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Frank Scheck

Frank Scheck
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
42% The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017) The Resurrection of Gavin Stone should satisfy its target heartland audience. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 20, 2017
No Score Yet The Snare (2017) The real crime ... is how utterly boring it all is. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 16, 2017
57% Worlds Apart (Enas Allos Kosmos) (2017) The writer/director [is] so intent on hammering home his thematic points that the situations and characters seem contrived merely to underline them. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 13, 2017
15% Sleepless (2017) Never rising above the level of generic B-movie, Sleepless represents the sort of disposable fare typically dropped into theaters in January. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 13, 2017
No Score Yet Lost & Found (2017) It's all about as clichéd and predictable as it sounds, although the proceedings are mildly enjoyable in an old-fashioned, Andy Hardy sort of way. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 12, 2017
100% The Sunshine Makers (2017) It's an astonishing tale, even if it's roughly told here. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 9, 2017
No Score Yet Hickey (2017) Watson is appealing as the spunky heroine, while Doherty only reinforces the film's general derivativeness of better teen comedies with his resemblance to a young Jason Biggs. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 9, 2017
20% Pitchfork (2017) Alternately registering as an homage and rip-off of the countless slasher pics that have preceded it, Pitchfork is a strictly disposable affair. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 9, 2017
17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) A generic, by-the-numbers genre exercise that, for all its talk of blood, is strictly anemic. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 6, 2017
No Score Yet The Butterfly Room (2014) The Butterfly Room is too ineptly executed to make it little more than a camp curiosity. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 29, 2016
No Score Yet Boy 23: The Forgotten Boys of Brazil (Menino 23: Infâncias Perdidas no Brasil) (2016) A fascinating and disturbing true-life tale. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 29, 2016
83% Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer? (2016) The documentary raises important and substantial questions about an issue that has only become increasingly relevant in recent years. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 28, 2016
29% Ghostland: The View of the Ju'Hoansi (2016) An intermittently entertaining but ultimately facile ethnographic portrait. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 17, 2016
0% Contract to Kill (2016) Longtime fans will want to avoid Contract to Kill and instead dig out their old DVD copies of Under Siege and Above the Law. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 15, 2016
No Score Yet Camera Store (2016) Unfortunately, watching Camera Store mainly feels like, well, spending an entire day in a camera store in a nondescript suburban mall. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 15, 2016
38% Cardboard Boxer (2016) Delivering a fully committed, moving performance, Thomas Haden Church makes you pay attention to a figure you would otherwise pass by without a second thought. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 11, 2016
45% Pet (2016) The film is engrossing, thanks to the director's skill at delivering sustained tension, and the excellent performances. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 6, 2016
11% Run the Tide (2016) There's more ebb than flow in this formulaic indie drama. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 6, 2016
20% Tank 432 (Belly of the Bulldog) (2016) As lumbering and slow-moving as the vehicle in which most of its action takes place, Nick Gillespie's horror thriller makes the familiar mistake of confusing obscurity with tension. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 2, 2016
15% Incarnate (2016) Incarnate, much like its central character at key moments, barely seems to have a pulse. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 2, 2016
80% Best and Most Beautiful Things (2016) Proves alternately inspiring and depressing even while skirting uncomfortably close to voyeurism. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 30, 2016
88% On the Map (2016) There's no surer ingredient for a feel-good documentary than an inspirational sports story, and filmmaker Dani Menkin delivers one in spades with his recounting of the 1979 European Cup victory by the national Israeli basketball team. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 29, 2016
100% Esteros (2016) A familiar tale told with lyricism and sensitivity. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 29, 2016
94% Hunter Gatherer (2016) Displays enough originality to mark its tyro filmmaker, whose only previous credits are as actor and production designer, as a talent to watch. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 21, 2016
No Score Yet The Lure (2016) This mundane doc is cinematic fool's gold. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 18, 2016
No Score Yet Keep In Touch (2016) Despite its imperfections, however, Keep in Touch is intriguing enough to make us want to keep in touch with its tyro director, and particularly its talented leading man. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 17, 2016
No Score Yet Iron Moon (2016) A moving depiction of art transcending life. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 16, 2016
67% Come And Find Me (2016) You've seen this sort of thriller many times before, and done much better. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 15, 2016
9% USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016) This slapdash war movie doesn't do justice to its compelling subject matter. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 12, 2016
3% Shut In (2016) This hokey horror film should have stayed cooped up. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 12, 2016
67% The Pearl (2016) There are many powerful moments, and one can't help but empathize with the four women as they experience their travails and triumphs. Their courage is often astonishing, as is their outlook. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 10, 2016
48% Almost Christmas (2016) The cast is first-rate, and deserves far better material. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 9, 2016
100% Finding Babel (2016) Although it will be best appreciated by those already familiar with Babel's life and works, Finding Babel is sufficiently intriguing to provoke the uninitiated to learn more. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 8, 2016
No Score Yet Ron and Laura Take Back America (2016) Aiming for but failing to achieve a Christopher Guest level of spoofery, Ron and Laura Take Back America lives up to George S. Kaufman's quip that satire is what closes on Saturday night. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 1, 2016
60% It Had to Be You (2016) It Had to Be You ultimately demonstrates enough cleverness and inventiveness to make it more than a by-the-book entry in a genre that's become more than a little stale. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 25, 2016
0% The River Thief (2016) A hoary melodrama revealing the filmmaker's inexperience. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 21, 2016
21% Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) Although there's a long cinematic tradition of mixing comedy with scares to excellent effect - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein being a prime example - this lackluster effort manages to be neither funny nor scary. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 21, 2016
55% Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016) This cinematic lecture is unlikely to change many hearts or minds...which is more the pity. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 19, 2016
82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Both Reaser and Thomas provide unexpected depths to what could have been schematic roles, and the younger performers are even better. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 19, 2016
0% Max Steel (2016) What's truly depressing about the whole enterprise is that Garcia and Bello were pulled into it. Yes, actors love to work and bills need to be paid, but perhaps a fund could be started to spare talented thespians this sort of career embarrassment. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 14, 2016
57% Ordinary World (2016) Ordinary World becomes raggedly enjoyable thanks to the unexpected charms of its leading man ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 14, 2016
100% Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016) Cai's grandmother watches it unfold via an iPad, after which the artist breathlessly asks her, "Isn't your grandson awesome?" It's a beautiful, touching moment that says more about the artistic urge than any scholarly tome ever could. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 11, 2016
65% The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016) The Great Gilly Hopkins has its enjoyable moments - Bates' entertaining, scenery-chewing turn providing many of them - and its themes are refreshingly complex for a film targeted to kids. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 10, 2016
56% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Channeling the spirit of John Hughes and playing like a tween version of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life delivers an easily digestible and amusing portrait of youthful hijinks. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 7, 2016
No Score Yet Dick and Jack (2016) Resembles the sort of bargain basement theatrical production whose audience consists mostly of friends and family members lending moral support. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 4, 2016
10% ClownTown (2016) It's all as generic and pointless as it sounds, with tyro filmmaker Nagel unable to muster up the sort of visceral thrills that a John Carpenter or Wes Craven would have been able to deliver in their sleep. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 3, 2016
No Score Yet Maximum Ride (2016) You've seen it before, and done a lot better. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 3, 2016
80% 1000 Rupee Note (Ek Hazarachi Note) (2016) The moving performance by Usha Naik in the lead role accentuates the deeply humanistic qualities of this film that has received awards at numerous festivals. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2016
100% For the Love of Spock (2016) The countless devoted fans of Nimoy and his character virtually guarantee that For the Love of Spock will live long and prosper. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2016
100% Tunnel (Teoneol) (2016) Infusing its nightmarish scenario with bracing doses of satirical humor, Tunnel is smarter and more sophisticated than most Hollywood attempts at the genre. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 6, 2016