The Fanatic (2019) - Crime, Thriller

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A rabid film fan stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star's life.

IMDB: 4.6
Director: Fred Durst
Stars: John Travolta, Devon Sawa
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 23 out of 162 found boring (14.19%)

One-line Reviews (59)

Don't waste your precious time watching this piece of garbage

Going into this not expecting much based on the bad reviews, I surprisingly thoroughly enjoyed it, and recommend it.

Travolta gives a pretty good performance as Moose and for whats its worth the film is pretty entertaining.

Boring, full of cliches and the protagonist (Travolta) acting in the baddest way.

I liked it, well directed well acted and gets intense .

very dark,sad,and thrilling.

What a dumb and pointless movie.

Every time there was supposed to a scene of tension felt so cliched and predictable that by the climax I had lost all interest.

When moose, kills a housekeeper, he pretends to care for like two seconds, then just leaves, like nothing happened.

I enjoyed it.

When moose, kills a housekeeper, he pretends to care for like two seconds, then just leaves, like nothing happened.

I thank the makers of this movie to show that and in turn make a wonderful entertaining movie.

With no script, terrible directing, pathetic acting.

amateur and pointless .

Moose (Travolta) is said to be autistic in the things I've read about the film, but he's played here as an incredibly slow man who only finds joy in autograph hunting.

But I found the film entertaining and not nearly as bad as it was made out to be in the critics reviews.

John Travolta going full is his best unexpected performance, 9/10.

Boring, pointless.

If you're fans of "The room" , "Birdemic", "showgirls" and Neil Breen, you will surley enjoy this piece of confusing "mishmash" of a movie, with undeveloped bunch of pointless charecters, with unclear motives and charecteristics, strange editing, very aqward dialogues and the hair.

A waste of time .

This film is worth watching.

Travolta stars as Moose a slow movie/star obsessed fan who seeks out an autograph from actor Hunter Dunbar played by Devon Sawa.

Every one else is a cliche and what makes it even worse is that for long stretches it is just plain boring.

So bad it's suprsingly entertaining .

Although I can't defend The Fanatic as a good movie, I can say it was definitely the strangest movie I've seen in a while that was oddly engaging, mainly due to Travolta's weird performance of a mentally challenged film fan turned stalker.

For me it was a very exciting thriller - don't believe the negative critics!!!!

This could be the worst movie i have seen all year

No script.

The movie was also very predictable, there weren't any major plot twists and the characters weren't really developed or fleshed out in a way that you could connect with them.

The ending was completely unbearable and unrealistic; such a weird movie (in a bad way) from beginning to end.

Whilst this had the potential to be a great film which kept me on the edge of my seat for the mid part, it was sadly let down by the ending which made no sense whatsoever in terms of any where near real life.

All I can say is that I found the movie compelling throughout.

It is scary what actors once they take this oath of entertaining have to endure.

The movie had me on the edge a few times.

Absolutely the worst movie Travolta has ever done, what was he thinking, is he really so desperate for cash.

I've been racking my brains since the credits rolled trying to think how a movie like this got made, and to be honest I'm coming up empty on answers.

Again, at length, this one is worth watching if for nothing more than Travolta's bizarre-and consistent-performance.

And, honestly, it's always great to see Devon Sawa - he really, truly gives an intense and believable delivery throughout this entire movie - he adds so much life and personality to it, it's wonderful.

Several twists meant to subvert your expectations are more confusing than anything else, and the final moments of the movie are frustratingly convenient in ways that don't make for a very good story, or very clear message.

I enjoyed it and John Travolta in my opinion gave a good impersonation if you will of someone who clearly has mental issues and stalking tendencies when it comes to Big Hollywood actors.

The worst movie ever.

The camera work is on par, the script could have been better, the story has been done before, but to see Travolta do it was worth the watch.

The movie itself was very slow and to be honest didn't build up to much at all.

then after film is boring slow, drill, painful to watch i could not watch it i fast forward to see what else happened, what was soo thrilling about this film like he is hiding under bed wow that meant to be thrilling ??

No, I'm not an executive writing reviews to get high ratings This movie I low budget, yes, Travokta should be doing bigger projects, yes But this is real life, there are people like this in the world, fans who think they are the be all and end all, who can't understand where the actor stops the the person begins Actors have to worry about this kind of stuff everyday and Travolta is absolutely terrific at playing this role, he just gets it, he knows what it's like to have this as an everyday concern, the versatility of Travolta is exceptional as he just transforms into the movie fan weirdo effortlessly There are no lengths a fan won't go to and no boundaries they are not willing to break, they think they know the actor personally through the movies and they think the actors feel the same way This is a true depiction of something that could happen very easily and why celebrities pay a fortune for security personnel and home security Travolta doesn't care about how he looks, he doesn't care about opinions, here he does everything he can to portray the lunatic on screen Also with a little twist at the end makes this really enjoyableTravolta has had his recent run of bad movies, no doubt this will be another, and from a really true fan I agree with the previous films, they haven't been great, but this one, is definitely worth the watch, just for the great portrayal of the subject matterWill you find better movies to to watch?

However it feels so mean and so empty.

But certainly worth watching like a car wreck.

Intriguing film .

I found this film to be entertaining and never boring.

Worst movie I have ever seen .

The Fanatic is a beautiful mess that is terrible but sporadically engaging, odd, and funny throughout which might not exactly be what Fred Durst and John Travolta we're going for which is what makes it so entertaining.

I say it is worth watching

So, despite coming across it in a 'terrible movies' style review, I watched and enjoyed it.

The movie failed at almost everything and i had a hard time finding positives, but it was impossible and unfortunately it's one of the worst movies of the year.

The film just seemed rushed, yet I felt completely bored.

A very slow attempt at a thriller.

However, to his credit, he at least prevented the film from becoming boring.

I enjoyed it .

The Fanatic had to be the best of the worst movie one day, and Travolta made me laugh many times by his crazy performance.