Reviews: Frank (2014)

frankReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Il film di Abrahmson restituisce con sincerità e calore umano, personaggi e dinamiche che gli appassionati di musica conoscono bene, e non fa sconti nemmeno al protagonista Jon, un musicista senza un briciolo di talento.
  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Fantástica tragicomedia que discursa sobre la fama, sí, pero principalmente sobre encontrar nuestro lugar en el mundo. Hace reír y emociona, orbitando completamente alrededor de un gran Michael Fassbender que, una vez más, demuestra que hace lo que le apetece.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: a funny, goofy movie with some serious things to say about art and madness, band dynamics, broken dreams and selling out.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: ‘Frank’ Is The Role Of A Lifetime…For Someone…
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Frank’ is the captivating portrait of a unique singer who leads his band’s unusual creative process from the inside of a huge, fake head.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Frank is definitely an odd little film with a sensibility that will charm some and irk others.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: An askew, bitter dramedy of artistic pretension and creative desperation that has something sneakily marvelous to say about what it takes — and what it doesn’t — to be an artist.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Director Lenny Abrahamson and screenwriters Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan have something to say about the lines of art and commerce, as well as genius and insanity, and wrap both comments into a bizarro road picture that carves its own tonally controlled route with dark, sometimes broad humor and dark, sad character layers.
  • Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: There’s more to the absurd than just amusement
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: Frank has nothing interesting in it and it isn’t as funny or as emotionally involving as it might think it is – assuming any thought went into it whatsoever. Taken as a whole, it is just gibberish, unfocused and annoying.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight
    • Excerpt: …[an] unconventional and infectiously wry musical dramedy. Not since Alan Parker’s 1991 The Commitments has there been a fictional big screen band so humorously sordid in song and misguided soul.
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Um daqueles filmes únicos que sobressaem em qualquer lista ou tópico de conversa
  • Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: We can’t all be genius weirdo artists encased in fibergalss heads, but we can all laugh at “Frank.”
  • Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

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