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The Frighteners

2 Ratings: 3.0
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review by . October 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**1/2 out of ****     "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."    Perhaps the said proverb can be switched around a little bit to apply to Peter Jackson's satirical horror fantasy "The Frighteners". After that, I think it would read as followed: "All play and no work made "The Frighteners" a dull movie." But then again, to say that "no work" went into the film would be wrong, because I assure you; PLENTY did. But I'll assume that you know what I meant …
review by . August 18, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
A simple romance featuring Patricia, Johnny and big, sharp knives
There’s a special place in my heart for The Frighteners, and it’s not for a butcher knife. But I'm disappointed in a lot of it, too. This horror-comedy has too much humor and wit and not enough cheese to qualify as a cult flick. All the film's Computer Generated Flatulence, for me, eventually loses impact. The CGF so clutters up the story-line, which already is complicated, that I think Peter Jackson, the director, must have fallen in love with his expensive toys and forgotten …
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