films seen
18
average score
2.83*
nationality
USA - 80 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Schumacher is at his best when making somewhat daft and silly genre films. His more serious work tends to be rather dull, and he hasn't made any true stand-out films, but he has a solid oeuvre and stats that are well above average for a Hollywood suit.

The good stuff

Town Creek poster

Town Creek

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA [2009] - 90 mins
Genre
Horror
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4.0

A short, fun and visually accomplished ride through Schumacher's world of Nazis and horror. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

The Number 23 poster

The Number 23

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA, Germany [2007] - 98 mins
Genre
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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4.0
Phone Booth poster

Phone Booth

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA [2002] - 81 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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4.0
Falling Down poster

Falling Down

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
France, USA [1993] - 113 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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4.0
Flatliners poster

Flatliners

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA [1990] - 115 mins
Genre
Sci-fi, Thriller
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4.0

Solid pieces

Twelve poster

Twelve

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA, France [2010] - 93 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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3.5
The Phantom of the Opera poster

The Phantom of the Opera

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
UK, USA [2004] - 143 mins
Genre
Musical, Romance, Thriller
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3.5
Batman & Robin poster

Batman & Robin

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA, UK [1997] - 125 mins
Genre
Action, Sci-fi
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3.5

The inoffensive

Trespass poster

Trespass

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA, Bulgaria [2011] - 91 mins
Genre
Crime, Thriller
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3.0
8MM poster

8MM

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
Germany, USA [1999] - 123 mins
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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3.0

Worthy but flawed

Bad Company poster

Bad Company

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA, Czech Republic [2002] - 116 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
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2.5
Tigerland poster

Tigerland

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA, Germany [2000] - 101 mins
Genre
Drama, War
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2.5

Dubious filler

A Time to Kill poster

A Time to Kill

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA [1996] - 149 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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2.0
The Lost Boys poster

The Lost Boys

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA [1987] - 97 mins
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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2.0

Plain forgettable

Veronica Guerin poster

Veronica Guerin

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
Ireland, UK [2003] - 98 mins
Genre
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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1.5
Batman Forever poster

Batman Forever

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA, UK [1995] - 121 mins
Genre
Action, Fantasy
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1.5
St. Elmo's Fire poster

St. Elmo's Fire

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA [1985] - 110 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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1.5

Often referred to as the spiritual successor to The Breakfast Club, which may explain why this one didn't do it for me. Many familiar names in the cast but they can't elevate the annoying, whiney characters they're supposed to portray. The drama is flat and Schumacher seems unable to create any kind of spark.

Big nopes

The Client poster

The Client

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
USA [1994] - 119 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama, Mystery
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