For 1,264 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 9.8 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 The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Score distribution:
1264 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    There are undeniably arresting moments along the way, thanks to Dafoe's subtly intense performance and the well-crafted visuals.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Mainly will appeal to devotees, but even nonfans might want to appreciate its visual splendors on the big screen.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Eventually the conventions of romantic comedy take hold, with the humor declining precipitously.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While hardly sophisticated in its approach and certainly not polished in its technical elements, the film does get its heartfelt message across with undeniable sincerity.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The 3-D effects come fast and furious, rendered with a technical skill and humor that gives this otherwise strictly formulaic slasher picture whatever entertainment value it possesses.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Features enough genuine laughs to give it decent commercial traction.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film has enough entertaining action and sly humor to please its target audience.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Tales of cynical curmudgeons rediscovering their humanity have long been a cinematic staple, but Wonderful World brings a refreshing lack of sentimentality to its take.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Perhaps best suited for younger audiences, who will be more receptive to a vital history lesson only if it's given a music video-style treatment.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Displaying his usual mixture of broad, sitcom-style humor and soapy melodramatics, it's an entertaining if hokey effort that his target audience will eat up.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    This is an affectionate portrait rather than a meaningful critical analysis.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Shot in actual 3D rather than being the latest example of the horrible post-shooting conversion process, "Afterlife" undeniably looks terrific.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Contains enough fascinating archival footage to make it worthy of interest.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Manages to be effective even though the Indian drama is rough around the edges.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The effectively deglamorized Cattrall is terrific, investing her portrayal with a complex mixture of vulnerability, toughness and still-powerful sexuality.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The filmmakers' fidelity to their source material is admirable, but more historical context could have made this Trip as illuminating as it is magical.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A surprisingly effective debut effort from writer-director Robert Kirbyson.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The filmmakers, longtime music video veterans, have delivered a technically polished production that belies the film's low budget. They've also elicited mostly strong performances.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Directors Stephen St. Leger and James Mather fill the film's obvious narrative gaps with enough witty banter and tongue-in-cheek humor for audiences to overlook the subpar special effects used throughout.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The novelty of the setting ultimately proves highly effective. Shot mainly in Eastern European locations that effectively stand in for Prypiat, which is now actually a tourist site, the film is highly convincing in its verisimilitude.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The proceedings have a certain haunted quality, thanks to the dramatic setting and the stark black-and-white cinematography by Steve Cosens that fully conveys its bleakness.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Cogent documentary makes the persuasive argument for the role that U.S. military and corporate interests have played in the influx of immigration from Latin American countries.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Say what you will about the confused narrative, blatant borrowings and wildly over-the-top gory violence of Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning -- at least you can see what the hell is going on.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Patrick McGrady's documentary strains to reconcile its conflicting moods, but Fry's gushing enthusiasm for the subject is ultimately if sometimes queasily infectious.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The winning performances by its two leads elevate this contrived Israeli import.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While its mixture of cinematic styles is awkward more often than not, Girl Rising deserves points for at least trying something different rather than relying on the bone-dry, academic approach usually employed for such informational ventures.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    This assemblage of star-filled shorts makes for a generally rewarding grab bag.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Bringing a much needed personal perspective to a war that has claimed thousands of American lives, the film nonetheless suffers from a hagiographic quality that, from everything we hear expressed about its self-effacing subject, would have disturbed even him.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although ragged in its presentation and frustratingly unfocused in its storytelling, Babe’s and Ricky’s Inn is an endearing cinematic valentine that pays well-deserved tribute to a vanished musical institution.

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