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Frequency

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Frequency (2000 film)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
118 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/28/00
performer:
James Caviezel, Dennis Quaid, Andre Braugher, Elizabeth Mitchell
director:
Gregory Hoblit
distributor:
New Line Cinema
author:
79508
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B

Like Field of Dreams before it, Frequency, a pleasantly mawkish fantasy about a Queens cop (Caviezel) reunited with his long-dead fireman dad (Quaid) via sunspot-enhanced ham radio will surely become a rental staple for grown men who want an excuse to cry. Only later will they realize they’ve been treated to the rather odd spectacle of a father and son bonding over a grisly serial-murder case — not to mention the most elliptical timeline-twisting since Back to the Future II. That’s forgivable. The Garth Brooks musical finale is not. B

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