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Frank Swietek

Frank Swietek
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 17% A Family Man (2017) Warmed-over 'Glengarry Glen Ross' mixed with afternoon soap opera...watching the mawkish movie might make you gag on its mixture of bluster and treacle.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B- 73% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) While hardly subtle, honors a man deserving of wider recognition.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
C- 72% Landline (2017) A slender indie sitcom, peopled by characters who are simply annoying rather than quirkily charming.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
C 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) While 'Atomic Blonde' might not be bad enough to be renamed 'Atomic Bomb,' after the preposterous postscript has rolled you might agree that despite all the surface flash, it's a dud.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B+ 100% City of Ghosts (2017) A powerful, remarkable profile of courage under fire.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
C 88% Girls Trip (2017) By trying to be both grossly outlandish and sweetly endearing, the movie is alternately crass and mawkish.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) A bold, unsettling transposition of Leskov's grim take on a Shakespearean motif-a promising debut for its director and a stunning breakthrough for its star.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
C+ 93% Dunkirk (2017) A disappointment, a visual marvel but one lacking in emotional resonance, the sort of film one respects for its craftsmanship-but feels distanced from.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
D 53% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Eurotrash on steroids as only Luc Besson can confect it...a goofy special-effects acid trip in the form of a berserk science-fiction cartoon. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
D 17% Blind (2017) Sappy melodrama, the sort of thing that gives so-called 'women's pictures' a bad name. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
C 20% Wish Upon (2017) Though it's actually well-made from a purely technical standpoint, the grim efficiency of the execution can't overcome the essential silliness of the premise.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
B 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Maintains the high quality of the first two episodes, bringing the story to a solid, if preordained, conclusion in a narratively imaginative fashion.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
B 68% The Journey (2017) While the film is undoubtedly simplistic and fictional, it speaks to high aspirations while acknowledging the messiness of politics-and because of its superlative cast, it's also great fun.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
B 89% Maudie (2017) A touching character study... a charming portrait of a woman who found a life of simple contentment with a most unlikely partner.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
B- 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) A mixed bag: it's nice to have Spider-Man rebooted with an actor so right for the part as Holland, but the effort to integrate him into the wider Marvel Universe raises doubts the movie doesn't resolve.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
B+ 98% The Big Sick (2017) Human and humane, it is sweet without being saccharine, funny without becoming raucous, and touching without degenerating into mawkishness-the rare rom-com that appeals to your intelligence rather than insulting it.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2017
F 18% The House (2017) A complete loser, so excruciatingly bad that it makes you cringe while watching it.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
C 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Running on fumes, dependent on the good will viewers might bring from their recollection of its predecessors.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
C- 77% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) Historically convincing in the visual details but completely bogus in terms of narrative, in particular the pallid central romance. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B 78% The Beguiled (2017) Both beautiful and unsettling...dependent more on atmosphere and suggestion rather than overt titillation. ‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B 94% Baby Driver (2017) Arguably spins out of control in the last act, but overall it makes for a wild ride that provides the sort of juice you'd expect from a top-of-the-line muscle car.‐ One Guy's Opinion
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
B 75% 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 14% 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- 78% 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 77% 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+ 67% 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 88% 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- 83% 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+ 76% 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 16% 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+ 86% 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 49% 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 47% 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- 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 86% 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 70% 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 35% 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