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
No Score Yet 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
48% 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
No Score Yet 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
85% Socrates (2019) Striking in its gritty, powerful authenticity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
67% 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
100% 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
32% 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
No Score Yet Wish Man (2019) The resulting biographical drama squanders its compelling central storyline with a lengthy subplot involving crooked cops. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
No Score Yet Ring Ring (2019) Despite its very brief running time, the film feels plodding, never quite managing to land either the intended dark humor or scares to which it aspires. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
44% Supervized (2019) Supervized is never quite as inspired as it should be, but it offers some amusing moments along the way. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
78% Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (2017) His show clearly has an emotional quality that resonates with his fans. Too bad, then, that he fails to bring sufficient focus and consistent comic observation to his subject matter. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
55% Summer Night (2019) Summer Night wears its influences a little too heavily on its sleeve. Fortunately, its talented and appealing young ensemble make it go down as easily as a cold beer on a hot...well, you know. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
59% Trespassers (2019) Orson Oblowitz's Trespassers, the latest horror film to illustrate this principle, doesn't add anything particularly original to the home invasion genre. But it does provide some cheap thrills along the way. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
No Score Yet Patrick (2019) As befits a film about nudists, Mielants treats all nudity with such nonchalance it becomes a non-issue after just a few minutes. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
80% Skin in the Game (2019) Featuring a strong lead performance by Erica Ash, Skin in the Game proves an engrossing addition to a sadly burgeoning sub-genre. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
91% The Cat Rescuers (2019) [A] film which should prove catnip to feline lovers. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
33% Silent Panic (2019) More like a silent snooze. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
No Score Yet The 16th Episode (2019) Technical expertise doesn't prevent The 16th Episode from feeling hopelessly derivative. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
69% The Other Story (2019) Diluting its powerful themes with overcooked melodrama and unnecessarily distracting subplots, The Other Story would have benefited from a simpler, more direct approach. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
40% Touch the Wall (2014) Touch the Wall offers little to justify its padded, feature-length running time. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
No Score Yet Billboard (2019) The film's technical aspects are inept, from the flat cinematography to the choppy editing to the wan design elements. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
69% The Quiet One (2019) [A] frustratingly timid documentary. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
No Score Yet Madame Yankelova's Fine Literature Club (2019) A deliciously droll and macabre feminist fairy tale. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
62% Burn Your Maps (2019) It's only the lead performers who make the proceedings remotely bearable. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
100% The Unorthodox (2018) Surprisingly engrossing even for the uninitiated. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
94% 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
22% 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
88% 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
71% 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
73% The Perfection (2019) A stylishly made, nail-biting effort that proves consistently engrossing. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
86% 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