For 1,262 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.7 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 Beyond Honor
Score distribution:
1262 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Features enough genuine laughs to give it decent commercial traction.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film has enough entertaining action and sly humor to please its target audience.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Tales of cynical curmudgeons rediscovering their humanity have long been a cinematic staple, but Wonderful World brings a refreshing lack of sentimentality to its take.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Perhaps best suited for younger audiences, who will be more receptive to a vital history lesson only if it's given a music video-style treatment.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Displaying his usual mixture of broad, sitcom-style humor and soapy melodramatics, it's an entertaining if hokey effort that his target audience will eat up.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    This is an affectionate portrait rather than a meaningful critical analysis.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Contains enough fascinating archival footage to make it worthy of interest.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Manages to be effective even though the Indian drama is rough around the edges.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The effectively deglamorized Cattrall is terrific, investing her portrayal with a complex mixture of vulnerability, toughness and still-powerful sexuality.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The filmmakers' fidelity to their source material is admirable, but more historical context could have made this Trip as illuminating as it is magical.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A surprisingly effective debut effort from writer-director Robert Kirbyson.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The filmmakers, longtime music video veterans, have delivered a technically polished production that belies the film's low budget. They've also elicited mostly strong performances.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Directors Stephen St. Leger and James Mather fill the film's obvious narrative gaps with enough witty banter and tongue-in-cheek humor for audiences to overlook the subpar special effects used throughout.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The novelty of the setting ultimately proves highly effective. Shot mainly in Eastern European locations that effectively stand in for Prypiat, which is now actually a tourist site, the film is highly convincing in its verisimilitude.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Say what you will about the confused narrative, blatant borrowings and wildly over-the-top gory violence of Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning -- at least you can see what the hell is going on.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Patrick McGrady's documentary strains to reconcile its conflicting moods, but Fry's gushing enthusiasm for the subject is ultimately if sometimes queasily infectious.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The winning performances by its two leads elevate this contrived Israeli import.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately A Bottle in the Gaza Sea adds little insight into a conflict that has already inspired several powerful dramas, such as the recent "The Other Son," and is sadly likely to be the subject of many more.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While its mixture of cinematic styles is awkward more often than not, Girl Rising deserves points for at least trying something different rather than relying on the bone-dry, academic approach usually employed for such informational ventures.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    This assemblage of star-filled shorts makes for a generally rewarding grab bag.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Bringing a much needed personal perspective to a war that has claimed thousands of American lives, the film nonetheless suffers from a hagiographic quality that, from everything we hear expressed about its self-effacing subject, would have disturbed even him.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although ragged in its presentation and frustratingly unfocused in its storytelling, Babe’s and Ricky’s Inn is an endearing cinematic valentine that pays well-deserved tribute to a vanished musical institution.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although it sketchily touches on many provocative issues -- the inhumanity of this form of incarceration, the relationship between the artist and subject -- Herman’s House fails to explore them in a fully satisfying manner.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Speaking his (Rourke) lines in an unintelligible accent that occasionally requires subtitles and wearing a white suit that never seems to get bloody even when he’s stabbing people to death, the actor brings an undeniably fascinating strangeness to the otherwise familiar proceedings.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The sometimes forced if well-intentioned social proselytizing is alleviated by the well-drawn relationships among the central characters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Manages to be reasonably diverting even as it proves inevitably minor in its impact.
    • 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.

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