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Sentimental schmaltz and uninspired storytelling sink this film. Read critic reviews
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Dec 24, 2017The story isn't anything particularly new and it was predictable but the main problem with the story is that it's a Christmas film but there's very little comedy and it has quite an emotional and sad story and it's not what we really want to see at Christmas, It is acted well but it needed to be abit more light hearted.
Dec 26, 2013For some reason, whether it was because it was always on cable around Christmas or because it had Michael Keaton in it, I've seen "Jack Frost" more times than I can remember, and to be perfectly honest, I really enjoy it every time. Keaton plays a musician father that is just about to break into the music industry with his band, but in doing so, he is leaving his beautiful wife (Kelly Preston) and his son (Joseph Cross) in the dust. When he misses his son's hockey game and then has to bail on a Christmas trip to the cabin, Jack (Keaton) decides to give it up and head back to his family. Sadly, on the way, he has a car accident and dies, which is truly heartbreaking. But thanks to the "magic" harmonica that he gives his son after missing his game, he is brought back to life in the form of a snow man, an annual activity the father and son once shared. Given a strange second chance, Jack uses this time to spend with his son, whose mental frailty is constantly in question as he begins spending a strange amount of time with a snowman. Thanks in part to the Jim Henson creature shop, the snowman effects are impeccable, feeling very real and creating a character that is most often than not, completely believable, helped by the great voice acting by Keaton. However, some of the special effects, mainly during the downhill sled chase, the effects fall off in quality tremendously. "Jack Frost" may not be the most conventional holiday film but it has stayed with me since I was a child and continues to fascinate me with its ridiculous premise and tragic demeanor.
Dec 11, 2013As cheesy as you'd expect from a Christmas film about a man who is reborn as a snowman! The whole thing would be a disaster if it wasn't for Keaton, who manages to be 'cool' in everything he does (geddit?). This film could only be appreciated at xmas and even then there are much better xmas films but although it didn't melt my heart it was nowhere near as bad as I was expecting. Keaton deserves better though..David S Super Reviewer
Nov 24, 2011I loved Jack Frost as a kid. Now I just see it as satisfactory childrens christmas entertainment. Although uninspired it did however bring a smile to my face despite there being other, better christmas films.Directors C Super Reviewer