For 1,114 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 9.3 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 Exists
Score distribution:
1,114 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although its formulaic storyline...holds no surprises, the film nonetheless exerts a certain charm.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although not wholly successful in its sociological aspirations, the film does provide both considerable laughs and food for thought.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The Dirties is as provocative as it is sloppily messy in its themes.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While only sporadically effective in its attempt at creating a modern-day Psycho, Forgetting the Girl does manage to sustain a sufficiently disturbing mood that is not easily forgotten.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film is more impressionistic than informative, lacking the necessary dramatic structure to make it truly compelling.
    • 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 proceedings are largely engrossing and the performances are mostly excellent, with especially strong turns by the female leads.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Despite its flaws and unevenness, White Reindeer at least deserves points for not providing another sugarplum-infused view of Christmas.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Rodrigo H. Vila’s documentary about the famed Argentine singer and political activist suffers from its overly insular and hagiographic perspective, but in its best moments it well illustrates the reasons for her musical influence and social importance.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film, which feels attenuated despite its brief running time, doesn’t dig deep enough to provide more than an impressionistic portrait.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film relies heavily on the charm of its lead performers, and both rise to the occasion.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The writer-director’s affection for his characters — the script is loosely autobiographical -- is both palpable and infectious.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Atmospheric visuals and strong performances aren't enough to compensate for this would-be poetic drama's thin plotline.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although more than a little meandering and self-indulgent, the film is likeable nonetheless thanks to its incisive characterizations and canny capturing of true-life moments.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Compensating for its less than convincing special effects with some intriguing plot twists and bracingly nihilistic situations, The Human Race is a reasonably compelling low-budget genre item.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Tautly orchestrated within its single setting and photographed and edited for maximum shock value, The Damned never really rises above its standard conventions. But its fast pacing and sheer air of conviction make it a better than average example of its overworked genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Henry & Me is a heartwarming tale that should prove irresistible to young baseball fans.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    This intriguing if hardly revelatory account offers some provocative moments, even if the personal access doesn't really add very much.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    How the film wound up in theaters rather than on the Syfy channel is anybody's guess, although the R-rated gore and sex is clearly a major factor. Nonetheless, it has a certain goofy, Troma Films-style charm, and the brief 77-minute running time makes it appropriate for the bottom half of a drive-in double feature
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While it offers some mildly frothy diversions, the Pedro Almodovar-styled Cupcakes lacks the cinematic nutrition to overcome its empty calories.
    • 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.

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