For 1,006 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 Best Kept Secret
Lowest review score: 0 Exists
Score distribution:
1,006 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Reveals writer-director Lee Toland Krieger as a talent worth watching.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    What threatened to be yet another routine exercise in raunchiness instead turns out to be a sweet, charming, hilariously funny love story that could emerge as a sleeper hit.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film's satirical commentary about the intersection of politics and art is rarified, to be sure, but there is enough pointed humor in its execution to make The Juche Idea a provocative if intellectually challenging experience.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    If the impact of co-director/writer Reed Cowan's film is undercut by its sometimes sloppy execution, it nonetheless provides a disturbing portrait of the increasing overlap between church and state.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Doesn't exactly bring anything new to the genre, it's no less effective than its predecessor in expertly conjuring an air of low-tech-style dread.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Filmmaker Leon Gast ("When We Were Kings") paints an entertaining portrait of the still-working 79-year-old photographer.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The ensemble cast -- ranging from an Oscar winner (De Niro) and faded action star (Seagal) to a B-movie vet (Fahey) and tabloid fodder (Lindsay Lohan, not exactly playing against type as a drugged-out, hell-raising sexpot) -- pretty much offers something for everybody.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although its sendup of L.A.'s shallow, self-absorbed show business culture is not exactly revelatory, the film does deliver solid laughs, many of them thanks to Philips' wittily provocative, surprisingly hostile confessional ditties.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The Grace Card is a surprisingly hard-edged, faith-based drama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    This touching if insular drama about a woman grieving over the recent death of her aunt is well acted and incisively observed, although it's ultimately too low-key to have much dramatic impact.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    For all its aesthetic deficiencies and self-promotional aspects, it at least provides a valuable and important message.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Informative if selective documentary will eventually find its natural home on the History Channel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Informative and insightful for films buffs without sacrificing accessibility to the casual fan, "Cameraman" is essential viewing for anyone interested in film history.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Occasionally borders on hagiography, but it nonetheless provides wonderful insights into the book's social and literary importance as well as its author's personality.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Courageous reveals the duo's growing expertise as filmmakers with its skillful blending of moving drama, subtle comedy and several impressive action sequences, including a well-staged foot chase and a harrowing shootout between the cops and bad guys.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The actor (Shepard) delivers a beautifully understated, world-weary turn that largely makes up for the slow-paced film's longueurs, and which in a better film could be described as iconic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Director-writer Chris Paine's upbeat follow-up to his controversial 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" features a number of colorful industry leaders in addition to cameos by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jon Favreau.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Gigandet, whose star has been rising thanks to his roles in such films as "Twilight," "Burlesque" and "Easy A," delivers a sensitive portrayal that proves he's more than just a hunk. Malone is as appealing as always, and Hartman is wonderfully fun as the Buster Poindexter-like singer. But the script lacks the depth to transcend its cutesy gimmick.

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