Frank Rich

Frank Rich

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Frank Rich's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, TIME Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

A Little Romance (1979)

"The film's portrait of young love may be touching, but its most moving moments celebrate love of a different kind: the passion that movie professionals, both young and old, have for their craft." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2015

Wise Blood (1979)

"This time, Huston has found material that was all but guaranteed to fuel the battiest recesses of his imagination." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 19, 2014

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

"[Spielberg's] new movie is richer and more ambitious than Jaws, and it reaches the viewer at a far more profound level than Star Wars." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2014

Being There (1979)

"Here is a comedy that valiantly defies both gravity and the latest Hollywood fashion." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2014

Cruising (1980)

"This detective melodrama has something to offend almost everyone." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2014

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

"[The film] has everything going for it: big laughs, populist politics, billowy sequences set in heaven, a murder plot, a climactic Super Bowl game, a supporting cast of choice comic actors, and best of all, a touching (but PG) romance." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2014

I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

"I Wanna Hold Your Hand re-creates precisely the excitement the Beatles let loose 14 years ago; it transports the audience back to the eye of a phenomenal social hurricane." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2011

Alien (1979)

"It is depressing to watch an expensive, crafty movie that never soars beyond its cold desire to score the big bucks." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2010

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

"Benton gives his film its depth and complexity by challenging the audience's preconceptions and snap opinions at every turn." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 24, 2010

The Deer Hunter (1978)

"This excruciatingly violent, three-hour Viet Nam saga demolishes the moral and ideological cliches of an era: it shoves the audience into hell and leaves it stranded without a map." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2009

Moonraker (1979)

"Broccoli just keeps piling on the goodies: lush Ken Adam sets, gadgetry and gams galore, super stunts and effects." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2008

Meatballs (1979)

"Through it all, Murray smiles and forges ahead, but his big riffs have been edited down to frantic bursts of mugging." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2008

All That Jazz (1979)

"Though Scheider is a wry, sensitive actor, he soon gets lost in the vulgar theatrics." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2008

Saint Jack (1979)

"If Saint Jack is not another complete embarrassment for Bogdanovich, it nonetheless reveals his deficiencies as a film maker." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 18, 2008

The Black Stallion (1979)

"Ballard's sumptuous images exist only to distract from his rather conventional failings of craftsmanship." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 11, 2007

Corvette Summer (1978)

"As long as one doesn't demand too much of it, Corvette Summer delivers a very pleasant two hours of escape." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2007

National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

"The Lampoon people understand the darkest secret of an American college education: one of the noblest reasons to go is to spend four years studying sex." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2007