Freaks (2018) - Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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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.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Zach Lipovsky
Stars: Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern
Length: 105 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 5 out of 91 found boring (5.49%)

One-line Reviews (45)

I thought the movie was great, constant plots twists keeping me on the edge of my seat throughout the movie.

This movie was entertaining with some twists.

Great story line and plot, unexpected, engaging, funny and gritty.

The girl is amazing and the ride is fun and exciting.

Let's just say that after the very dramatic and intriguing first act; things start getting more scarier when the girl is able to get out of her home against her father orders and when we finally understand what happens; tension grows even more up to finale that avoids any politically correctness.

Great story, unexpected, clever and funny.

This movie grabbed me right from the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through.

Smart writing, great spectacle, and bottom line entertaining .

Loved it and very thrilling.

The story found here is much better than many of the so-called blockbusters and the characters are interesting, engaging, and flawed.

Chloe's confusing and changing allegiances to her dad and grandpa is a clever device that spices up this top notch thriller.

Very thought provoking and intriguing movie.

Suspenseful and thrilling.

Seen in a completely first person sort of view (the girl), it puts the audience behind the lens of confusion.

You will be on the edge of your seat for the entire movie in the best way!

Mysterious and intriguing .

Very interesting, and suspenseful!

A slow burn -- never really takes off .

Exciting and definitely the thriller of the year!

Freaks (2019) - 7.0Act 1 - 6.9Act 2 - 7.1Act 3 - 7.1Movie starts like a post apocalyptic thriller with an over protective father and his daughterThey live in a run down house but the outside world seems pretty normal just slightly offChloe's mother is beloved to be dead and this is something that Chloe has a hard time with as she really wants a motherWe see that Chloe's fathers eyes bleedAn ice cream man lured Chloe to his car and we discover more about this worldIt turns out that the ice cream man is Chloe's grandfather and is trying to see if Chloe has any special abilitiesWe learn that Chloe has the power of mind control after an altercation and her mother has powers tooThe movie now transitions into a sci-fi super hero movie mixed with a family dramaChloe's mother is being held captive in a mountain facility and her grandfather wants to save her with the help of ChloeChloe has visions that are really her being able to be in a room with people and be in their location, with her mother and her neighborsWe see on the news that abnormal people like Chloe and considered dangerous and it is illegals for them to live amongst normal peopleThis makes sense why her father has been so protective of Chloe as the outside world hates abnormal people, they call them freaksChloe uses her powers of influence on her father and puts him to sleep to escape the house, her eye bleeds for the first time which is a sign that you have used your powers and are an abnormalChloe's father wants to live peacefully and the grandfather wants to save his daughterChloe's grandfather has the power of invisibility and Chloe's father has the ability to use time bubbles and slow down timeHer fathers abilities explain a lot of things that are going on in this worldChloe and her father have been living in a time bubble that acts like real time and 7 years have past while outside the time bubble it's only been a few monthsThat explains why the father tries to stay awake as much as possible so he can use his powers to influence the outside world and keep Chloe safeThe father decides its time to give Chloe to the neighbors but Chloe's want to be loved manipulates the mother and scares the family out of it and report them to the policeChloe is starting to get aggressive and do some bad thingsThis film could have been solved a lot easier if there was some communication between this familyFeels like Stranger Things in the sense that bleeding after using their powers and they feel drained as wellUse Chloe's powers to get into the mountain facility to free her motherAt the same time an agent is in the house trying to get Chloe as a government project and use her for goodFather and grandfather have to sacrifice themselves to give Chloe enough time to get her mom out of the facilityThe mother as the power of flight and can kill people if they are in the vicinity of her take off or landingMother flys to Chloe and flys her out of that areaChloe says that if anyone tries to come after them they won't hide and they know how to deal with them, Chloe and mother have no problem doing whatever it takes to surviveChloe's circumstances have turned her evil, the outside world treats her like she is evil and an outcast so she becomes oneBoth sides are in the wrong in this worldAverage people are afraid of the abnormals because they have powers that can threaten their lives and have in the pastAbnormals are afraid of the outside world because of how they are all predicted as evil and are being seen as a threat and dangerousThe film keeps its cards close for the first third of the film giving the audience more questions than answers but as the film develops the world becomes more clear to the audience and ChloeAll the little things that were confusing are answered later in the film showing that the creators had a vision that they executed quite wellThe action scenes are interesting and work wellLexy Kolker gives a really good performance has Chloe, she is the driving vehicle for the audience as she discovers things as we do, a lot of emotion in her performance as wellEmile Hirsch and Bruce Dern both give good and mysterious performancesFilm is written well and has a clear and well executed directionFilm was a surprise for me as I knew nothing going into itI nice surprise that gave a nice turn to the superhero genre

A few months ago; Brightburn converted Superman's beginning story to an horror tale; this one uses the X-MEN concept on more realistic and suspenseful way.

The characters are well-developed and the story is intriguing even outside of the thriller elements.

So exciting.

Even their poster has phone numbers to call, etc.The problem is you need to make an engaging movie in order for people to want to look under the hood and see what's going on there.

Worth watching .

From start to finish, I was kept on my toes and leaning on the edge of my seat.

I haven't written a review in a while, but this movie was a breath of fresh air and so entertaining that I had to at least recommend it here.

From there the film evolves into a slow burn science fiction film that takes an interesting look at the superhero mythos, while also acting as a coming-of-age family drama.

The film was also a refreshing veer away from the formulaic superhero genre in that the main cast was populated with realistic characters believably interacting with each other.

This thrilling movie will keep you wanting to find out what's next!

Exciting from start to finish.

Freaks is a slow-burning movie that never really takes off as far as I'm concerned.

Suspenseful, fun to watch.

It got me from the first second and kept me on the edge of my seat until the last.

I enjoyed it and would buy it on DVD.

The detail of the movie , the concept of it was so compelling .

This movie really is compelling and impulsive.

Thrilling, best movie I've seen in years .

Visually stunning.

Had me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

I was on the edge of my seat.


A once marvel fan here, I have become less and less excited with each release as they have become repetitive, dull, and uninspiring.


Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire movie.