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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
100% Aida's Secrets (2017) Viewers will likely feel the urge to contact a genealogist after seeing Alon and Shaul Schwarz's fascinating and moving documentary about amazing revelations concerning their own family.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
83% Tragedy Girls (2017) Attempting to combine Clueless-style humor revolving around self-absorbed high school girls with slasher film tropes, Tragedy Girls proves neither funny nor scary enough to be distinctive.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
50% Killing Gunther (2017) More than anything, Killing Gunther demonstrates that Christopher Guest has a lot to atone for with his pioneering of the mockumentary, which has become the lazy, go-to style for low-budget comedies.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
57% Liberation Day (2017) By the time the film reaches its conclusion with a brief snippet of the band's performance, you'll be feeling as bewildered as the North Koreans seen watching it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
60% Te Ata (2017) Te Ata ultimately feels more suitable for classroom than mainstream consumption.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
100% The Departure (2017) In its poetic portrait of a man whose quest to help others has cost him dearly both emotionally and physically, The Departure proves quietly profound.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
83% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017) While the film proves a less than definitive portrait of its subject, it certainly delivers a plethora of fascinating and amusing moments along the way. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
No Score Yet Itzhak (2017) Despite its many engaging moments, Itzhak will likely prove frustrating for viewers desiring more information.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
21% 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain (2017) It will be a miracle if you stay awake.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
100% Earth: One Amazing Day (2017) Earth: One Amazing Day proves inspirational in its depiction of the wonders of the natural world.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
33% Generational Sins (2017) A dull, sluggish effort that doesn't avoid a single cliche.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
17% Trafficked (2017) Unfortunately, for all its social relevance and good intentions, Trafficked mainly proves that university professors don't make the best screenwriters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
No Score Yet Voyeur (2017) A provocative portrait of a journalistic train wreck.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
No Score Yet Hall of Mirrors (2017) That its 81-year-old subject is so determinedly old-school in his shoe-leather approach is what makes Hall of Mirrors such fascinating viewing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
No Score Yet A*sholes (2017) Persuade your significant other to watch the film with you. And if he or she doesn't leave you forever after the experience, then you know you have a keeper.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
78% Pearl Jam: Let's Play Two (2017) Unable to make up its mind whether it wants to be a Pearl Jam concert film or sports documentary, Let's Play Two succeeds at neither.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
No Score Yet The Pathological Optimist (2017) The controversy over vaccinations will rage on and this cinematic portrait will merely be a footnote. But it proves a compelling one, however you may feel about the burning issue.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
No Score Yet Prosperity (2017) It's the sort of self-regarding, preachy documentary that should be sold in health food stores, not shown in theaters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
0% Don't Sleep (2017) Don't Sleep practically begs audiences to defy its ill-chosen title.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
No Score Yet Steve McQueen: American Icon (2017) Its hammering home of the religious angle in the final segment feels more than a little heavy-handed.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
60% Elizabeth Blue (2017) Despite Anna Schafer's gripping performance in the lead role, this deeply personal effort is too narratively sluggish to sustain attention.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
No Score Yet Ryde (2016) Although boasting impressive visual sheen, Ryde proves by-the-numbers horror.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
20% Alina (2017) In addition to its unconvincing, cliché-ridden storyline, Alina takes itself too seriously.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
60% Easy Living (2017) A character study of an endlessly flawed human being, Easy Living thankfully avoids heavy moralizing or platitudinous bromides and it even makes familiar situations ... seem fresh.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
33% Wetlands (2017) Stronger on style than substance.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
0% Against The Night (2017) Other than mostly eschewing the found-footage style in which one can easily see it going, Brent Cavallaro's horror film leaves no clichéd stone unturned.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
86% The Final Year (2017) For most viewers inclined to check out a film about the subject, it will be hard not to cry.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
11% 9/11 (2017) Proves so exploitative that its end credits' dedication to the victims and first responders feels tawdry.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
No Score Yet Winning (2017) Winning doesn't break any new ground when it comes to sports documentaries, with its whole proving lesser than the sum of its parts. But sports fans will still find much to enjoy when they encounter this documentary... ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
No Score Yet September Morning (2017) The material feels very talky and stagy, which is only accentuated by the fact that the film essentially takes place in one room.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
No Score Yet Embargo (2017) Diffuse and rambling, the documentary offers plenty of fascinating historical tidbits but lacks the breadth and depth to do justice to its complicated narrative.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
88% Anti Matter (2017) You can practically feel yourself getting smarter while watching Keir Burrows' brainy feature debut.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
60% Southern Baptist Sissies (2014) ... the ensemble does an excellent job of adjusting their performances for the cameras, with the young male leads delivering sensitive, well-modulated turns that keep us fully involved in their characters' fates.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
93% All Saints (2017) [It] certainly doesn't neglect its religious themes. But it mainly stresses the humanity of its characters and the importance of community ties. It does this in a manner that is never heavy-handed, making the true-life tale all the more inspiring.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
21% Birth of the Dragon (2017) An inferior effort that fails to do justice to both its central character and provocative premise.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
80% Unleashed (2017) Although it never quite lives up to the satirical possibilities of its high-concept premise, Unleashed delivers some mildly enjoyable laughs thanks to its engaging female lead and the exuberantly physical performances of her co-stars.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
100% Sidemen: Long Road to Glory (2017) The film should prove catnip to music lovers, especially blues fans.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
100% The Farthest (2017) The scientists' joy as they discuss the mission proves infectious.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
69% Pilgrimage (2017) Pilgrimage alternates long stretches of tedium with ultra-violent sequences that have the feel of medieval torture porn.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
88% This Time Tomorrow (Mañana a esta hora) (2016) Quietly shattering.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
33% Chronically Metropolitan (2017) Resembling a Philip Roth novel that the author had the good sense to leave unpublished, Chronically Metropolitan leaves no cliché unturned in its depiction of the social and romantic travails of a group of Upper East Side New Yorkers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
44% Brave New Jersey (2017) The film wastes several talented performers with its low-key, rambling humor and one-dimensional characters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
81% 68 Kill (2017) A film which clearly and desperately aspires for cult status, 68 Kill will undoubtedly have its fans, but they won't be people you'll want to have over for dinner.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
No Score Yet The Conway Curve (2017) Wylie's spunky heroine proves engaging enough to compensate for the rickety storyline, with viewers likely to end up cheering her character on as she proves herself far cleverer than the men trying to take advantage of her.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
70% Wolf Warrior II (2017) Wolf Warrior 2 is even bigger and bolder than its predecessor, which doesn't always work in its favor. But genre fans will definitely relish the near constant barrage of elaborate set pieces that are choreographed and filmed for maximum impact.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
No Score Yet Imperfections (2017) While Imperfections lives up to its name with its too clever by half plotline and failure to find a coherent tone, the indie film features enough enjoyable moments to overcome its flaws.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
86% That Most Important Thing: Love (L'important c'est d'aimer) (1975) The film, although fascinating, is also slightly boring.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
0% The Gracefield Incident (2017) So formulaic and unoriginal that its poster should accompany the dictionary definition of derivative ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
44% Bronx Gothic (2017) Despite some undeniably powerful moments, Bronx Gothic, both the show and the film, suffers from an overall pretension.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
14% Battle Scars (2017) Battle Scars is neither sensitive nor gripping enough to be taken seriously.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017