes to stop a terrible crime. (New Line Cinema)
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. One of the most skillful, mesmerizing, tense and satisfying time-warp thrillers ever made.
  2. A suspenseful, fascinating movie that milks the premise for all it's worth.
  3. 80
    Quaid's buoyant earnestness complements the stunning, low-key performance by Caviezel, whose close-ups give new meaning to the idea that still waters run deep.
  4. Isn't quite smart enough to untangle one large, insoluble problem at the end.
  5. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    70
    Confirming the moral of a thousand "Twilight Zone" episodes: Don't play with time.
  6. Reviewed by: Andy Seiler
    63
    This surprisingly sentimental science-fiction thriller boasts enough fresh twists to satisfy time-travel junkies.
  7. 20
    As an audience member, you end up feeling like a sucker for even having tolerated that sickly sweet notion about a father, a son, and their silly radio.

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  1. Feb 26, 2014
    9
    story is not usual, the story picks you up from here to north lights with these radio frequency.
    but the film goes down with some scenes, If
    I need to talk about general, nice! you should watch Expand
  2. Nov 28, 2012
    8
    Director Gregory Hoblit brings us "Frequency", an intriguing science-fiction tale that was as thrilling and shocking as it was heartfelt and emotional. The movie is about John Sullivan (Caviezel) a Cop who has never recovered from the death of his father, Frank (Quaid). However, after a series of miraculous cosmic events, John is given a chance to communicate with his father in the past. Now, when I initially examined this film for what it was - a movie with a respectable premise, but directed by a guy I had never heard of, and starring a group of actors who aren't really well-known - I was rather apprehensive about watching it. Though, after actually watching "Frequency" I can say that my expectations were pretty much demolished. What threw me for a loop was the direction that this movie took. All I expected "Frequency" to be was a long, drawn out reunion between a father and his grief-stricken son (which sounded to good to me. . .but didn't really sound spectacular). But, about a third of the way in, "Frequency" turned into a very intense crime thriller. That being said, the film excels at interweaving thrills and poignancy without making the transitions feel jarring. The acting was very well executed I'd say, for you learn to feel for both Frank and John Sullivan as "Frequency"'s intriguing plot thickens. The script was pretty well-written too. Overall, I'd say that "Frequency" was an entertaining sci-fi flick that offered a variety of gratifying elements within it. Expand

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