Jack Frost
Jack Frost (1998)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 11, 1998
DVD Release Date: November 2, 1999
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sentimental schmaltz and uninspired storytelling sink this film.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Jack Frost is so treacly and fake it makes you feel like you're trapped in a winter-wonderland paperweight.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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!

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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.

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Peter Brunette

Let it melt!

James Berardinelli

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.

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Sight and 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.

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Joe Leydon

A slickly packaged and engagingly sentimental fantasy-comedy that stands out as one of the season's most pleasant surprises!

Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Its heart is in the right place.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Jack Frost: Why me... why a snowman? I mean, could the universe really be that unoriginal? "He's the worlds coolest dad and he's gonna prove… More
Michael Edwards
this movie was surprisingly good, i thought it was greatly boring during the first half an hour but after he turned into a snowman the film just became… More
Directors Cat
I loved Jack Frost as a kid. Now I just see it as satisfactory childrens christmas entertainment. Although uninspired it did however bring a smile to my face… More
KJ Proulx
I have no idea why this movie is rated bad! To me, this is one of the most heartwarming holiday movies ever made! The cast, the emption, and the ideas flowing… More
Lucas Martins
Too sentimental and bad writing. Rotten.
Jason Owens
"Jack Frost" is one of the best holiday movies of the past few years. A musician (Michael Keaton) is struggling with his family because he is about to… More