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 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 (2018) 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
5/5 Widows (2018) Frank Wilkins From this point forward, there will be few excuses for a film that doesn't manage to stimulate the brain while also entertaining the masses. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
1/5 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Frank Wilkins Lisbeth Salander is a very compelling character, and one the world needs right now. But sadly, as handled here, she's just another slickly-packaged vigilante superhero dumbed down for the masses EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
Happy Feet (2006) Frank Wilkins The visuals in Happy Feet are absolutely amazing. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
5/5 Mid90s (2018) Frank Wilkins In a word, it is simply brilliant. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 Halloween (2018) Frank Wilkins More violent, more bloody, and oftentimes more scary than the original, this Halloween is a wonderfully imagined addition to the franchise that updates, and in many ways, improves upon the original while maintaining its fun B-movie practicalities. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 First Man (2018) Frank Wilkins First Man isn't the story of man's journey to the moon. It is the story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. And as such, it is less an historical dramatization than it is a biographical melodrama with plenty of sentimentality EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Frank Wilkins Despite the danger that lurks around nearly every turn, I wouldn't hesitate to return for another stay at the El Royale. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
5/5 A Star Is Born (2018) Frank Wilkins Sit back, fall in love, and let it wash over you. Watch a star being born EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2018
3/5 White Boy Rick (2018) Frank Wilkins A well-executed but improbable father-son tale with danger, crime, betrayal, and lost innocence running through its veins. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
2/5 Kin (2018) Frank Wilkins Could have been so much more had it kept its focus on being really good at one or two things rather than shooting to be something for everyone. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/5 The Happytime Murders (2018) Frank Wilkins It's a shame that we grow tired of the gag before the filmmakers do. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 Papillon (2017) Frank Wilkins The film's tagline tells us that this is the greatest escape adventure ever told. While that may indeed be true, the movie that tells the story certainly never achieves the same heights. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/5 Dog Days (2018) Frank Wilkins Dog Days is a film by dog lovers, about dog lovers, and for dog lovers. All others need not bother. You just won't get it. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
1/5 The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Frank Wilkins Directors have yet to find a way to utilize McKinnon's unique brand of kinetic energy and fidgety goofiness. And that goes for The Spy Who Dumped Me as well. She's way over the top here, and never gets into a groove. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
4/5 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Frank Wilkins A ticking time bomb of harrowing action, frazzled nerves, and edge-of-your-seat mystery. But, at the same time, it is way too long and its plot far too complex and convoluted EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
4/5 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Frank Wilkins There's a uniquely satisfying sense of revenge that comes from watching Lee turn the vile words and hateful actions of racists against themselves. It's amazing that we've made it so easy for him. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2018
4/5 Sorry to Bother You (2018) Frank Wilkins A purposeful exercise in discomfort and painful soul-searching. And it works. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2018
3/5 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Frank Wilkins What is there not to like about watching a bad guy get knocked off of his speeding motorcycle by a giant Pez dispenser bouncing down the road? EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2018
4/5 Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Frank Wilkins There are a lot of moving parts as it straddles genres and takes on many of the hot-button issues we struggle with today, yet Sollima's tone and pacing remain rock solid throughout. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2018
1/5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Frank Wilkins Nothing but a blatant money grab propped up by its beloved legacy. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2018
2/5 Tag (2018) Frank Wilkins Perhaps if Tag were a much funnier film its flaws wouldn't matter so much. Unfortunately it isn't and they do. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2018
5/5 Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Frank Wilkins Pull on your favorite cardigan, slip into those comfortable sneakers and spend some time in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe with Won't You Be My Neighbor. You'll be glad you did. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2018
4/5 Upgrade (2018) Frank Wilkins Plug in and get an upgrade. You won't be sorry. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/5 Book Club (2018) Frank Wilkins Makes for a delightfully tacky diversion from the lycra-tighted noise and chaos of the early summer movie season. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Frank Wilkins Ehrenreich manages to make Han Solo his own while never betraying the character's legacy. Have no fear, this far, far away galaxy is still in great shape. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2018
2/5 House on Elm Lake (2017) Frank Wilkins ... simply too many "seen that before" moments and not enough "well, that was cool" surprises to make it a strong recommend. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018