Frequency (2000)

What if you had the chance to travel back in time and change just one event in your life? What would it be? For John Sullivan, there is no question. He would undo the events of October 12, 1969, when the out-of-control Bruxton fire took the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 28, 2000
DVD Release Date: October 31, 2000
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A tight blend of surprises and suspense keeps audiences spellbound.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Quaid's buoyant earnestness complements the stunning, low-key performance by Caviezel, whose close-ups give new meaning to the idea that still waters run deep.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Features plenty of soft-focus, picture-perfect, father-and-son baseball scenes, an enormous amount of plot, and not quite enough of anything else.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's an appealingly out-there premise that's employed to perpetually captivating effect by filmmaker Gregory Hoblit...

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Nick Funnell
Time Out

This ambitious but frustrating timeshift thriller never quite manages to jam together two distinct stories.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A fairly wonderful movie about fathers and sons and the mystery of time.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Scary, tense, grisly mystery-thriller.

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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

Why gripe about a few minor inconsistencies? Just relax and enjoy the show.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Movies sometimes end up looking like a head-on collision between opposing impulses. Frequency is that kind of movie.

Nick Rogers

Gregory Hoblit's best film generates Spielbergian fascination with temporal drama of twisting timelines, infused with personal conflict and situational tension. It blends "Back to the Future's" rush with "Backdraft's" firefighting and a dash of "Zodiac."

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
What If You Could Reach Back In Time? What If You Could Change The Past? I can't believe I hadn't seen this movie before. Simply Amazing! Probably… More
Stephen M
It's funny how revisiting a movie can drag you back to the time and place where you first saw it. <I>Frequency</I>, for me, vividly conjures up… More
Lady D'arbanville
A film I love to watch over and over, a time travel film with something of a different portal, reuniting Father and Son, changing the course of events of not… More
Alex roy
Frequency is one of director Gregory Hoblit's very best films, starring Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid, this film has a very interesting and unique plot.… More
Alice Shen
Jim Caviezel is AMAZING in this performance (the tough cop, the New Yorker, the paranoid cynic, the crying, the almost crying). I personally love any story… More
Conner Rainwater
A completely ridiculous movie that makes very little sense in the real world, but Dennis Quaid makes this movie so much fun. Jim Caviezel is by far the worst… More