Frank Scheck

Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter
Publications: Hollywood Reporter

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% The Unorthodox (2018) Surprisingly engrossing even for the uninitiated. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
100% Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018) Sophie Huber's consistently fascinating documentary about Blue Note Records leaves you wishing only one thing: it should have been longer. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
No Score Yet Say My Name (2019) Drolly funny, with a terrific comic performance by Lisa Brenner. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
29% Daughter of the Wolf (2019) A subpar vehicle for an action star who deserves better. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
100% Redemption (2018) A familiar story affectingly told through an unusual prism. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
86% The Raft (2019) This is such a uniquely bizarre story that it can't help but exert a certain fascination. But it's hard to avoid the feeling that it would have been better served by a compelling dramatization rather than this too-dry documentary. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
86% 16 Shots (2019) A tragic and sadly familiar story, grippingly told. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
67% This One's for the Ladies (2019) The film is simply atrocious on a technical level, featuring subpar cinematography (a generous term, in this case) and muddy sound that wouldn't pass muster on anything larger than a cellphone screen. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
100% The Lavender Scare (2019) This powerful doc is sadly all too relevant. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
60% Cargo (2017) While lacking technical finesse and being too sluggishly paced for its own good, Cargo delivers plenty of singular atmosphere in its all too timely tale of a fisherman turned human smuggler. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
86% Mouthpiece (2019) The actresses play off each other entertainingly, but to gradually diminishing returns, making one suspect that the piece worked far more effectively onstage. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
100% Find Me (2019) It's the type of film that makes you regret spending time in a dark theater instead of immediately embarking on an outdoor vacation. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
90% Q Ball (2019) Q Ball delivers a stirring and moving portrait of a program that provides inmates an opportunity to channel... energy in non-violent fashion. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
74% The Perfection (2019) A stylishly made, nail-biting effort that proves consistently engrossing. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
85% Avengement (2019) Portraying his most complex character to date, Adkins delivers a ferocious turn that proves visceral in its emotional as well as physical intensity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
100% Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n Roll (2019) While Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock 'n' Roll too often feels like a promotional video created by a local tourism organization, it nonetheless provides an engaging history of the town and its once-vibrant music scene. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) While not exactly original, the premise is certainly effective enough. But Brightburn lacks the visual stylization or wit to elevate it from the realm of the crudely effective B-movie. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) The combination of diverse casting and female empowerment themes results in a perfectly politically correct Aladdin for these times. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
No Score Yet Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream (2019) Miki Wecel's film will prove fascinating not only to animation and Vincent Van Gogh buffs, but to anyone interested in how the creative sausage is made. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
10% A Violent Separation (2019) Unfortunately, the themes don't resonate in sufficiently powerful fashion to compensate for the film's sluggish pacing and strained melodramatics. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
No Score Yet Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury (2019) It ultimately has little to offer to the uninitiated and mainly comes across as a sort of promotional video, although its usefulness even in that regard is likely to be limited. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
No Score Yet Our Godfather (2019) With the gripping tension and fast pacing of a first-rate thriller, Our Godfather will prove fascinating for anyone interested in the milieu. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
No Score Yet The Skin of the Teeth (2019) Proves consistently intriguing throughout and marks its writer-director as a talent to watch, even if it ultimately doesn't fully live up to its stylistic ambitions. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
63% Just Say Goodbye (2019) Awkward execution and technical imperfections prevent the film from having its desired emotional impact. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
No Score Yet Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies (2019) By the time the film ends, your head is reeling with so much information that you feel you've been subjected to propaganda yourself. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
No Score Yet Killing Patient Zero (2019) Although Killing Patient Zero clearly sets out to clean up Dugas' reputation, it also presents a complex portrait of a man whose behavior was self-destructive and dangerous. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
No Score Yet Lourdes (2019) Immersive rather than informative, Lourdes... proves as frustrating as it is often deeply moving. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
No Score Yet The Corporate Coup d'État (2018) A horror film of the most realistic kind. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
80% Inside Lehman Brothers (2018) The film serves a valuable purpose by bringing to light the stories of those insiders who vainly attempted to make their voices heard. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
90% Room for Rent (2019) It's essential viewing for Lin Shaye fans, and that's more than enough. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
35% El Chicano (2019) Mainly a violent police procedural and vigilante drama that succeeds well enough on those terms. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
100% The Russian Five (2019) The film weaves enough social, political and personal themes into its mix to make it interesting even for those who mainly think of "hockey puck" as a Don Rickles insult. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
45% Clara (2019) Bogged down in endless philosophical and scientific discussions filled with technical jargon about such subjects as "quantum entanglement," Clara forgets to have anything resembling a compelling plot. Or an original one. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
86% Picture Character (2019) Everything you always wanted to know about emojis, but were afraid to ask. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
100% 17 Blocks (2019) Packs a potent emotional punch. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
80% Crown Vic (2019) For all its familiar elements, Crown Vic is a well-made and strongly acted effort showing real talent on the part of its writer-director. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
No Score Yet Between Me and My Mind (2019) The band's rabid fanbase will be enthralled. Those less familiar with Phish and Anastasio's solo work may find the film less than riveting. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
75% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Astutely chronicling an amazing musical career that ended prematurely due to Parkinson's disease, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice will delight the singer's old fans and likely make her many new ones as well. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
100% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) Intriguing from first minute to last. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
78% Scary Stories (2019) An informative and entertaining warm-up to the upcoming feature film adaptation. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
88% Chasing Portraits (2019) Too often coming across as an elaborate home movie, Chasing Portraits would have benefited from its story being told by a more experienced filmmaker who was less emotionally involved in the proceedings. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
92% If the Dancer Dances (2019) Although repetitive at times and, like so many show business documentaries, displaying a tendency toward self-congratulation, the film will prove fascinating for dance buffs. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
73% I Trapped The Devil (2019) Unfortunately, for all the debuting filmmaker's talent for creepy atmospherics, I Trapped the Devil feels draggy and attenuated even with its brief 82-minute running time including credits. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
83% Nureyev (2018) Instantly essential. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
71% Instant Dreams (2019) Any viewers actually interested in the topic would be well advised to search elsewhere for information. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
38% Breaking Habits (2019) The story is a potentially interesting one, but it's told here in such scattershot, disjointed fashion that one can barely follow it. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
50% Stuck (2019) The proceedings have the stilted, stagey quality of bad theater. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
15% After (2019) Come back, Twilight, all is forgiven. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
45% William (2019) Deadly earnest in its highbrow seriousness, William would seem ripe for parody, except that Encino Man got there first. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
100% The Most Dangerous Year (2019) Inspiring and infuriating at the same time. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019