For 1,404 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 10.7 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 The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Score distribution:
1404 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    It is a provocative and potentially rich premise, to be sure, but the execution here is somewhat lacking.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While Kramer's well-conceived screenplay features much amusing dialogue, there's a forced quality to the proceedings that makes the comic premise seem more artificial than it needs to be.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While it provides a sometimes thoughtful examination of modern sociological issues, The Architect unfortunately succumbs to melodrama in its depiction of its troubled characters.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Norm of the North is mildly diverting, although Pixar needn't be overly concerned.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film is an initially insightful portrait of modern corporate society that unfortunately lapses into melodrama.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Veers wildly from slapstick comedy to melodrama, but writer-director Rahul Bose, making his feature debut, handles the transitions more effectively than is usual, and the film is generally entertaining even when it's being utterly ridiculous (or maybe especially when it's so).
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although more than a little meandering and self-indulgent, the film is likeable nonetheless thanks to its incisive characterizations and canny capturing of true-life moments.
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    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The Boy From Geita is a harrowing depiction of ignorance and superstition run amuck.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Rosenwald is not always successful in doing full justice to its rich subject matter, suffering from pacing problems and occasionally feeling drawn-out in its feature-length running time.... But it certainly deserves kudos for bringing long overdue attention to this unsung figure whose life was one big mitzvah.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Features enough genuine laughs to give it decent commercial traction.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While the duo's crimes were indeed sensational, writer-director Todd Robinson's starry take on the material fails to provide much in the way of a new perspective.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The effectively deglamorized Cattrall is terrific, investing her portrayal with a complex mixture of vulnerability, toughness and still-powerful sexuality.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Lacks the cinematic panache to elevate it above the level of agitprop. But its all too relevant dissection of its subject is well worth paying attention to.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    An affecting drama marked by solid performances and a refreshing restraint in the way it delivers its religious message.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While not as balanced or fully satisfying as it should be, Matthew Barney: No Restraint will fit naturally as a pairing for future theatrical and DVD exposures of Barney's controversial works.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although the film’s overstuffed, overpopulated storyline proves only sporadically interesting, it’s notable for at least providing an alternative view of a city more commonly associated with wintry gloom, corruption and heavy drinking.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Yet another ode to the pleasures of overindulgence. The experience of watching this loosely plotted comedy set in the suburbs of New Jersey is somewhat akin to spending a nice summer day playing softball with your friends. Only without the sun, the fresh air, the exercise or the fun.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While the filmmaking is crudely effective at best, it successfully showcases the physical, if not the acting talents, of its largely female cast.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A diverting blend of "Rear Window"-style suspense and autumnal romance. While the film is ultimately unable to fully succeed on either front, it offers many pleasures along the way.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Displays moments of cleverness but not enough to sustain its feature-length running time.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The filmmakers, longtime music video veterans, have delivered a technically polished production that belies the film's low budget. They've also elicited mostly strong performances.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The Dirties is as provocative as it is sloppily messy in its themes.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    It suffers from a lack of genuine chills or suspense that renders its slight virtues rather moot.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Its blizzard of statistics notwithstanding, the film consists mostly of true-life stories that, while undeniably tragic, stir up more emotion than thought.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Spends an inordinate amount of time ogling the tight, lithe bodies of its young female characters. Thus, what might have appealed only to teen girls might well have crossover appeal to leering young boys as well.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While its mixture of cinematic styles is awkward more often than not, Girl Rising deserves points for at least trying something different rather than relying on the bone-dry, academic approach usually employed for such informational ventures.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While the human performers are more than adequate, there’s no doubt that the canine stars carry the day. Their utter irresistibility helps a long way in terms of getting past the corny plot machinations of A Dog’s Purpose.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A visually arresting cinematic essay that, unfortunately, makes its points long before its conclusion.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Both in terms of the activities and characters depicted, Rank doesn't truly manage to sustain interest for the course of its feature-length running time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Diffuse and rambling at times, An Animated Life, which sometimes has the feel of a tribute film shown at an award gala, is not as compelling as such similarly themed docs as "Waking Sleeping Beauty" and "Frank and Ollie." But it nonetheless serves as an entertaining salute to an unsung figure whose considerable accomplishments well deserve recognition.

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