For 1,363 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 Best Kept Secret
Lowest review score: 0 Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Score distribution:
1363 movie reviews
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The film — penned by Michael Ricigliano Jr., a lawyer making his screenwriting debut — never really achieves the necessary dramatic tension despite a surprising climactic plot twist. The dialogue rarely rises above the level of cliché.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    While Adam Sussman's screenplay can be admired for its emphasis on subtle atmospherics rather than cheap scares, it is a gimmicky slog of an affair that lacks narrative coherence or strong focus.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The Prosecution of an American President demonstrates that you can be deeply sympathetic to a film's arguments and still come away feeling unconvinced.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Has the feel of a home movie of greater interest to its participants than to an audience.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Lackluster and decidedly old-fashioned (in the worst way).
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The film unfortunately depicts black female sexuality, a topic rarely portrayed onscreen, with all the depth and subtlety of a late night Cinemax offering.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Hamm is unable to do much with his underwritten role, and the present-day sequences don't really hold interest.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Only the writer's most ardent fans — and they are legion, judging by his book sales of over 190 million copies — will find anything of interest here.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Featuring long stretches in which little is said or happens, the film never quite burrows into the viewer's skin in the way in which it was obviously intended.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    In the depiction of this unlikely journey -- it is supposedly based on a real-life story -- the film awkwardly veers between naturalism and a striving for poetic myth.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    One of those infuriating comedies that practically nudges you in the ribs while you're watching to remind you how cute and funny it is.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The lead performers certainly are highly attractive, making this one of the more sensual werewolf pictures in quite a while -- and to their credit, they do manage to keep a straight face throughout. But ultimately, the anemic Blood and Chocolate could have benefited from a little less chocolate and a lot more blood.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    War
    Lacking even the galvanizing action sequences that would have compensated for suffering through its formulaic plot, this is a thoroughly forgettable exploitationer that will not enhance its stars' resumes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    This meta-theatrical attempt at creating a comically subversive film is far too self-indulgent to provide insight into its important themes.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    This Chekhovian-style comedy about a group of neurotic actors endlessly kibitzing during a weekend at a country house might have some appeal for self-absorbed thespians, but "civilians," as they're derisively referred to in the film, will find little of interest here.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Stefan Haupt's (The Circle) documentary Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation explores the building's tortured history and the current efforts to bring it to fruition, but in a disappointingly dull style that fails to do justice to its outsized inspiration.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Other than providing yet another meta-theatrical examination of the ever-blurring line between reality and artifice, Janeane From Des Moines emerges as a pointless affair.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Features fine performances from the veterans in its cast. But it ultimately comes across as little more than a compendium of cliches.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The sole laughs are scored by Robert Davi, amusingly playing it straight as a Muslim terrorist who wants to hire Malone to make a suicide bomber recruitment film.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Considering the importance of the still active 93-year-old poet’s art and social activism, the film seems slight and discursive, more of an introduction than a definitive portrait.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The action sequences are strictly pro forma and -- despite the sleek killer's resemblance to the similarly lethal heroine of "La Femme Nikita" -- this dull effort lacks the excitement generated by any of its incarnations.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Its paper-thin characterizations, hackneyed plotting and overdependence on viciously profane humor put this effort more in the minor league of Tammy, McCarthy's previous collaboration with her director/co-screenwriter husband Ben Falcone, than her truly inspired work with Paul Feig on Bridesmaids and Spy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Hough’s dancing is far more impressive than his acting, and BoA, despite her perky sexiness, is an even less compelling screen presence. But they certainly move well together, and that’s pretty much all that matters here.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Director Stephen Kijak, who previously explored far more compelling musical territory with Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, has delivered a behind-the-scenes portrait that should please the band's diehard fans but offers little of substance to the uninitiated.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Unlike such similar efforts as "A Mighty Wind," this would-be satire isn't funny enough to be entertaining, nor is it clever enough to fool us.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    For a film so seemingly interested in educating audiences about the evils of sex trafficking that it provides horrific statistics at the conclusion, it has no compunction about including copious doses of female nudity.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Despite the strenuous efforts of all involved, Every Secret Thing never manages to overcome its overwhelming air of artsy pretension.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Annette Haywood-Carter’s slow-paced film features a plethora of colorful characters and incidents that register with little dramatic impact.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Battlefield America manages to pack every cliché imaginable into its overstuffed and overlong 106 minutes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Fails to overcome its hokey script and cliched characterizations.

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