For 930 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 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Frank Scheck's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Big Bad Wolves
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
930 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately, the film, for all its evident verisimilitude, never really demonstrates a compelling reason for being.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    As has been previously demonstrated in the hugely successful Perry's stage, television and big-screen works, subtlety and tonal consistency are not his strong suits. Here, the mostly broadly drawn characters and situations on display quickly prove grating, with the film veering awkwardly between broad comedy and melodrama.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Director Darren Lynn Bousman, who also helmed the past two installments, doesn't deviate from the stylistic formula, which includes grinding industrial music, frenzied editing and a blue-gray color palette.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Christensen delivers a low-key performance that is ultimately quite appealing, and he's well matched by the beautiful Alba. Olin brings unexpected depths to what could have been a stock role, and Terrence Howard uses his easy ability to project innate decency to excellent effect.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Never really decides whether it wants to concentrate on providing information or sociological analysis, with the result that it fails to fully satisfy on either level.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Very much reminiscent of "Napoleon" in numerous ways only minus the wit, the film is made somewhat palatable by its inherent sweetness and its treatment of typical adolescent angst.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, as rendered here by the average-looking CGI effects, the characters are underwhelming in their appeal, lacking the charm of their previous animated incarnations.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Boasts an undeniable technical proficiency and historical authenticity, but this docudrama detailing assassin Mark David Chapman's obsession, stalking and eventual murder of the beloved Beatle nonetheless has an unavoidably exploitative feel.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While Stanford is more annoying than endearing as the self-righteous slacker, the charming Deschanel provides the film with its few moments of genuine fun with her offbeat turn as the wily, put-upon girlfriend.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Mitra, clad in the requisite tight, sexy outfits, conveys a suitable toughness but little in the way of personality, while such distinguished British actors as Bob Hoskins and Adrian Lester dutifully show up to collect their paychecks.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Features a fine performance by Angela Bassett, but her work is the sole subtle element.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film's chief asset is its superbly atmospheric evocation of its period milieu.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The sort of quirky independent comedy that strives for hipness but ultimately just feels contrived and derivative.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Sergei Bodrov's Mongol relates the story of Genghis Khan's early years in a plodding, uninspired fashion that doesn't bode well for the next two entries in a planned trilogy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Many of the film's most entertaining moments are, ironically, its most peripheral: Namely, the extensive archival clips of news conferences in which an alternately relaxed and tense Kennedy jostled with journalists
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A feel-good tale with undeniably good intentions, this Canadian comedy-drama doesn't really manage to convince on any level.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Oh, "Blair Witch," what hath thou wrought? It has taken less than a decade, but the concept of horror films filmed documentary-style has officially become a tiresome cliche.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This would-be cult film is unlikely to inspire "Rocky Horror"-style devotion.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although clearly a labor of love for its creator, this coming-of-age tale about a life-changing summer for a young man dreaming of becoming an artist lacks the dramatic momentum to propel audience interest.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film simply has too many tiredly predictable elements for its own good, and despite the handsome cinematography of the extremely picturesque California locations, "Sherman's" never really finds its way.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although it's refreshing that Alien Trespass doesn't indulge in the sort of mindless, gross-out humor that afflicts so many current cinematic spoofs, it errs too much on the other side, offering mere pastiche instead of witty satire.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Follows the same formula as the first, with one difference: They've managed to ramp up the action and vulgarity beyond the insane heights of the original.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Manages to be enjoyable despite its contrivances.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately lacks much in the way of compelling narrative or credible characterizations, but it once again reaffirms Huppert's place in the pantheon of French film actors.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately suffers from an overabundance of plot and a paucity of depth, but it does provide some fleeting comic pleasures along the way.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    All too ironically titled as it details in lethargic and sometimes convoluted fashion the stories of the many heroic and often unsung figures involved.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Swing does have the advantage of boasting a fair amount of genuine onscreen talent.