Fear X
Fear X (2003)

For his third (and first English-language) feature, Danish writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn collaborated with celebrated American author Hubert Selby Jr. (Last Exit to Brooklyn, Requiem for a Dream). John Turturro stars in the paranoid… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 4, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A pretentious, unsatisfying and ultra-slow-moving thriller.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

With an elliptical style and open-ended interpretations, it is definitely not for those who like their mysteries spelled out and tied up neatly.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

The director captures a sense of hazy, harrowing obsession that's amplified by his immaculate camera set-ups and pans.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Fortunately, Turturro's subtle turn keeps our emotional connection solid even when the story skates on thin ice.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Grimly austere barely begins to describe the atmosphere of dread that seeps through Fear X like a toxic mist.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Slick thriller.

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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle

The story, in the end, is less than satisfying and, unfortunately, doesn't match the movie's eerie style.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

Turturro ... never wavers in his commitment to a role that deprives him of nearly all his actorly tools.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

A Middle American psychological crime thriller agreat portion of which plays out none too rationally inside its protagonist's head.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Fear X," Harry Caine(John Turturro) is so obsessed with the murder of his wife Claire(Jacqueline Ramel) that it is adversely… More
Chosen 718
Decent mystery
Cameron Johnson
I don't know what this guy is so worried about, because I'd imagine it would be hard to fear anything while on X, which means ecstasy... or something… More
Juan Charqueno
john turritoro haunting performance of a man desprite to know who kille his wife, by expressing it in frusteration and anger. B+