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Freaks (2018)

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A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.
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Emile Hirsch ... Dad
Bruce Dern ... Grandpa
Grace Park ... Agent Ray
Amanda Crew ... Mom
Lexy Kolker ... Chloe
Ava Telek ... Harper Reed
Michelle Harrison ... Nancy Reed
Matty Finochio ... Steven Reed
Aleks Paunovic ... Robert Kraigen
RJ Fetherstonhaugh ... Police Officer (as R.J. Fetherstonhaugh)
Kwesi Ameyaw ... News Host
Ryan Beil ... Leo the Cook
Reese Alexander ... ADF Agent
Dakota Daulby ... Executioner
Lee Shorten ... Security Chief
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Storyline

A seven-year-old girl, Chloe, who lives with her father, was told that the outside world was dangerous and was spending lonely days in her house. One day, she left the house while her father was asleep, and she was approached by an old man in an ice cream truck standing in front of her house. The old man, who is Chloe's grandfather, tells him about the fact that Chloe's mother is alive and the mysterious power he has. Chloe, who was scolded by her father for going out, awakened her special ability by raising her emotions. The ability was a very dangerous thing to manipulate a person's mind. Chloe works with a grandfather and a father with different abilities to rescue a detained mother. Written by Linda Jenkinson

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They look just like us


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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018. See more »

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Superb!
1 December 2019 | by devilsadvocate-70805See all my reviews

This movie came out of left field and it is the best release of 2019 so far.

It is difficult to write about without spoiling anything. What I can say is that Freaks combines drama, psychological thriller, action, sci-fi and even horror beautifully.

The story twist and turns; it encourages you to think one thing then gives you something better. The pacing is expertly managed with continual drips of minor revelation to hold your intrigue. The story is complex, but the excellent direction, acting and screenplay save it from being complicated.

This is the kind of movie that could've failed in 101 different ways. It really had to be handled deftly, and it is. Every cliche and pit-fall is avoided while the execution is superb.

See it, support it.


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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$161,543, 15 September 2019

Gross USA:

$276,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$368,410
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2.35 : 1
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