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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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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Shadowman (2017) Achieves its goal of shining a spotlight on its subject while delivering a fascinating true-life tale.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
No Score Yet The Penguin Counters (2017) Although imparting an important message ... The Penguin Counters is too rambling and diffuse to have significant impact while lacking the accessible qualities that would make it appeal to younger audiences.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
91% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Benefiting from its charismatic and emotionally complex central figure, Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent proves compelling enough to appeal beyond its target foodie demographic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
No Score Yet Altitude (2017) Since the action takes place entirely on the plane, it's mainly of the claustrophobic variety, with the shootouts and fistfights often rendered in near incomprehensible fashion.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
No Score Yet Akher Wahed Fina (The Last of Us) (2016) With its mystical storyline weighed down with symbolic and allegorical elements, The Last of Us isn't sufficiently resonant to reward the viewer's patience.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
57% i hate myself :) (2017) I Hate Myself :) centers on two thoroughly repellant, self-absorbed figures with whom spending time proves a nearly intolerable trial.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
50% Speech & Debate (2017) The film's stage origins, and a cameo appearance by Lin-Manuel Miranda, may be of interest to theater buffs, but everyone else will be left wondering what all the fuss was about.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
77% The Case for Christ (2017) Based on Lee Strobel's best-selling book, this religious-themed drama earns points for proselytizing in more narratively compelling form than usual.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
89% SHOT!: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (2017) The tale is told entirely through Rock's perspective, with no friends, colleagues or talking heads weighing in. But that turns out to be no detriment, since the Cambridge-educated photographer proves a witty and rueful commentator ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
39% Aftermath (2017) The film mostly feels like a slow-paced slog featuring a hokey, melodramatic ending.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
64% For Here Or To Go? (2017) The subject matter's topicality doesn't provide sufficient compensation for the many dull patches in Rucha Humnabadkar's comedy/drama about a young Indian immigrant struggling to get his work visa extended.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
67% House On Willow Street (2017) What the repetitive film lacks in narrative drive and compelling dialogue it makes up for in technical prowess, with director/editor Orr orchestrating the outrageously violent mayhem with admirable proficiency.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
64% Gifted (2017) Despite its recycled tropes, the comedy-drama manages to be both funny and moving even if its emotional manipulations are fully apparent.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
No Score Yet Slamma Jamma (2017) The film's hoary, melodramatic plotting and painfully awkward dialogue leave nary a cliché untouched.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) A mediocre effort that nonetheless succeeds in its main goal of keeping its blue characters alive for future merchandising purposes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
100% Betting on Zero (2017) Betting on Zero is a well-done if not stylistically distinctive nonfiction effort that nonetheless proves fascinating due to its subject matter.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
16% CHIPS (2017) Will likely manage the difficult feat of simultaneously alienating fans of the original series and newcomers who will wonder why a buddy cop comedy displays so much homosexual panic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
No Score Yet A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017) The screenplay consistently produces moments that induce chuckles, if not belly laughs. There's also just enough well-earned sentiment thrown in to provide a nice counterpoint to the farcical humor.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
100% P.S. Jerusalem (2015) A cross between home movie and documentary essay, P.S. Jerusalem emerges as a rough-hewn but moving effort that, thanks to the ever-volatile situation in the Middle East, proves unfortunately timely.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
No Score Yet Ojuju (2015) Ojuju overcomes its technical limitations with well-drawn characters and pungently compelling situations. It certainly indicates that its talented filmmaker ... is eminently capable of moving on to bigger and better things.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
22% Atomica (Deep Burial) (2017) The original title for the second theatrical release from cable channel Syfy was Deep Burial, and that would have been an appropriate fate for this low-budget, sci-fi thriller.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
No Score Yet A Very Sordid Wedding (2017) Delivers much of the same brand of raucous, gay-themed humor that propelled its predecessor to surprising success.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
100% Tickling Giants (2017) Tickling Giants provides a comprehensive examination of Youssef's career highs and lows while providing a vivid personal portrait of its subject whose cheerfulness and resolve began to wither in the face of constant threats to himself and his family.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
0% The Dark Below (2017) While its intriguing setup sounds like it could make for a provocative and original thriller, The Dark Below never lives up to its promise, although it earns points for originality.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
No Score Yet Ben-Gurion, Epilogue (2016) Essential viewing for anyone interested in Israeli history.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
91% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) Director Ben-Shimon's light touch prevents the film from lapsing either into polemics or overly broad comic shtick.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
33% Lavender (2017) The screenplay, co-written by Gass-Donnelly with Colin Frizzell, manages to be simultaneously lacking in coherence and utterly predictable, with viewers earning no points for guessing which one of the characters turns out to be the villain.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
100% Uncertain (2017) Beautifully photographed by co-director McNicol, the film is a hauntingly evocative portrait of its Southern Gothic-infused milieu.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
81% Actor Martinez (2017) Actor Martinez raises plenty of questions. The problem is that none of them are particularly interesting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
92% Donald Cried (2017) Donald Cries demonstrates that cringeworthy isn't necessarily the same as funny.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
No Score Yet Nobody Walks in LA (2016) Despite its decidedly modest nature, the film... has its charms, thanks in large part to the appealing performances by its two leads.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
39% Wolves (2017) Excellent performances from Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino and young newcomer Taylor John Smith aren't enough to offset the narrative clichés of Bart Freundlich's drama about a high school basketball star struggling with family dysfunction.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
No Score Yet Lost Cat Corona (2017) Macchio makes for an appealing everyman, and the veteran supporting players project an enjoyment in their stereotypical roles that proves infectious.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
44% Drifter (2017) Viewers would be far better off rewatching a Mad Max or Rob Zombie movie, or any episode of The Walking Dead, than paying hard-earned money to see Drifter.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
69% American Fable (2017) American Fable possesses an amorphous, dreamlike quality that proves increasingly irritating as it wears on.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
22% Collide (2017) Hoult and Jones are unable to breathe much life into their bland characters, and it's ultimately sad to watch the former Hannibal Lecter and Gandhi reduced to playing silly, tough-guy caricatures.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
100% The Last Laugh (2017) That there's a big difference between Nazi jokes and Holocaust jokes is one of the insights gleaned from Ferne Pearlstein's documentary concerning taboos in comedy, especially those concerning that generally forbidden topic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
92% From Nowhere (2017) Depicting the struggles of three undocumented Bronx high school students to avoid deportation, From Nowhere resonates with tender compassion for its characters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
88% My Name Is Emily (2017) Evanna Lynch shines in this whimsical road trip film that has a compelling backstory.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
100% Keep Quiet (2017) The film raises more troubling questions than it answers, but it's fascinating throughout nonetheless.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
0% Sex Doll (2017) Too self-consciously arty to appeal to the prurient crowd and lacking sufficient substance for cinephiles, Sex Doll seems to deflate while you watch it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
30% Havenhurst (2017) Despite the strong efforts of everyone involved, Havenhurst proves all too unimaginative in its formulaic recycling of genre tropes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
31% Don't Knock Twice (2017) If it had skipped the clichéd supernatural elements to instead concentrate on the relationship between the two central characters, Don't Knock Twice might have emerged as an interesting film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
85% Chapter & Verse (2017) Resonating with an authenticity borne of the experiences of its director/co-screenwriter Jamal Joseph, Chapter & Verse movingly portrays the plight of a recently released ex-con striving to make a new life for himself on the mean streets of Harlem.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
85% Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2017) A fascinating if uneven portrait.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
17% The Space Between Us (2017) Sluggishly paced and tonally wobbly, the pic, much like its teenage protagonist, suffers under its own weight.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
40% Fall (2014) Straining mightily for a Bergmanesque somberness but mainly smacking of pretension, Fall suffers from its overly determined subtlety.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
69% My Father, Die (2017) Strong performances and stunning visuals aren't enough to compensate for the strained Southern Gothic artificiality.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Promises, promises.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
No Score Yet Doobious Sources (2017) A lame would-be comedy that wouldn't be any funnier even if you were smoking the most powerful weed on the planet while watching it, Doobious Sources is a total bummer, man.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017