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Frailty

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 2001
  • Bill Paxton
  • 95 mins
  • 15

Summary

Horror thriller starring Matthew McConaughey as Fenton Meiks, who relates the events that turned his father into a religious fanatic and his younger brother, Adam, into a serial killer known as "God's Hand".

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Actor Bill Paxton (Aliens, Titanic) makes his directorial debut with this haunting tale about a family torn apart by religious fanaticism and madness. Texan Fenton Meiks (Matthew McConaughey) tells FBI agent Doyle (Powers Boothe) that he can identify the serial killer he is looking for - an axe murderer known as "God's Hand" - and relates, in flashback, his own horrifying family history. Raised by a loving widower (played by Paxton), Fenton and his brother are awakened one night by their father who informs them that God has chosen the family for a mission: to rid the world of demons that disguise themselves as human beings. Using the "less is more" maxim - no gore, just powerful imagery, a chilling "Southern Gothic" atmosphere and shattering sound effects - Paxton's assured, if morbidly bleak, creepshow really gets under the skin.

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Credits

Cast

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DadBill Paxton
Fenton Meiks / Adam MeiksMatthew McConaughey
Agent Wesley J DoylePowers Boothe
Young FentonMatt O'Leary
Sheriff SmallsLuke Askew
Young Adam MeiksJeremy Sumpter
Agent Griffin HullDerk Cheetwood
BeckyMissy Crider

Crew

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DirectorBill Paxton

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2002-09-06
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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