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Frailty Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Andrea Yates believed she was possessed by Satan and could save her children by drowning them. Frailty is as chilling.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    The payoff isn't worth the time invested, but at least the actor-turned-filmmaker underplays an inherently queasy project that could have been over the top.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Against all odds in heaven and hell, it creeped me out just fine.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Violent and ultimately uneven and unsatisfying.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that many children will be disturbed by the spectacle of a loving father going crazy and becoming a homicidal maniac, and the consequences for the family. There are a number of shocking and tense moments among all the schlock.

  • Families can talk about both Adam and Fenton's reaction to their father's revelations. What would you do if your father or mother told you they were commanded by God to kill the guilty? An especially troubling aspect of the movie implies that the father's visions are real, and that God has actually selected a number of people to kill specific evildoers with an ax. Families of any faith will want to discuss the difference between the movie's depiction and real-world religion.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Multiple grisly murders (mostly offscreen, deranged parent, child locked u.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Not an issue

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Implied drinking problem