Roman Polanski knows how to make suspenseful thrillers but what else is new? “Frantic” isn´t the director´s strongest or most memorable film, but it once again demonstrates his impeccable craftmanship and mastery over atmosphere. The slow burn buildup of tension and palpable sense of paranoia, confusion, and dread kept me engaged from beginning to end. I also enjoyed the small doses of black humor. Basically, “Frantic” is a late 80s version of a classic Hitchcock mystery thriller, complete with MacGuffin, everyman protagonist, and everything else. Harrison Ford can show his leading man qualities, and the beautiful young Emmanuelle Seigner also leaves a positive impression in her first role in a movie of her future husband. I enjoyed the dynamic of the two. In my opinion, the finale doesn´t quite stick the landing after the strong buildup, but all in all, “Frantic” is a more than solid straightforward thriller made by a master of his craft.