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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good movie!,
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This review is from: Frequency (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)Let yourself go & enjoy!; who wouldn't want to contact somebody from their past & make things right!, I really enjoyed it: worth the price!
5.0 out of 5 stars New Line dropped the ball!!!,
This review is from: Frequency (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)All the other reviews will explain the plot etc, what I will say is that It is one of my favorite movies along with my wife's.
It leaves you smiling at the end , One other thing in an Interview Dennis Quaid said New Line dropped the ball because they did not promote it well enough...........I could not agree more.
3.0 out of 5 stars Frequency (2000),
This review is from: Frequency (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)Director: Gregory Hoblit
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Andre Braugher, Elizabeth Mitchell, Noah Emmerich.
Running Time: 118 minutes.
Rated PG-13 for language and violence.
Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel both give fine performances in this quirky science-fiction drama that combines "Back to the Future" and "The Field of Dreams". The film opens in the year 1969, with fire-fighter Dennis Quaid first introducing the game of baseball (specifically the Amazin' Mets of that season) to his son, John. Fast-forward to thirty years later, in which John (Caviezel) is a lonesome, washed-ed ex-college baseball great turned cop who stumbles upon his deceased father's old ham radio.
One night, John uses the radio to connect with a man in the area, later discovering that he is talking to his father in the past. When the father avoids death in a fire that was supposed to take his life, John realizes that he can use this uncanny communication to help him with a serial killer murder case. The two join forces to change the course of history in order to save the lives of the killer's next victims.
Clever premise certainly works for the most part, although there are some twists that do not seem to fit. Hoblit uses the theme of baseball as the connecting link between the father and son, which is an overdone aspect in modern film; however, the script is smart and swift, making "Frequency" a film worth the while.
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Miss This One Almost Everyone Including Me Missed,
This review is from: Frequency (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)With a little extra spending money I picked up a few DVD's 'to take a chance on', hoping for one gold nugget. Well, this one is just that. I have watched it several times in a few months, and have made a point of lending it out to my friends simply saying 'trust me, you'll enjoy it'. It has come back each time with positive to glowing reviews, and a smile showing each person did enjoy it.
The script is well thought out! Tell me how many times you've watched a movie that seemed to have been roughed out on a napkin the night before they started filming? The story moves forward with... a couple surprises/twists that fit perfectly into the storyline, but doesn't overshadow the identification with and the developement of the characters. Great casting. I have been a Dennis Quaid fans for over a decade, and Jim Cavieziel was a pleasant discovery for me.
I missed this in the theatre. Not too many people went to see it. Man, I might have missed it altogther had I not had a few dollars to spend... and in this case, that would have been a bad thing. You'll enjoy it, trust me.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Flick!,
This review is from: Frequency (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)This movie by no means will rescue Hollywood from it's descent into cheesiness, but it is one that has a style that seems to be long lost. This is without a doubt Dennis Quaid's best performance. Along with a solid plot, and great acting from his supporting cast, this movie held me captive from beginning to end. I loved it the first time I saw it and I watched it again the other day and loved it even more. I highly recommend this movie.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting...REELED IN the whole way through,
This review is from: Frequency (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)*FREQUENCY*
I must say, I didn't know what to expect when I got this but, I sure am glad I got my hands on it. It's a very touching story about a mother, father and their son that hit me right in the heart. Without spoiling it for anyone I'll just say it's very much a sci-fi/thriller type movie. It keeps the sci-fi aspect very down to earth and plays more on human emotion and great movie drama. It's earned a permanent place in my DVD collection.
I just wanted to say that FREQUENCY is very good and very smart. I'll leave it at that.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie, good extras, nice price,
This review is from: Frequency (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)Frequency is a very entertaining yet totally unbelievable movie, the plot of which revolves around solar flares affecting radio waves and allowing a sort of time-travel for a particular ham-radio operator. Still with me? Good, because apart from the silly science, this is a really good sci-fi/adventure/drama movie. Suspenseful and well-acted, the movie is high on production values and details.
Dennis Quaid stars as the fireman father, James Caviezel is the cop son, and Elizabeth Mitchell is the wife/mother. Through the time-travel setup, the son is able to communicate with his dead father via his dad's old ham-radio. Together, they try to avert the accident that leads to the father's death in a warehouse fire. Another bad-guy character crosses from the past reality to the present reality.
I'm not going to spoil the movie with particulars or more details.
The DVD has 2 good, informative commentaries. One is by director Gregory Hoblit, and one by actor Noah Emmerich and writer/producer Toby Emmerich. In Hoblit's, he reveals the ending he would have rather used. Although the movie ending was acceptable, Hoblit's idea would have been better from a logic viewpoint.
Deleted scenes, a documentary about the "science" in the movie, and a few other goodies at a resonable price make this a highly recomended DVD. Over!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie For The Weekend,
This review is from: Frequency (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)This movie is quite an intricate story. It begins explosively, settles you into the main characters and who they are, and then the science fiction weaves its way into the story line. Quite original thinking behind this story.
Dennis Quaid plays a heroic fireman and a loving husband and father in the past. James Caviezel portrays his adult son in the future. James Caviezel character is tragic, sad because he misses his father who died in a fire when he was young. The story affords James' character to save Dennis by telling him how he would die and how to avoid it. How does he communicates with his dead father? Watch the film. It's quite simple. By doing so, the consequences goes beyond what they imagined, and the story really takes off from that point on.
The story is great for popcorn on the sofa at home. It is heartwarming, exciting, and smartly written. I recommend for enthusiast of intricate story telling and acting.
5.0 out of 5 stars This Movie Gets Me Every Time,
This review is from: Frequency (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)This is a movie that when you see it again for the 2cd time you forget everything and start to panic. Frequency contains drama, thrill, and suspense. When Jim Caviezel finds out he is talking to his dead father 30 years ago... well anyway this movie is a masterpiece and it is a must see.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hope for the future,
This review is from: Frequency (Widescreen) [Import] (DVD)I found this movie absolutely amazing. When it came out I don't think it recieved the audience it deserved, but after hearing how good it was I searched it out, as everyone should. This movie is so well woven, not just a mystery, not just a story of a father connecting with a son, but all this and much more, done in a beautiful, un-campy way. I would not consider this a "time travel" movie, but quite differently one of hope. Of a man just wishing for a bit more time with his parents, a man searching for some kind of happiness in his life. Well scripted, well acted, and complete, I highly recommend this movie.
What bothers me is that some reviewers on this page have expressed bluntly that they will not see this film because of the recent role Jim Caviezel has portrayed in the film "The Passion of the Christ." Certainly everyone is entitled to their opinions. But my heart goes out to these individuals, that they would be so quick to shun, and even criticize a film such as "Frequency," a film that they have not seen, and would miss out on just because they cannot separate the actor from the role. And to say that Jim Caviezel would bring "an evil" (as one reviewer explicitly states) to this film makes me sudder at the closed-mindedness one could posses. I'm not here to address "The Passion of the Christ," but I will say that by judging blindly, one can miss out on great experiences.
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Frequency (Widescreen) [Import] by Gregory Hoblit (DVD - 2001)
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