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F/XAn expert in the art of special effects is hired to stage the murder of a gangster about to enter the Witness Protection Program. He agrees, but then things get complicated and he finds his own life in danger.
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Directors of "F/X"Robert Mandel
Creators of "F/X"Robert T. MegginsonGregory Fleeman
Critic Reviews of "F/X"VarietyApril 09, 2008
As contrived and plot-hole ridden as it is, F/X still works quite effectively as a crowd-pleasing popcorn picture.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
The action sequences are efficiently handled, but look elsewhere for psychological or emotional insight.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
The film is as much a demonstration of various kinds of special effects as it is about them.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
The irony of F/X, which is a very good thriller indeed, is that it avoids the pitfall of so many thrillers; it doesn't degenerate into a mindless display of special effects.Combustible CelluloidJune 13, 2015
[A] first-rate thriller. Robert Mandel directs with a winning energy, never getting too slick, but remaining interested in the human angle.Film4April 09, 2008
It looks dated and shoddy now, never taking itself as seriously as the darker sequel.TV GuideApril 09, 2008
A competent and unpretentious entertainment.Dispatch-Tribune NewspapersSeptember 10, 2006
Fun cat and mouse mystery-adventure with fun special effects angle.FulvueDrive-in.comFebruary 17, 2006
A clever, lightning-paced thriller about a Tom Savini-style special effects artist who becomes a pawn in the scheme of some rogue government agents. A surprise modest hit in 1986.F5 (Wichita, KS)March 10, 2004
A well-respected thriller; its coldness left me out.San Francisco ExaminerJanuary 17, 2003
A fun, clever little thriller.
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