films seen
18/25
average score
2.83*
nationality
USA - 80 years old
status
R.I.P. (1939 - 2020)
more info

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

2009 / 90m - USA
Horror
4.0*/5.0*
Town Creek poster

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

2007 / 98m - USA
Mystery, Thriller, Crime
4.0*/5.0*
The Number 23 poster

Phone Booth

2002 / 81m - USA
Thriller, Crime
4.0*/5.0*
Phone Booth poster

Falling Down

1993 / 113m - USA
Thriller, Crime
4.0*/5.0*
Falling Down poster

Flatliners

1990 / 115m - USA
Sci-fi, Thriller
4.0*/5.0*
Flatliners poster

Solid pieces

Twelve

2010 / 93m - USA
Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
3.5*/5.0*
Twelve poster

The Phantom of the Opera

2004 / 143m - USA
Romance, Thriller, Musical
3.5*/5.0*
The Phantom of the Opera poster

Batman & Robin

1997 / 125m - USA
Sci-fi, Action
3.5*/5.0*
Batman & Robin poster

The inoffensive

Trespass

2011 / 91m - USA
Thriller, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
Trespass poster

8MM

1999 / 123m - USA
Mystery, Thriller
3.0*/5.0*
8MM poster

Worthy but flawed

Bad Company

2002 / 116m - USA
Action, Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
Bad Company poster

Tigerland

2000 / 101m - USA
Drama, War
2.5*/5.0*
Tigerland poster

Dubious filler

A Time to Kill

1996 / 149m - USA
Drama, Thriller, Crime
2.0*/5.0*
A Time to Kill poster

The Lost Boys

1987 / 97m - USA
Comedy, Horror
2.0*/5.0*
The Lost Boys poster

Plain forgettable

Veronica Guerin

2003 / 98m - USA
Drama, Thriller, Crime
1.5*/5.0*
Veronica Guerin poster

Batman Forever

1995 / 121m - USA
Fantasy, Action
1.5*/5.0*
Batman Forever poster

St. Elmo's Fire

1985 / 110m - USA
Drama, Romance
1.5*/5.0*
St. Elmo's Fire poster

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

1994 / 119m - USA
Drama, Mystery, Crime
1.0*/5.0*
The Client poster