For 1,117 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 9.3 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 InAPPropriate Comedy
Score distribution:
1,117 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Eventually gets so bogged down in its own quirkiness that its humanistic message gets lost.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Squanders its potentially rich possibilities.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite the melodramatic plot twists, there's little emotional resonance to the proceedings, and the film's attempts to link them in metaphysical fashion prove overly ambitious and pretentious.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This documentary about Howard Zinn provides an effective if not necessarily comprehensive or objective portrait of the esteemed historian and activist.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately, the sex scenes seem of far more interest to the filmmakers than the narrative or characterizations, which are rendered in frustratingly vague and often deliberately confusing fashion.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Far too bloody for the art house crowd and too leisurely paced and obscure for more general audiences.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Outfoxed would have benefited from a greater exploration of exactly why Fox News has become so popular and so trusted by its viewers.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This week's campaign commercial, er, political documentary, is a portrait of Democratic candidate Sen. John Kerry's service in Vietnam.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Another effective civics lesson that, unfortunately, will probably never be seen by the people whose minds it seeks to change.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A confusing blend of noir mystery and screwball comedy, Testosterone never manages to reconcile its conflicting tones and ultimately lacks the wit necessary to fuel its outlandish plotting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Manages to be enjoyable despite its contrivances.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It ultimately lacks the singularity to make it stand out among the glut of similarly themed entries.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The provocative issues of Silent Waters are unfortunately undercut by schematic plotting and one-dimensional characterizations, but the forcefulness of its message makes it a rewarding cinematic experience.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film doesn't manage to achieve for hip-hop what the great rock concert films of the past have done for their musical genre.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Director-screenwriter Kuryla displays some talent and an audaciously daring sensibility but ultimately fails to display the assured cinematic style that would make the unsavory proceedings more palatable.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Provocative without being especially thoughtful or credible, Harry and Max registers as a severe disappointment coming from this talented filmmaker.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Modest comedy-drama.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The filmmaker's attempt to explore the outer boundaries of erotic and violent obsession are undone by the murkiness of the execution, and only the highly committed and forceful performances by the two leads give the aptly titled Bad Guy any distinction.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Sub-par video camerawork and editing make the film a trying and tedious experience, despite the engaging personality and impressive physicality of its star.
    • 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.

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