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I feel like the film trades too high on twists, when the script is so good and doesn't need the gimmicks.
the ending was very disappointing :/ but the first half of the movie is really good.
Frailty is one of only two feature films directed by Bill Paxton, who also stars, and it's a pretty cool crime thriller with a supernatural bent and occasional neo-Noir cinematography. It's about an ordinary single father who believes he's had a vision from God, and undertakes to destroy demons with the help of his two young sons. One of them believes, the other doesn't, and somewhere in there is the birth of a serial killer or two. This leads us to the frame tale in which this story is recounted, which I initially found to be a somewhat clunky structure (especially in how the obligatory twist is revealed), but the present day stuff does nicely pay off. The creep factor, however, is definitely with the kids thrown in an impossible situation. Surprisingly, there's little gore despite all the axe murdering that's going on, which at times made me wonder if this was destined for television rather than the big screen. But what's happening just off-screen is chilling enough that it doesn't need it.
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