Frequency

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    An oddly schizophrenic fantasy thriller that ultimately succumbs to a fatal case of sentimentality.
  2. What do you get when you cross a serial-killer movie with a sappy father/son drama and give it a time-travel twist?
  3. Due largely to the tremendous innate warmth and conviction of leads Quaid and Caviezel ("The Thin Red Line"), you may find yourself cutting a surprising amount of slack for this patently ridiculous tale.
  4. 50
    If the trailer for this one left you feeling you'd pretty much got it, plot point by plot point, so really why bother.
  5. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    50
    Disappointingly dumb.
  6. After keeping its balance over much treacherous terrain, greedily overreaches and stumbles badly at the close.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 140 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  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
    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
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  2. May 10, 2014
    7
    One of the most underated movies I have seen. It is not something epic but it's one of the movies that made me and my friends stand up andOne of the most underated movies I have seen. It is not something epic but it's one of the movies that made me and my friends stand up and scream at the end... I don't want to spoil enyting so do not watch the trailer but do watch the movie... Full Review »
  3. 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 andDirector 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. Full Review »