For 1,037 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 8.5 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 Material Girls
Score distribution:
1,037 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Augmenting Baer's interviews with various figures embroiled in the Middle East struggle, including members of Hamas and the Hezbollah, is chilling footage of actual attacks, much of it emanating from the terrorists themselves.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    By most standards, District B13 is a fairly routine summer action movie, albeit one in French. But what makes it unique are the truly amazing and kinetic action scenes featuring Parkour pioneer Belle and co-star Cyril Raffaelli.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The latest in a series of big-screen documentaries dealing with the conflict, and it does so in a particularly involving, fly-on-the-wall manner.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Indie coming-of-age dramas are not exactly an endangered species, but Michael Kang's debut drama is an admirably intelligent and modest example of the genre.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While the film loses focus along the way, it has enough moving and powerful moments to make it a worthy entry in an increasingly crowded genre.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Gunnarsson's film ultimately lacks the grandeur and wit necessary to make the legend fully come alive. Still, the film does offer certain kicks to those who like their action films infused with fantastical elements and benefits greatly from its highly effective lead performances.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    This tale of the team that for a brief period in the 1970s promised to popularize soccer in the U.S. has it all: heroes, villains, sex and, oh yes, some sports as well.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A richly uplifting if somewhat rambling portrait of indomitableness in the face of old age and infirmity, Been Rich All My Life will be inspirational to young and old alike.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While My Country, My Country is hardly an exhaustive depiction of its subject, it provides much in the way of material and perspectives previously unexposed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although the film occasionally become repetitive, one can't help but be moved by the way in which these two groups of people -- who couldn't be more different in terms of background and orientation -- have found a common emotional ground.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While Saw III provides a decent number of new twists, psychological as well as torture-wise, it necessarily lacks the originality of its predecessors.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The dramatic story is related here in a somewhat diffuse and scattershot fashion that reduces some of its impact. But there is no denying its emotional resonance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    For connoisseurs of stories of show business near-disasters, "Bells" is compelling viewing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    For all its flaws, is an often spooky and imaginative ghost story that contains a genuine creepiness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While the film doesn't fully succeed in its striving for a Hitchcock-style ambiguity in its storytelling, it is consistently engrossing in its exploration of the fine line between civic duty and vigilantism.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Demonstrating that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, the screenwriter-director has delivered a well-observed film boasting highly realistic performances and dialogue, if not plot elements. But it's Posey's fascinating portrayal of a thirtysomething Manhattan single woman looking for love that lifts the film above its "Sex and the City" predictabilities.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Its razor-sharp script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and the hilariously deadpan comic performances by Ben Kingsley and Tea Leoni make it a consistent pleasure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although The Willow Tree occasionally suffers from a surfeit of portentous symbolism, it is ultimately a powerful portrait of a man who gets what he always wanted.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A family-friendly fantasy that finds the director working in an uncharacteristically gentle mood.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Dans Paris makes the city seem like the ideal place to be clinically depressed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A rather unfocused but ultimately provocative portrait of Eastern Europe.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    An impassioned ecology-themed documentary that ultimately is more rewarding for informational than cinematic reasons.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Comes as a godsend to those hordes of desperate parents unable to secure tickets for their heartsick tweens during the teen star's sellout tour last year.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The wall-to-wall soundtrack naturally features plenty of today's leading hip-hop and R&B artists, including Flo Rida, T-Pain, Missy Elliott and Trey Songz.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    An unusually poetic and meditative eco-themed documentary, Laura Dunn's The Unforeseen is as beautiful as it is ultimately depressing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    What The Grand lacks in originality it more than makes up for with its high percentage of funny moments.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Overcomes its essential familiarity thanks to a frequently witty script, grounded direction (by Peter Cattaneo, of "Full Monty" fame) and an engaging turn by its star that proves him more than capable of carrying a comedy feature.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    This contemporary riff on "The Sunshine Boys" generally manages to succeed anyway, thanks to the entertaining performances by Mac and co-star Samuel L. Jackson and its generous doses of raucous humor and sweet soul music.

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