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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
56% 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
79% 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
83% 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
67% 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
97% 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
74% 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
16% 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
100% The Invisible Front (2014) "Complete with a charismatic hero and touching love story at its core, The Invisible Front vividly succeeds in bringing this little-known historical saga to light. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 6, 2014
33% Exists (2014) "Bereft of interesting characters, clever dialogue and any semblance of humor or visual coherence, Exists offers nothing to justify its cinematic existence. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 23, 2014
7% Ouija (2014) "Less scary than landing in jail while playing Monopoly. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 23, 2014
37% Stephen King's A Good Marriage (2014) "The resulting domestic tension is rife with darkly comedic and dramatic possibilities that were better exploited on the printed page, where King was able to more fully delineate his heroine's tortured thought process. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 16, 2014
82% The Book of Life (2014) "A visually stunning effort that makes up for its formulaic storyline with an enchanting atmosphere that sweeps you into its fantastical world, or in this case, three worlds. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 11, 2014
8% Addicted (2014) "The film unfortunately depicts black female sexuality, a topic rarely portrayed onscreen, with all the depth and subtlety of a late night Cinemax offering. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 11, 2014
22% Dracula Untold (2014) "Much like the recent, widely reviled I, Frankenstein, this misconceived project mainly signals a need to go back to the drawing board. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 2, 2014
8% Drive Hard (2014) "Essentially a chase movie infused with buddy comedy elements, the film is a fast-paced, mildly entertaining lark that's chiefly enlivened by Cusack's droll performance. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 2, 2014
29% Annabelle (2014) "The film is ultimately so generic and formulaic that you'll probably forget it by the time you get home. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2% Left Behind (2014) "The Rapture won't come soon enough for the unfortunate souls forced to suffer through Left Behind. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 2, 2014
75% Hollidaysburg (2014) "Despite its gimmicky provenance, Hollidaysburg proves to be a nicely low-key, unassuming coming-of-age tale about a group of former high school friends reuniting in their Pennsylvania small town during Thanksgiving college break. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2014
No Score Yet 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
10% No Good Deed (2014) "This one certainly doesn't go unpunished, at least for the audience. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 12, 2014
81% 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
24% 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
No Score Yet 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
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