For 1,074 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 8.8 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:
1,074 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Frequently slaughtered for consumption in Europe, their inhumane treatment as revealed here will surely prompt outrage among animal lovers as well as those concerned with health and environmental issues.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Despite its occasional missteps, the film relates its important and sadly too-little-known story with skill and efficiency.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Pelican Dreams will give you a new appreciation for these creatures sometimes referred to as "flying dinosaurs."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A worthy addition to the ever-growing canon of Holocaust-related films.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Featuring generous amounts of haunting archival footage and photographs, the film is occasionally a bit diffuse in its narrative, straining to convey the complexities of its story with an overabundance of detail. But it ultimately succeeds.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Tells a fascinatingly lurid tale.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film will eventually be a must-own video item for theater buffs.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While most likely to appeal primarily to the comic's die-hard fans — and there are still plenty of them these days, thanks to his hugely popular podcast — Road Hard offers genuine laughs while displaying real heart along the way.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although the overlong film skirts with hagiography, at times feeling more like a promotional DVD extra than an objective account, it nonetheless has an undeniable emotional pull thanks to its fairy tale-like narrative.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although scattershot in its approach and relying a bit too heavily on cutesy animation, Orgasm Inc. is an eye-opening exposé.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Life’s a Breeze is breezy, lighthearted fun.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although the screenplay by Vizinberg and Lee Peterkin holds little in the way of surprises, it does offer a taut storyline and complex characterizations.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although at times the film gets bogged down in psychological murkiness, the relentless pace and brooding charisma of its star overcomes its narrative deficiencies.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Above and Beyond pays well-deserved homage to these men who helped create the Israeli Air Force and ensured the survival of the burgeoning nation. It's a wonder that it took nearly seven decades for the story to be recounted in feature documentary form.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Trippy in the best sense, Vanishing Waves adds a healthy dose of eroticism to its familiar sci-fi genre.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Fast-paced and episodic, the film at times provides such a torrent of information that it becomes more wearisome than enlightening.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A lack of artful filmmaking doesn't detract from the dramatic impact of this fly-on-the-wall, cinema verite documentary.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Adrien Brody, delivering his finest performance since "The Pianist," plays the central role of the disaffected Henry Barthes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A valuable if fairly esoteric addition to the music documentary genre.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    This low-key indie drama has enough well observed, insightful moments to compensate for its occasional lapses into forced quirkiness.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    You'll never play the titular parlor game again after watching Would You Rather, director David Guy Levy’s clever exercise in torture porn that manages to display as much restraint as genuine sickness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A provocative portrait of an artist who seemed hell-bent on destroying his own legacy.

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