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Friday, 27 December 2019  |  Admin

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Freaks (15)

1hr 45mins

Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery

A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.

Directed and Written By: Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park

Any Good?

Metascore (Crtics) Rating 6.3/10

Movie Nations Roger Moore rated it 6.3/10 and wrote:

The final act isnít as interesting as the first two were to me. But Hirsch impresses, as usual, as a man losing his wits and Dern always gives fair value as a canny old coot who knows more than heís letting on.

IMDB User Rating 6.7/10

Snoopy Style rated it 7/10 on 24 December 2019 and wrote:

Intriguing Origin Story:

Since Chronicle, there has been many sci-fi indies trying to deconstruct the superhero origin story. There are a couple of questionable choices but overall, it is a well told story. The movie could start with better misdirection.The movie needs more action for the third act. In the end, this is an intriguing origin story.

MGN Rating:

One of my most favourite Origin stories with a similar feel was "Brightburn". This offering does not obviously have the budget but like "Brightburn", has a well cast young actor taking on the "Dark" lead.

As many reviewers suggest it does run out of steam a little, but is relatively engaging for it's 95 minutes of film time and you want to know how our young hero copes.

As far as the adults Dern is always a fun watch and has you guessing as to his real intentions throughout.

Not totally original but a reasonable low budget addition to the Genre.

MGN Rating 6.5/10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd2szjVdrpg

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