Frank Lovece

Frank Lovece

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Frank Lovece's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, Hollywood Reporter, Newsday, TV Guide's Movie Guide

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Searching for Home, Coming Back From War (2015) "Essentially [...] an infomercial for veterans-support groups. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 21, 2015
33% Amnesiac (2015) "You'll wish you were amnesiac yourself so you could forget this misbegotten mess. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 13, 2015
99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "Should enchant kids of single-digit age and any adults who find themselves with said kids-and it's also a great way of introducing children to the joys of silent film. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 4, 2015
25% The Seventh Dwarf (2015) "The animation quality equals that of the 1990s CGI TV series "ReBoot," which was great...for the 1990s. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 30, 2015
100% Famous Nathan (2015) "A pleasant and in some ways remarkable surprise. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 24, 2015
43% 10 Cent Pistol (2015) "[10 Cent Pistol] has a distinctive voice and enough formal ambition to suggest that first-time feature director Michael C. Martin is worth giving a shot. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 23, 2015
40% Irrational Man (2015) "Woody Allen as elder auteur shows he's still a risk-taker with this formally fascinating deconstruction of the crime thriller, played with perfect tone by a crackerjack cast. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 15, 2015
85% Glass Chin (2015) "[Writer/director Noah] Buschel has written some of the most naturalistic, reasonable-people talk you'll ever hear in a movie. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 25, 2015
69% Rubble Kings (2015) "As fascinating and well-told as it is, Rubble Kings suffers from a garbled chronology that pushes the narrative of its two main interview subjects. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 18, 2015
49% Live From New York! (2015) "This slick product achieved its apparent goal of being more coffee-table book than journalistic documentary. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 11, 2015
0% United Passions (2015) "Badly paced, with woodenly acted paperboard characters spouting expository captions throughout the early 20th-century portions. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 4, 2015
No Score Yet Club Life (2015) "This connect-the-dots drama [...] carries the narcissistic myopia of so many people who are told their lives would make a great movie, and who believe it. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 27, 2015
82% Our Man in Tehran (2015) "This fascinating and fast-paced documentary about the Iran hostage crisis' Canadian Caper, fictionalized in Argo, is an espionage thriller in itself. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 14, 2015
67% Revolution (2013) "Accessible, understandable and beautifully shot eco-documentary that sounds a warning and backs up its claims, delighting and scaring us simultaneously. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 22, 2015
17% The Squeeze (2015) "Worthy addition to the annals of golf movies and a decent gambling-caper film, marred by a subpar final act. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 17, 2015
20% Reset (2015) "Meandering drama of an average bro with common family issues and uncommon sexual ones. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 9, 2015
No Score Yet Death Of A Tree (2015) "[Death of a Tree is] strident, smug, dogmatic and didactic. It makes Kirk Cameron's films seems like Quentin Tarantino's. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 2, 2015
85% Cheatin' (2015) "Brimming with extraordinary heart and imagination. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 1, 2015
40% Secret of Water (2015) "[New Age documentary Secret of Water] makes no secret that it's preaching to the converted. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 19, 2015
40% Treading Water (2015) "If dying is easy and comedy is hard, Treading Water proves again that whimsy is the hardest kind of comedy there is. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 12, 2015
40% Allure (2015) "Allure, like Occupy Wall Street itself, may have a sincere and important message in there somewhere, but doesn't quite know how to express it in tangible terms. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 12, 2015
20% Earth's Golden Playground (2015) "This film about Yukon gold could only have duller if it had been about Yukon gold potatoes. No, I take that back. The potatoes would have been more interesting. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 4, 2015
60% The Worst Year Of My Life (2015) "Signaling the advent of a promising new talent, The Worst Year of My Life could be one of the best films of yours. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 12, 2015
67% Against The Sun (2015) "A good old-fashioned story of American wartime heroism that's ironically less jingoistic than the major-studio release American Sniper. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 22, 2015
26% We'll Never Have Paris (2015) "When you find yourself rooting for the rival, that's probably not what you want in a romantic comedy. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 22, 2015
9% Taken 3 (2015) "The original Taken was a much better movie than anyone thought it would be. Taken 3, on the other hand, is the movie everyone did think Taken was going to be. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 9, 2015
67% The World Made Straight (2015) "[The World Made Straight has] unerringly true performances and an almost documentary grasp of life in 1970s Appalachia. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 8, 2015
No Score Yet Skating to New York (2014) "Beautifully shot teen wilderness adventure suffers from shallow characterizations and a highly troubling plot misstep. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 12, 2014
40% A Little Game (2014) "This is [director Evan Oppenheimer's] fifth film. He should have the basics down by now. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 11, 2014
50% The Toy Soldiers (2014) "The Toy Soldiers [is] one of the most unsentimentally well-observed and sympathetically humane movies ever made about teens. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 13, 2014
58% Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014) "Occasionally unfocused... [Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain] nonetheless builds suspensefully to its inevitable tragic outcome. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 6, 2014
11% Hit By Lightning (2014) "[A] turgid, static, ineptly made first directorial feature from Blitt. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 30, 2014
No Score Yet Red Dot On The Ocean (2014) "It's hard to get more inspirational than the real-life voyage of Matt Rutherford. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/4 82% The Book of Life (2014) "Funny without being frantic, seamlessly switching from dry humor to slapstick, it shows death as a part of life -- and, judging from a preview audience of very young tykes, does so in a gentle, delightful way. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 16, 2014
62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "The market for the film presumably is very young children, and director Miguel Arteta may have figured they want broad and slapsticky. I'm not sure small children can't appreciate gentler whimsy, but if this was his choice the movie sticks to it admirably " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 7, 2014
14% Not Cool (2014) "Excrement-obsessed, with creepy characters played more broadly than in a silent comedy, the appropriately titled Not Cool oozes with vulgarity for its own sake before turning to rom-com cliche sentimentality. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 25, 2014
100% No No: A Dockumentary (2014) "Documentary on controversial 1970s Major League pitcher Dock Ellis is all over the field, but gradually settles down to eke out a win. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 5, 2014
2/4 49% Maleficent (2014) ""Maleficent" misses the mark. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 29, 2014
No Score Yet How We Got Away With It (2014) "Indie murder story showcases a good feature directing debut, despite having an overabundance of ill-used characters and little chemistry among the cast. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 19, 2014
100% Hanna Ranch (2014) "Hanna Ranch opens your eyes to the living spirit of the Old West, stripping away the myth to reach the underlying, unchanging reality of families raising cattle on land they own. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 16, 2014
86% Desert Riders (2014) "Powerful documentary about child-worker trafficking that provided underage jockeys for Arabian camel racing indicts not only the rich exploiters but the uneducated parents who unwittingly but not unwillingly made their children fodder. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 24, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "Smart, intense and action-packed, this superhero movie-as-political thriller expands the boundaries of comics-based films " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 3, 2014
1/4 19% Sabotage (2014) "It seems strange to say about an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, but "Sabotage" is flabby. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 27, 2014
92% Source Code (2011) "A thoroughly original, imaginative and fast-flying tale in which the Groundhog Day aspects are secondary to a story of service, honor and dedication. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 23, 2014
3/4 78% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "While it may not be sensational, it's still an inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational Muppet show. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 20, 2014
27% Stay (2014) "Quinn and Schilling both bring welcome nuances of expression and movement, but neither character amounts to much more than a petulant whiner. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 20, 2014
78% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "A caper movie crossed with a prison picture, this second Muppets outing from new owner Disney is self-referential fun in the troupe's traditional hip/smart/campy/corny-copia. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 17, 2014
22% Need For Speed (2014) "Whatever else its virtues and flaws, Need for Speed is -- if we may put it this way -- a star vehicle. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 12, 2014
25% Awful Nice (2014) "Well, they're half right. It's awful. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 5, 2014
24% HairBrained (2014) "Poorly thought-out serio-comedy " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 28, 2014
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