"CAPTIVATING. It’s like an album made up of B sides and lost demo tracks that you stumble across and can’t stop replaying."
"A GENUINE ORIGINAL IN A SUMMER SEA OF SAMENESS. A profound examination of what constitutes creativity and genius. A story about the perpetual tension between vision and mediocrity, integrity and celebrity. IT COULDN'T BE MORE CLASSIC, OR OF THE MOMENT."
"YOU'RE IN FOR SOMETHING FUNNY, TOUCHING AND VITAL. A hymn to the healing power of art."
"HONEST AND AFFECTING. Best of all, we get to witness Fassbender at full tilt."
"A FINE FILM. Offbeat and somehow endearing."
". A DELIGHTFUL ODDBALL SURPRISE."
"AN ACQUIRED TASTE. BUT THE TASTE SURE STICKS WITH YOU."
"IMPROBABLY, DISARMINGLY HONEST. A complex, even moving meditation on authenticity and self-knowledge."
"A RARITY – A GENUINE POP TRAGICOMEDY. Director Abrahamson turns out to be the ideal filmmaker for this tricky material."
"A SURPRISING RIDE AND TRULY TOUCHING. A delightfully odd dark comedy. FASSBENDER IS MESMERIZING."
"Fassbender gives a beautiful performance, and it makes this weirdly sincere and gentle film memorable."
"GRADE A-. The film never loses its acerbic edge or its oversized heart."
"Frank takes time to wrap your own cranium around, faults and all, and that's a wonderful thing. Fassbender delivers moments of heartbreaking fragility."
"A COMEDY THAT MAKES THE MOST OF ITS CRACKED PREMISE — and proves that Fassbender may be the only working actor who can effectively emote from beneath a Mardi Gras-parade worthy noggin."
"Study Fassbender's limbs and see one of the best physical performances of the decade."
"DAZZLINGLY STRANGE. It’s too loaded with provocative ideas to be dismissed as mere indiedom."
"Its characters are so unique, its story so visually arresting, the film can't help but hit an emotional chord."
"A MOVIE THAT SURPRISES AND CHARMS. Fassbender is magnetic."
"THIS TERRIFIC AND SUBLIME EXPERIENCE, AND STRIKINGLY ORIGINAL FILM, IS MANDATORY WATCHING FOR THE ADVENTUROUS VIEWER. Unlike anything you’ve seen in recent memory."
"You’ll have Frank in your head long after the movie’s motives have been unmasked. It will charm viewers who appreciate rough gems."
"A NOVEL SPIN ON THE ROCK AND ROLL HEAD CASE. An ultimately moving portrait of an artist conflicted about fielding an audience, and an impressively sustained look through the keyhole at how genius works."
"A FILM THAT WILL GRAB YOU. A masterful performance by Michael Fassbender who provides an astounding and uplifting potrait. GRADE 9 OUT OF 10."
"A WONDERFULLY ECCENTRIC BLACK COMEDY. ‘Frank’ creates an indelible world that lingers long after the film has ended."
"A WEIRD AND WONDERFUL MUSICAL COMEDY. Director Abrahamson lures in skeptics with jokey surrealism and delivering them to a profoundly moving place."
"POSSIBLY ONE OF THE MOST CHARMING MOVIES I’VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME. It’s best if you just watch and experience."
"A DELIGHTFULLY ABSURD COMEDY anchored by Fassbender’s virtuoso comedic act."
"Darkly funny, whip-smart, impressively original and boasting one of Michael Fassbender's most towering performances to date, Frank just about has it all. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS FRANK. Never less than mesmerizing even when it’s swimming in deep waters, and never lets its big questions get in the way of subversively black comedy, compelling drama and great music. It all leads to one of the most profoundly touching and tear-jerkingly beautiful endings I’ve seen on screen in a long time."
"A performance I will never forget."
"Fassbender shines in endearingly weird 'Frank'"
ABOUT THE FILM
FRANK is an offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the enigmatic Frank - a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head.
CAST & CREW