Frank Scheck

Frank Scheck

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Frank Scheck's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Two Step (2015) "Alex R. Johnson's Texas-set neo-noir... begins slowly and surely before ratcheting up the tension to terrific effect. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 31, 2015
100% Famous Nathan "Throughout Famous Nathan there are enough scenes of customers gleefully wolfing down juicy frankfurters to convert even the most staunchly vegetarian viewer. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 28, 2015
82% I Am Cait: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Clearly striving to impart serious messages about tolerance of the transgender community while throwing in a few Kardashians for comic relief, I Am Cait emerges as a surprisingly thoughtful if undeniably self-serving effort. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 22, 2015
44% Dark Was The Night (2015) "As generic as its title, Jack Heller's monster-in-the-woods horror film aspires to be the stuff of nightmares but instead merely lulls the viewer into an untroubled sleep. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 22, 2015
72% The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (2015) "The "Last of the Red Hot Mamas" has lapsed into showbiz obscurity, something that William Gazecki's loving documentary clearly hopes to correct. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 20, 2015
7% Safelight (2015) "Safelight squanders the efforts of a talented cast who are unable to lift the material beyond its clichés. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 16, 2015
76% The Suicide Theory (2015) "Hit man thrillers are a dime a dozen, but director Dru Brown's Aussie variation on the familiar genre takes some seriously clever, nasty turns. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 8, 2015
71% Gone Doggy Gone (2015) "The clever premise eventually loses steam as the convoluted plot unfolds... But there are still plenty of laughs along the way. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 1, 2015
91% Mala Mala (2015) "Mala Mala depicts its subjects with an uncommon degree of empathy and understanding, not to mention glamor. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 29, 2015
No Score Yet The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez "The late Ernest Borgnine receives a moving send-off in his final film, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 25, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) "Ted's Boston-accented zingers are expertly delivered by the director/star, whose voice talent is undeniable, and Wahlberg again demonstrates that he's skilled at comedy ... Seyfried proves adept as well ... " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 24, 2015
85% Glass Chin (2015) "Despite its impressive formalistic rigor, the film fails to connect on an emotional level, with even the tragic ending failing to move us as it should. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 23, 2015
69% Rubble Kings (2015) "An entertaining doc vividly chronicles a troubled era. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 17, 2015
No Score Yet How To Save Us (2015) "It will be interesting to see what the filmmaker achieves in the future if provided with greater financial resources. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 17, 2015
0% United Passions (2015) "Even without the cloud of the recent disturbing developments, United Passions is a cringeworthy, self-aggrandizing affair that mainly benefits from its unintentional camp value. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 11, 2015
100% Every Last Child (2015) "Provocative and hard-hitting, Every Last Child is a chilling reminder that even diseases once thought eradicated are still capable of rearing their ugly heads as a result of ignorance and prejudice. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 8, 2015
38% Freetown (2015) "Although suffused with welcome touches of sly humor, the proceedings never gather the necessary dramatic momentum. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 30, 2015
No Score Yet Altered States of Plaine (2014) "Displaying considerable stylistic finesse if not narrative coherence. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 30, 2015
44% 1915 (2015) "[Its] admirable intentions don't make up for its muddled execution. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 29, 2015
67% Sunset Edge (2015) "Sunset Edge has a visually poetic quality that goes a long way towards compensating for its opaquely nonlinear, barely there narrative. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 29, 2015
89% Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman (2015) "As passionate about its subject as the actor was about driving, Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman provides a fascinating footnote to his distinguished cinematic career. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 15, 2015
26% Every Secret Thing (2015) "Suffused with an air of dread thanks to director of photography Rob Hardy's atmospheric, dark-hued lensing, the film nonetheless never achieves the necessary dramatic tension. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 11, 2015
No Score Yet Primum Non Nocere -- First Do No Harm (2012) "What might have made for a fascinating segment on a television newsmagazine program is here stretched out to a numbing 110 minutes, filled with enough facts and statistics to make one wonder whether a pop quiz will be forthcoming. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 7, 2015
84% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "If there was ever a man lucky enough to have found his true calling in life, it's the subject of Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker's affecting documentary. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 6, 2015
69% Kung Fu Killer (2015) "Teddy Chen's combination police procedural and kick-ass action film provides a sturdy vehicle for longtime Hong Kong star Donnie Yen, who at age 51 proves he's still in good enough shape to deliver all the right moves. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 1, 2015
40% Three Holes, Two Brads, and a Smoking Gun "While it might have made for a mildly diverting stage thriller -- the hugely successful Deathtrap, for instance, was built on similarly absurd contrivances -- the endlessly talky 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun founders onscreen. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 20, 2015
13% Just Before I Go (2015) "A serious misfire. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 20, 2015
6% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "James tries hard, very hard, to inject the proceedings with slapstick humor, propelling his large body through endless physical contortions in a fruitless effort for laughs. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 17, 2015
40% Finding Fanny (2014) "Much like the rusty jalopy in which the characters make their journey, Finding Fanny delivers a very bumpy ride. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 14, 2015
43% The Living (2015) "An effective modern day noir. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 13, 2015
21% Broken Horses (2015) "[A] weirdly baroque modern-day Western that, while it boasts undeniably imaginative visual and plot flourishes, is far too absurd to take seriously. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 10, 2015
79% The Sisterhood Of Night (2015) "Caryn Waechter's debut feature is instead a piercing portrait of adolescent rebellion and alienation. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 9, 2015
31% Desert Dancer (2015) "Desert Dancer too often lapses into generic cinematic clichés, failing to live up to the dramatic potential of its subject matter. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 8, 2015
16% Last Knights (2015) "Neither the dramatic nor action elements are remotely compelling. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 30, 2015
92% The Hand That Feeds (2015) "The Hand That Feeds is an impassioned socially themed documentary that may even succeed in swaying a few hearts and minds. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 24, 2015
20% Earth's Golden Playground (2015) "Concentrating on two disparate figures seeking their fortunes, Earth's Golden Playground squanders the dramatic potential of its exotic locale and subject matter with a soporific style that all too readily suggests the drudgery attendant to the process. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 18, 2015
66% Zombeavers (2015) "The world's population can safely be divided into two camps: those eager to see a movie called Zombeavers and, well, everyone else. The former may well find themselves satisfied by Jordan Rubin's feature debut. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 18, 2015
55% Road Hard (2015) "Comedian Adam Carolla mines his own career experiences to amusing effect in his semi-autobiographical dark comedy about an embittered stand-up comic. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 16, 2015
40% Allure (2015) "The end results are too diffuse to have the desired impact, with the result that Allure ultimately has the feel of an experiment that doesn't quite pay off. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 10, 2015
13% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "The film squanders whatever potential it had, not to mention the talents of such performers as Duplass and Wilde who clearly deserve better. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 26, 2015
29% Everly (2015) "[Director Joe Lynch] stages the action cleanly and kinetically. And Hayek delivers a fully committed performance, handling the role's intense physical demands with commanding authority. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 25, 2015
22% Tracers (2015) "Tracers seems destined to disappear from theaters quickly without leaving much of a trace. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 25, 2015
53% Digging Up the Marrow (2015) "Digging Up the Marrow is a playfully self-reflexive exercise whose endless in-jokes will best be appreciated by only the most ardent genre aficionados. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 19, 2015
70% Girl House (2015) "Director Trevor Matthews stages the violent mayhem with admirable profiency, and the film's target audience is bound to come away reasonably satisfied, if not fully satiated. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 17, 2015
60% The Worst Year Of My Life (2015) "The Worst Year of My Life wears its influences a little too obviously on its sleeve but it overcomes its ultra-low budget limitations with enough cleverness to make the filmmaker someone to watch. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 13, 2015
77% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) "Kiah Roache-Turner's zombie movie set in the Australian outback displays enough gonzo elements to please genre fans, with its resemblance to the Mad Max series clearly not coincidental. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 9, 2015
85% Boy Meets Girl (2015) "Boy Meets Girl is a funny and touching comedy/drama boasting a superlative debut performance by Michelle Hendley. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 6, 2015
100% Mysteries Of The Unseen World (2013) "More thematically ambitious and less saccharine than the usual big screen nature docs that constitute the primary fare at museum venues, the film is educational enough to please adults while providing the "wow" factor necessary to impress youngsters. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 5, 2015
11% The Loft (2015) "Erotic thrillers are a time-tested genre, but this effort, scripted by Wesley Strick, is neither erotic nor thrilling. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 5, 2015
83% Love Hunter (2014) "Love Hunter is consistently engaging, mainly thanks to its star's winning personality. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 4, 2015
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