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
100% Breaking Fast (2020) An engaging love story. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2021
50% Skyfire (2021) Won't erase memories of 'Dante's Peak' or 'Volcano,' and even they weren't very good. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
34% The Marksman (2021) A solid entry in the Neeson action oeuvre. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
16% Redemption Day (2021) Proves such a wan, ineffective vehicle that it leaves its star all dressed up with nowhere to go. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
9% Grizzly II. Revenge (2020) Grizzly II: Revenge is so bad, it's just bad. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2021
No Score Yet Two Ways Home (2020) Although Two Ways Home features some powerful performances and affecting moments, it never feels wholly organic. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
73% We Can Be Heroes (2021) In the fun fantasy world of Robert Rodriguez, there's no better way to bring families together than by saving the world. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
46% Fatale (2020) Fatale proves very watchable, in an incredulous B-movie kind of way, and Taylor is a slick enough filmmaker to keep things moving swiftly and entertainingly. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
93% Hunter Hunter (2020) Delivers a cinematic gut punch at the conclusion. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
10% Songbird (2020) Despite the high-stakes drama, there's nary a compelling moment throughout, and some of the characterizations... are so absurdly one-note that it's hard not to think that the film is meant as parody. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
16% The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (2020) The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee makes one long for such comparatively stellar Hogan vehicles as Almost an Angel and Lightning Jack. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
34% Half Brothers (2020) This story of two siblings attempting to fulfill their dying father's last request uneasily veers between juvenile comedy and schmaltzy sentimentality, managing to produce neither laughs nor tears. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
100% The Changin' Times of Ike White (2020) His music, as good as it is (you can hear the album in its entirety on YouTube) pales in comparison to his story, unearthed in this endlessly fascinating film. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
50% Elyse (2020) Unconvincing on every level. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
68% The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) Kids will eat it all up, but let's face it, they also love the food at Chuck E. Cheese. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
17% Buddy Games (2019) Don't bother playing. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
68% Embattled (2020) Much like Dorff's overbearing Cash, the film is easier to take when it's not in your face. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
92% Dear Santa (2020) Dear Santa delivers a desperately needed dose of holiday cheer during these troubled times that will leave even the most Grinch-like of viewers bathed in their own tears. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
64% Girl (2020) A slickly made, effectively atmospheric B-movie suspenser that marks a promising feature debut for its writer/director, who also plays a featured role. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
37% Echo Boomers (2020) The slackly paced Echo Boomers has all the excitement of a feature-length essay in The Nation. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
36% Chick Fight (2020) Only the most churlish viewers will find Chick Fight dislikable, especially thanks to the presence of the hugely appealing Akerman, who admirably goes for broke, and Baldwin and Sloan, who handle the material with just the right comic insouciance. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
48% Triggered (2020) The nine young characters are a mostly bland, ill-defined lot whose strong resemblances to each other often make it difficult to tell them apart, especially with the whipsaw handheld camera work and dark lighting. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
90% The Dark and the Wicked (2020) The ambient sound design, disturbing musical score, disorienting visuals and subtle special effects add immeasurably to the overall impact, but it's Ireland's shattering performance that truly gives the film its gripping power. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
89% Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) Enjoyably imaginative holiday fun. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
47% Spell (2020) Unfortunately, the filmmaker's stylistic efforts aren't enough to compensate for the predictable, cliché-ridden aspects of the screenplay... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
89% My Psychedelic Love Story (2020) [Harcourt-Smith's] rambling stories, some of which feel authentic and some of which come across like elaborate yarns, are disjointed enough to make the film feel longer than it is. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
70% American Selfie: One Nation Shoots Itself (2020) It's not a pretty picture. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
74% Radium Girls (2020) Although its low-budget cinematic execution feels a bit lacking at times, the film fulfills a vital function with its dramatization of an important chapter in America's history of labor reform. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
71% The Sounding (2020) The Sounding might have worked better as a theater piece - which is how it began - than as a film, where its excessive quirkiness feels all the more glaring. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
19% 2 Hearts (2020) This is the sort of film for which the term "tearjerker" was invented, but this one jerks them so violently you may need medical attention afterwards. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
90% Belushi (2020) A loving but incisive cinematic tribute. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
100% Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation (2020) A fascinating account of a loving but troubled relationship. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
39% Honest Thief (2020) Less baroque than some of Neeson's recent efforts, Honest Thief is a solid B-movie thriller that benefits from tight pacing that helps you overcome its significant plot incredulities. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
29% The War with Grandpa (2020) Somebody wave a white flag already. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
No Score Yet Through the Glass Darkly (2020) Robyn Lively's affecting performance anchors this offbeat Southern Gothic thriller. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
82% Herb Alpert is... (2020) You'll probably come away from Herb Alpert Is... not only admiring the man but wishing you were him. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
98% Spontaneous (2020) Explosively funny and touching. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
68% The Artist's Wife (2020) Terrific performances help overcome narrative deficiencies. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
88% Jay Sebring: Cutting to the Truth (2020) It makes for compelling viewing, thanks to its fascinating subject matter and the charismatic central figure on ample display. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
92% The Dark Divide (2020) For a movie about a lepidopterist, The Dark Divide is awfully entertaining. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
95% Alone (2020) Familiar-feeling but harrowing nonetheless. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
68% Rent-A-Pal (2020) Expertly keeps you on edge. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
79% Red, White & Wasted (2020) A vivid portrait of a subset of Red State America. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
65% The Owners (2020) The Owners proves a nasty, if not exactly credible, thriller. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
89% Robin's Wish (2020) A moving coda to a life ended much too soon. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
40% Centigrade (2020) Neither tense nor thematically resonant enough to overcome its literally small-scale aspects, Centigrade proves as much an ordeal for its viewers as its characters. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
81% #Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump (2020) Despite its powerfully cogent and well-informed arguments, #Unfit... is sadly unlikely to change the minds of the roughly 35-40% of the population who look at the president's behavior and apparently see nothing to be concerned about. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
No Score Yet Hard Kill (2020) The production notes inform us that the unimaginatively titled Hard Kill was filmed in a mere ten days, making you wonder how they spent eight of them. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
49% The Pale Door (2020) Prefaced by an Edgar Allan Poe quote that gives the film its title and proves the scariest thing about it, The Pale Door represents yet another stylistic mash-up that ends up less than the sum of its parts. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
78% Martin Margiela: In His Own Words (2020) Margiela protects his privacy while at the same time delivering an emotionally self-probing account of his life and career in Martin Margiela: In His Own Words. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020