For 1,323 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 10.4 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 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
1323 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    An overly ambitious, overly complex and overly long opus that bites off more than it can chew.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The ambitions and intentions of War, Inc., co-written by and starring John Cusack, are laudable, but the film is a nearly complete misfire.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    They don't make movies like Jolene anymore, and that's a good thing.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Safelight squanders the efforts of a talented cast who are unable to lift the material beyond its clich├ęs.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    If it was still the 1980s, then Dumbbells might actually be a hit.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Rabindranath Tagore: The Poet of Eternity, although clearly lovingly intended, is too haphazard and unenlightening to fulfill its mission of educating Western audiences about the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    ATM
    As with so many films of this ilk, plot holes and inconsistencies abound, with audiences likely to express in loudly vocal fashion their opinions about what the characters should or shouldn't be doing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    While this is indeed a likeable enough group, watching them interact with each other over the course of 80 minutes becomes a bit wearisome.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, Allegiance is less sure-footed in the filmmaking department, rendering its potentially suspenseful storyline stilted and uncompelling.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Yet another stylish exercise in depravity in which Huppert floats through the sordid proceedings in a calm haze. If only the film she inhabits was as sexy as it aspires to be.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Phantasm: Ravager should please longtime fans while leaving newcomers unimpressed and confused.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Its deadly serious take on the subject may inspire more titters than anything else.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Despite its inspiring real-life tale and its laudable message, Godspeed is too flimsily constructed and crudely amateurish to have much of an impact.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Eventually, though, Waiting For Lightning suffers greatly from the absence of Way himself.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Alternately tedious and bombastic, the film never achieves a consistent tone, and the characters and situations, while seemingly played on a realistic level, are neither remotely credible nor satisfyingly surreal.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Failing to live up to it anarchic convictions by adding sympathetic aspects to its central character shortly before the conclusion, Uncle Nick, much like the sorts of holiday celebrations it depicts, is ultimately too strained to be enjoyable.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Koechner tries hard, but ultimately scores few laughs except for when, like Ferrell, he bares his comically less than toned, fleshy body.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The formulaic script by Steve Koren doesn't manage to exploit the absurd premise with any discernible wit or invention, and the star is left floundering.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    This tedious exercise in abstraction by Belgian filmmakers Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani well apes the visual stylization of such filmmakers as Mario Bava and Dario Argento without bothering to provide anything equivalent in terms of theme or content.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Telling an obviously lived-in tale, this small-scale indie drama suffers from a compendium of cliches.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    It provides only scant background information and no deep insights about the musicians, other than that they seem like very nice people who apparently perform more for the love of church than money.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The release date is the most original thing about it.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    While a huge hit in its native country, is neither arty nor truly thrilling enough to greatly impress American audiences.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Lacking the stylistic finesse that might have compensated for its schematic narrative deficiencies, Backtrack lives up to its title all too well.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    About as subtle as its all too obvious title would suggest.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    An essentially two-character drama that would have been far more effective onstage, Brett C. Leonard's Jailbait is ultimately as claustrophobic as its setting.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Director Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions) and his collaborators have devised a few nifty sequences.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    This ludicrously plotted drama of incestuous sexual abuse is only partially redeemed by its strong performances.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, the alternately melodramatic and comic Bringing Up Bobby fails to impress, despite a showy turn by Milla Jovovich in a sharp departure from her usual zombie butt-kicking in the Resident Evil series.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The lack of charisma exhibited by leads Jesse Metcalfe and Amber Tamblyn doesn't help matters, and not even the stalwart presence of Michael Douglas fails to provide the proceedings with sufficient gravitas.

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