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  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    There’s also little point and a garish quality that goes from pulp to junk fairly quickly, despite Pegg’s presence. show more

  • 40
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    The effect eventually becomes that of about a dozen story pitches all strung together. Any one of them might have the potential for greatness in isolation. Try to mash them up into one movie, though, and much like Jack, they fall to pieces. show more

  • 25
    Drew Hunt Slant Magazine

    Strands of Simon Pegg's amiable persona are found in the film's more tolerable bits, but even this seasoned vet's unique voice is lost amid the glut of references to other work. show more

  • 60
    Olly Richards Empire

    It's always trying to do something unusual. It has a great lead in Pegg. What it doesn't have is an ending or a clear reason what it wants to be. show more

  • 60
    Neil Smith Total Film

    Fear falls short of fantastic yet it’s a decent effort that, like Pegg’s beard, proves to be something of a grower. show more

  • 50
    Tasha Robinson The Dissolve

    Fantastic Fear leaps all over the place narratively and conceptually, servicing the comedy of every individual scene without considering or linking the others. Some of those individual scenes are marvelous, though. show more

  • 20
    Xan Brooks The Guardian

    Crispian Mills's London-based horror-comedy is so spectacularly bungled that it leaves the viewer in a state of advanced petrification. show more

  • 20
    Robbie Collin The Telegraph

    It is three parts The Mighty Boosh to two parts The Goon Show, which, when mixed with the quite astonishing lack of wit and finesse seen here, makes for pure cinematic strychnine. show more

  • 20
    Trevor Johnston Time Out London

    There’s not a single, solitary laugh to be had. show more

  • 75
    Drew Taylor The Playlist

    At the very least, Fantastic Fear of Everything has a fantastic central performance. And sometimes that's enough. show more

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