For 1,385 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Frank Scheck's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Uncertain
Lowest review score: 0 Beyond Honor
Score distribution:
1385 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Frank Scheck
    Featuring superb performances by the principal actors, Big Bad Wolves is mesmerizing from start to finish.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Frank Scheck
    At once heartbreaking and uplifting.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Frank Scheck
    Cannily interweaving its personal stories with a vivid depiction of an eco-system on the verge of collapse, Uncertain marks an outstanding feature debut for its documentarians.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Elena is an elegiac cinematic essay that is both haunting and unforgettable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    A real-life thriller that rivals the most dramatic fiction in terms of emotional impact.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Pungently atmospheric, brilliantly textured and featuring superb performances from every performer in parts big and small.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Few will be unmoved by this film's subjects, including the great niece of Herman Goering and the daughter of concentration camp commandant Amon Goeth, as they relate the heavy burdens stemming from their fateful lineage.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Boy Meets Girl is a funny and touching comedy/drama boasting a superlative debut performance by Michelle Hendley.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    This deeply humanistic, profoundly touching work representing independent cinema at its finest should be seen by far wider audiences.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    While the races, which go back hundreds of years, last no more than 90 seconds each, Palio packs enough intrigue into its proceedings to practically fuel a miniseries.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Refreshingly free of the tired human-interest personality profiles that afflict sports documentaries on both the big and small screens, director Eryk Rocha has created an impressionistic, visually stunning cinematic essay.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    The only frustrating aspect of this cinematic treasure is its brevity.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Director Beth Harrington packs enough drama, music and history to fuel a miniseries in her thoroughly entertaining and comprehensive account of the Carter and Cash families and their enduring contributions to American music.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Be prepared to be emotionally devastated.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    A visually enthralling undersea travelogue.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    The Love Witch is an expertly executed homage that works brilliantly on its own original terms.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    The devastating effects of head injuries in sports are detailed in Steve James' wrenching documentary.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Depictions of custody battles have become a cinematic staple, but few register with the heartfelt emotion of Any Day Now.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Superbly conveys its themes of despair and lost opportunities.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Along with his writing partner, actor Owen Wilson, who also plays (hilariously) a supporting role in the film, Anderson reveals himself to be a highly original comic talent, impressive both for his strongly controlled deadpan style and for providing a sense of emotional heft lacking in most mainstream film comedies.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Gorgeously photographed by co-director Burke in the beautiful environs of East Sussex, England, this modest but subtly powerful piece of minimalist cinema exerts a haunting spell.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Taut, superbly executed and consistently engrossing, The Disappearance of Alice Creed marks an auspicious feature debut for writer-director J Blakeson.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Fateless is both haunting and poetic. It also is visually stunning.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    There is no denying the emotional impact of the story, which is powerfully conveyed in this important, deeply moving documentary.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Michael Apted's landmark films documenting the lives of a disparate group of Brits in seven-year intervals have always been fascinating from a sociological perspective. But the latest installment proves that they are undeniably brilliant cinematically as well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    There is no denying the passion or intelligence of this work, which is meant to be an encouragement to explore the films for ourselves rather than a dry history lesson. On that level, "Viaggio" fully succeeds.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    The performances are excellent all around, with Scott mesmerizing as the emotionally volatile Laevsky and the gorgeous Glascott making vividly clear why her character drives all the surrounding men to distraction.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Zlah H. Hamzeh's documentary is a powerful and timely portrait of the tensions that can be generated by immigration situations, especially in a post-Sept. 11 world.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    This superb documentary captures Gore Vidal in all his ever-articulate glory.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    A heartwarming and moving adventure that does excellent justice to the classic character.

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