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Frank Scheck

Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% VFW (2020) VFW ultimately lacks the cinematic flair to be truly memorable. But the film succeeds on its own terms of being a nostalgic throwback to the days when such B-movies routinely opened on double and triple bills in urban grindhouses.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
77% Buffaloed (2020) Never quite reaches the comic heights for which it's aiming.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
71% You Go to My Head (2020) Gorgeous visuals and outstanding performances enhance this slow-burn drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
88% Come to Daddy (2020) Unfortunately, the movie is far more effective in its first half than its second, which degenerates into cheap shocks, absurd plot contrivances and vulgarism for its own sake.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
44% Waiting for Anya (2020) Despite its laudable intentions, Waiting for Anya proves less impactful than it should be.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
29% Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words (2020) Maybe silence was better.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
No Score Yet The Queen of Hollywood Blvd (2018) It's all an excuse to provide a starring showcase for Hochschild, and the actress seizes the role as if she's been waiting all her life for it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
62% Gretel & Hansel (2020) Gretel & Hansel may alienate some horror movie fans with its extremely leisurely pacing and emphasis on atmosphere and mood rather than visceral shocks. But while the film certainly demands patience, it provides ample rewards with its lush stylization.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
11% Goalie (2019) The pic attempts to cover all the biographical bases of Sawchuk's life, to an exhaustive but ultimately superficial degree.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
27% The Rhythm Section (2020) [Lively] wears so many headpieces that the proceedings begin to resemble a Carol Burnett Show sketch.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
0% Get Gone (2020) A Texas Chain Saw Massacre-wannabe that will quickly live up to its title.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
43% Quezon's Game (2020) Unfortunately, the poor production values, ham-fisted screenplay and uneven performances prevent it from achieving the desired dramatic impact.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
12% The Turning (2020) The Turning sacrifices narrative and emotional coherence in favor of a series of would-be scary set pieces that seem mainly designed to discourage aspiring nannies from pursuing the vocation.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
No Score Yet The End of Quantum Reality (2020) "No one understands quantum theory," one of the film's talking heads says early on, and this documentary is unlikely to rectify that situation.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
25% The Host (2020) The pedestrian approach here simply proves tedious, which is no small achievement considering the utter craziness on display.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
13% Intrigo: Death of an Author (2020) A narrative puzzle that proves tiresome in the solving.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
0% The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson (2020) On the positive side, the year's remaining movies can only get better from here.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
45% Inherit the Viper (2020) Unfortunately, for all its admirable intentions and the terrific performances by its talented ensemble, Inherit the Viper fails to have any genuine impact.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
No Score Yet The Assent (2019) While The Assent doesn't really add anything particularly new to the overworked genre, it's subtler and less exploitative than many of the countless similar examples of its type preceding it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
No Score Yet Chichinette: The Accidental Spy (2019) Just when you think every World War II story has been told, another fascinating one emerges.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
No Score Yet Santa Fake (2019) J.M. Buris' debut feature severely tests the limits of how much mediocrity viewers will accept in exchange for some forced holiday cheer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
64% She's Missing (2019) Uninvolving to the extreme, She's Missing misses the mark entirely.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
0% Mob Town (2019) Plays like a mediocre B-movie that inexplicably got lost for decades.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
17% The Great War (2019) Unfortunately, despite his obvious passion for the genre, Luke doesn't yet have the cinematic chops (or clearly, the budget) to effectively put his vision onscreen.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
52% Rabid (2019) This Rabid strives to emulate the striking body horror of the original but mainly comes across like a half-baked imitation.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
No Score Yet Broken Dreams (2019) A deeply moving first-hand account.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
No Score Yet The Mandela Effect (2019) Unfortunately, while the "Mandela Effect" is a fascinating phenomenon, The Mandela Effect proves less than successful in its exploitation of it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
0% Grand Isle (2019) Far stronger on atmosphere than actual suspense, Grand Isle plods along in tedious fashion, not helped by its awkward framing device that gives it the feel of a Southern fried police procedural.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
81% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Although it eventually settles into familiar genre tropes, for much of its running time Daniel Isn't Real proves a genuinely provocative shocker.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
63% Locusts (2019) Davis, working in collaboration with producer-director Angus Watts, has crafted an uncommonly stylistic example of its genre, infused with mordant humor and, true to its locale, plenty of exotic dead animals lying in the road.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
No Score Yet The Man in the Trunk (2019) Feeling attenuated despite its brief 84-minute running time, it too often seems like an unnecessarily stretched-out version of the short film it was originally conceived as.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
78% Melody Makers (2019) Melody Makers will make music lovers desperately wish for a time machine to return to those halcyon days.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
74% White Snake (2019) A superior effort that should find enthusiastic audiences on our shores.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
No Score Yet 3022 (2019) Delivers enough tense atmospherics to make it worth checking out for sci-fi fans.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
93% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) Gorgeously photographed and edited, the film has the look and pacing of a thriller, albeit one with near-Shakespearean dramatic dimensions.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
No Score Yet The Queen's Man (2019) A fascinating portrait of obsession.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
No Score Yet Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back (2019) Digs much deeper than your usual showbiz doc.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
59% Line of Duty (2019) Fortunately, the new actioner directed by the prolific Steven C. Miller proves fast-paced enough to overcome its more ludicrous plot elements.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
No Score Yet Searching for Mr. Rugoff (2019) The epitaph is perhaps hyperbolic, but Searching for Mr. Rugoff provides ample evidence that its subject's legacy deserves to be far better known and appreciated.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
No Score Yet Acceleration (2019) Flanery chews the scenery with gusto, as if auditioning for the next Quentin Tarantino movie. He's the most enjoyable element in what otherwise proves a flimsy vehicle for its producer/star Natalie Burn.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
No Score Yet Good Girls Get High (2019) The film is sweetly amusing throughout, knowing enough not to wear out its welcome thanks to its fast-paced 77-minute running time. It also benefits enormously from the highly appealing performances of its two leads...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
80% Cold Brook (2019) Hard to pin down, but moving nonetheless.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
13% Arctic Dogs (2019) Lacking much in the way of humor or charm, the film, directed by Aaron Woodley, culminates with the sort of frenetic, action-laden climactic sequence that has become de rigueur for these offerings.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
71% The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way) (2019) While Cox's typically sterling performance is not quite enough to rescue The Etruscan Smile from succumbing to bathos, it goes a long way toward making the film palatable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
100% The Bronx, USA (2019) Offers an alternately moving and amusing exercise in infectious nostalgia that should prove appealing even to viewers who weren't in the 1949 graduating class of DeWitt Clinton High School.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
0% Portals (2019) Not a dimension to which you'll want to cross over.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
13% The Great Alaskan Race (2019) Although earnest to a fault and certainly fulfilling its goal of being family-friendly entertainment, The Great Alaskan Race ultimately proves less exciting and not nearly as adorable as Balto, the 1995 animated film inspired by the same events.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
70% The Kill Team (2019) A bit redundant, but powerful nonetheless thanks to the two leads.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
30% Trick (2019) The pic might have proved mindless fun if it had least displayed a sense of humor, but everything is played with deadly seriousness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
67% Miss Virginia (2019) Miss Virginia exerts a strong pull at times, thanks largely to Aduba's superb performance.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019