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
No Score Yet 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
86% 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
23% 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
78% 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 clich├ęs, 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
52% 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
14% 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
33% 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
67% 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
80% 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
69% Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (2015) "There's a compelling documentary to be made about the best-selling boy band of all time, but Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of isn't it. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 29, 2015
82% Above and Beyond (2015) "A fascinating little-known historical tale is stirringly recounted in Roberta Grossman's documentary about Jewish-American fighter pilots who volunteered to fight for Israel in its 1948 War of Independence. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 27, 2015
56% #Stuck (2014) "This essentially two-character romantic comedy has its charms, mainly supplied by the engaging lead performances of Joel David Moore and Madeline Zima. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 23, 2015
71% The World Made Straight (2015) "Fine performances compensate for the overwrought elements of this rural-set drama. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 7, 2015
25% Black November (2015) "Filled with declamatory speeches, stereotypical characters and heavily telegraphed, melodramatic plot developments, the film fails to work as either thriller or politically themed drama. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 7, 2015
86% Willow Creek (2014) "Despite the impressively committed performances by the two leads and the screenplay's touches of sly humor, the proceedings are mostly all too redolent of the endless found-footage horror films that have followed in the wake of The Blair Witch Project " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 5, 2015
100% Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border (2014) "Rodrigo Reyes' documentary... is at times too elliptical for its own good, but it delivers a haunting portrait that stands in marked contrast to the incendiary arguments usually attendant to its subject matter. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 22, 2014
40% Isn't It Delicious (2014) "Despite Chalfant's typically stellar work as a flinty, dying matriarch of a highly dysfunctional Irish-Catholic family, Michael Patrick Kelly's clumsily executed, low-budget feature is an unfortunate misfire. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 16, 2014
96% She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) "It's rare in today's era of overstuffed nonfiction films that a documentary leaves you wanting more. But that's the case with Mary Dore's cheekily titled She's Beautiful When She's Angry. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 11, 2014
No Score Yet The Historian (2014) "Veteran actor William Sadler delivers a superb performance in this thoughtful if overly soapy drama set in the world of academia. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 10, 2014
62% Life Partners (2014) "The two stars display a winning chemistry in this amusingly observant study of female friendship. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 4, 2014
0% Reach Me (2014) "Nothing in the proceedings is remotely convincing, let alone entertaining. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 24, 2014
100% Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014) "This simultaneously heartbreaking and joyful doc provides a fitting capstone to an extraordinary musical career. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 18, 2014
70% The Immortalists (2014) "Even if it doesn't convince us they're likely to conquer death before it comes for them, the film does prompt interesting debates about just how desirable an unlimited stay on Planet Earth would be. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 13, 2014
72% Starry Eyes (2014) "The degeneration into familiar genre tropes reduces the impact of the wittily satirical set-up, with the result that Starry Eyes fails to live up to its initial promise. But the film indicates genuine talent on the part of its directors/screenwriters. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 13, 2014
66% Dumb and Dumber (1994) "The plot, of course, is merely an excuse for an endless series of gags, and the percentage of them that score is fairly high. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 12, 2014
28% Miss Meadows (2014) "Director-screenwriter Hopkins is unsuccessful in navigating the absurd storyline's jarring tonal shifts, with the result that this kinder, gentler variation on Ms. 45 mainly emerges as off-puttingly bizarre. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 10, 2014
17% A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) "[A] dysfunctional family holiday comedy that squanders the talents of its impressive cast who presumably signed on merely to work with the comedy legend. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 7, 2014
88% Actress (2014) "A good portion of the cinema verite proceedings, ranging from endless glimpses of her domestic life to footage of her performing an original song in a Greenwich Village cabaret, prove less than arresting. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 7, 2014
95% Pelican Dreams (2014) "Thankfully devoid of the cutesy anthropomorphizing that afflicts so many Disney nature documentaries, Pelican Dreams will give you a new appreciation for these creatures sometimes referred to as "flying dinosaurs." " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 6, 2014
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