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/10
3,033 Ratings

Frank

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Ireland, United Kingdom, 2014
Comedy, Drama, Music

Synopsis

Jon, an eager yet untalented musician, joins the avant-garde pop band The Soronprfbs in an attempt to extricate himself from his small-town life and everyday routine. The frontman is the eccentric and emotionally unstable Frank, who hides under an enormous papier-mâché head that he never takes off.

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Frank Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Fassbender turns out to be strangely perfect for the part. Not unlike Tom Hardy, who had to spend practically almost all of The Dark Knight Rises with most of his face covered, he can work wonders with his sheer physical presence.
August 15, 2014
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The film is often inspired—an ultimately moving portrait of an artist conflicted about fielding an audience, and an impressively sustained look through the keyhole at how genius works.
August 13, 2014
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It’s a rare film that gets the phenomenon of rock outsiderdom, and gets it right, but isn’t swayed by the mystique. It’s sweet, just pithy enough, and brings a touch of critical sanity to the question of insanity as performance—it’s a film that, you might say, has its head screwed on right.
August 07, 2014
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