Frank & Lola
Frank & Lola (2016)

An obsessive Las Vegas chef (Michael Shannon) falls in love with a mysterious woman (Imogen Poots), but an act of infidelity turns their relationship into a paranoid nightmare. Written and directed by Matthew Ross, Frank & Lola made its… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 9, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2017
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Rex Reed
New York Observer

As an exercise in voyeurism, this is a movie that sleeps on its feet. Shannon is too good for this nonsense, and Poots has got to do something about that disastrous name.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

However suspensefully the score groans and cries, the emotional stakes dwindle with each overemphatic narrative curve.

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Jessica Baxter
Hammer to Nail

Viewed as a fable about the perils of male jealousy and having a sense of entitlement over the women they love, [Frank & Lola] works.

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Matt Zoller Seitz

Frank and Lola ultimately feels like less of a compelling, free-standing work than a promise of better movies to come.

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David Ehrlich

Two of the most watchable actors on the planet are stranded in a numb sketch of a film that doesn't know what to do with them.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Much like Elvis & Nixon, Michael Shannon stars in another small-scale film, focused mainly on two characters, and excels at it.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

The story Mr. Ross has come up with suggests that he wants to say something about desire and jealousy, but he hasn't given Frank enough of an inner life to make the character's transformation from a besotted lover into a distrustful one plausible.

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

This is the kind of debut that whets the appetite for what else this filmmaker has up his sleeve.

Kenji Fujishima
Paste Magazine

By the time Ross builds to a final shot that is utterly predictable in its ambiguity, it's hard to care either way about whether these two archetypal blanks will eventually reconcile the disturbing truths they have discovered about each other.

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