Fear (1996)

Mark Wahlberg stars in one of his first features as a hoodlum drug dealer from the wrong side of the trackswho falls in love with Nicole Walker, an upper-middle-class high school girl (Reese Witherspoon). In this psycho-drama (with the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 12, 1996
DVD Release Date: October 27, 1998
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

For a while, the cast is appealing enough, and the design is House Beautiful enough, to camouflage the Fatal flaws that turn the second half into an overblown, predictable snicker-fest.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Violent creepy-boyfriend thriller without helpful takeaways.

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Scott Weinberg

Wahlberg's creep-tastic slow-burn makes this predictable potboiler a little bit scary and a lot more entertaining.

Brian Orndorf

One of the all-time goofiest movies, avoiding a tough inspection of troubling emotional speeds and stunted communication to sneeze out a confused, half-realized story of obsession.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

Though cheesy and illogical, this thriller has charming performances, and an exciting climax.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

The only thing scary about this film is watching Mark Wahlberg's career as an actor begin to dissipate.

Emanuel Levy

A throwback to the psycho-sexual thrillers of the 1980s, Fear is sort of a male version of Fatal Attraction

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

Corny but cool...Wahlberg has presence

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Good thriller, and the movie that introduced me to Reese Witherspoon. Still enjoy it many years later. How did I only just notice David has a Chucky doll in… More
Melvin White
Laura: What's the big deal? Steve: The big deal, Laura, is that the guy gives me the creeps, and the girl is my daughter. The only way to describe Fear… More
Kevin M. Williams
The decent right-side-of-the-tracks family unit is threatened by local not-so-right-side thug types in this thriller that borrows extensively from… More
Dan Schultz
A disappointing melodrama concerning a confused 16-year old (Reese Witherspoon) who falls in love with a mysterious young man (Mark Wahlberg), who appears to be… More
vieras esine
The first hour is nothing to get worked up about, which is why I can't give this a particularly high rating. But do not despair - the ending is sure worth… More
CAST: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William L. Petersen, Amy Brenneman, Alyssa Milano DIRECTED BY: James Foley SUMMARY: What begins as an innocent… More