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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This movie takes a lot of delight in being more psychologically complex than it has to be. It contains fights and shootouts and big chase scenes, but they're all firmly centered on who the characters are and what they mean to one another. show more

  • 75
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    F/X turns into a dazzling series of deceptions that border on being so topsy-turvy that one almost becomes frustrated with being fooled. But the script of Robert T. Megginson and Gregory Fleeman managed to stay on the right side of credibility and good humor enough of the time so that some rather obvious plot holes can be forgiven. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    The action sequences are well staged and the twists and turns of the convoluted plot will keep viewers guessing. A competent and unpretentious entertainment. show more

  • 75
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    In the hallowed Hollywood tradition of mindless flash, F/X turns the suspension of disbelief into airy entertainment. [7 Feb 1986, p.D3] show more

  • 50
    Bill Cosford Miami Herald

    F/X doesn't have the surprises when it needs them. [8 Feb 1986, p.C7] show more

  • 80
    Sheila Benson Los Angeles Times

    A love of the world of movies permeates the first-class, crackling excitement of F/X, giving a rare dimension to this thriller. show more

  • 70
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    The movie, which looks as if it had been made on an A-picture budget, has a lot of the zest one associates with special-effects-filled B-pictures. show more

  • 70

    Basic premise here is so strong that it proves well-nigh indestructable, even in the face of numerous implausibilities, some silly dialogue and less-than-great casting in secondary roles. show more

  • November 27, 2009 kitnyyfan
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    One of the best in this genre. Twists & turns keep u guessing & both Bryans/Brians are tremendous.

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