Frank Synopsis
An aspiring musician joins a pop group led by an enigmatic figure who wears a giant fake head.
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The Playlist

By Rodrigo Perez
This terrific and sublime experience, and strikingly original film, is mandatory watching for the adventurous viewer.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
Frank is a genuine original in a summer sea of sameness, and a darkly comedic manifesto against the cultural status quo.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A delightful, oddball surprise.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A functioning, funny, weirdly touching fable of artistic angst and aspiration, a meditation on fame and its terrors and the metaphoric...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You're in for something funny, touching and vital. Director Lenny Abrahamson knows his way around eccentrics; just see "Adam & Paul" or...
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80

The Telegraph

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Off-beat and punk-spirited.
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80

The Guardian

By Henry Barnes
For a film that champions talent that takes risks, Frank can sometimes feel a little too conventional. The real Sidebottom's wayward genius...
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80

Empire

By Damon Wise
Dreams of rock stardom become a warped reality in this barking-mad but affecting comedy about the side-effects of being a non-conformist...
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80

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Helmer Lenny Abrahamson (“Garage,” “Adam & Paul”) puts the pic’s eccentricity to good use, luring in skeptics with jokey surrealism and...
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63

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
A clunky-if-earnest comedy about a literal band of misfits led by a singer who never takes off his mascot-size headgear. Ever.
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Frank is Funny, Dark and Glorious

By simonecromer
Frank is the enigmatic lead singer of an alternative experimental band called the Soronprfbs. They use the noise and sounds from a wide variety of unusual and strange items to create the instrumental...

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

By Tacogurl007
I came into this movie excited, but merely expecting a fun, quirky comedy. What I received was so much more. There are a million things I could say, but I will simply share that this film is...

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Frank

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Awesome!! Quirky and Dark!!

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Inspirational

By elisevivienne84
The music, the characters, their relationships with each other, and the story. It made me think a lot about the meaning and beauty of art and it was truly inspirational....

Amazing

By stellarwarning88
Highly recommended. Michael Fassbender's performance is phenomenal...

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Refreshingly different!

By Juhasz1
Absolutely loved this film and would go see it again. It will definitely go my permanent collection. Will difinitely recommend it to all my friends....

By mers.prime
Maybe I didn't get it, but the movie just didn't resonate with me after the first third of the movie. While I find dark comedies entertaining, this one got off track as it moved to the end....

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Rated R | For Language and Some Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 17+ Quirky dramedy has strong language, suicide attempts.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF