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 Movie 43
Score distribution:
1364 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Watching your friends’ actual wedding videos, however painful, would be a more edifying experience than sitting through Breakup at a Wedding.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    As with his 2007 effort, director-screenwriter Rob Zombie's approach is far grittier than in the original series.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    While its emphasis on character dynamics and a slow burn atmosphere is to be commended, Dark Was the Night is too derivative and familiar to make much of an impact.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Essentially "Alien" set in a self-storage facility, the British low-budget horror flick Storage 24 doesn't manage to rise above the limitations of its bare-bones concept.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    This effort offers some mild amusement but lacks the anarchic wit to make it anything more than a slight diversion.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    This tale of an elite military unit assigned to rescue a war correspondent kidnapped by the Taliban is as frenetic and ultimately mind-numbing as a "Call of Duty" videogame, only without the thematic depth.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Not quite able to make up its mind whether it's a parody or homage, this tired exercise wastes both its gorgeous visuals and a first-rate cast.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    It relies too heavily on shock value rather than solid facts.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    It should be a sturdy player upon its release in home video formats, assuming that its target audience knows how to operate their DVD players.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Crudely shot and edited, the film is most notable for the strong performances by its two leads.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Without that sort of compelling figure at its center, Diablo feels far more like a pastiche than the real deal.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Although directed in effectively creepy fashion by Roberto Buso-Garcia, the film’s leisurely pacing and overall restraint will likely leave genre fans dissatisfied even as its lack of depth will turn off art-house patrons.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Mixing soap-opera melodramatics with pithy one-liners, the film never achieves a coherent tone, with the uneven performances by the ensemble adding to the problem.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    A mockumentary obviously inspired by his landmark 1990 series The Civil War, misses the Christopher Guest mark by a mile.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Designed as a family film adventure promoting positive values, it’s a sort of teenage "Raiders of the Lost Ark" that will provide mild diversion for very young audiences.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Generic B-level horror marked by numerous dull patches, long stretches of expository dialogue and, save for Astin’s admirably intense turn, uninspired performances.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Squanders its timely illegal alien theme with a predictable and unconvincing story line that makes "Green Card" seem a classic by comparison.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    An ineffective indie variation on the sort of generic romantic comedy that should be starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    A dry compendium of talking-head interviews.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Bound to disappoint diehard Winters fans while leaving the uninitiated baffled, Certifiably Jonathan doesn't begin to fully suggest the range of the comedian's brilliance and lasting influence.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The Disneyesque adage is unfortunately all too typical of A Ballerina's Tale, which, other than adding to the pop culture barrage that has accompanied this gifted dancer's rise to stardom, does little to provide insight into her unique story.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Levesque, soon to be seen in an action movie, "Inside Out," that is probably more suited to his talents, is a reasonably engaging and likeable screen presence.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    A lame action-comedy that seems ready made for undiscerning late-night cable viewing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The action is practically non-stop from beginning to end, but is never remotely exciting due to the Cuisinart-style editing that reduces it all to an incomprehensible, messy blur.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The storyline, familiar-feeling as it is, could have made for an effective thriller. But writer/director Whedon (brother of Joss) bogs down the pacing with too many routine flashbacks.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    This bloody exercise in camp quickly wears out is welcome, although its copious doses of nudity and gore, as well as its undeniably catchy title, should help it stand out on video shelves.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    What might have proved reasonably compelling onstage comes across as forced on film, with credibility taking a back seat to contrivance.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, the thin storyline isn't substantial enough to sustain the nearly two-hour running time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Achieves the dubious distinction of featuring a large gallery of nearly all unlikable characters.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    While the two leads are appealing and display an undeniable chemistry, the narrative skimpiness makes their efforts for naught.

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