Frailty (2001) Movie Review

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Frailty (2001)

2001 | R | Thriller, Drama, Crime
100 minutes / 1h 40min

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Frailty Plot Synopsis:

FBI agent Wesley Doyle is startled by the declaration of youngster Fenton Meiks about how his father's delusions required him and his brother, Adam to become his 'demon-slaying' murder accomplices. But when Doyle accepts to be shown concealed victim graves, the plot twists in the present just as gruesome.

Frailty (2001) Review

Frailty (2001) is directed by Bill Paxton and stars Bill Paxton as the father to two young boys. This R rated movie that scored 5 movie awards and 16 more movie award nominations. Frailty had an estimated movie budget of $11 million but only pulled in $13.1 at the box office. Shame too, this film is really interesting.


We start off with a man confessing to an FBI agent about his murders and how his religious father inspired his murder spree. Frailty is a movie that at first seems to be simply a madman making up reasons to kill so many people. The father teaches his two sons how to find evil people by touching their forehead and then killing them to cleanse the world. The father claims that he is doing Gods work and that God is directing his actions.

Frailty is currently on Netflix for streaming, and I suggest you either watch it for the first time or rewatch it at your earliest convenience. The pacing feels super slow at first, and that is on purpose to show that it all started from a small town. After you watch the film, you understand why the pacing was like that and further give Bill Paxton and writer Brent Hanley praise for the film.

The acting is phenomenal with Bill Paxton as the father and his young sons played by Matt O’Leary and Jeremy Sumpter. Matthew McConaughey has a special role that I do not want to spoil. The ending is something that had me guessing then it came out of nowhere, the big reveal. Make sure you watch Frailty, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Frailty Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 7.35
  • IMDB: 7.3
  • MetaCritic: 6.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.3

About Frailty 2001

Title: Frailty
Year: 2001
Runtime: 100 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Reviewer:
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.68/5 stars from 69,420 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 69,420
MPAA Rating: R
Frailty Cast Starring: Greg Bronson, Bill Paxton, Lance E. Nichols, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Jeremy Sumpter, John Paxton, Greg Serano, Gwen McGee, Missy Crider, Matt O'Leary, Luke Askew, Cynthia Ettinger, Derk Cheetwood, Alan Davidson, Edmond Scott Ratliff, Blake King, Brad Berryhill, Edgar L. Davis, Jim Flowers, Rebecca Tilney, Richard A. Bell, Chelsea Butler, Jennifer Drake, Betty Gurule, Ona Harris, Dave Power, Vincent Chase, Levi Kreis
Frailty Writers: NA
Frailty Director: Bill Paxton
Box Office: $13,076,378
Production: Lions Gate Films
Website: http://www.frailtythefilm.com
Language: English
Country: USA, Germany