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5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. Jan 30, 2011
    5
    Simply put this film is over dramatised and lacking any effective voice. Its violence is weak and chereographed and there is nothing but a slight glow of the city to warm to. In a way you shouldn't expect much from Hollywood productions but this film is lost in its own mise-en-scene and there is no one better at exposing this than Robert De Niro. 45/100
  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 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. Expand
Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. 40
    Hollow, predictable, and too glitzy for its own good, The Fan never even makes it to first base.
  2. Even in thriller terms, nothing rings remotely true here, with even the baseball action--including a game that is not called despite enough rain to unnerve Noah--laced with a heavy dose of preposterousness.
  3. 25
    Aside from Snipes' well-tuned performance and a few clever scenes detailing superstar marketing, this picture is a veritable wasteland. Even watching the horror show that the real Giants have become during the 1996 season is more fun than this. The advertising slogan may be "fear strikes soon", but, when it comes to The Fan, fear, like the movie, strikes out.