The Fanatic

The Fanatic

The Fanatic

John Travolta stars in this thriller as an obsessed fan who, after being rejected an autograph, relentlessly stalks his favourite action star. Written and directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, who based the story off his own experiences with a real-life fan.

2019Rating: R1688 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

This paralyzingly awkward combination of "I Am Sam" and "The Fan" (either version) plus a little "Misery" - OK, make that a lot of misery - does truly impress in all the wrong ways.

Salon

Salon

press

"The Fanatic" needs to be stronger, or wilder, or creepier. Mostly, it just needs to be better. Travolta, who seems to be racing Nicolas Cage to the bottom these days, gives a cringe-inducing performance as Moose.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As it lumbers to its climax, the movie delineates the border that separates the merely stale from the genuinely rancid.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's probably for the best that "The Fanatic" is so terrible. If it were made with any actual care, it'd be offensive instead of just dumb.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The Fanatic has contempt for both its characters and audience.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An unpleasant watch any way you slice it.

1.0
Variety

Variety

press

This paralyzingly awkward combination of "I Am Sam" and "The Fan" (either version) plus a little "Misery" - OK, make that a lot of misery - does truly impress in all the wrong ways.

Salon

Salon

press

"The Fanatic" needs to be stronger, or wilder, or creepier. Mostly, it just needs to be better. Travolta, who seems to be racing Nicolas Cage to the bottom these days, gives a cringe-inducing performance as Moose.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As it lumbers to its climax, the movie delineates the border that separates the merely stale from the genuinely rancid.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's probably for the best that "The Fanatic" is so terrible. If it were made with any actual care, it'd be offensive instead of just dumb.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The Fanatic has contempt for both its characters and audience.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An unpleasant watch any way you slice it.

1.0

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