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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T-Meter Title | Year
57% 3 Days with Dad (Life Support) (2019) The high-wire tonal balancing act proves a little wobbly at times, resulting in a film that feels less than the sum of its parts. But some of those parts work very well, providing moments of uncomfortable hilarity and genuine poignancy. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
No Score Yet Imprisoned (2019) Although certainly well-meaning in its condemnation of capital punishment, Imprisoned is too dully executed to achieve its desired impact. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
No Score Yet Cracked Up (2019) Throughout the documentary, Hammond relates the story of his past traumas and current struggles with honesty and humor. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
50% Seeds (2019) Although stylishly made and featuring a compelling lead performance by Trevor Long, Seeds never takes root. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
57% Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) The film mainly comes across as a self-aggrandizing promotional project that the famously arrogant pop star would have once sneered at. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
86% Neither Wolf Nor Dog (2019) While this effort from filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson is somewhat lacking in technical polish, it boasts an undeniable emotional power and authenticity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
71% The Last Photograph (2017) The film's real impact stems from the charismatic Huston's alternately tightly restrained and highly emotive performance that keeps you fully immersed in his character's emotional turmoil. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
63% Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel (2018) A messy hybrid that has some interesting and amusing moments but ultimately feels as inauthentic as the team it chronicles. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
63% Becoming Nobody (2019) It ultimately feels like a missed opportunity, a labor of love that would have benefited from a little more objectivity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
67% Blink of an Eye (2019) The pic will naturally hold its biggest appeal for racing buffs but may also prove appealing to nonfans thanks to the moving story at its core. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
66% Edie (2019) It's a perfectly viable set-up, but the film never explores it in emotionally satisfying fashion. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
50% Itsy Bitsy (2019) Itsy Bitsy works well enough on its own terms, providing some genuine jolts and benefiting from the excellent performances. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
75% Spider in the Web (2019) Tinker tailor soldier snooze. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
68% Angel of Mine (2019) It mainly comes across with a numbing predictability that extends even to its attemptedly shocking late-act plot revelation. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
No Score Yet The Miracle of the Little Prince (2019) Unfortunately, the filmmaker's languorous, undeniably visually poetic approach to the material results in dwindling dividends and long stretches of tedium throughout the overlong running time. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
No Score Yet One Last Night (2019) One Last Night starts out promisingly enough, but eventually sinks under the weight of its implausibilities. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet The Second Sun (2019) Well-meaning but hopelessly contrived. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Scared of Revolution (2019) A moving tale of personal redemption. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
50% Ode to Joy (2019) Ode to Joy fails to live up to its title by attempting to wring comic mileage from a medical condition that sufferers probably don't find very funny. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
100% Every Time I Die (2019) The film bodes well for its talented director/co-screenwriter who might well achieve bigger things with a more generous budget. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
86% Socrates (2019) Striking in its gritty, powerful authenticity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
57% Ladyworld (2019) Ladyworld proves as much of an endurance test for viewers as the central characters. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
80% Coyote Lake (2019) The film is carried along by the strength of Mendes' emotionally complex, restrained performance that makes clear that Ester is as much victim as accomplice. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
30% The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019) The film, which will inevitably spur comparisons to such similar efforts as Argo, works well enough on its own terms... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
No Score Yet Dead Water (2019) None of the performers are able to bring life to their schematic characters, although Nelson appears to be having fun as a modern-day pirate. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
33% See You Soon (2019) You'll be unlikely to hear the dialogue over the guffawing of the audience. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
No Score Yet Wish Man (2019) The resulting biographical drama squanders its compelling central storyline with a lengthy subplot involving crooked cops. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
No Score Yet Ring Ring (2019) Despite its very brief running time, the film feels plodding, never quite managing to land either the intended dark humor or scares to which it aspires. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
44% Supervized (2019) Supervized is never quite as inspired as it should be, but it offers some amusing moments along the way. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
78% Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (2017) His show clearly has an emotional quality that resonates with his fans. Too bad, then, that he fails to bring sufficient focus and consistent comic observation to his subject matter. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
55% Summer Night (2019) Summer Night wears its influences a little too heavily on its sleeve. Fortunately, its talented and appealing young ensemble make it go down as easily as a cold beer on a hot...well, you know. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
59% Trespassers (2019) Orson Oblowitz's Trespassers, the latest horror film to illustrate this principle, doesn't add anything particularly original to the home invasion genre. But it does provide some cheap thrills along the way. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
No Score Yet Patrick (2019) As befits a film about nudists, Mielants treats all nudity with such nonchalance it becomes a non-issue after just a few minutes. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
80% Skin in the Game (2019) Featuring a strong lead performance by Erica Ash, Skin in the Game proves an engrossing addition to a sadly burgeoning sub-genre. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
91% The Cat Rescuers (2019) [A] film which should prove catnip to feline lovers. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
33% Silent Panic (2019) More like a silent snooze. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
No Score Yet The 16th Episode (2019) Technical expertise doesn't prevent The 16th Episode from feeling hopelessly derivative. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
69% The Other Story (2019) Diluting its powerful themes with overcooked melodrama and unnecessarily distracting subplots, The Other Story would have benefited from a simpler, more direct approach. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
40% Touch the Wall (2014) Touch the Wall offers little to justify its padded, feature-length running time. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
No Score Yet Billboard (2019) The film's technical aspects are inept, from the flat cinematography to the choppy editing to the wan design elements. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
67% The Quiet One (2019) [A] frustratingly timid documentary. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
No Score Yet Madame Yankelova's Fine Literature Club (2019) A deliciously droll and macabre feminist fairy tale. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
62% Burn Your Maps (2019) It's only the lead performers who make the proceedings remotely bearable. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
100% The Unorthodox (2018) Surprisingly engrossing even for the uninitiated. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
95% Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018) Sophie Huber's consistently fascinating documentary about Blue Note Records leaves you wishing only one thing: it should have been longer. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
No Score Yet Say My Name (2019) Drolly funny, with a terrific comic performance by Lisa Brenner. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
22% Daughter of the Wolf (2019) A subpar vehicle for an action star who deserves better. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
100% Redemption (2018) A familiar story affectingly told through an unusual prism. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
88% The Raft (2019) This is such a uniquely bizarre story that it can't help but exert a certain fascination. But it's hard to avoid the feeling that it would have been better served by a compelling dramatization rather than this too-dry documentary. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
86% 16 Shots (2019) A tragic and sadly familiar story, grippingly told. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019