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Frank Swietek

Frank Swietek
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 27% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The most see-worthy entry in the 'Pirates' franchise since the first installment, but still a comparatively leaky vessel, with Depp's Sparrow in particular a shadow of his former self.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
C- 20% Baywatch (2017) Yet another misfire based on a crummy old TV series...a would-be summer blockbuster that might not be as excruciatingly bad as you might fear but certainly isn't a cinematic day at the beach.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
C- 48% Everything, Everything (2017) Shallow and sappy... Ultimately 'Everything, Everything' amounts to very little.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B+ 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Simmers intently beneath a veneer of cool propriety, just as its subject herself did...a richly textured expression of its maker's distinctive voice, in the processing capturing Dickinson's as well.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B 88% The Lovers (2017) Though a bit too cleverly contrived in the end, its voice is sufficiently distinctive to set it apart.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
C 18% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) A formulaic blend of slapstick and sentiment that youngsters up to age ten or so will probably enjoy, though it's not much superior to the sort of teleflicks they can regularly see on kids' cable channels. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B 72% Alien: Covenant (2017) A coolly effective entry in the series, delivering some real jolts along the way.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
D 37% Snatched (2017) 'Trainwreck' was the title of Amy Schumer's first starring vehicle; it's an accurate description of her second. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B 77% Chuck (2017) A boxing movie that happily avoids the clichés of most boxing movies...a nifty footnote to Stallone's famous film.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
B 68% The Wall (2017) A minimalist military survival story that comes across largely as a technical exercise, though admittedly an efficiently manufactured one, with an ending that will probably confound audience expectations.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
D 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) A dispiritingly lowbrow would-be epic-a modern-day bastardization rather than an imaginative rethinking, totally lacking in grandeur.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
C+ 87% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) A strange film, alternately credible and ludicrous, compelling and dull, darkly funny and gloomily depressing, though bolstered by a star turn that's basically a stunt but is still an enjoyable one.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
C- 52% The Dinner (2017) An interesting but frustrating mess.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
C 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Overstuffed...an elephantine sequel to a movie that was lighter on its feet; it tries so hard that the strain shows all too clearly.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
C 15% The Circle (2017) Takes up a subject the invites sharp satire and suspenseful paranoia, but turns it into something bland and forgettable. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2017
C+ 28% Voice from the Stone (2017) An old-fashioned Gothic mood piece whose craftsmanship holds one's attention, but proves disappointing in the end.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2017
B 100% Truman (2017) Coming to terms with imminent death is not an easy subject for a film, but Cesc Gay treats it with commendable delicacy, a welcome absence of sentimentality, and not a little humor.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
B 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Beautifully crafted and, like its subject, high-minded; it is not, however, exciting, as one might expect a tale of exploration of a dangerous environment to be...at times one wishes Gray had taken a few risks--after all, Fawcett certainly did.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
D 27% Unforgettable (2017) Essentially a Lifetime woman-in-peril movie with more gloss and explicit sex and all the clichés one expects of the genre, it's so ludicrous that audiences will likely be chortling derisively before the first half-hour is over.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
C 48% The Promise (2017) Tries to integrate its formulaic melodramatics into the historical context, but does so in such a pedestrian fashion that they instead diminish the enormities of the barbarity against which they're set.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
C 67% Free Fire (2017) Wheatley's empty exercise in spoofy carnage can't sustain itself over feature length. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
B+ 87% Their Finest (2017) Deftly balances humor and drama to fashion a picture of life under wartime stress that's both richly funny and occasionally quite moving.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
C 66% Tommy's Honour (2017) An honorable attempt to portray the family dynamic of two men who had a powerful impact on the development of golf as a sport of the common man...but ultimately the staid reverence with which it treats their story undermines its dramatic impact.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
C 58% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) Handsome to look at and sporadically engaging, but overall it comes across as repetitive and only superficially enlightening.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
B+ 89% Frantz (2017) A film whose ostensibly placid surface opens to reveal powerful undercurrents of pain, hopefulness and moral uncertainty.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
C 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Just another comic-book-level explosion of muscle-car mayhem, macho posturing, ludicrous stunts and juvenile banter. But it's been efficiently manufactured, even if it has an assembly-line feel.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
C 46% Going in Style (2017) It's sporadically amusing to watch Caine, Freeman and Arkin do their thing, however little is asked of them. But that's not enough; one keeps imagining what they could have made of stronger, more challenging material.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C+ 65% Gifted (2017) Unlike the little girl at its center, it turns out to be a quite ordinary exercise in heartwarming schmaltz.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C- 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) A bloated, bombastic and ultimately vacuous orgy of mayhem that-if you'll permit a play on its heroine's title-proves a Major disappointment.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
C 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) It's an inspiring tale [but] frankly, the Zabinskis, and those they helped, deserve a better cinematic memorial than this.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
C 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Opts for the lowest-hanging fruit rather than reach for the deeper issues it incidentally raises... you can perhaps intuit a smarter movie in 'The Boss Baby' than it appears to be on its polished, frantic surface, but it may not be worth the effort.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B 79% Personal Shopper (2017) Though its parts don't entirely cohere, this is a fascinating, if sometimes frustrating, piece of work-a slow-moving, macabre psychological thriller that, while implausible, casts an intoxicating spell.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
C 42% Wilson (2017) Whatever magic might have existed on the printed page evaporates in a meandering, tone-deaf tale that trades in blunt eccentricity until it succumbs to sloppy sentiment.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
C+ 68% Life (2017) The technical polish and Hollywood star power aren't enough to save the movie from a been-there, seen-that feel.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
C 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) A stale reminder of what once seemed new and fresh...done up with frenetic dash that reeks more of desperation than inspiration.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
B+ 72% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) A film that challenges you to figure things out rather than have them spoon-fed to you..[a]nd it gives Broadbent...the relatively rare opportunity to shine in a lead role worthy of his gifts. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
C+ 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) While the new version is engaging enough, it's inferior to the original, and so basically unnecessary...apart from the cash flow, what's the point?‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
B 88% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Manipulative [but] manages to generate a good deal of suspense, and empathy, from a tale based on actual historical events.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
C 37% Brimstone (2017) A grim portrayal of unremitting brutality against women exacerbated by perverted religious belief, whose extraordinary stylishness doesn't entirely compensate for its underlying unpleasantness.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
C- 20% The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017) A deeply flawed film, as both romantic epic and historical commentary. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
C 34% The Last Word (2017) A sappy geriatric comedy that starts amusingly brittle but quickly goes soft, it's a showcase for MacLaine, but not a happy one.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
C 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Dutifully assembled but ultimately fails to capture the spark needed to turn it into something special. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
B- 73% Headshot (2017) Another gritty Indonesian martial-arts extravaganza that offers little food for thought but a steady stream of over-the-top action....there are undeniably plenty of visceral thrills here for fans of the genre. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
C+ 24% Table 19 (2017) No better than moderately amusing, like a decent but forgettable network sitcom.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
B 92% Logan (2017) Gives Hugh Jackman's Wolfie a smoothly-executed but hard-R sendoff that arguably represents the high point of the actor's nearly two-decade run in the role.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
C- 66% Before I Fall (2017) Meretricious hooey...that turns the premise of an endlessly-repeating day into an inane, fatally humorless afterschool special.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
D 20% Collide (2017) If proof were needed that not even a starry cast can save a trashy script, 'Collide' certainly provides it. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
C- 39% Rock Dog (2017) It's terminally bland, the script lacking any sense of surprise or suggestion of edginess; adults will find it utterly predictable, but even tykes are likely to react to the 'follow your dream' message with a ho-hum attitude. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
B+ 99% Get Out (2017) Hits the bull's-eye dead on... Funny, creepy and thought-provoking at the same time, it's a picture that transcends mere genre pigeonholing to become an outstanding blend of different elements.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
D+ 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) Strives for a 'Doctor Zhivago' vibe but falls miles short...the earnest but unimaginative approach results in an old-fashioned romantic melodrama that fails to do justice to the historical horrors that serve as its backdrop. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017