For 1,390 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 Beyond Honor
Score distribution:
1390 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    This religious-themed drama earns points for proselytizing in more narratively compelling form than usual. But while the film is watchable and features some effective performances, suffice it to say that it isn’t exactly All the President’s Men.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Gurukulam succeeds in its goal of immersing the viewer in its gentle and spiritual setting. Whether you'll achieve enlightenment watching it is another question.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The documentary raises important and substantial questions about an issue that has only become increasingly relevant in recent years.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film relies heavily on the charm of its lead performers, and both rise to the occasion.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The writer-director’s affection for his characters — the script is loosely autobiographical -- is both palpable and infectious.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Ted's Boston-accented zingers are expertly delivered by the director/star, whose voice talent is undeniable, and Wahlberg again demonstrates that he's skilled at comedy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Scott's film chronicling the rise of one of the world's fastest-growing sport is best geared to fans, presenting those of us with merely a casual interest with far too much information and repetitive footage of snowboarders in action.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Despite its frustratingly wandering narrative, All We Had does manage to pull you in, thanks largely to its moving depiction of the mother-daughter bond at its center.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Rue plays her with just the right combination of sweetness, sexuality and sass.
    • 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.

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