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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. Smart, suspenseful, satisfyingly unpredictable.
  2. 83
    The star, though, is the script, a rare enough occurrence in Hollywood that it merits special note.
  3. 80
    It's like a chick flick for men--and the women who love them, sniff-sniff.
  4. A fairly wonderful movie about fathers and sons and the mystery of time.
  5. 70
    The time shifting raises questions the movie never answers, but it's hard not to enjoy the ride.
  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
    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. 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. Expand
  3. 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... Expand

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