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Frank Lovece

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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
20% Undrafted (2016) "Movies inspired by or based on a filmmaker's youthful life can be masterpieces...or, as in the case of the baseball comedy Undrafted, something that's heartfelt and personal and might have worked better as a drama but just isn't funny. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 18, 2016
100% At The Fork (2016) "Well-shot shot documentary about ranchers pursuing humane alternatives to corporate agribusiness gives an evenhanded, journalistic portrait of the costs and benefits. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 7, 2016
81% The Phenom (2016) "A highly talented but troubled young pitcher works through literal and metaphorical control issues in the latest off-kilter psychological drama from Noah Buschel. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 23, 2016
50% The God Cells (2016) "Puts heartbreaking faces of very human people into the [stem cell] debate. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 2, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Visual spectacle and entertaining individual scenes can't fully compensate for an overstuffed epic that [...] carries very little feeling or emotional weight. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 26, 2016
57% The Trust (2016) "Imperfect but increasingly suspenseful as it goes on. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 17, 2016
81% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) "A visual and aural masterpiece [...] Without exaggeration this is one of the most beautiful films you will ever see. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 5, 2016
40% The Congressman (2016) "This earnest political drama means well but deserves no votes for its stilted dialogue, poorly drawn characters and inept plotting and direction. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 28, 2016
75% We The People: The Market Basket Effect (2016) "A powerful argument for a fairer and more balanced corporate environment. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 25, 2016
48% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) "[A] pointless story of a self-sabotaging and self-pitying young woman's strained relationship with her singer father. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 7, 2016
40% About Scout (2016) "Riddled with [...] plot shortcuts and logic holes. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 30, 2016
89% Fastball (2016) "Suitably solemn yet irresistibly lively documentary about the myth, lore and logistics of baseball's classic pitch. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 25, 2016
100% They Will Have to Kill Us First (2016) "Whether musicians or scientists or authors or artists, humans who just want to create and discover, and not hurt or take advantage of anyone, may well be the same all over -- and seem a lot better to have around than... extremists of any type. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 4, 2016
60% Jack of the Red Hearts (2015) "Showcases the talented young actress Taylor Richardson but never develops beyond placid afterschool-special territory. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 25, 2016
43% Forsaken (2016) "The movie is too visually lovely to forsake, but the predictable story and basic plot holes remain unforgiven. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 19, 2016
8% Misconduct (2016) "An incredible cast inexplicably stars in a poorly thought-out, low-budget neo-noir from filmmakers with no clout or even discernible past success. What, were they blackmailed? " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Feb 4, 2016
67% All Mistakes Buried (2016) "Filmmaker Tim McCann, star Sam Trammell and superb cinematographer Alan McIntyre Smith elevate a low-budget crime drama to an elegant, if repetitive, character study. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 21, 2016
21% Diablo (2016) "Powerful and beautifully shot, if emotionally distant. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 7, 2016
92% Anomalisa (2015) "An exploration of loneliness and love, in as heartrending and heartfelt a way as the bizarrely brilliant mind of Charlie Kaufman can offer. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 22, 2015
89% Stink! (2015) "Breezy, Michael Moore-ish environmental documentary by a non-tree-hugging venture capitalist advocates for disclosure of carcinogenic chemicals in everyday products. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 25, 2015
20% Lost in the Sun (2015) "Duhamel and Wiggins unfortunately don't have the kind of Paper Moon chemistry that could have helped gloss over some of the harder-to-swallow plot turns. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 5, 2015
No Score Yet A Wonderful Cloud "Unfunny comedy is obsessed with toilet and semen humor, like an NC-17 six-year-old. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 22, 2015
100% Becoming Bulletproof "A rare film about the disabled that shows them as the regular folks they are, and the disciplined creativity of which they're capable. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 25, 2015
87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "What it lacks in specificity it more than makes up for in the articulate emotions of the interview subjects and the remarkable array of archival material. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 24, 2015
100% Peace Officer (2015) "[A] well-balanced and engrossing look at the increasing militarization of police. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 14, 2015
83% Uncle John (2015) "This may be the only time I've wanted to see a director's cut where there's less material. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 14, 2015
97% Welcome To Leith (2015) "Evenhanded, thorough and surprisingly human, [Welcome to Leith] makes the face of next-door hate comprehensible rather than simply abstract evil. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 8, 2015
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
21% 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 Movie (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
22% 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
44% 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
73% 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
51% 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
83% 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
86% 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
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