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A man searching for the truth about his wife's killer learns more than he wanted to know about her own private story in this powerful drama. Harry Cain (John Turturro) works as a security guard at a large shopping mall in Wisconsin. Harry's life takes a sudden and disturbing left turn when his wife, Kate (Deborah Kara Unger), is shot to death in the mall's parking facility. Devastated by his wife's passing, Harry begins combing over every scrap of evidence he can find in hopes of tracking down the gunman and reviewing hours of videotape from the mall's surveillance system.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A pretentious, unsatisfying and ultra-slow-moving thriller."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"With an elliptical style and open-ended interpretations, it is definitely not for those who like their mysteries spelled out and tied up neatly."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The director captures a sense of hazy, harrowing obsession that's amplified by his immaculate camera set-ups and pans."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"What happens afterwards, in Refn and the late Hubert Selby, Jr.'s can't-resist-obscurity-and-ambiguity screenplay will disappoint most filmgoers."
‑ Bruce Feld, Film Journal International
"It's a fundamentally Scandinavian movie, a hyperintense meditation on death and destiny set amid a bleak wintry landscape and played out by the emotionally devastated."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Fortunately, Turturro's subtle turn keeps our emotional connection solid even when the story skates on thin ice."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Grimly austere barely begins to describe the atmosphere of dread that seeps through Fear X like a toxic mist."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Slick thriller."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Frustratingly opaque by design, Fear X offers viewers insufficient fear and excessive "X.""
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
"As the film builds, director Refn skillfully allows Harry to get both closer and farther away form his goal, like an optical illusion."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The story, in the end, is less than satisfying and, unfortunately, doesn't match the movie's eerie style."
‑ John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle
"Turturro ... never wavers in his commitment to a role that deprives him of nearly all his actorly tools."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"A Middle American psychological crime thriller agreat portion of which plays out none too rationally inside its protagonist's head."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"Imagine an hour of birds flying backwards and rooms with red curtains, and there's the rest of your movie."
‑ Larry Carroll, FilmStew.com
"Turturro's clammy, lumpen Cain is a profoundly disagreeable guide down the rabbit hole of hallucinatory paranoia."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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