For 887 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Frank Scheck's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Best Kept Secret
Lowest review score: 0 Beyond Honor
Score distribution:
887 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although overlong and diffuse, Oasis, written and directed by Lee Chang-dong, boasts many powerful moments.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Quite moving thanks to its gorgeous cinematography and a story that manages to be emotionally resonate despite its familiarity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Tells a gripping story that resonates with numerous subtexts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    In effect an elaborate home movie. But its examination of the long-lasting effects of evil on the psyche of its victims and their descendants is both thoughtful and much needed in these increasingly polarized times.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Saw
    Boasts an undeniably original premise and clever plot machinations that lift it several notches above the usual slasher film level.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Scenes of dark humor abound as well, like the episode in which the gathered journalists react in fury when they are not provided with pictures of the infamous deck of playing cards depicting the "50 Most Wanted" Iraqi figures.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Despite the often insightful comments by the various cast members and Shepard himself -- the film doesn't dig very deeply into the artistic process of putting on a new play. But it does offer a fascinating fly-on-the-wall perspective.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    These talented performers star in two of the wittiest, most sophisticated sitcoms on the air, but for this movie pairing they're stuck with an endlessly silly plot line and overblown physical mayhem that is instantly forgettable. The fact that they make it so funny nonetheless is a testament to their abilities.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While much of what is said here has been recounted in previous forums -- the special Sept. 11 episode of TV's "Third Watch" being a prime example -- the redundancy doesn't deprive the commentary of its power.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    It does offer plenty of musical numbers and an impressionistic portrait of his life and times.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The two main characters are both so funny, human and touching that Sunset Story ultimately possesses an emotional quality missing from many similarly themed efforts.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although Cinevardaphoto is hardly a major work, it does represent the latest (and earlier) chapters in the career of a fascinating filmmaker.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Tells a fascinatingly lurid tale.
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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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    An evocative examination of the clash between tradition and modernism in the handling of an age-old problem.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Despite its undeniably fascinating elements, Prodigal Sons attempts to deal with so many issues at once that it inevitably lacks focus. But there's no denying that it offers a hook that other similarly themed docs could only envy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    It offers a much needed personal perspective on a subject that is too often reduced to political arguments.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The actor's compelling self-exposure, physically and emotionally, draws us into such a degree that we genuinely come to care about his well-being.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film bears an undeniable stamp of authenticity in its depiction of the romantic crisis suffered by two twentysomethings in New York's ever picturesque Greenwich Village.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    There's no denying that it is often outrageous fun, and the news that Fragasso and Drudi are working on a script for "Troll 2: Part 2" is but the icing on a very nasty cake.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    There's no shortage of fascinating segments.