For 1,006 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Frank Scheck's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Big Bad Wolves
Lowest review score: 0 Material Girls
Score distribution:
1,006 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Frank Scheck
    At once heartbreaking and uplifting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Frank Scheck
    Featuring superb performances by the principal actors, Big Bad Wolves is mesmerizing from start to finish.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    A visually enthralling undersea travelogue.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Superbly conveys its themes of despair and lost opportunities.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Fateless is both haunting and poetic. It also is visually stunning.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    A heartwarming and moving adventure that does excellent justice to the classic character.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Pungently atmospheric, brilliantly textured and featuring superb performances from every performer in parts big and small.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    This deeply humanistic, profoundly touching work representing independent cinema at its finest should be seen by far wider audiences.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    The devastating effects of head injuries in sports are detailed in Steve James' wrenching documentary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon bring impressive emotional and physical heat to Sunlight Jr., director/screenwriter Laurie Collyer’s beautifully observed character study of an unmarried couple living on the economic margins.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    A real-life thriller that rivals the most dramatic fiction in terms of emotional impact.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    This superb documentary captures Gore Vidal in all his ever-articulate glory.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Elena is an elegiac cinematic essay that is both haunting and unforgettable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Schickel's documentary, narrated by Sydney Pollack, breaks no new ground stylistically, but it is a well-organized, informative and inevitably entertaining portrait of the man who revolutionized screen comedy and who arguably became the first mass-market, commercialized media figure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    An invaluable addition to the rock history cinema archives.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Almost unbearably moving at times, Julie Betuccelli's simple but sublime debut feature presents a portrait of maternal love and female fortitude that will reduce the stoniest of viewers to tears.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Compelling.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    A terrific cinematic essay that will have a very, very long shelf life.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately a powerful portrait of the sort of apocalyptic culture clash that is resulting in an increasingly dangerous and fragmented world.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    The filmmakers turn what could have been dry subject matter into compelling, inspirational drama.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    A thoughtful, provocative effort that makes up for its narrative failings with its astute philosophical musings.

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