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||IMDB Rating: 5.9/10 from 4,854 votes
||Release: 4 April 2003 (Denmark) /
||Director: Nicolas Winding Refn,
||Stars: Amanda Ooms, Dan K. Toth, Deborah Kara Unger, Frank Adamson, Gene Davis, Jacqueline Ramel, James Remar, Jeffrey R. Lawrence, John Turturro, Liv Corfixen, Mark Houghton, Nadia Litz, Spencer Duncanson, Stephen Eric McIntyre, William Allen Young
||Synopsis: When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.
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* * ½ (2½ of 5)
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn, 2003
Nicolas Winding Refn is easily the most interesting Danish director around
today. While his tracklisting before Fear X included only two movies - the
gritty, streetwise and perfectly captured debut Pusher (1996) and the more
ambitious and pseudo-melancholic Bleeder (1999) - he'd already worked up a
name for himself as the enfant terrible of, if not European, then Danish
Refn, like Tarantino (a major influence) and many other angry young
directors from the 90s, grew up a movie nerd, raised on action b-movies,
Hong Kong slambang and drawing inspiration from cult movies rather than
mainstream (accepted) classics.
Yet he also belongs to the elite here (where Tarantino is still CEO) as he
has a keen understanding of pure movie making, storytelling and creating
angles and unique approaches in what has turned into some sort of
predictable genre by itself.
Notice how in Pusher the downright rotten character of Frank (intoxicatingly
portrayed by Kim Bodnia) gradually gains our sympathy in his many struggles
as the movie progresses. And how in Bleeder Refn still keeps you glued
despite the raw and sudden turn in events (Bodnia in another amazing
performance) that might have seemed simply uncalled for and repulsive in the
Fear X is Refns $7 million dollar American (filmed in Canada actually) debut
starring John Turturro and the always welcome James Remar (remember 48
What exactly went wrong here is hard to pinpoint. See, Refn not only had
everything going for him, he enlisted Stanley Kubrick's famed photographer
(The Shining) Larry Smith and wrote the story together with Hubert Selby
(Last Exit To Brooklyn) and he got Turturro to star.
It opens like magic. Refn might be an obsessive perfectionist but the visual
ripe beauty and subdued enigmatic thriller qualities of the first hour are
breathtaking in both their simplicity and perfectionism. Turturro too seems
completely at home here, actually displaying an honest apprehension I have
longed to see him take on since Redford's Quiz Show.
The story is interesting. Security guard Harry Caine works at a shopping
mall but is stunned by grief when his wife is viciously shot and murdered in
the underground parking lot. Caine then spends all his spare time insanely
going through CCTV security tapes, hoping to spot the identity of the
Refn's patient opening and sleepy but crispy audiotative visuals makes
everything seem in slow-motion. Fear X promises to be a truly effective
thriller by now. Notice how cars seem to roll rather than drive and how the
scenes within the mall are un-hectic and almost drugged. We feel comfortable
in Refn's sure hands but also sense a layered unease about to be revealed
Already here - with cops and security guards in furry Parker coats, minimal
and loopy dialogue and brooding snow-covered suburdan scenes that melt into
each other - many will draw parallels to Fargo (1996), but that can really
only be deemed a testament to how defining the Coens benchmark still is and
not as valid critisism of Fear X.
No, what is troublesome is how Refn goes absolutely nowhere in the last part
of movie. Caine's journey leads him to a hotel that in itself will have you
screaming for another Coen gem also starring Turturro (Turturro, hotel, get
it?) That is, if you're not already bogged down by the shameless nods to The
Shining with the suspiciously dark red colors of the hotel furnishing, the
tricky lighting and the substitute violent red-liquid scene.
There's more. Refn even spices things up with David Lynch mannerisms and
comments. Caine is on a kamikaze downfall by now, but the subplot (I won't
reveal it) of why and who murdered his wife is so blatantly poor that when
the hotel bell clerk comments to Caine: "We provide all sorts of
entertainment here" - we don't feel that Refn just popped in a cheerful
thumbs-up to Lynch's Twin Peaks, but is desperately trying to thicken his
sullen gravy of a plot.
It's a shame. Fear X ends as a pretentious and self-conscious mess that
started out like a long-lost classic and perfect thriller.
Director Nicolas Refn is a natural - a master of sound and image - with an
astute feel for vibe and engaging storytelling, but Fear X is pretentious
way beyond its title alone, dumb when it should be smart and edgy for all
the wrong reasons.
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, Dan K. Toth
, Deborah Kara Unger
, Frank Adamson
, Gene Davis
, Jacqueline Ramel
, James Remar
, Jeffrey R. Lawrence
, John Turturro
, Liv Corfixen
, Mark Houghton
, Nadia Litz
, Spencer Duncanson
, Stephen Eric McIntyre
, William Allen Young
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