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 The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Score distribution:
1364 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The plot, of course, is merely an excuse for an endless series of gags, and the percentage of them that score is fairly high. But since the jokes are based over and over on the fact that Lloyd and Harry are really, really dumb, a certain repetitive factor sets in.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A bit too rambling and diffuse to be fully educational, We Weren't Just Bicycle Thieves nonetheless serves as a valuable introduction to its subject.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The Great Gilly Hopkins has its enjoyable moments — Bates' entertaining, scenery-chewing turn providing many of them — and its themes are refreshingly complex for a film targeted to kids.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Mainly will appeal to devotees, but even nonfans might want to appreciate its visual splendors on the big screen.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    There are undeniably arresting moments along the way, thanks to Dafoe's subtly intense performance and the well-crafted visuals.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    This is an affectionate portrait rather than a meaningful critical analysis.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Not for the faint-hearted.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Despite the occasional jolts, Phantom of the Theatre is not particularly scary. But as befitting its milieu, it looks fabulous.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Pantoliano brings his usual degree of wily, understated humor to his role and is ably supported by the terrific ensemble, but he's unable to elevate a film that is ultimately as directionless as its protagonist.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Stylish and well-observed while ultimately not adding up to very much.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Should reasonably please fans of the genre before assuming its place in the horror section of your local video store.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Well meaning but less than riveting in its execution, this documentary is far better suited for public television exposure than theatrical release.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The cinematic clumsiness is a shame, because Equal Means Equal makes many powerful points along its diffuse, rambling way. Here is a case in which less would definitely have been more.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    From its actual and figurative scenes of cockfighting to its copious use of throbbing Brazilian music, there's little here that rises above the level of formula. But director Machado displays a sure touch in his ability to convey the sultry atmosphere of his exotic setting, and he has elicited admirably naturalistic performances from his highly attractive, youthful performers.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While hardly sophisticated in its approach and certainly not polished in its technical elements, the film does get its heartfelt message across with undeniable sincerity.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although not wholly successful in its sociological aspirations, the film does provide both considerable laughs and food for thought.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Tai chi devotees will find much to appreciate here, especially the extensive footage of Cheng demonstrating his skills. But the hagiographic approach doesn't delve very deeply, and the repetition of extravagant tributes by talking heads eventually proves monotonous.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The sometimes forced if well-intentioned social proselytizing is alleviated by the well-drawn relationships among the central characters.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film becomes markedly more entertaining with every appearance by Walter Hagen (Jeremy Northam), Jones' archrival, a raconteur and bon vivant who, though fiercely competitive, enjoyed playing while drunk and clad in a tuxedo.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Manages to be reasonably diverting even as it proves inevitably minor in its impact.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Suffers from the same occasionally heavy-handed style as its predecessors, it offers a credible indictment against the large corporations currently enjoying windfall profits thanks to the Iraq war.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A fly-on-the-wall portrait that provides a vivid reminder that children around the world don't have it nearly as lucky as those in America, with the daunting, UNICEF-provided statistics delivered at the end hopefully inciting a spur to action.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Labine and Punch invest their performances with enough anarchic comic inventiveness and genuine chemistry to make their characters’ courtship and relationship issues funnily entertaining.

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