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 Uncertain
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Score distribution:
1404 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The longer the proceedings go on the more wearisome they get, with Perry's character quickly wearing out his satirical welcome. By the time it's over, you'll almost wish that La Ultima Pelicula would live up to its title.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Shock to the System demonstrates that merely subverting genre conventions doesn't quite make for compelling entertainment.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Technological updating and a few clever narrative twists are the sole saving graces of the otherwise pedestrian Preservation.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    By the time the relatively brief but seemingly interminable proceedings reach their conclusion, viewers may feel like they've been held hostage themselves.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Despite the vivid evocation of its central character's helpless self-destruction, All Mistakes Buried offers little that we haven't seen before.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    A failed cinematic experiment mainly notable for its fine starring performance by a pre-"Juno" Ellen Page, The Tracey Fragments provides more evidence (not that any was needed) that an extensive use of split-screen visuals is far more irritating than arresting.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    In between bouts of torrid sex, the men engage in the sort of anguished, confessional conversations that Eugene O'Neill would find over-the-top. None of the characters are particularly interesting, even with the dramatic revelations they've been assigned.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Director Rupert Wainwright fails to bring any style to the material, not producing a fraction of the suspense or wit generated by Carpenter in the original even while working with a far lesser budget.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, Love Object, which uncomfortably totters from psychological suspense to black comedy to pull-out-the-stops horror, never quite lives up to its bizarre premise, and despite its audacious subject matter, it will even have difficulty attaining future cult status.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    This informative but scattershot documentary about the Occupy Wall Street suffers from a surfeit of facts and figures.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Should well succeed in attracting their literally faithful audiences, although its heavy-handed proselytizing and soap opera-ish storytelling will prove a turn-off to those who don't pray on a daily basis.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    It's the sort of by-the-numbers, forgettable thriller, starring actors whose marquee days are behind them.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The result, Chronicling a Crisis, is an admittedly harrowing exercise in solipsism that will be of little interest to anyone besides the director's diehard fans and perhaps his therapist.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    While those in the know will undoubtedly find something to appreciate in the film's wide-ranging if amateurish stabs at satire, the vast majority will feel left out of a private joke.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Repellant to look at and fairly inscrutable, the film does at least offer vivid if at times overly broad performances from the three leads.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    There are plenty of fisticuffs and shootouts to be found in The Duel, but precious little of interest.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    A less than satisfying cinematic experience.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Undeniably offers cheap laughs, its most receptive audiences will likely be found in retirement-community auditoriums.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    A highly awkward blending of gay porn and political satire, this latest effort from cinematic provocateur Bruce LaBruce ("Hustler White," "Skin Flick") is the sort of film John Waters would make if he were more political, less funny and completely willing to shed all aspirations of mainstream respectability.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Rollins' villain is a deliciously deranged, compelling character, but the problem is that there's not enough of him in this otherwise routine B-movie clearly shot on the cheap, with low-grade CGI effects making the shootouts and gore mostly laughable.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Genre fans, at least, should be satiated by the copious amount of gore and viscera on display, although whether they'll be hungry enough for the next installment--all too obviously set up for at the conclusion--is another matter.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Those enthralled by the venerable brand will no doubt swoon, but casual viewers will find it little more than a feature-length infomercial.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Monogamy doesn't manage to find anything particularly new to say, and says it very, very slowly.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Club Life demonstrates that not everyone has a compelling story to tell.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Doesn't quite manage to elevate its subject to a sufficiently interesting level for anyone who isn't already one of its frequent visitors. A good stroll inside your nearest city park would provide a more edifying experience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Cheesy reality shows monopolize the TV schedule, but must they infect our multiplexes as well? Love, Etc., Jill Andresevic's documentary depicting the romantic travails of various New Yorkers, is a disturbing example of a trend that is to be soundly discouraged.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    While The Empire in Africa offers a litany of talking heads and shockingly violent images in its exploration of the conflict, it is more confusing and disturbing than enlightening.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, while director/co-writer Ed Gass-Donnelly displays an admirable restraint in his general eschewing of gratuitous gore, quick editing and flashy visuals, the results have a generally soporific feel.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Strictly for the small-fry set, lacking the visual style, wit or imagination necessary to entice adult viewers.

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