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 8.9 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:
1,074 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Despite its flaws and unevenness, White Reindeer at least deserves points for not providing another sugarplum-infused view of Christmas.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    By the time it reaches its final act, the film rivals its American counterparts in intensity if not quite in explicit violence.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    An accomplished and stylistically audacious effort that all too accurately conveys the confusion and mental disarray of its subject's illness, ultimately to its detriment.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The actress, wielding a pair of swords like a chef from Benihana, remains a striking action heroine, though she's more convincing visually -- those taut thighs are weapons unto themselves -- than vocally.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film, which thankfully doesn't wear out its welcome with a scant running time of 64 minutes, is fairly prosaic stylistically. But the admittedly rough-hewn footage of the games is thrilling, and the pride and self-respect instilled in the players by their success is still evident today.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately A Bottle in the Gaza Sea adds little insight into a conflict that has already inspired several powerful dramas, such as the recent "The Other Son," and is sadly likely to be the subject of many more.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It's a measure of the times that the new version of The Karate Kid manages to be longer and bigger-budgeted than the original while having lesser impact.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite its admittedly intriguing parts, the film ultimately feels too diffuse and self-indulgent to represent a truly incisive portrait of its subject.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although Andre Gregory's fans will find much here to savor, this rambling and unfocused portrait smacks of self-indulgence.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It winds up as little more than a mildly fun spatter picture that will be best enjoyed by undemanding patrons at midnight screenings.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It lacks the genuine wit to elevate it to a truly satirical level.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While its supernatural premise might have fueled a perfectly good Twilight Zone episode, The Brass Teapot strains to fill its feature-length running time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Like the source material, it's ultimately less than the sum of its parts -- an assemblage of moderately interesting human interest stories that don't carry much weight on the big screen.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film doesn't really manage to sustain attention through its brief running time. But it is heartening to see that the filmmaker, now in his mid-80s, is as passionately engaged as ever.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This version is unlikely to strike a similar chord with young audiences while severely disappointing older fans of the original.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While the screenplay by De Paolis and Sarah Nerboso falters in its melodramatic plot elements, its incisive characterizations and well-drawn smaller moments provide some compensation.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Boasts nothing new under the sun, but it does provide a few decent scares.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    That the film works to the degree that it does is largely due to the sensitive performances. Bonnaire delivers a beautifully modulated turn.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Manages to be enjoyable despite its contrivances.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While this effort directed and co-scripted by Georgina Garcia Riedel lacks true comic inspiration, it provides some genial laughs along the way.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film’s chief asset is Nabaway, who delivers a subtly moving and restrained performance that transcends the contrived plot mechanics. It’s a heartfelt turn that befits this well-intentioned but ultimately reductive film.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While the director-screenwriter clearly has a sensitive affinity for his characters, his film lacks narrative momentum and fresh observations.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While Highway Courtesans has many relevant points to make about the subjugation of women in impoverished societies, it lacks the focus and narrative momentum to sustain its admittedly brief running time.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Mademoiselle C should please fashion devotees while leaving everyone else scratching their heads.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While it features some pungently observational moments, Below Dreams is ultimately too diffuse and disjointed to have the desired impact.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Representing a sort of equal opportunity religious variation on an all-too-familiar theme, The Possession is a Jewish-themed "Exorcist" that, if nothing else, should discourage the practice of buying antique wooden boxes at flea markets.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Never manages to rise above its thin premise, with its claustrophobic setting smacking more of stage than screen.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Attempting to be this generation's "Risky Business," The Babysitters is the sort of ribald morality tale that manages to feel sleazy and decorous at the same time.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Mild in both humor and impact, this well-cast comedy should provide welcome diversion during the holidays for audiences looking for a somewhat lighter experience than the crucifixion of Christ or the massacre at the Alamo.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Not even the estimable comic chops of Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker can lift it above the level of ordinary.

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