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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
18% Baywatch (2017) A character acknowledging that the proceedings resemble an "entertaining but far-fetched TV show" isn't enough to make Baywatch anything more than the cynical cash grab that it is.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
100% Legion of Brothers (2017) Viewers may at times be hard pressed to keep track of what exactly is going on, but the essential truths about combat, including post-traumatic stress, are vividly conveyed.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
No Score Yet Devil's Domain (2017) [A] generic horror movie featuring a skeletal plot, barely developed characters, recycled clichés, and subpar special effects.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
No Score Yet PACmen (2017) A depressing portrait of a political system that has gone hopelessly off the rails, PACmen is essential viewing for anyone seeking to understand some of the reasons why.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
100% Elián (2017) For the most part the film chronicles the complex tale cogently and effectively, using extensive archival footage as well as contemporary interviews that help put the events in context.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
No Score Yet 32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide (2016) Rough-hewn stylistically and occasionally bordering on self-indulgence, 32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide nonetheless packs a powerful emotional punch with its unflinching portrait of two siblings dealing with past and present demons.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
No Score Yet My Life Without Air (2017) Visually poetic but often feeling as air-deprived as its shaven-headed subject, My Life Without Air would have benefited from more narrative oxygen.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
No Score Yet This Cold Life (2017) If the film succeeds in attracting an audience, it may very well drive up the tourism that this remote town so desperately needs. At least as shown here, it seems like a pretty cool (pun intended) place to visit.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
No Score Yet Out of Thin Air (2017) A stylishly executed but narratively muddled effort that confounds as much as it engrosses.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
No Score Yet A Better Man (2017) A Better Man deals with a hot-button issue in sensitive fashion.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
60% This Is Not What I Expected (2017) Despite the strenuous efforts of all concerned, the love story at the film's core never seems credible.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
40% Lady Bloodfight (2017) On its own limited terms provides the sort of violent entertainment geared to fans who enjoy watching movies like, well, Lady Bloodfight.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
33% Mr. Chibbs (2017) Never proves compelling.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
20% Danger Close (2017) Danger Close provides a vivid portrait of combat and its emotional and physical aftermath.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
No Score Yet No Man's Land (2017) [An] intensely visceral documentary which shows just how far some fringe segments of the population are willing to go to stand up for their beliefs.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
100% Natasha (2017) A coming-of-age tale is infused with complicated emotional and sociological dynamics in award-winning writer David Bezmozgis' adaptation of his book Natasha and Other Stories.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
23% Below her Mouth (2017) An undeniably steamy effort that delivers plenty of heat in its profusion of sex scenes while falling significantly short in dramatic terms.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
No Score Yet A Thousand Junkies (2017) The problem is that, as anyone who has spent time with junkies knows, they're not a terribly interesting lot.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
100% A Gray State (2017) A riveting combination of political commentary and true crime story.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
No Score Yet The Sensitives (2017) A documentary so affecting and effective it will make viewers feel grateful they are healthy enough to see it in a theater.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
0% Psychopaths (2017) Keating fails to effectively transmit his love of pushing the horror genre to new heights, with the result that we feel less gleefully complicit than merely voyeuristic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
No Score Yet Thumper (2017) Thumper fails to overcome its numerous clichés.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
71% A Suitable Girl (2017) Movingly chronicles its subjects' emotional travails and the societal and family pressures they face.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
43% Flower (2017) Flower is redeemed only by Zoey Deutch's magnetic performance, which would be star-making if in the service of a better vehicle.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
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
79% 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
55% 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
79% 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
38% 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
63% 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
65% 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
95% 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