Reel Reviews

Reel Reviews is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Frank Wilkins
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Downhill (2020) Frank Wilkins You may be forced to ask some serious questions about your own relationship. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
3/5 Gretel & Hansel (2020) Frank Wilkins Perkins' unique arthouse sensibilities and stylistic verve are so strong and commanding, that his visuals themselves carry most of the storytelling weight. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
4/5 The Gentlemen (2020) Frank Wilkins It's good to have you back, Mr. Ritchie. The Gentlemen is a total blast. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Frank Wilkins This odd-couple pairing reminds us of what we loved so much about the original. It is just a whole lot of fun to watch! EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
1/5 Like a Boss (2020) Frank Wilkins Anyone hoping to see Haddish's return to comedic form should stay far away from this one. May very well be her worst to date. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/5 Just Mercy (2019) Frank Wilkins Is a film that needs to be seen. It is the celebration of the true heroes who want to change our criminal justice system that treats those who are rich and guilty better than those who are poor and innocent. How's that for just mercy? EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
4/5 Little Women (2019) Frank Wilkins a superbly-crafted and inspirational retelling of the classic novel as well as a bold crashing of social barriers that makes as much noise today as it did some 150 years ago. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
1/5 Cats (2019) Frank Wilkins Hooper and company have - yes, I'm going to say it - spit up a huge hairball with their Cats. Forgoing substance in favor of the cheap buzz of spectacle rarely ever works in film, and in this case, the spectacle doesn't even work. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
5/5 1917 (2019) Frank Wilkins 1917, holds rank alongside the likes of Apocalypse Now, Saving Private Ryan, and Dunkirk. Let's hope 1917 marks the moment at which Hollywood recognizes its neglect of an underserved genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Frank Wilkins Is just so darn sweet and engaging it is nearly impossible to not be enraptured by its corny approachability. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
5/5 The Irishman (2019) Frank Wilkins Everything Scorcese has done with his The Irishman makes the film a true masterpiece. Believe the hype, buy into the buildup. It is that good. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
1/5 Midway (2019) Frank Wilkins Feels like a cheaply-made video presentation for the kiosk at the Pearl Harbor visitor center EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
2/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Frank Wilkins One of the most beautiful slogfests you'll ever sleep though. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Frank Wilkins A pleasantly enjoyable little comedy/action/drama/romance film that occasionally rises above its lowbrow zombie tropes to remind us that family, home, and reliable friends are often all we need to get by in this messed up world. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 Gemini Man (2019) Frank Wilkins A well-acted, poorly written action movie that never takes its unique premise anywhere interesting EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Frank Wilkins For fans of the TV series, Downton Abbey is as comfortable and welcoming as a well-worn tweed cardigan. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
5/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Frank Wilkins A truly enjoyable experience that is inspirational, heartwarming, and gut-bustlingly funny yet never comes off as overly preachy EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 The Farewell (2019) Frank Wilkins Proof that a diverse workforce leads to better innovation and better products and services. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Frank Wilkins This is exactly the kind of movie we need right now. Sadly, those who need to see it most, likely won't. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
4/5 Good Boys (2019) Frank Wilkins None of this would work were it not for the three young actors playing Max, Thor, and Lucas. Tremblay, Noon, and Williams lend such an endearing innocence, we can't help but fall in love with their characters. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Frank Wilkins Crashes and burns into a heap of crumpled intentions and unmet expectations. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Frank Wilkins Isn't meant to be sipped or tasted. Turn off your morality meter and gulp its poor taste and cheap bawdiness in heaping helpings. This is pure style over substance and it's a better movie because of it. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/5 The Lion King (2019) Frank Wilkins Overpowering the strength of the story and the splendor of the visuals in The Lion King, is the nagging question of why. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
3/5 Crawl (2019) Frank Wilkins It is a nasty little adventure film that drags us through the mud of heartbreak, broken family, and mother nature's fury EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
5/5 Midsommar (2019) Frank Wilkins The more time you spend thinking about Midsommar, the more power you give it to continue its dig into your already damaged psyche. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
3/5 Yesterday (2019) Frank Wilkins Everyone and everything - from Boyle to Patel to James to McKinnon, and even the music - is so darn perfect, there's nothing here to dislike. You just have to remember to let it into your heart. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Frank Wilkins Bad news: Toy Story 4 is Pixar's biggest money grab to date. Good news: This is Pixar, so it never feels like one. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 Shaft (2019) Frank Wilkins Who can't have a fond affection for a character who believes it is his duty to please the booty? EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/5 Booksmart (2019) Frank Wilkins Every generation deserves a high school teen comedy to call its very own. Congratulations, current high schoolers. Here's yours. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Frank Wilkins A crowd-pleasing film that leaves us with the notion that if we all work together, and do the right thing, perhaps we can make a difference in this world. How's that for reaping the fruits of your labor? EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
1/5 The Hustle (2019) Frank Wilkins Don't fall for the con! The Hustle is trying to swindle you out of 12 bucks. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 Long Shot (2019) Frank Wilkins Often funny, abrasive, tasteless, and almost always over-the-top offensive. But it is the unexpected magnetism between Theron and Rogen that makes the impossible possible in Long Shot. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
1/5 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Frank Wilkins Not even a connection - as negligible as it is - to the extended Conjuring universe is enough to save this potboiler from its own curse of bad decisions, lazy writing, and poor execution. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
2/5 The Best of Enemies (2019) Frank Wilkins Though we know where this odd couple story is going before we even walk into the theater, neither the destination nor the journey are particularly all that interesting EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
5/5 Us (2019) Frank Wilkins Intertwines the notion of class structure and the dichotomy of "the haves" vs. "the have-nots" with our innate fear of evil twins to create a delightfully exhilarating, and at times terrifying, modern day twist on the age-old B movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 Captive State (2019) Frank Wilkins In a world of sequels, prequels, remakes, and mass consumed pablum, we need filmmakers who are willing to roll the dice and break the rules. Wyatt does and comes up big with Captive State EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/5 Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Frank Wilkins There is simply nowhere else to go with the Madea character, yet here we are again EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
2/5 Greta (2018) Frank Wilkins too bad it doesn't quite fully buy into its own B-movie trashiness EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Frank Wilkins Delivers a smackdown to our emotions EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
2/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Frank Wilkins Though better than the original, there's simply not enough here to break this franchise from its loop of mediocrity. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Frank Wilkins A quirky noir thriller that turns the genre on its head with a barrage of wry humor and enough dead bodies to fill a graveyard two deep EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 Perfectos Desconocidos (2019) Frank Wilkins a wild and entertaining ride into the darker side of technology and the ominous ways in which we are letting our cell phones not only control us, but to also define us. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
1/5 Glass (2019) Frank Wilkins Totally fumbles the fanboy excitement it generated when Willis's David Dunn turned and looked at the camera at the end of Split. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/5 The Upside (2017) Frank Wilkins A delightfully charming and oftentimes hilarious little film EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 Escape Room (2019) Frank Wilkins Robitel bucks the typical tropes of a low-budget PG-13 horror by taking focus away from trying to scare us at every turn and, instead, putting it on the elaborately staged puzzles and booby-trapped rooms EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
4/5 Vice (2018) Frank Wilkins A precarious high-wire act that always entertains, and never fails to make us think. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
3/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Frank Wilkins To sum it up quite, ahem, bluntly, none of this works without the supreme talents of Emily Blunt. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
5/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Frank Wilkins a delicious and delectable love story with the kind of chemistry from its two leads that few filmmakers ever manage to capture. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 Ben Is Back (2018) Frank Wilkins While Ben is Back isn't necessarily what most would consider enjoyable entertainment, it is something everyone needs to see. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
5/5 The Favourite (2018) Frank Wilkins None of it works without the three wonderful performances from Colman, Stone and Weisz. It is difficult to overstate the strength of the trio's contribution to the success of the film. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018