Frailty (2002)

Actor Bill Paxton made his directorial debut with Frailty. The bulk of the story is told through flashbacks, as a mysterious man (Matthew McConaughey) tells a terrible tale to an FBI agent (Powers Boothe) investigating the "God's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 12, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Creepy and disturbing, Frailty is well-crafted, low-key horror.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Paxton steals the show. And O'Leary more than holds his own again here. Too bad it's in a movie that fails to live up to its potential.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

With an admirably dark first script by Brent Hanley, Paxton, making his directorial feature debut, does strong, measured work.

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Sean Axmaker

... marvelously off-balance and under-the-skin creepy from the first few minutes.

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Robert Koehler

A resoundingly old-fashioned and well crafted study of evil infecting an American family, "Frailty" moves from strength to strength on its deceptive narrative course.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Paxton wins quiet victories here as both star and helmer.

Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Frailty is disturbing, all right, but then so is sticking needles in your eyes. And I wouldn't recommend either.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Paxton's first movie as director is better than you might expect. It has a first rate cast, and Bill Butler's camerawork and some deft editing help to crank up the tension.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I love the way that it took chances and really asks you to take these great leaps of faith and pays off.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a solid thriller from a promising first-time director.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
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A man walks into the offices of the FBI and declares that he knows the identity of a high profile serial killer, and sets about convincing the sceptical agent… More
Alex roy
Frailty is one of those Horror greats that no one really knows about or tries to ignore. What I mean by that is the film is a film that horror fans seem to… More
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Josh Lewis
One of the best thrillers I've seen in awhile. Plenty of suspense and a thought-provoking story that doesn't have clear cut answers to everything it… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castaņeda
Sloppy B-movie trying to pass as sophisticated horror. Even though its script is seriously bad and repetitive, Frailty does manage to hold your attention.… More
Tim Salmons
Extremely Hitchcockian, but on the predictable side.

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