For 998 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.3 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 Material Girls
Score distribution:
998 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Odessa ... Odessa! could use a little more narrative substance to augment its haunting imagery but is ultimately a memorable portrait of cultural dislocation.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Possesses a lighthearted quality that makes it rather enjoyable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Tells a fascinatingly lurid tale.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A thought-provoking and involving film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    If ultimately the highly talky Saraband comes across as a minor entry in the canon, it nonetheless marks a dignified farewell for one of cinema's greatest directors.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The result isn't particularly mesmerizing, but it does offer a well-rounded portrait that will be of particular interest to photography lovers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Well-meaning and enlightening documentary.
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    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film is narrated by Kathleen Turner in her inimitable husky style, with the actress receiving a final credit as one of the volunteers at ground zero.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Highly informative and likely to increase enrollment at film schools.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    An inspirational film for cinephiles everywhere.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately has few original aspects, but it is an intelligently wrought drama that makes it a respectable entry in the genre.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The admirably tasteful result is a social study far more suited for the likes of Oprah Winfrey than Jerry Springer.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The killer himself takes a far more prominent role in this edition, and as played by the superb Tobin Bell he's quite a memorable creation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Refreshingly devoid of politics.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The Syrian Bride manages to entertain even as it both moves and amuses.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Fortunately, unlike so many similarly politically themed documentaries, the film makes its case with substantial intelligence and conviction.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film possesses a quiet but powerful tension.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The director has staged the elaborate production in his usual stately but impressive manner, and the production values boast the usual Merchant/Ivory stamp of quality.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A surprisingly frank effort that demonstrates that the country's censors may be loosening their reins. This well-acted portrait of a young single mother displays a universality that should translate well to the art house circuit.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Prolific Hong Kong lenser Johnnie To delivers another solid action picture with this latest effort, a cops and robbers yarn with social commentary mixed in along the way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film is an atmospheric and complex thriller that, while not quite living up to its thematic ambitions, more than sustains interest along the way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Our Brand Is Crisis well demonstrates the international efficacy of the methods used to twice elect Bill Clinton. Unlike in "The War Room," the charismatic Carville makes but fleeting appearances in this docu, and it suffers as a result.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A worthy addition to the ever-growing canon of Holocaust-related films.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although Evil eventually suffers from its heavy-handed treatment of its subject, it is a well-made and engrossing melodrama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Well acted and smartly written, the film is an eye-opening sociological portrait that also manages to be a compelling human drama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A highly informative if rather hagiographic portrait of the notable playwright and performer, The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch should prove quite enticing for the legions of fans who have followed him throughout his career.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Mixes comedy and melodrama to a typically baroque degree. Like his "Oldboy" and "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance," the film displays an audacious visual and narrative style, often sacrificing credibility and coherence along the way. But there is no denying its originality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Another highly entertaining portrait of attractive young Europeans looking for personal and professional fulfillment amidst gorgeous locations.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Lacks the powerful focus of the filmmaker's debut effort and often flounders under the weight of its melodrama and contrivances. But it also boasts many well-observed moments and features stellar performances by its youthful cast.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Lacks the subtle power of the previous two efforts, although boasting effective performances from its terrific cast.

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