80

Time Out London

By Nigel Floyd
Lovering’s taut direction and editor Jon Amos’s skilfully modulated cutting wring the maximum suspense from cinematographer David Katznelson’s multi-camera set-ups, tapping into deep-rooted psychological and primal fears.
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80

Total Film

A taut, chilling little horror-thriller making maximum use of minimal resources to tap into our primal fears of the unknown.
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80

The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
Writer-director Jeremy Lovering, in his feature debut, keeps a skilful handle on technique — his film is a calling card that could give you paper cuts.
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80

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Economical in the extreme — but without appearing cash-poor — this tightly wound thriller proves that minimal resources can sometimes produce more than satisfying results.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A wicked little horror film in which nearly all of the violence takes place in your head, In Fear expertly builds terror out of not much more than two people driving around in a car.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A compact, effective thriller set in way-rural Ireland, Jeremy Lovering's In Fear makes the most of three actors, a car and a network of narrow roads winding through the woods.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Inkoo Kang
Lovering keeps In Fear visually absorbing through unsettling close-ups and a well-paced series of scares.
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63

RogerEbert.com

A good ride for the most part, but not much more than a ride; still, genre fans will be keeping their eye out for whatever Lovering does next, with good reason.
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60

Village Voice

By Rob Staeger
In Fear traffics in suspicion, ratcheting tension, and shocks — including a few really effective ones — more than in satisfying explanations.
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60

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Jeremy Lovering’s tense debut might have worked better had it left more to the imagination. Still, crisp camerawork and amplified sound yield paranoia aplenty.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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