For 1,067 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 8.7 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:
1,067 movie reviews
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    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Not a particularly deep portrait of its iconoclastic subject, this loving documentary should be of interest to aging baby boomers with long memories.
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    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Stones in the Sun occasionally suffers from didactic excess but nonetheless offers an intriguing look at this underexposed community.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    An earnest drama about spiritual redemption that is likely to strike quite a chord with certain audiences.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although overlong and diffuse, Oasis, written and directed by Lee Chang-dong, boasts many powerful moments.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Eva
    Eva is a provocative and engrossing effort that, although trafficking in familiar themes, is a notable addition to the timeworn genre.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    An impassioned ecology-themed documentary that ultimately is more rewarding for informational than cinematic reasons.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Advocacy filmmaking that also manages to succeed in pulling heartstrings.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    It's a visually stunning experience. Even the shots of riders crashing, and there's enough of them here to fuel a dozen PSAs, achieve a haunting visual poetry.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Primarily an actors' showcase, it does at least provide the opportunity for the virtuosic John Ventimiglia (The Sopranos) to strut his stuff in a well-deserved leading role.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While unlikely to change anyone's stances on the hot-button issue, the film emerges as a deeply moving portrait that makes palpably clear the desperation of women for whom attaining legal abortions is impossible.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Proves to be an engrossing and entertaining polemic that successfully walks a fine line between thoughtful debate and, well, juicy gossip.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The Sisterhood of Night doesn't fully live up to its promise, with its themes never quite coming into focus. But along the way it presents a vivid depiction of teen angst that feels far realer than the usual exploitive Hollywood treatment.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Fortunately, unlike so many similarly politically themed documentaries, the film makes its case with substantial intelligence and conviction.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Arriving three decades after the fact, this docudrama doesn't quite do justice to its important subject.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While the arguments obviously will be digested differently according to the viewer's preconceived notions, the impressive credentials of the witnesses, most of them former insiders rather than mere pontificators, give their arguments an undeniable credibility.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film delivers a compelling portrait of the complicated issues involved.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Informative if selective documentary will eventually find its natural home on the History Channel.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately stronger on characterization and atmosphere than narrative. But its portrait of a society torn apart by, among other things, religious fundamentalism, is all too currently resonant.
    • 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.

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