|Starring:||Noah Emmerich, Elizabeth Mitchell, James Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Andre Braugher, Dennis Quaid|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Cops & Robbers, It's About Time|
|Run time:||1 hour 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Dec 2000|
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Edge of your seat stuffBy Catchag from Whyteleafe , 15 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I had never heard of this movie prior to hiring it in 2000. 4 of us sat watching it and it is one of those movies which sucked us in straight away and had us shouting at the screen.
The direction is fast paced and moody, the acting is good, story is great.
It's not the best movie of all time, but damn worth seeing - in my opinion.
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FrequencyBy FormulaRos (4 reviews) from Hayes , 15 Jan 2010Enjoyed it. Not a great film but really watchable and keeps you wondering.
A feel good film.By 2newts (79 reviews) from Havant , 04 Dec 2009This is a story which manages to get interaction between family members at differant times in the their lives which results in a differant outcom in the future - although unbelievable story line the film portrays it in such a way as to keep you watching.
FrequencyBy a customer from Hitchin , 20 Sep 2009I enjoyed this. The film had several twists which kept you on your toes. After you realise that the father and son's lives were running in parallel despite there being a thirty year separation.As the son solved one problem, warning his father of impending doom, both their lives became embroiled in even greater twists which needed urgent intervention by them both to save the wife/mother. Subsequent apparent solutions put them both in more danger and their lives became more intense, until the final scene when the murderer was caught.
FantasticBy a customer from Plymouth, England , 04 Sep 2009A great film. It is unlike most films where you can predict what will happen. Through the whole film you are wondering what will happen next. Well acted. Great script.
ick!By rtb (131 reviews) from London , 29 Jul 2009On the face of it, this is a good film. However, its seriously bogged down with sentimentality and layers of sugar.
The premise is much the same as that of 'The Butterfly Effect' - a film that 'Frequency' will always be compared with because they deal with the same plot device; change the past and change the present (and the future).
For the first 15 minutes, 'Frequency' is a bit of a no-brainer, until the story really gets going. Then, for perhaps another 20 minutes, things really get quite intriguing and interesting. It looks like things are getting better for the viewer.
Then the story really takes a nosediver and gets itself waaaay too complicated and rather silly as the main characters find themselves caught up in what is essentially a murder mystery/crime story. There are some major plot defects which leave you completely bewildered - logic seems to take a back seat and there is a lot of jumping to conclusions without any real explanations.
And the ending is just mired down in complete sugary mush. Very, very corny.
'The Butterfly Effect' deals with much the same idea but is infinitely superior to 'Frequency' on practically every level.
Oh, and btw, the aurora borealis isnt visible in the USA (apart from Alaska, maybe), so the idea of it causing the radio interference which this story hangs on is rather silly. And anyway, the aurora doesnt actually cause radio interference.......