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      Jack Frost

      PG Released Dec 11, 1998 1 hr. 35 min. Kids & Family Holiday Fantasy Comedy Drama List
      19% 58 Reviews Tomatometer 40% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score As a touring musician clinging to dreams of stardom, aging rocker Jack Frost (Michael Keaton) never had much time for his wife, Gabby (Kelly Preston), and young son, Charlie (Joseph Cross). A year after Jack's tragic death in a car accident on Christmas Day, Charlie plays a mournful tune on his father's harmonica. Much to his surprise, the elder Frost is magically brought to life as a snowman on the family lawn. Given a second chance, Charlie and Jack struggle to make up for lost time. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 30 Buy Now

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      Sentimental schmaltz and uninspired storytelling sink this film.

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      Teddy B The design of Jack, himself, drags the entire film experience down further than it already would be if the design was more palatable and thought-out. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/24 Full Review Jesse W 10/10 holiday movie. What are these reviews? If it was a superhero movie the critics would love it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review Taylor H Jack Frost is a dud in FX, story, and performance. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review John A The live snowman special effects aren't bad (especially for 1998) and even with Michael Keaton at the center, this absolutely mishandled family flick manages to be a bit incoherent, boring and slightly agitating with it's mechanical reliance on sentimentality. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/23/23 Full Review Michael P Actors try their best here to make a silk purse out of a sows ear. Characters are flat. A twist on kid loses parent. There just isn't enough story nor character development to even make the audience care, or really feel anything. They wanted to make a picture about a snowman; they did it. No one asked. It just feels like a studio trying to make a cash grab during Christmas, turning to their shelf of C level scripts collecting dust, pulling this from the bottom of the pile, and saying, oh yeah, kids will drag their parents to the theater to see THIS! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/23/23 Full Review Jonathan M This is CHRISTMAS! Critics get ur head out Of ur butts n lighten up! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Sight & Sound 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. Jun 18, 2012 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Jack Frost is so treacly and fake it makes you feel like you're trapped in a winter-wonderland paperweight. Rated: D+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Susan Stark Detroit News Rated: 1/4 Oct 19, 2002 Full Review Rachel Wagner Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) My least favorite Michael Keaton role Oct 24, 2020 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy It took four screenwriters to come up with dialogue so horrendous, it could have single-handedly ushered in a new era of silent cinema. "You the man!" "No, you the man!" "No, I'm the snowman!" Rated: 1/4 Dec 29, 2018 Full Review Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy 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. Rated: 2/10 Jul 19, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis As a touring musician clinging to dreams of stardom, aging rocker Jack Frost (Michael Keaton) never had much time for his wife, Gabby (Kelly Preston), and young son, Charlie (Joseph Cross). A year after Jack's tragic death in a car accident on Christmas Day, Charlie plays a mournful tune on his father's harmonica. Much to his surprise, the elder Frost is magically brought to life as a snowman on the family lawn. Given a second chance, Charlie and Jack struggle to make up for lost time.
      Director
      Troy Miller
      Executive Producer
      Matthew Baer, Jeff Berry, Richard Goldsmith, Michael Tadross
      Screenwriter
      Mark Steven Johnson, Steve Bloom, Jonathan Roberts, Jeff Cesario
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers, Canton Company
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Holiday, Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 11, 1998, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 23, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $34.5M
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby SR, DTS, Surround
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