Quick Movie Reviews
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/10/2019
Tod Browning's cult-classic stands the test of time, thanks to its quality of humanization towards its cast of physically deformed individuals whom a judgmental and ignorant society would deem as "Freaks."
mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/21/2012
This unique film's best moments are when it focuses on the "family" that the circus performers have become and gives what others might view as "freaks" their own opportunity to be original characters. When the movies focuses on the characters' deformities, it does feel exploitive, but the film does drive home a chilling and fascinating conclusion.
Gabe - wrote on 02/04/2009
if you can get past the first 15 mins. or so, it's a surprisingly decent film of love and revenge. Browning does a good job at showing the family side of the circus sideshow acts. A few less characters could've made this a more sound film, some of the "freaks" are seen and maybe even heard from but we know little about them. Character development surely wasn't part of the plan. Decent, but not great.
sapien - wrote on 12/31/2008
Eventhough this movie is about sideshow acts in the 1930's, it is not exploitative, but rather charming, charismatic, and genuine. I really enjoyed it. Although, it IS a Tod Browning movie, so ya kinda have to enjoy it. He didn't make many bad movies.
kzeiger - wrote on 01/17/2008
wow. i had wanted to see this movie for a while and i'm glad i finally did. it's one of my favorites, a truly timeless and poignant film that still relates to our culture today. freaks is an amazingly moving film. Frieda really stole the movie for me and I was so entertained and moved by this story. Check it out if you want to watch something older, and a little strange. it's a movie with a kind of twist. a little suspense, love, heartbreak, betrayal, and goes above and beyond my expectations.