Fear Synopsis
Deranged suitor (Mark Wahlberg) torments teen girl's (Reese Witherspoon) family and friends.
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TV Guide

Testosterone-driven entertainment with a moral, sleekly directed by James Foley.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a maddening, satisfying, junky, enjoyable picture.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

Forceful and well-acted. Fear truly lives up to its title.
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75

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
Wahlberg is the centerpiece of Fear, director James Foley's surprisingly taut new thriller that's equal parts "Cape Fear," "Endless Love"...
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60

Empire

Fear, a sort of pubescent Fatal Attraction, is derivative and often risible, in the competent hands of Foley it's also highly enjoyable.
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50

Boston Globe

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Fear is a formulaic thriller that is like "Cape Fear" meets "Fatal Attraction," or "Splendor in the Grass" on crack, but without a hint of...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A kinetic, visually dazzling thriller that's actually a notch above many of its predecessors - albeit only a small notch.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Patrick Z. McGavin
A movie as unsubtle as its title suggests, Fear is too seriously intended to work as trash and too ungainly and ugly to register as...
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Fear strikes out in slasher flick This movie is laced with enough gratuitous bloodshed and reactionary zeal to warm the heart of a Montana...
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Despite a few scattered moments of visceral excitement, the only thing truly frightening about the oh-so-ominously titled Fear is how so...
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By BreakingDawn
Mark is so sexy in this movie, but also kind of creepy. It was suspenseful at times, and overall an ok movie. I just think everyone should be able to witness the hottness that is Marky in this flick,...

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By photography4lif3
William Peterson played an excellent role and Reese Witherspoon did well also. It wasn't as scary as it could have been.. I hated it when they killed their dog :( Overall, you can pass on it unless...

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By MongrolMan
Marky Mark is NUTS!!...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Violent creepy-boyfriend thriller without helpful takeaways.
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