Frank Scheck

Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter
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T-Meter Title | Year
27% Trick (2019) The pic might have proved mindless fun if it had least displayed a sense of humor, but everything is played with deadly seriousness. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
57% Miss Virginia (2019) Miss Virginia exerts a strong pull at times, thanks largely to Aduba's superb performance. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
No Score Yet On Broadway (2019) A fast-paced and entertaining, if not particularly deep, primer. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
93% The Elephant Queen (2019) A gorgeously photographed and detailed portrait of an elephant herd making an arduous journey in search of water. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
100% The Dead Center (2019) Makes hospitals seem even scarier than they already are. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4% Mary (2019) It would... take a sleuth of Hercule Poirot-like talents to discern what attracted these supremely talented (not to mention, in the case of one of them, Oscar-winning) thespians to such lame, cliched material. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
100% Gift (2019) For many people, Gift will live up to its title. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
63% Fractured (2019) The sort of psychological suspenser that proves grueling for all the wrong reasons. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
No Score Yet Born to Be (2019) Deeply moving and humane. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
65% Mister America (2019) A witless, one-note political satire whose deficiencies are even more glaring when such humor feels entirely redundant to our current state of affairs. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
No Score Yet The Booksellers (2019) A treat for anyone who appreciates the printed word. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
19% Semper Fi (2019) Neither substantial enough to work as compelling drama nor sufficiently suspenseful as action thriller. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
69% The Parts You Lose (2019) The Parts You Lose somehow manages to be both unmoving and tension-free, wasting the talents of several notable actors in the process. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
36% In the Tall Grass (2019) None of the performers are able to make their schematic characters particularly interesting, with the exception of Wilson. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
76% Low Tide (2019) This tale of a teenage gang of petty criminals whose alliance becomes fractured by a surprisingly big haul doesn't generate any real suspense and lacks the depth of characterization to make up for it. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
No Score Yet Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019) Despite its structural flaws, the documentary nonetheless frequently proves compelling. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
100% Celebration (2019) A haunting look at the final creative years of a fashion genius. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
17% Prey (2019) Everything about this effort, including its hackneyed, overfamiliar title, smacks of laziness and a cynical indifference to its lack of originality. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
No Score Yet The Gliksmans (2017) Much like your elderly relatives who come over to visit and threaten to wear out their welcome, The Gliksmans somehow manages to be both charming and annoying. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
61% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) It's certainly an imaginative concept for a detective story, but the storyline gets so convoluted and baroque that unintentional humor sets in. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
100% Don't Be Nice (2019) The art of the spoken word, at its most powerful. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
86% Auggie (2019) Auggie is purposefully grim in style and execution, moving at a snail's pace and seemingly photographed in drab shades of grey. Although its running time is a mere 81 minutes, the film seems to last forever. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
No Score Yet Trauma is a Time Machine (2018) The film's relentless artiness ultimately proves more off-putting than involving, distancing us from what should be a harrowing tale. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Dirty Harry got a more dignified farewell in The Dead Pool, and that movie featured a chase involving a toy car. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
62% 3 Days with Dad (Life Support) (2019) The high-wire tonal balancing act proves a little wobbly at times, resulting in a film that feels less than the sum of its parts. But some of those parts work very well, providing moments of uncomfortable hilarity and genuine poignancy. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
No Score Yet Imprisoned (2019) Although certainly well-meaning in its condemnation of capital punishment, Imprisoned is too dully executed to achieve its desired impact. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
No Score Yet Cracked Up (2019) Throughout the documentary, Hammond relates the story of his past traumas and current struggles with honesty and humor. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
45% Seeds (2019) Although stylishly made and featuring a compelling lead performance by Trevor Long, Seeds never takes root. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
62% Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) The film mainly comes across as a self-aggrandizing promotional project that the famously arrogant pop star would have once sneered at. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
88% Neither Wolf Nor Dog (2019) While this effort from filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson is somewhat lacking in technical polish, it boasts an undeniable emotional power and authenticity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
71% The Last Photograph (2017) The film's real impact stems from the charismatic Huston's alternately tightly restrained and highly emotive performance that keeps you fully immersed in his character's emotional turmoil. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
63% Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel (2018) A messy hybrid that has some interesting and amusing moments but ultimately feels as inauthentic as the team it chronicles. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
55% Becoming Nobody (2019) It ultimately feels like a missed opportunity, a labor of love that would have benefited from a little more objectivity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
67% Blink of an Eye (2019) The pic will naturally hold its biggest appeal for racing buffs but may also prove appealing to nonfans thanks to the moving story at its core. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
63% Edie (2019) It's a perfectly viable set-up, but the film never explores it in emotionally satisfying fashion. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
50% Itsy Bitsy (2019) Itsy Bitsy works well enough on its own terms, providing some genuine jolts and benefiting from the excellent performances. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
75% Spider in the Web (2019) Tinker tailor soldier snooze. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
68% Angel of Mine (2019) It mainly comes across with a numbing predictability that extends even to its attemptedly shocking late-act plot revelation. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
No Score Yet The Miracle of the Little Prince (2019) Unfortunately, the filmmaker's languorous, undeniably visually poetic approach to the material results in dwindling dividends and long stretches of tedium throughout the overlong running time. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
60% One Last Night (2019) One Last Night starts out promisingly enough, but eventually sinks under the weight of its implausibilities. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet The Second Sun (2019) Well-meaning but hopelessly contrived. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Scared of Revolution (2019) A moving tale of personal redemption. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
46% Ode to Joy (2019) Ode to Joy fails to live up to its title by attempting to wring comic mileage from a medical condition that sufferers probably don't find very funny. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
100% Every Time I Die (2019) The film bodes well for its talented director/co-screenwriter who might well achieve bigger things with a more generous budget. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
82% Socrates (2019) Striking in its gritty, powerful authenticity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
53% Ladyworld (2019) Ladyworld proves as much of an endurance test for viewers as the central characters. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
80% Coyote Lake (2019) The film is carried along by the strength of Mendes' emotionally complex, restrained performance that makes clear that Ester is as much victim as accomplice. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
30% The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) The film, which will inevitably spur comparisons to such similar efforts as Argo, works well enough on its own terms... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
No Score Yet Dead Water (2019) None of the performers are able to bring life to their schematic characters, although Nelson appears to be having fun as a modern-day pirate. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
33% See You Soon (2019) You'll be unlikely to hear the dialogue over the guffawing of the audience. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019