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3.0 out of 5 stars I like the freaky but request more deaky, June 19, 2013
This review is from: Freaky Deaky (DVD)
I like the 2012 caper film FREAKY DEAKY, based on the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name, well enough to recommend it. Stylish and fast-paced, FREAKY DEAKY held my attention even if I did not get into it as much as I did viewing, say, GET SHORTY, to name another movie version of a Leonard book. But the reason I say that is part of what I admire about FREAKY DEAKY: I was not sure whom to root for/root against. I give the flick credit for challenging the audience to make up its mind instead of having the movie do it for them. Maybe had its bigger schemers, played by Michael Jai White and Breanne Racano, had more screen time I would have been more caught up in it.

As FREAKY DEAKY takes place in the year 1974, in the background of a couple of scenes you'll note movie theaters playing films starring director Charles Matthau's famous dad, THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE and THE FRONT PAGE.

With dynamite being a favorite tool of FREAKY DEAKY antagonists, it must have been hard to resist using a clip of the then-hit television show GOOD TIMES, with its "Dy-no-mite" catchphrase.
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