For 1,364 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 Big Bad Wolves
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Score distribution:
1364 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Sweaty Betty has a likable quality and an obvious affection for its subjects who maintain a resolute cheerfulness throughout their struggles. But it's hard not to wish that the shambling material had been constructed into a more cohesive whole.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Henry & Me is a heartwarming tale that should prove irresistible to young baseball fans.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While it offers some mildly frothy diversions, the Pedro Almodovar-styled Cupcakes lacks the cinematic nutrition to overcome its empty calories.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Shot in actual 3D rather than being the latest example of the horrible post-shooting conversion process, "Afterlife" undeniably looks terrific.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While its narrative elements threaten at times to descend from whimsical into hopelessly twee, My Name Is Emily ultimately finds a proper, if not particularly compelling, balance.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While visually stylish and thematically ambitious, Secret Things is ultimately more preposterous than provocative, its vague explorations of sexual and class struggle failing to coalesce in a coherent manner.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Takes a surprisingly gritty approach that gives the material some gravitas but also robs it of some of its fun.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    How She Move doesn't exactly break any new ground. But the terrific dance numbers on display should please its teenage target audience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Risen is fairly engrossing in its thriller-like section, with Fiennes' restrained performance providing a solid dramatic anchor and the Maori actor Curtis being a nice change from the usual blonde-hair/blue-eyed Jesus. But when the film shifts into inspirational territory it ironically becomes far more prosaic, depicting the miracles in a low-budget, low-key fashion that will hardly win any converts.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The proceedings have a certain haunted quality, thanks to the dramatic setting and the stark black-and-white cinematography by Steve Cosens that fully conveys its bleakness.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Compensating for its less than convincing special effects with some intriguing plot twists and bracingly nihilistic situations, The Human Race is a reasonably compelling low-budget genre item.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A reasonably amusing effort that manages to poke fun at Brooks' neuroses and governmental blundering with equal skill.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Incident at Loch Ness manages to cross "Project Greenlight" with "The Blair Witch Project" in a way that makes one pine for the originals.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The winning performances by its two leads elevate this contrived Israeli import.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Cogent documentary makes the persuasive argument for the role that U.S. military and corporate interests have played in the influx of immigration from Latin American countries.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Fortunately, the terrific lead performances by Jonathan Pryce and newcomer Jerome Holder are enough to help Dough rise above its formulaic ingredients.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    That it all works to the extent that it does is due to its undeniably sweet depiction of a close-knit extended family whose members truly care for and help each other. It's cinematic wish fulfillment in this era of broken families and far-off relatives who keep in touch via social media.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Traded features nary an original element but nonetheless registers as a solid if minor oater.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The documentary will nonetheless strike an emotional chord with anyone who's grown up eating the product it celebrates. And over the course of 100 years, that's a lot of matzos.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Will best be appreciated by those already familiar with the fashion world in general and Saint Laurent in particular.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While lacking the technical polish necessary to lift it into a more elevated cinematic dimension, Philip T. Johnson's directorial debut earns points for its thematic ambitions and cheeky wit.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    With its clever premise and quartet of appealing comedic star turns, Wild Hogs is a step above the typical comedies rolling off the assembly lines of the major studios.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Delivering a fully committed, moving performance, Thomas Haden Church makes you pay attention to a figure you would otherwise pass by without a second thought.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While only sporadically effective in its attempt at creating a modern-day Psycho, Forgetting the Girl does manage to sustain a sufficiently disturbing mood that is not easily forgotten.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Doesn’t exactly dig very deep, but its often fascinating archival footage and stories of royal lineage dating back to the days of Queen Victoria (who bore no less than nine children) surely will delight devoted Anglophiles.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Rodrigo H. Vila’s documentary about the famed Argentine singer and political activist suffers from its overly insular and hagiographic perspective, but in its best moments it well illustrates the reasons for her musical influence and social importance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Contains enough fascinating archival footage to make it worthy of interest.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film reveals the influence of director/co-writer Werthman's profession because it adopts a highly clinical and thoughtful rather than exploitative turn. Although at times one wishes for a little more heat, of both the dramatic and erotic variety, there is an admirable intelligence and restraint on display.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although its formulaic storyline...holds no surprises, the film nonetheless exerts a certain charm.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film, which feels attenuated despite its brief running time, doesn’t dig deep enough to provide more than an impressionistic portrait.

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