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Frequency

Frequency

2000
Suspense/Thriller
Fantasy
1h 58m
In this mind-bending thriller, director Gregory Hoblit presents a fresh and original take on time travel with the gripping human story of a father (Quaid) and a son (Caviezel) who reach out to one another across parallel universes to stop a terrible crime. (New Line Cinema)
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Frequency

2000
Suspense/Thriller
Fantasy
1h 58m
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Rated 13 Mar 2023
92
84th
Solid little sci-fi film with an appealing mix of family drama, action, and alternate timeline shenanigans. Underrated.
Rated 06 Apr 2009
97
99th
One of my all time favorites. Don't care about the lack of depth on the sci-fi part of the film. The way I take it, this is not a sci-fi film. I don't care much about the action/thriller part as well. What got into me was the father-son relationship I think. Found myself watching this movie again and again and with tears and joy.
Rated 22 Sep 2010
67
57th
It won't win an scientific realism awards but Cavizel and Quaid are both earnest and believable and I love me some Braugher.
Rated 13 Jun 2007
80
68th
Very fun time travel flick.
Rated 07 Sep 2008
81
96th
A well-made thriller. The thriller plot and the time traveling theme really go well with each other.
Rated 26 Jan 2007
79
40th
Surprisingly decent movie, and actually touching at times. Wish they hadn't tacked on that little "yay everything is fine now so we're gonna play baseball and listen to some shitty country song about how great family is"
Rated 27 Apr 2008
73
62nd
Requires a huge leap of faith to accept the premise, but if you can get past that you'll find an entertaining mystery/suspense flick with a cleverly twisting plot. I greatly enjoyed the relationship between Quaid and Caviezel, which provides emotional heft to the story, and a good enough incentive to try unravel (or make allowances for) the time-skipping elements. Nice soundtrack too.
Rated 02 Jul 2009
70
41st
Gets a little ridiculous near the end, but still mostly effective.
Rated 10 Nov 2022
70
37th
Novel and interesting time travel scenario (echoes of SOMEWHERE IN TIME) makes this start with a bang, finding a surprising emotional weight and heft in Caviezel and Quaid's relationship, and leading to some genuinely poignant reflections on the “what-if” of resurrecting a deceased loved one. Unfortunately the “serial killer” subplot proves an almost catastrophic miscalculation, turning Quaid into an action hero and most of the plotting arbitrary and sometimes nonsensical.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
96
96th
a very good movie with a great storyline. it's interesting how it all ties together.
Rated 21 Mar 2007
93
97th
A very fun murder-mystery, time-travel thriller. One of my favorites of 2000, deserving of a much bigger audience.
Rated 11 Nov 2013
35
19th
Anthropologically speaking this is something like the cinematic equivalent of the cargo cults of New Guinea. Here it is the radio (rather than, say, the refrigerator or airplane) that is invested with magical properties, operating under the influence of the Sun god and granting the power to bring good or bad fortune by communicating with, and even reviving, our long-dead ancestors. Those inclined to such magical thinking may enjoy the rather zany narrative in spite of its more ludicrous aspects.
Rated 25 Mar 2007
71
54th
An altogether alright film.
Rated 17 Aug 2014
60
40th
Even though I had a good time watching it, it just made zero sense. It's funny that it actually had a scientific adviser. For what bro? One the most hollywood endings I have ever seen.. Most plot points just made no sense.
Rated 09 Dec 2009
80
80th
The plot was kinda familiar but I watched with tears; somehow creepy!!!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
98th
Good plot
Rated 12 Jan 2013
77
23rd
I thought the premise was cool and that the movie got better as it progressed. It's been years since I watched it, so I need to revisit it soon. I do remember to being well acted and having a decent blend of suspense and sci/fi.
Rated 29 Sep 2014
7
75th
This movie is far too american (you'll understand what I mean if you watch it and are not american), and the plot is laughably stupid. However, I'm a sucker for this kind of movies, and it blended thriller and sci-fi elements quite well. I just wish the main character could be less of an entitled emotionally broken twat.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
42nd
Much better than you think its going to be.
Rated 05 Aug 2010
8
91st
muito legal!!!!! dennis quaid né........
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
39th
This overlooked gem is an implausible but powerful little story. Fun to watch if you set aside your disbelief.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
56th
FREQUENCY is smart and very entertaining, and one of the best thrillers of the year. Go Mets!
Rated 23 Jul 2009
70
59th
A grieving man gets a miraculous second chance at stopping a tragedy from happening.
Rated 15 Sep 2013
72
57th
Good story and everything, but simply somehow ending is what downgraded the movie in my eyes.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
58th
Althought I wouldn't consider it a "mind bending thriller", I did enjoy it enough that despite guessing the ending 5 minutes in I still didn't mind sitting through it. Not the most original idea or best acting, but still interesting enough.
Rated 20 Nov 2008
92
94th
This is a great movie. The sci-fi aspect of it is very minimal and only serves to underscore the message of the rest of the story. Just how far would you go to save someone you loved?
Rated 28 May 2007
7
57th
Enjoyable if flawed.
Rated 14 May 2010
1
1st
Watched beginning, turned off. Ludicrous, horrible, horrible stuff. I'll be very surprised if the movie after that point turned out to not be even more of an abomination, so... a score of 1 since I also despise weaselface Caviezel-gaze.
Rated 15 Apr 2021
75
57th
The year was 2000. Yahoo! and Noah Emmerich were somehow big deals. Jesus wasn't quite Jesus yet, he was still pretty normal. And Dennis Quaid was the weird Quaid brother. I often wonder why, when the hand gets blown off in 1969, does it gradually fade away in 2000? Like, wouldn't he just have no hand and its existence would have been erased from everyone's mind? Also, let's go Mets.
Rated 31 May 2008
25
8th
Impossible. The only thing a father and a teenage son do with a radio is bicker about what station to listen to.
Rated 10 Feb 2018
7
68th
it's a worth-watching movie...
Rated 14 Aug 2007
83
69th
Though the way time travel works in it is a little inconsistent, the way it's used is very original, and an interesting use of time travel pretty much ensures a good film. Frequency turned out to be very well acted and interesting. Really good!
Rated 30 Aug 2007
65
25th
This was decent. nothing to call home about.
Rated 15 May 2011
56
27th
Handles the ridiculous premise quite well most of the way. The ending is the only part that's really bad.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
95th
totally cool everything! good story, and effects.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
85
58th
Really enjoyed this movie, felt sci-fi
Rated 02 Mar 2007
50
2nd
A film about a guy who finds a way to make contact with the past results basically in a flat thriller.
Rated 01 Jun 2018
72
71st
Why so much hate? It's a decent emotional and thrilling film. Enjoyed it.
Rated 17 May 2011
37
44th
#11#, story, reviews, (casting).
Rated 31 Mar 2017
54
26th
Well made and filmed flick, there are two things that are a little too much for me to swallow. The whole idea of the communication is just too unbelievable and kinda over-done, and the sappy/happy ending ruins it for this guy.
Rated 21 Dec 2009
74
24th
Moving minor film.
Rated 10 Apr 2007
73
61st
Surprisingly entertaining for a Disney suspense film if you turn off any sense of reality about time.
Rated 28 Jul 2008
87
63rd
Interesting story that really comes together. A bit on the slow side.
Rated 20 Aug 2007
84
44th
Touching.
Rated 26 Mar 2009
93
85th
I really enjoyed this suspenseful sci-fi thriller. Recommended.
Rated 29 Dec 2016
100
99th
my favourite, amazing father son relationship
Rated 28 Mar 2007
80
55th
Heartwarming
Rated 21 Dec 2009
35
28th
Guy talks to his dead dad on a Ham Radio how stupid is that.
Rated 27 Apr 2007
20
4th
Okay. So. The father is like, etching his name or something into the desk, right? And 30 years later, Caviezel is watching as the name magically appears on said desk, but! Smoke is somehow still curling up as this happens even though it's thirty years in the future. This is just one of the many problems I had with this movie.
Rated 12 Jul 2021
75
65th
69-99+michaelcera+newdeskburn+savedagirltoo-diedofcancer+nicetalking+momdies-cuzmadeserialkillerworsebysavinghimithink+followingme?attacks/takesID-getprints-cop-ownnursemommurdered+framesdad-radiobreaks+fightinbothtimelines-kill-dadcomespresent+baseballinfohelpedsaveday-gotfriendrichoffstocks
Rated 19 Aug 2007
85
57th
Quite exciting... an incredibly touching moment when he reaches his father
Rated 21 Aug 2007
74
73rd
A decent movie about a cop trying to stop a murderer and save his mother's life by communicating with his father 28 years in the past.
Rated 11 Apr 2008
70
41st
Fun enough idea--but these pancakes were definitely served up with about a 5-gallon bucket of syrup. Played on my heart-strings so much they began to feel like puppet strings after a while. Way too many hair-raising, last-nanosecond escapes for one movie to bear.
Rated 01 May 2014
70
55th
A little sappy at times, a very fun premise. I got confused by the end, but it was compelling and made me want to understand.
Rated 25 Jan 2009
60
13th
Amusing
Rated 14 Aug 2007
5
57th
The pseudo-science of the film is over-the-top hilarity of the finest kind.
Rated 20 Feb 2008
64
28th
This movie wasn't that suspenseful.
Rated 26 Aug 2008
41
62nd
The time travel was a solid, although unbelievable, construct and the plot was good. I liked the move all the way through and thought it was a worthwhile film.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
64
23rd
Yet another movie I have seen once in my life and never felt the need to watch it again. It had a lot of buzz when it came out, but I wasn't really impressed. Pretty boring for my tastes.
Rated 26 Jan 2007
85
72nd
The idea of the story is a little far-fetched but if you can get past that then you'll find yourself with an enjoyable movie.
Rated 18 Jun 2012
60
27th
A fun little time travel movie. For some reason my parents have latched onto this as one of their favorites.
Rated 25 Sep 2008
15
9th
Oh god NOooooooooo
Rated 16 Oct 2007
31
10th
Why did I watch this?
Rated 06 Feb 2011
47
12th
I guess this an ok movie if you just want to relax to something that should not be taken too seriously. The story surrounding the fact that John can contact his father in the past actually makes no sense if you think about it, and they don't even try to explain it. They just pass it off as a cause of the aurora borealis. That being said, there's really nothing wrong with the movie, it's ok if you just want to be entertained for a few hours, but nothing more.
Rated 08 Sep 2009
53
23rd
It was average.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
72
27th
I usually find time travel movies interesting, but within reason and the time travel mechanics in this film were a bit too implausible at times. Jim Caviezel as usual too bland in the leading role.
Rated 08 Mar 2008
60
58th
Exciting in spite of the schmaltz. Preposterous & entertaining. What is most incredible is that we buy into this plot at all, & have a good time watching it unfold. Guilty pleasure to be sure.
Rated 14 Sep 2015
79
27th
"Frequency" is a movie about a modern-day man who can communicate with his father 30 years in the past through a non-commercial/amateur radio. This plot device is perfectly chosen for the film ... if the writing, acting and dialogue were any more hammy, my arteries would be completely clogged with cholesterol.
Rated 16 Apr 2011
85
94th
The first half is superb. The fact that the son and the audience know what's about to happen to the father character is the definition of good suspense - and Quaid is really great here. Unfortunately, instead of exploring the intriguing setup further, the film becomes rather conventional. And it gets somewhat schmaltzy by the end. Those minor flaws aside, this completed Gregory Hoblit's awesome three-in-a-row effort ('Primal Fear' & 'Fallen'). Hopefully the guy gets back on track at some point.
Rated 05 Jan 2009
80
78th
Another movie that didn't hit you over the head with it's plot. It presented it, then left you to make the connections.
Rated 31 Dec 2008
80
79th
Damn fine time travel tale. The solar flare stuff is a bunch of bologne, but the story and performances make up for it. I generally like Dennis Quaid (the back up Harrison Ford) in stuff.
Rated 10 Aug 2013
45
25th
Was good until the last 10 minutes.
Rated 19 May 2009
50
33rd
In Frequency (2000) some d-bag is able to contact the past with a ham radio, and he talks to his dead dad about shit. That's a really shitty description, sorry. The movie was alright. Suspenseful at times and cheesy at times. The whole time travel/alternate history/whateverthefuckitis aspect didn't really make sense. But it was still interestng. Who knows, maybe I just liked it 'cause I'm on Vicodin right now.
Rated 02 Mar 2009
95
88th
Awesome.
Rated 08 Jul 2007
78
32nd
I liked this one... shut up! I said I like it! What? Oh I give up...
Rated 25 Dec 2009
70
73rd
Doesn't really make sense, and the ending is a bit too happy, but still entertaining.
Rated 04 Feb 2008
2
33rd
I completely forgot about this movie. 2 seems about right.
Rated 26 Jun 2008
69
73rd
good movie
Rated 15 Oct 2020
40
19th
Its basically everybody's dream to once more talk with their late parents. In reality people use black magic to receive some messages from the past. Frequency is more in the right trail and there is no black magic. Just a stupid script. Actors are good and idea intriguing.
Rated 07 Aug 2011
75
32nd
I don't know why this movie has low re-watch value, but it does. It's a perfectly good film, with a nice cast, in an interesting story and with a good script. But for some reason, it fails to grab your attention once you know the ending. But this little "talking back in time" film is certainly worth the first viewing.
Rated 08 Jan 2012
65
51st
6 recommended
Rated 21 May 2009
70
54th
Decent flick, although the ending is cringe-worthy
Rated 17 Sep 2010
18
79th
A decent time travel film. Not as good as De Javu, Next, or Lake House. But it's a solid idea, a good performance and decent film.
Rated 17 Oct 2007
10
0th
Among the worst movies ever about time travel, presuming a closed system (or as closed as it needs to be) within which the action takes place. The film lacks any sense of the massive changes that should take place as a result of their meddling with the past. On top of all that, the ending is little more than cheap, unearned sentiment. And yes, what you've heard is true: Oscar the Grouch was my favorite Sesame Street character.
Rated 19 Nov 2007
40
4th
a little to american for my taste.
Rated 28 Aug 2007
6
9th
Fantasy. Not SF, or at least, really bad SF. This is a movie that incorporates the idea of moving information across time. This introduces temporal paradox; the movie fails entirely to deal with this, and as such as fantasy, and bad fantasy at that.
Rated 02 Aug 2013
95
83rd
First movie of one of the best movie series I have ever seen.
Rated 18 Mar 2008
68
19th
"back to the past" like time machine
Rated 10 Jun 2017
73
57th
butterfly effect'i izlemeden önce ve konusunu bilmeden izleseydim daha çok severdim muhtemelen
Rated 16 Sep 2007
80
89th
Really entertaining film. Plot holes should be ignored
Rated 08 Jun 2009
70
61st
Actually, I think this idea of past / future has been better explored in other films. But is not bad, has a good drama.
Rated 28 Oct 2007
95
70th
Truly underrated. A movie for fathers and sons AND a movie that it's "okay" for guys to cry at.
Rated 22 Mar 2009
20
5th
I wish I could communicate to myself in the past when I didn't watch this and prevent myself from committing the horrible crime of watching this.

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