Frantic

Frantic

DVD - 1998
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When the wife of an American cardiologist is kidnapped in Paris, he sets out to find her but encounters a web of language, locale, and bureaucracy.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 1998, c1988.
ISBN: 9780790738550
0790738554
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372/FRANTIC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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aaa5756 Feb 22, 2013

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

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ausnos
May 06, 2012

I partially agree with the previous reviewer's comment regarding Harrison Ford's character's mixture of gullibility and bravado. What I found interesting about this film, however, was how in the beginning, around the time of Harrison's shower scene, you do feel the growing tension. The tension doesn't quite seem to peak at the highest point but instead reaches a suitable level to keep your interest and then continues on from there. Even though the tension stays stagnant for quite some time, I still found myself wanting to see everything to its completion. The ending felt flat to me, however.

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Septum
Sep 18, 2010

The main character is a famous American surgeon visiting Paris to present a paper at an international medical convention. When confronted by mysterious events in the movie, he exhibits a mixture of gullibility and bravado that is more characteristic of a young tradesman than a mature surgeon. Although the pace is good at conveying the frantic nature of his responses, he is oddly able to focus his attention in following a complicated plot within a very short period of time in unfamiliar surroundings where he does not speak the language. For me, the movie lacked pathos and I was unable to sympathize with the travails of the characters. I was surprizingly unaffected by this movie.

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aaa5756 Feb 21, 2013

It’s best to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln

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