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Frank Swietek

Frank Swietek
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 74% Wakefield (2017) A heightened portrait of the modern American male in mid-life crisis...that fascinates even when it doesn't fully convince.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
F 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Megatrash as only Bay can make it, this represents some of the most inane drivel ever to (dis)grace the screen-and an obscene waste of money to boot.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
B- 77% The Hero (2017) Might be little more than a familiar tale of a man looking back regretfully at past mistakes and trying to redeem himself in his twilight hours, but [Elliott] makes it watchable-if only just.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B- 23% The Book of Henry (2017) Though it's likely to divide viewers pro and con, the fact that it attempts to do something different, defying easy categorization in the process, itself makes it worth seeing despite its flaws.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C- 48% Rough Night (2017) A patchy assemblage of familiar 'girls gone wild' shtick, weighed down by a dark twist that ultimately proves inconsequential and glib observations about female friendship.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C- 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) In an era that has descended to 'Sharknado' [this is] a fairly toothless entry in the 'Jaws'-inspired genre.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B 76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Provocative but also genuinely entertaining... very much a fable for our time.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C+ 66% Cars 3 (2017) An amiable but instantly forgettable addition to the series, yet another sign that the Pixar brand is no longer the guarantee of high quality it once was. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B 87% It Comes At Night (2017) A small-scaled picture that builds a striking degree of tension through very economical means, a cousin of Eli Roth's 'Cabin Fever' that depends on atmosphere rather than gore for its effect.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
C- 41% The Hunter's Prayer (2017) Hampered by start-and-stop execution that depends overmuch on implausible hair-breadth escapes and gets bogged down in sappy back story.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B- 82% Megan Leavey (2017) Not much more than a Hallmark Hall of Fame-style exercise in audience manipulation, but it's a better-than-average example of the type.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B+ 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) An elegant 'Masterpiece Theatre'-style adaptation of the venerable tale, as smoothly seductive as its enigmatic heroine.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
D 15% The Mummy (2017) A big, blustery, jokey special-effects-laden extravaganza that delivers few thrills and even fewer chills....this 'Mummy' should never have been unwrapped.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
C+ 85% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) While the movie will undoubtedly please the under-eight set...older kids and their parents might find their tolerance tested and long for a return of 'Big Hero 6' instead.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
D+ 44% Vincent N Roxxy (2017) Two people you'll wish you hadn't met... just an oddly bland would-be romance followed by a long spasm of ultra-violence. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
C 48% Churchill (2017) A provocative portrait of the great man less based on history than imagination and abounding in cinematic cliché, but showcasing a virtuoso performance by Cox.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
C+ 92% Wonder Woman (2017) For roughly half of its nearly two-and-a-half-hour running time, 'Wonder Woman' is a better-than-average superhero movie; a pity it falls off so precipitously in the last act.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
C 76% Berlin Syndrome (2017) A psychological thriller that's expertly put together but, in the end, doesn't bring enough twists to its rather predictable plot trajectory.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
C 49% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) The French cuisine the camera ogles in 'Paris Can Wait' looks succulent, but the movie itself is a bland dish.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
C 29% 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- 19% 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- 49% Everything, Everything (2017) Shallow and sappy... Ultimately 'Everything, Everything' amounts to very little.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B+ 93% 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 85% 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 20% 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 71% 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 36% 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 79% 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 69% 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+ 89% 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- 51% 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 26% 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 50% 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 65% 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 59% 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+ 90% 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+ 70% 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 60% 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