Frank Scheck

Frank Scheck

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Hollywood Reporter
Total Reviews:
1051

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
—— Henry & Me " Henry & Me is a heartwarming tale that should prove irresistible to young baseball fans." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 19, 2014
67% Gringo Trails (2014) " [Pegi Vail's] documentary about the effects of global tourism... should be mandatory viewing for anyone who's ever thumbed through a Lonely Planet guidebook with an eye toward visiting an exotic destination." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 18, 2014
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " Notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson in the latest example of his unlikely late career transformation into an action hero." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 17, 2014
20% Swearnet: The Movie (2014) " This is a Canadian film even Rob Ford would be embarrassed to watch." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 12, 2014
11% No Good Deed (2014) " This one certainly doesn't go unpunished, at least for the audience." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 12, 2014
78% I Am Eleven (2014) " The feature-length film ultimately becomes repetitive, with the lack of contextual information about the subjects' lives rendering the proceedings shallow." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 11, 2014
27% At The Devil's Door (2014) " Creepy atmospherics aren't enough to compensate for the muddled storyline." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 8, 2014
60% The Rule (2014) " This uplifting documentary offers a rare ray of hope in its portrait of an urban school that's defying the odds." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 5, 2014
—— The Olivia Experiment (2014) " While its provocative themes certainly bear exploring in our sex-obsessed societal landscape, The Olivia Experiment is too superficial and cliche-ridden to make them resonate, and its attempts at humor fall thuddingly flat." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 4, 2014
50% The Calling (2014) " [Comes] across as the sort of standard police procedural that might serve as the pilot for a television series." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 26, 2014
7% Septic Man (2014) " Theaters showing Septic Man should be required to issue hazmat suits at the door." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 13, 2014
20% Let's Be Cops (2014) " Let's not and say we did." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 13, 2014
54% The Fluffy Movie (2014) " Iglesias is a likeable presence, and his fluid delivery, complete with spot-on accents and sound effects, is consistently engaging." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 25, 2014
—— My Man Is a Loser (2014) " This formulaic sex farce is rescued by sharp comedic performances." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 23, 2014
21% Affluenza (2014) " Kevin Asch's sophomore feature attempts to tackle weighty themes but ultimately feels as shallow as the lives of most of its principal characters." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 22, 2014
0% Persecuted (2014) " Persecuted squanders the talents of its impressive cast -- including James Remar, Bruce Davison, Fred Dalton Thompson and Dean Stockwell -- with its bizarre premise and inept execution." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 18, 2014
58% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " The Purge: Anarchy efficiently exploits its high-concept premise while delivering far more visceral thrills than its predecessor." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 17, 2014
80% As It Is In Heaven (2014) " Director Overbay, working from an effective screenplay by his wife Ginny Lee Overbay, slowly ratchets up the tension in quietly compelling fashion." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 11, 2014
50% Five Dances (2013) " Five Dances should well impress dance aficionados even if its skimpy narrative proves less than inspired." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 24, 2014
—— The Last Day Of August (2013) " This static, talky effort ultimately doesn't justify its feature-length running time despite some strong performances and the occasional moving moment." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 24, 2014
42% The Human Race (2014) " Despite the essentially formulaic nature of the proceedings, the film does boast some nasty twists that prove galvanizing." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 23, 2014
23% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " Squanders the talents of its talented cast and is bound to test the patience of more discriminating audiences." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 19, 2014
88% Elena (2014) " This haunting and dreamlike cinematic essay is filmmaking at its most personal." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 5, 2014
67% A Short History Of Decay (2014) " Although more than a little meandering and self-indulgent, the film is likeable nonetheless due to its incisive characterizations and canny capturing of true-life moments." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 5, 2014
50% Emoticon ;) (2014) " Livia De Paolis's too cutely titled debut feature wears its themes a little too baldly on its sleeve, but this modest effort about a non-nuclear family dealing with various interpersonal crises boasts some genuinely effective, understated moments." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 28, 2014
—— Home, James (2014) " [Home, James] is modest in its aspirations and execution, but it delivers an affecting portrait of a relationship threatened to be torn apart by conflicting goals." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 14, 2014
34% Stage Fright (2014) " Playing like a very special slasher film-themed episode of Glee, Stage Fright mixes horror and Broadway-style show tunes to decidedly mixed results." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 8, 2014
12% Walk Of Shame (2014) " Banks delivers an amusing slapstick turn in this otherwise strained, formulaic comedy." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 2, 2014
86% Desert Riders (2014) " Desert Riders nonetheless serves as a bracing cautionary tale." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 25, 2014
90% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) " This heartwarming doc illustrates the power of dance to bring people together." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 9, 2014
25% Alien Abduction (2014) " Close encounters of the mediocre kind." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 4, 2014
79% Afflicted (2014) " There's life yet in the found-footage horror genre." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 4, 2014
11% Jinn (2014) " A horror franchise isn't born." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 4, 2014
91% Being Ginger (2014) " This entertaining and enlightening doc also serves as a highly effective cinematic personal ad." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 4, 2014
80% The Den (2014) " Zach Donohue's debut feature ingeniously uses only computer images to tell its tale." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 20, 2014
27% Stay (2014) " Despite the affecting performances by the two leads, this overly muted drama fails to make much of an impact." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 19, 2014
83% Rob the Mob (2014) " Raymond De Felitta's terrifically entertaining film benefits from a smart screenplay and superb performances." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 19, 2014
—— City Baby (2013) " This Portland-set tale pungently captures its arty hipster milieu." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 14, 2014
65% U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2014) " [Director Andrew Douglas] is only partially successful at depicting its many twists and turns in convincing fashion. But it's compelling nonetheless, if only for the sheer bizarreness of the events depicted." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 14, 2014
16% The Single Moms Club (2014) " This is a club that you don't want to join." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 14, 2014
88% This Is Where We Live (2013) " This beautifully acted, admirably understated drama never succumbs to mawkishness." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 27, 2014
29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " Costner effortlessly blends deadpan comic flair with action movie heroics in this preposterous but entertaining genre mashup." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 20, 2014
68% About Last Night (2014) " While this version lacks the subtlety of the original, it delivers enough raunchy humor to be far more entertaining." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 14, 2014
57% The Tightrope (2014) " This clinical documentary will be of interest only to serious students of acting." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 12, 2014
54% Adult World (2014) " John Cusack delivers a deliciously deadpan performance in this uneven and self-consciously quirky dark comedy." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 11, 2014
60% Nurse 3-D (2014) " Director Doug Aarniokoski and co-screenwriter David Loughery fail to infuse the overly familiar elements with the necessary dark humor." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 7, 2014
77% After the Dark (2014) " This ambitious teen-oriented fantasy is like taking a university philosophy course in The Twilight Zone." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 6, 2014
25% The Grounded (2014) " This is strictly for the New Age crowd only. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 5, 2014
91% 12 O'clock Boys (2014) " This visually stunning, thematically complex documentary will stir up a wide range of reactions." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 29, 2014
60% Life is Strange (2012) " Lacks the sustained emotional power of many of the similarly themed Holocaust documentaries that have preceded it." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 29, 2014
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