Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat—or so she believes. When a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what's really happening outside, Chloe soon finds that while the truth isn't so simple, the danger is very real.

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    • Emile HirschDad
    • Bruce DernMr. Snowcone
    • Grace ParkAgent Ray
    • Amanda CrewMary
    • Lexy KolkerChloe
    • Ava TelekHarper Reed
    • Michelle HarrisonNancy Reed
    • Matty FinochioSteven Reed
    • Aleks PaunovicRobert Kraigen
    • RJ FetherstonhaughPolice Officer


    • 86

      The Verge

      In a world packed with information, it’s outright exciting to know so little about where a story is going, or how far it’s willing to go to get there.
    • 80

      Film Threat

      Freaks subtly subverts the superhero formula under the guise of a hallucinatory, cautionary tale of paranoia, delusion and extreme parenthood.
    • 75

      The Film Stage

      Every little detail — straight down to a smiling child holding out a melting ice cream without caring that it’s pooling atop her hand — carries weight. Not a second is wasted.
    • 70

      The Hollywood Reporter

      Although in the early going the convoluted plot sometimes struggles to maintain interest, Stein and Lipovsky have such a clear vision that they keep developments confidently on track until subsequent revelations engage in full-throttle action mode, leading to a climax suggesting they likely have future plans for these characters.
    • 67

      The Playlist

      One of the film’s successes is its ability to subvert expectations.
    • 63

      Movie Nation

      The final act isn’t as interesting as the first two were to me. But Hirsch impresses, as usual, as a man losing his wits and Dern always gives fair value as a canny old coot who knows more than he’s letting on.
    • 60


      While it may be a little better in concept than in execution, there’s enough energy, imagination and innovation here to satisfy any genre hound suffering fatigue from the endless wash, rinse, repeat cycle of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, et al.
    • 60

      Screen Daily

      Lipovsky and Stein’s first feature as collaborators exudes a grungy, second-hand feel, and the movie doesn’t have the confidence or vision to breathe new life into its narrative clichés. Instead, the pair lean on the sincerity of their storytelling, crafting a paean to broken families and exploring how children process unspeakable loss.

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