For 1,060 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 8.6 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:
1,060 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Berenger uses his weathered visage and trademark intensity to good effect, but his efforts are undercut by the overwhelmingly cliched script.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, this feature, originally made for Italian television, doesn't quite do justice to its stirring subject.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite the storyline's inherent drama, the meandering Freetown, much like the characters it depicts, takes far too long to get to its destination.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film is elevated by the quality of the performances, with Breslin and Henley movingly affecting as the closely bound sisters and Sorvino convincingly conveying her character’s inability to function.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Actually offers some decent scares before descending into typical horror film bombast.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Desert Dancer too often lapses into generic cinematic clichés, failing to live up to the dramatic potential of its subject matter.

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