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About the Movie
Michael Fassbender stars as Frank, a genius rock musician who performs wearing a giant fake head that he never removes. Things get rocky between his protective bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and newcomer Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who is convinced they’re meant for stardom. The band lands their biggest gig, but are they ready? And is the world?
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 153
- Fresh: 140
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: With the soulful Gleeson and a sweetly menacing Fassbender (under a giant helmet-head) at its center, the movie never loses its acerbic edge or its oversize heart.
Fresh: Odd, offbeat, somehow endearing, the bleakly comic "Frank" has its own kind of charm as well as some pointed, poignant things to say about the mysterious nature of creativity, where it comes from and where it might all go.
Fresh: The whole thing is in danger of becoming arch and quirky, yet Abrahamson steers the final act of his drama toward a sombre, unhappy rumination.
Fresh: A functioning, funny, weirdly touching fable of artistic angst and aspiration, a meditation on fame and its terrors and the metaphoric usefulness of masks and huge fake heads.
The first time I disagree with the reviews
Normally this is my category of preferred cinema; an original story with fantastic actors. However, one key ingredient seemed to be missing: a “compelling” original story. It seemed to relish in its own self-professed “originality” and missed the mark, falling into the deluge of trite “hipster” cinema.
Kept hoping it would get better. I didn't turn it off, but should have
Great movie can't wait to be able to purchase it
Quirky, intelligent and fast paced. Loved it!
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2014
- © 2013 EP Frank Limited, Channel Four Television Corporation and the British Film Institute
- Frank (Music and Songs from the Film)
- Various Artists