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Frequency 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.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Andy Seiler

    This surprisingly sentimental science-fiction thriller boasts enough fresh twists to satisfy time-travel junkies.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    May be the first time travel fantasy to move grown fellows with 401(k) accounts to tears.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Mark Caro

    Corny and far-fetched it may be, but Frequency works - except for some stretches when it doesn't.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Likely to appeal to the fans of "The Sixth Sense," "Ghost" and other movies where the characters find a loophole in reality. What it also has in common with those two movies is warmth and emotion.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Scary, tense, grisly mystery-thriller.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there are some very tense scenes, with characters in peril, and that there are some grisly shots of dead bodies. A character drinks to anesthetize sorrow. There is a lot of smoking, though the movie makes it clear that smoking leads to lung cancer.

  • Families can talk about the interconnectedness of everything we do -- and don't do. Talk about the way that John and Frank made their talks about baseball into a way for them to feel close to one another. Watching this movie can also be a good opportunity to talk about how we tend to take precious family connections for granted until they're gone, and to ask family members what they'd say or ask if they had a chance to talk to someone close to them who has died. It can also be a good opportunity to remind us to say those things now, while we can.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Gory violence; intense scenes of peril.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Mild.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking, including drinking to drown sorrow.