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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a maddening, satisfying, junky, enjoyable picture. show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    Testosterone-driven entertainment with a moral, sleekly directed by James Foley. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    Forceful and well-acted. Fear truly lives up to its title. show more

  • 50
    Boston Globe

    Fear is a formulaic thriller that is like "Cape Fear" meets "Fatal Attraction," or "Splendor in the Grass" on crack, but without a hint of those movies' psychological complexities and camp moments. [12 Apr 1996] show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A kinetic, visually dazzling thriller that's actually a notch above many of its predecessors - albeit only a small notch. show more

  • 38
    Patrick Z. McGavin Chicago Tribune

    A movie as unsubtle as its title suggests, Fear is too seriously intended to work as trash and too ungainly and ugly to register as entertainment. [15 Apr 1996] show more

  • 25
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Fear strikes out in slasher flick This movie is laced with enough gratuitous bloodshed and reactionary zeal to warm the heart of a Montana militiaman. [12 Apr 1996] show more

  • 60
    Empire

    Fear, a sort of pubescent Fatal Attraction, is derivative and often risible, in the competent hands of Foley it's also highly enjoyable. show more

  • 20
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Despite a few scattered moments of visceral excitement, the only thing truly frightening about the oh-so-ominously titled Fear is how so many talented people came to be involved in so inane a project. show more

  • 75
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    Wahlberg is the centerpiece of Fear, director James Foley's surprisingly taut new thriller that's equal parts "Cape Fear," "Endless Love" and "The Wild One." [12 Apr 1996] show more

  • December 03, 2012 ALICIA
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    I love this movie! i watch it all the time

  • May 15, 2012 goldcapps
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    AMAZING

  • May 13, 2011 ammuaath
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    FEAR HAS A GOOD THEME .NOW A DAYS GIRL FACING SAME PROBLEMS.THEY DIDN\'T UNDERSTAN D THAT THEIR BOY FRENDS EITHER GOOD OR NOT . HERE FEAR FILM IS MORAL FILM FOR ALL TENAGE GIRLS .

  • March 19, 2010 Sweetrose
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    I do enjoy some scary thrillers,and this is a great one,Wahlberg (The Perfect Storm), and Witherspoon (Walk The Line) make the viewer get on the "edge" of nervousness.When a young teen finds a new beau,she tends to forget her family and everything sensible.David (Wahlberg), is the boy you would not like to take home to meet your dad. David makes this teen go nutty and wild.Alyssa Milano (Who's The Boss),is the girlfriend who goes along and makes this teen forget her own "flesh and blood" at home.

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