• Released
  • February 2, 2005
  • NR
  • Psychological Drama
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
McKenzie's mercurial performance is the centerpiece of this sad, surprisingly absorbing story.
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The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Though the whole of Freak Weather is too forced and fitful, significant stretches of the movie hold together. McKenzie gives a magnetic performance.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Director-screenwriter Kuryla displays some talent and an audaciously daring sensibility but ultimately fails to display the assured cinematic style that would make the unsavory proceedings more palatable.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A promising feature-film debut.
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The New York Times

Like its heroine, Freak Weather is courageous but disorganized; its loopy, screwball tone feels at odds with the gravity of the scenes of chaos and violence it depicts.
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Village Voice

By Laura Sinagra
Kuryla has her prole banter down, and moments like McKenzie's desperate dance on her jalopy hood when Turturro locks her out move beyond literary sting into kinetic and sympathetic gutter picaresque.
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By Eddie Cockrell
Fiction writer and debuting helmer Mary Kuryla is clearly after a Big Statement on abuse and strength of character, but falls short by creating a self-destructive monster in lieu of a sympathetic protagonist.
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New York Post

Mostly, Freak Weather is just pathetic.
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45 out of 100
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