Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
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  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    88
    Director Tony Scott's stylistic flourishes haven't been put to such creepily seductive use since The Hunger.
  2. There's no denying that Scott is a wizard of the narcotic-flash school. In The Fan, he uses his chromium-edged technique to evoke a dread-saturated consumerist America in which the most beloved institutions have grown mercenary and hard.
  3. Tony Scott's vigorous direction is sometimes too vigorous. Loud rock music underscores many scenes, and Scott's habit of shooting at odd angles begins to seem like a mannerism. But on the whole his ambitious attack helps make The Fan entertaining in the moment, even if it's forgettable immediately afterward.
User Score
1.4

Overwhelming dislike- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. May 24, 2015
    0
    Anyone who has seen a Snipes or Deniro movie expects skilled acting, a plethora of action and a clever plot.
    The Fan has none of these
    Anyone who has seen a Snipes or Deniro movie expects skilled acting, a plethora of action and a clever plot.
    The Fan has none of these requirements and the movie for some reason was released. I expected a clever, involving movie from the collaboration of these two actors, alas the movie hasn't an iota of enjoyment.
    The Fan is a thriller that pretends to expose the nature of celebrity stalkers. Both of these actors were miscast in the movie. The movie is overly disturbing and utterly pointless without a logical message for viewers.
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  2. Jul 8, 2011
    6
    This isn't a great movie by any stretch but it kept me interested and the story was well paced. Also you get another very solid performanceThis isn't a great movie by any stretch but it kept me interested and the story was well paced. Also you get another very solid performance from Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes does a solid job. The movie also gives a cool perspective on how some fans take things far to serious and the stress players feel under the bright spotlight of professional sports. Overall not a must see but not a bad watch if you catch it on TV. Full Review »