For 997 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 8.3 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 Beyond Honor
Score distribution:
997 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    An elongated, rather aimless portrait that doesn't fully convey the essence of its titular subject.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    David Duchovny delivers a clearly heartfelt but terminally mawkish and awkward directorial debut in House of D.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It lacks the genuine wit to elevate it to a truly satirical level.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, this feature, originally made for Italian television, doesn't quite do justice to its stirring subject.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although not without a certain cheeky, outrageous charm, Chris Kennedy's film isn't nearly as much fun as it seems to think it is.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Sequins will tax the patience of most viewers not enthralled with endless close-ups of beads and brocades.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately neither funny nor touching enough to make much of an impact, but it does offer many small, insightful moments along the way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This adaptation of South African writer Olive Schreiner's cult novel is too cute by far, sapping emotional resonance from a story that was in its original incarnation apparently far darker.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately comes across as a soporific costume drama featuring a gallery of miscast stars.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    King of the Corner has been adapted from Gerald Shapiro's "Bad Jews and Other Stories" and suffers from an odd, disjointed quality.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although The Reception boasts some moments of emotional truth, its small scale and claustrophobic atmosphere make it a tough sit despite its brief time.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A love story that veers uneasily between mysticism and melodrama.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This ultra-violent revenge thriller is far more notable for its baroque excesses than coherence or credibility.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While all this might have made for a potent short subject, the abstract visual monotony begins to wear thin shortly into the 98-minute running time.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A promotional video masquerading as a documentary.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately has the air of a home movie project blown up to feature-length proportions.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    As bland and forgettable as its title.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Its observations seem more suited to the op-ed pages of a magazine than the big screen.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A fascinating historical tale is rendered with less than compelling results in this pseudo-documentary.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Deeply frustrating because of its brevity and its lack of solid information and historical context.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Packing in enough cliches for a dozen movies, this drama about a sensitive young man trying to achieve his dreams via the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis will best be enjoyed by the generation unfamiliar with "An Officer and a Gentlemen," "Top Gun" and any preceding boxing movies.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Roving Mars is bound to inspire hordes of young science geeks to dream about sending in their resumes. The rest of us may not feel so excited.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Designed to capitalize on the title and premise of the original but offers little to those who fondly remember it.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Written by "Final Destination" screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick, the film has its dubious pleasures, not the least of which is the extended sight of nubile lead actress Jenna Dewan in a bustier, high heels and killer miniskirt.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film doesn't quite manage to sustain interest for the duration of its 86-minute running time. But it does exert a certain voyeuristic fascination, thanks in no small part to the eccentricities of its central figure.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While it does render scientific and philosophical principles in a highly accessible format, the film is nonetheless a real chore to sit through.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While the experience may have been highly rewarding for its participants, viewers may be less than enthralled.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    What might have made for an interesting short film lacks the weight to sustain its feature (albeit, brief) length, and even the presence of Mel Gibson, Jim Caviezel (in full bloody Christ mode) and Monica Bellucci is unlikely to attract any but the "Passion" obsessed.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Visual artist and filmmaker Matthew Barney's follow-up to his acclaimed "Cremaster" film series continues this provocateur's penchant for outrageous imagery and numbing non-narratives.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately more laughable than illuminating, at times approaching a level of camp commensurate with John Waters.

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