75

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
At the very least, Fantastic Fear of Everything has a fantastic central performance. And sometimes that's enough.
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60

Empire

By Olly Richards
It's always trying to do something unusual. It has a great lead in Pegg. What it doesn't have is an ending or a clear reason what it wants to be.
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60

Total Film

By Neil Smith
Fear falls short of fantastic yet it’s a decent effort that, like Pegg’s beard, proves to be something of a grower.
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58

The A.V. Club

By Mike D'Angelo
The film’s whimsical specificity, random though it frequently seems, is the main thing it has going for it.
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50

The Dissolve

By Tasha Robinson
Fantastic Fear leaps all over the place narratively and conceptually, servicing the comedy of every individual scene without considering or linking the others. Some of those individual scenes are marvelous, though.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There’s also little point and a garish quality that goes from pulp to junk fairly quickly, despite Pegg’s presence.
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40

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
The effect eventually becomes that of about a dozen story pitches all strung together. Any one of them might have the potential for greatness in isolation. Try to mash them up into one movie, though, and much like Jack, they fall to pieces.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Drew Hunt
Strands of Simon Pegg's amiable persona are found in the film's more tolerable bits, but even this seasoned vet's unique voice is lost amid the glut of references to other work.
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20

The Guardian

By Xan Brooks
Crispian Mills's London-based horror-comedy is so spectacularly bungled that it leaves the viewer in a state of advanced petrification.
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20

Variety

By Guy Lodge
[A] stunningly joke-free comedy-horror hybrid.
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31 out of 100
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