For 1,198 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.5 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 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
1198 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Eventually the conventions of romantic comedy take hold, with the humor declining precipitously.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    This B-movie, reminiscent of '70s era grindhouse fare, is a reasonably proficient and professional debut that fulfills its modest aspirations.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although Criminal retains its source material's cleverness and intricate plotting, something seems to have been lost in the translation.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    It’s all absurd in a way that is typical Besson. But it’s also undeniably entertaining, and it marks a relatively pain-free way to kill, if not three days, at least a couple of hours.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film doesn’t fully succeed in elucidating its complex issues. But the wide-spread problem it explores is clearly undeniable, and at the very least this rough-hewn but provocative documentary will hopefully inspire further discussion.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film has enough entertaining action and sly humor to please its target audience.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The creepy evocativeness of its superbly utilized setting...and the well-realized creature designs make it a more than respectable horror effort. The haunting final shot alone makes it worth the price of admission.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately fails to illuminate its subject, though it does offer some evocative moments and terrific music along the way.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Pound of Flesh should reasonably satisfy his core fans, even if they're more likely to watch it on VOD than in theaters.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Too outlandish to be fully convincing, this adaptation of the best-selling memoir sacrifices subtlety for broad laughs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Manages to be effective even though the Indian drama is rough around the edges.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A slight but sweet effort that serves as an excellent showcase for its Mexican star, Jaime Camil. The effortlessly charismatic performer delivers a winning performance in this romantic comedy that somehow manages to work despite its endless contrivances.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    For a younger generation who think that Madonna and Lady Gaga represent the heights of outrageousness, The Outrageous Sophie Tucker stands as a much needed reminder that they have a very large debt to pay.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Essentially a chase movie infused with buddy comedy elements, the film is a fast-paced, mildly entertaining lark that’s chiefly enlivened by Cusack’s droll performance.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    There’s no denying the inherent emotional power of watching Wampler, aided by two experienced climbers, endure his arduous quest to climb a mountain twice the height of the Empire State Building.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    More interesting conceptually than dramatically, Eric Nicholas' thriller Alone With Her boasts a highly clever technological conceit, albeit one that was exploited many years ago to a lesser degree in "The Anderson Tapes."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Blair Erickson’s inventive low-budget horror film doesn’t fully live up to its provocative premise, and its extensive use of the found-footage style gives it an all too familiar feel. But it offers some genuine scares along the way, as well as a terrific performance by the ever-reliable Ted Levine.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    This assemblage of star-filled shorts makes for a generally rewarding grab bag.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The 3-D effects come fast and furious, rendered with a technical skill and humor that gives this otherwise strictly formulaic slasher picture whatever entertainment value it possesses.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although undercut at times by self-indulgence that includes navel-gazing narration by the filmmaker, Rock in the Red Zone delivers a moving portrait of a musical community that's managed to survive under far greater pressures than worrying about the next gig.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Meyer, whose credits include co-directing and co-editing the classic Grey Gardens, largely employs a fly-on-the-wall approach here that sometimes makes for less than compelling viewing. Nonetheless, the film earns points for the importance of its message.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A surprisingly effective debut effort from writer-director Robert Kirbyson.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Wastes its promising premise with a wavering tone that veers uneasily between camp humor and, pardon the expression, straightness.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Inconsequential but intermittently charming.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While plenty of information is imparted in the impassioned proceedings, the film loses some impact because of its lack of a compelling structure.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A slow-paced and often confusingly plotted crime drama that never lives up to the delicious potential of its premise.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    For all its fandom and self-indulgence, Dear Mr. Watterson does offer some insightful musings about the decline of comic strips in general, with their content ever shrinking due to the diminished state of the newspaper industry.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film is more impressionistic than informative, lacking the necessary dramatic structure to make it truly compelling.

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