• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 6, 2000
Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18

Critic Reviews

  1. Dallas Morning News
    Reviewed by: Tom Maurstad
    Jun 14, 2013
    83
    If you're looking for signs of intelligent life in the new fall season, Freakylinks is one of a few blips of light in the darkness. [6 Oct 2000, p.4C]
  2. Cleveland Plain Dealer
    Reviewed by: Tom Feran
    Jun 13, 2013
    60
    It's energetic, good-looking and kind of scary - just don't try to make sense of it. [6 Oct 2000, p.5E]
  3. Newsday
    Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jun 13, 2013
    60
    The multi-ethnic cast is appealing and their cyber notions are nice, but it's hard to tell where this curious concoction is headed. They're certainly loading the dice with paranormal possibilities. [6 Oct 2000, p.B51]
  4. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Reviewed by: John Levesque
    Jun 14, 2013
    58
    For me, it's just too much work on a Friday night. [5 Oct 2000, p.E2]
  5. Deseret News
    Reviewed by: Scott D. Pierce
    Jun 14, 2013
    50
    It's actually rather confusing and only marginally interesting. [5 Oct 2000, p.C06]
  6. Detroit Free Press
    Reviewed by: Mike Duffy
    Jun 13, 2013
    50
    Fortunately, this sci-fi rookie, which aims for the younger, testosterone-tilting Fox audience, has a playful sense of humor to go along with its visually hyper sensibility. [6 Oct 2000, p.12D]
  7. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Terry Jackson
    Jun 13, 2013
    50
    There are some scary moments in the first episode, which is appropriately dark and foreboding. But you can't escape the feeling this is just another X-Files clone. [6 Oct 2000, p.1E]
  8. Chicago Sun-Times
    Reviewed by: Phil Rosenthal
    Jun 13, 2013
    50
    Visually interesting but otherwise blah. [6 Oct 2000, p.55]
  9. Houston Chronicle
    Reviewed by: Ann Hodges
    Jun 14, 2013
    42
    Don't waste time trying to follow it. This convoluted camcorder e-mess is already freaked out to reboot mode behind the scenes, and the grade drops accordingly. [6 Oct 2000, p.10]
  10. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 13, 2013
    40
    Tonight's premiere goes from spooky to goofy to intriguing to incomprehensible -- in that order. [6 Oct 2000, p.44]
  11. Orlando Sentinel
    Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jun 13, 2013
    40
    The episode quickly grows tiresome because the hero makes too many frightened faces, the foliage quivers too often, and the photography delivers arty effects rather than chills. [6 Oct 2000, p.E1]
  12. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jun 14, 2013
    37
    Freakylinks pours on all the visual horror tricks -- the atmospheric lighting, the weird close-ups, the slanted camera angles. All the tricks in the world, however, can't mask the show's failure to master even the most basic storytelling skills. [6 Oct 2000, p.10E]
  13. The Hollywood Reporter
    Reviewed by: Ray Richmond
    Jun 14, 2013
    30
    The only scary aspect is the fact that the Fox programming staff would find such an ungainly, hallucinogenic premise as meriting a Friday-night series order. [5 Oct 2000]
  14. San Diego Union-Tribune
    Reviewed by: Preston Turegano
    Jun 14, 2013
    30
    A hokey, befuddling science fiction drama series from Fox. [6 Oct 2000, p.E-11]
  15. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Eric Mink
    Jun 14, 2013
    30
    But somewhere during the process of shaping these ideas into "Freakylinks," which premieres tomorrow, somebody forgot about a couple of details: writing and acting. [6 Oct 2000]
  16. Boston Herald
    Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 14, 2013
    25
    Cross the Web with "Blair Witch" 's jittery camera and what do you get? A good reason to shut off your computer AND your TV. [6 Oct 2000, p.S32]
  17. Kansas City Star
    Reviewed by: Aaron Barnhart
    Jun 14, 2013
    20
    All I know is the barrage of jittery camera angles, herky-jerky editing, scary noises, angry lighting and unexplained visitors in the background gets really boring. [6 Oct 2000, p.E1]
  18. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jun 13, 2013
    20
    Freakylinks stinks, mostly... Created by a "Blair Witch Project" producer, Freakylinks includes hand-held camera shots that try to add creepy realism. Alas, they only drive home the show's creepy amateurism. [6 Oct 2000, p.D1]

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