Fearless Freaks
Fearless Freaks (2005)

Bradley Beesley's documentary The Fearless Freaks attempts to reveal some truths about the band The Flaming Lips. The Lips have built a loyal cult following, and the film -- compiled from footage taken over 15 years -- attempts to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 17, 2005
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon
Variety

Will please devotees without attracting many, if any, new converts.

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Dana Stevens
New York Times

Bradley Beesley's intimate documentary traces the two-decade career of the Flaming Lips, a seminal art-rock band from Oklahoma City.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Having been involved in helping the band craft its decidedly bizarre visual imagery for so much of its history, Beesley's film is perfectly in sync with the Lips' unique vision.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Wildly entertaining.

Dennis Lim
Village Voice

As artfully scrappy and likably wide-eyed as its subjects.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

What really fuels the movie, however -- aside from the constant, buoyant presence of the band's leader, Wayne Coyne -- is its warts-and-all approach.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

So darn watchable that it could turn someone who never heard of the Flaming Lips into a devoted fan.

Joan Anderman
Boston Globe

Cobbles together an appropriately whacked-out portrait of the band's surreal and haphazard career trajectory.

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David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

Beesley could have made just a fan movie... but here we get much more.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel J DeMersseman
This film leaves me with only one question: Did Wayne Coyne's wife inspire the band name?
Tim Sigur
I wish Wayne Cohn lived in my neighborhood.