Frank Houston

Frank Houston

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Publications:
Palm Beach Daily News
Total Reviews:
35

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 35 of 35
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 76% Superman Returns (2006) " Like many superhero movies, Superman Returns relies on special effects to create the swooshing sense of exuberance that should also be a part of the storytelling." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 28, 2006
3/4 74% Cars (2006) " Cars is a pleasant joyride through some spectacular terrain. But from start to finish, there isn't a curve in the highway that you don't see coming from miles away." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 9, 2006
3/4 72% Friends With Money (2006) " An appealingly low-key look at friendships and status, and how the two co-exist, sometimes uncomfortably." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Apr 20, 2006
3.5/4 92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006) " Infectiously fun." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Mar 2, 2006
4/4 85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) " By turns brutal and sadistic, humorous and moralistic, Jones weaves a tale that has the moral heft of a fable and the gritty realism of 1970s cinema." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Feb 24, 2006
3/4 78% Why We Fight (2006) " A well-researched, impassioned, talking-head-filled treatise on the militarization of America." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Feb 14, 2006
3.5/4 77% Match Point (2005) " This sexy morality play further bolsters the case for Woody Allen's continued vitality and relevance." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jan 19, 2006
4/4 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) " Lee has made one of the most memorable - and undoubtedly the most important and relevant - love stories in movie history." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jan 18, 2006
2.5/4 78% Munich (2005) " Purports to raise questions about the human toll of retribution - on its victims as well as on its practitioners. But Spielberg has no real tatste for the complexities." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Dec 22, 2005
4/4 84% King Kong (2005) " A nearly seamless blend of cutting edge technology with much of the original's sensibility - Jackson's giant ape may be a special effect, but he is also a real character." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Dec 21, 2005
2/4 35% Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) " As gorgeous as it is lifeless." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Dec 14, 2005
2/4 72% Syriana (2005) " A political thriller should have a little mystery to it, but Syriana, while certainly noble in its ambition, is too indecipherable to add up to a great or even good movie." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
4/4 93% The Squid and the Whale (2005) " You could call it the filet of the divorce movie genre." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
3/4 82% Walk the Line (2005) " Walk the Line is buoyed by such sharp writing and strong performances that it floats above the tired conventions of the movie biography." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
3.5/4 72% Separate Lies (2005) " Wilkinson roars through Separate Lies with all the bitter tenacity of a successful man blindsided by the news that everything in his life is not an unqualified triumph." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Oct 20, 2005
3/4 41% Where the Truth Lies (2005) " A stylized, sin-filled film noir, the film is also a meta-narrative about show business, in which no character bothers with the pretense of seeming to be one thing." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Oct 18, 2005
4/4 93% Grizzly Man (2005) " A haunting documentary about the fine line between devotion and delusion that deepens our appreciation for both animal and human nature. " — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Sep 27, 2005
3.5/4 87% A History of Violence (2005) " With foreboding and tension in almost every shot, Cronenberg's taut thriller doesn't revel in violence, but reflects in ambivalence on its grim consequences." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Sep 27, 2005
2/4 38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) " Gilliam's film is trapped somewhere between fable and comedy. It's as if he is so entranced by his own visual inventiveness that he completely loses sight of his storytelling." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Aug 24, 2005
4/4 88% Broken Flowers (2005) " Don's journey becomes a vision of lost opportunities and paths not taken, and in Murray's hands it is sublime." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Aug 10, 2005
3/4 79% The Aristocrats (2005) " The Aristocrats may not be as insightful as it purports to be, but it is good for a few gut laughs - if you've got the stomach for it." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Aug 4, 2005
4/4 98% Murderball (2005) " Its honesty makes Murderball compelling and rewarding. What makes it so downright entertaining is its subjects' charisma and strength - both spiritual and physical." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jul 14, 2005
3/4 75% Wedding Crashers (2005) " Wedding Crashers is a comedy that is unabashedly for adults, bless its bawdy, sentimental heart." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jul 13, 2005
3/4 54% Happy Endings (2005) " In a season of overpriced cookie-cutter movies that underestimate their audience, the ambition and intelligence of Roos' film is a happy outcome indeed." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jul 12, 2005
3.5/4 82% Hustle & Flow (2005) " The movie's effortless charm and earthy naturalism, combined with strong performances from its main and supporting actors, are beguiling enough to draw in any audience" — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jul 8, 2005
2/4 27% Fantastic Four (2005) " Sometimes the Hollywood treatment can be a superhero's greatest arch-nemesis." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jul 6, 2005
2/4 75% Crash (2004) " It's apt that Haggis' most recent cinematic effort concentrated on boxing; he is just as eager to pound us over the head in Crash." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 30, 2005
3.5/4 78% Sin City (2005) " If you can look past its veneer of shed blood, broken bodies and the rat-a-tat-tat talk of its hardboiled tough guys, Sin City is a thing of savage beauty." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 30, 2005
1/4 31% The Longest Yard (2005) " Three decades after the original, all the rough edges have been sanded off, and the film has been given the obvious, spoonfed approach of a Hollywood summer movie." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 30, 2005
3/4 80% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D (2005) " Against all odds, the movie becomes more than the sum of its creaky parts, building enough emotional firepower to destroy an entire hard-bitten cynic such as myself." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 30, 2005
3.5/4 74% War of the Worlds (2005) " A sure-footed thrill ride with more suspense and spine-tingling scares than a Tom Cruise publicity junket." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 30, 2005
3.5/4 83% Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) " Fahrenheit 9/11 may be taken either as screed or scripture, depending on your own political persuasions. Moore's strength is that, either way, you can't ignore it." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Oct 8, 2004
1/4 31% The Forgotten (2004) " More stilted and manipulative than any of M. Night Shyamalan's films. All that's missing is a scene with Moore sculpting geological landmarks out of mashed potatoes." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Oct 8, 2004
3/4 62% I Heart Huckabees (2004) " Despite Russell's self-indulgent streak, he earns credit for his ambition, for imbuing a stellar cast with his own bizarre spirit, and for pulling it off with wit and style." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Oct 8, 2004
4/4 95% Hero (2004) " Portrays the myth behind the unification of China with a visually sumptuous palette and elemental grandeur." — Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Oct 5, 2004
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