Jack Frost
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Jack Frost is the tale of a man who's trying to be a father, a husband, a breadwinner, and he's trying to do what he loves to do. Ultimately he realizes that if you don't pay attention to the people dearest in your life -- your family -- you could lose it all. Jack, an often-traveling blues musician, has spent little time with his son- then dies in a car accident and then realizes his mortal life mistake of not being there for his son. Then Jack "came to life one day" as a snowman to repair his lost time.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jack Frost is so treacly and fake it makes you feel like you're trapped in a winter-wonderland paperweight."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The snowman, which is the work of Jim Henson's Creature Shop, is the most glaring problem. It looks about as real as a man in a costume, and it's tough to suspend disbelief when you're trying to locate the zipper."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Jack Frost doesn't have much for adults, but at least you can rest your feet while your kid enjoys a light romp through a snowy fantasy."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"It will no doubt appeal to eight-year-olds, but anyone older than that can pretty much be prepared to get to know their watchface very well."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"Let it melt!"
‑ Peter Brunette, Film.com
"Its heart is in the right place."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
‑ , Sight and Sound
"A movie like this is supposed to make you laugh and make you cry, but Jack Frost just leaves you cold."
‑ Mike Kerrigan, Boxoffice Magazine
"This is a watchable, if by-the-book little movie."
‑ Ben Falk, BBC.com
"Now we have proof: It's possible for the Jim Henson folks and Industrial Light and Magic to put their heads together and come up with the most repulsive single creature in the history of special effects!"
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Its sentiment is rote, its truths are culled from a trip down the aisles of a greeting-card shop."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"Every year the DVD will [be] displayed as though it's worthy of renting. But it's out because it takes place around the holidays, not because it belongs to be there."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Though Charlie's snowball-fight rival suggests that "a snow dad is better than no dad," a therapist might differ."
‑ Rachel O'Malley, Boston Phoenix
"There is little sign of his acerbic wit here."
‑ Jackie Loohauis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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