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Jack Frost Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 19, 2014
It took a lot to be the worst reincarnation fantasy titled Jack Frost from the second half of the 1990s, but by golly, they found a way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
It's a modern fairytale, complete with a magic harmonica that brings the snowman to life and a picture-postcard setting, featuring row upon row of twinkling Christmas lights and endless snowy vistas.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Jack Frost is so treacly and fake it makes you feel like you're trapped in a winter-wonderland paperweight.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 7, 2003
Every year the DVD will [be] displayed as though it's worthy of renting. But it's out because it takes place around the holidays, not because it belongs to be there.
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Jack Frost doesn't have much for adults, but at least you can rest your feet while your kid enjoys a light romp through a snowy fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mike Kerrigan
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
A movie like this is supposed to make you laugh and make you cry, but Jack Frost just leaves you cold.
Rachel O'Malley
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Though Charlie's snowball-fight rival suggests that "a snow dad is better than no dad," a therapist might differ.
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
December 10, 2001
It will no doubt appeal to eight-year-olds, but anyone older than that can pretty much be prepared to get to know their watchface very well.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ben Falk
BBC.com
April 17, 2001
This is a watchable, if by-the-book little movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It's just cheerful and bogus enough to keep children reasonably entertained.
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
What makes it hard to swallow is that it's utterly inconsequential while pretending to be both hipper and more emotional than it really is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The snowman, which is the work of Jim Henson's Creature Shop, is the most glaring problem. It looks about as real as a man in a costume, and it's tough to suspend disbelief when you're trying to locate the zipper.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Now we have proof: It's possible for the Jim Henson folks and Industrial Light and Magic to put their heads together and come up with the most repulsive single creature in the history of special effects!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Let it melt!

E! Online
January 1, 2000
It'll melt your heart!
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
January 1, 2000
With all the realism of a muppet, the snowman tries to deliver the line, 'I love you.' PLEASE!
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
If Jack Frost doesn't prove that Hollywood is not only creatively bankrupt but actually in the hands of minions of Satan, then I don't know what does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
By the numbers!
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Gary Dauphin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
A very minor parable on paying attention to family while you can, Frost offers a wide range of passing diversions, from snowboarding derring-do to a minimally annoying computerized title character to lots of tender snowman-son bonding moments.
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Despite the many snowball fights and sledding hijinks, the movie seems a bit stuck on its preachy point.
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