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 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
1,037 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While the pleasures of the brief (65 minutes) Viola are modest, it displays an imagination and stylishness that marks the young filmmaker as someone to watch.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Marked by incisive characterizations and fine performances, Big Words is aptly titled, referring not only to the name of one of its lead characters but also to the torrent of dialogue driving its skimpy but evocative narrative.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    You can’t make this stuff up. But Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers would be fascinating even if it wasn’t so timely.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    An atmospheric chiller that’s just quirky enough to achieve cult status.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A fully rounded and complicated portrait of both the man and a company that somehow managed to survive under devastating circumstances.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    It’s all utterly silly and derivative but also undeniably entertaining.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Torn approaches its incendiary topical issues with intelligent modesty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film delivers a compelling portrait of the complicated issues involved.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Using the plight of the hapless team and its troubled young players as a microcosm of American society in decline, Medora, inevitably bound to be compared to the more ambitious and accomplished Hoop Dreams, nonetheless scores some winning points in powerful fashion.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    What Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening’s documentary provides that hasn’t been previously available is an amusing portrait of the backstage goings-on.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A quietly effective thriller with a few clever narrative tricks up its sleeve.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The filmmaker, who co-founded ADI with his wife Jan Creamer, documents the dramatic developments in compelling cinema verite fashion.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although a bit too leisurely and featuring a few too many interminable group therapy scenes, the film nonetheless succeeds in packing considerable dramatic impact thanks to its incisive characterizations, realistic dialogue and well-drawn milieu.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Documenting the 2010 journey in somewhat haphazard but always compelling fashion, Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey well reflects its subjects’ goal of merging spirituality and environmentalism.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    It all goes down easily thanks to a terrific cast.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although diffuse at times, this documentary delivers a vibrant portrait of a fascinating subculture.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Director Won Shin-yun delivers a seemingly non-stop series of exciting set pieces that are only slightly marred by occasional visual incoherence.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film comes off as more of a succession of self-contained comedic vignettes than as an incisive portrait of a woman vainly trying to have it all. But Plumb’s plucky, eccentric character is so winning that you find yourself rooting for her nonetheless.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    It's not surprising that the remake of the 1986 film About Last Night... is broader, cruder and raunchier than the original. What is surprising it that's also much, much funnier.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Allowing its subjects to bare their souls as much as their bodies, Exposed is as frequently moving as it is entertaining.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film's impact is greatly enhanced by the superb performances by the young lead actors who handle their characters’ complexities with impressive skill.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    This is the rare film that would actually seem even creepier watched from home on your computer, preferably alone to enhance its voyeuristic effect.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Displaying a rare inventiveness and technical facility in this increasingly tired, cliché-ridden format, Afflicted delivers a genuinely suspenseful ride while making you wonder how its more elaborate effects were achieved on its obviously low budget.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    That the film works to the extent it does is due in large part to the filmmaker’s ingratiating, amusingly self-deprecating personality and his emotional honesty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While the film doesn’t dig deeply enough into the myriad political and social issues it raises, it’s nonetheless warmly entertaining, thanks to Dulaine’s ever genial presence and the irresistible appeal of watching young children overcome their instilled fears and prejudices.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Despite its occasional missteps, the film relates its important and sadly too-little-known story with skill and efficiency.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although the situation seems to have thankfully been resolved several years ago due to the pressure applied by governments and international organizations, Desert Riders nonetheless serves as a bracing cautionary tale.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Advocacy filmmaking that also manages to succeed in pulling heartstrings.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although unlikely to make any new converts, The M Word should well satisfy the filmmaker’s small legion of devoted fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    This moving documentary provides a much-needed account of its little-known subject.

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