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

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
2009 / 90m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
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

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
2007 / 98m - USA
Genre
Mystery, Thriller, Crime
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
The Number 23 poster

Phone Booth

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
2002 / 81m - USA
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Phone Booth poster

Falling Down

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
1993 / 113m - USA
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Falling Down poster

Flatliners

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
1990 / 115m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Thriller
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Flatliners poster

Solid pieces

Twelve

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
2010 / 93m - USA
Genre
Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Twelve poster

The Phantom of the Opera

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
2004 / 143m - USA
Genre
Romance, Thriller, Musical
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Phantom of the Opera poster

Batman & Robin

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
1997 / 125m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Batman & Robin poster

The inoffensive

Trespass

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
2011 / 91m - USA
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Trespass poster

8MM

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
1999 / 123m - USA
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
8MM poster

Worthy but flawed

Bad Company

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
2002 / 116m - USA
Genre
Action, Thriller
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Bad Company poster

Tigerland

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
2000 / 101m - USA
Genre
Drama, War
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Tigerland poster

Dubious filler

A Time to Kill

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
1996 / 149m - USA
Genre
Drama, Thriller, Crime
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
A Time to Kill poster

The Lost Boys

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
1987 / 97m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
The Lost Boys poster

Plain forgettable

Veronica Guerin

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
2003 / 98m - USA
Genre
Drama, Thriller, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Veronica Guerin poster

Batman Forever

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
1995 / 121m - USA
Genre
Fantasy, Action
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Batman Forever poster

St. Elmo's Fire

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
1985 / 110m - USA
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
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

by Joel Schumacher
Specifics
1994 / 119m - USA
Genre
Drama, Mystery, Crime
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
The Client poster