For 1,362 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 Best Kept Secret
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
1362 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Offers a litany of images and sound bites that are all too disturbing. Although Ever Again lacks the dramatic focus that would make it truly distinctive, it offers a timely wake-up call that should be well heeded.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A giddy romp that never takes itself seriously in the slightest, and that makes Taipei look like the center of the gay universe.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A cut above the usual level of slasher films, with its overly convoluted plot enhanced by an impressive level of cinematic style. It also places a greater emphasis on surprising plot twists than gore.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Heist nonetheless has a B-movie appeal thanks to its strong ensemble and wacky commitment to its overcomplicated, wildly absurd plotting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While the film occasionally stretches credibility and is also rather schematic in its characterizations, it tells its tale with skill and economy, and its observations about consumerist Israeli society are critically insightful without being overdone.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Should attract some interest in urban theatrical situations before settling into cult video status.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Fails to overcome its recycled elements but displays a winning spirit that's hard to dislike.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Gives these canines the sensual elegance of the Calvin Klein models Weber has so famously photographed. Would that the substance of the film have come close to having the impact of its visuals.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Embers strains for a philosophical profundity that eludes it. And despite its brief running time, so little actually happens in the plot that it feels much longer than it is. But the film has many resonant moments.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Best of all is Holm, who is consistently hilarious as the sarcastic shrink from hell.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Scott Caan, who delivers a derivative but extremely well acted drama.
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    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The proceedings are largely engrossing and the performances are mostly excellent, with especially strong turns by the female leads.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Best appreciated for the winning performances of its trio of stars, who convey their characters' desperation with humor and poignancy.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Eventually the conventions of romantic comedy take hold, with the humor declining precipitously.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Delivering some genuinely creepy slow-burn moments before devolving into baroque excess, Emelie delivers a nasty twist on an all-too-common scenario.
    • 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.
    • 45 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Visually stunning if dramatically logy and willfully enigmatic.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Manages to be effective even though the Indian drama is rough around the edges.

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