• Fear X (2005)

Fear X

Release Date: January 28th, 2005

DVD Release Date: March 8th, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Harry Caine (John Turturro) is a mild-mannered mall cop whose pregnant wife is killed in the underground parking lot where he works. It seems it may have been a contract killing, and Harry becomes obsessed with finding out the details. His investigation eventually takes him to a Montana town, where reality becomes unhinged for him, and he remains disturbingly unfazed by the wintry conditions and eccentric characters. In the end, he's not looking for revenge, just for the reason behind it all.

Cast: John Turturro, Deborah Kara Unger, Stephen Eric McIntyre, William Allen Young, Gene Davis, Mark Houghton, Jacqueline Ramel, James Remar

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Fear X Ltd., Det Danske Filminstitutet [dk]

Keywords: Pursuit, Wife, Dark, Underdog, Suspenseful, Murder, Police officer, 2000s, Brooding, Husband, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    This thriller is ingeniously woven with motifs suggesting the difficulty of seeing and understanding truth, and substitutes psychological chills for commonplace gore. show more

  • 50
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Ultimately Fear X feels more like an intellectual exercise than a convincing drama. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    The movie is so glacially paced and underdeveloped that it often feels as numb as its grieving hero. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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