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 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
1,060 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A Small Section of the World ably fulfills its mission of delivering its inspirational tale, but still seems mainly suitable for a corporate meeting.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    As bland and forgettable as its title.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Reveals a definite been-there, done-that feeling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Subject matter this powerfully charged shouldn't feel like a study aid.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    If viewers have any remaining doubts as to whether or not the dams are a good idea, the gorgeous shots of the threatened landscapes are bound to erase them.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The fairly routine plot is made somewhat more interesting by the infusion of issues regarding morality and faith, but ultimately Three, for all its philosophizing, is little more than a standard serial-killer movie with pretensions.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The gorgeous physicality is more impressive than the sketchy storyline of this dance-centric drama.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite Meat Loaf’s hammily entertaining turn as the desperate owner of a musical theater summer camp, the film fails to live up to its obvious inspirations.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Remakes of '80s-era cult-favorite horror flicks seem to be all the rage these days. But they have to be better than this formulaic effort to replace the already not-so-great originals.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film lacks the originality or wit to differentiate it from the countless other indie romantic comedies littering our screens.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Boasts an uncommon stylization and some first-rate comic performances. But its provocative setup is undercut by its lengthy depiction of an all-too-familiar game of cat and mouse between the culprits and a dogged detective.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The sort of quirky independent comedy that strives for hipness but ultimately just feels contrived and derivative.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Modest comedy-drama.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although it has a visceral intensity, this teen-centered prison movie doesn't avoid the familiar tropes of its genre.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Swing does have the advantage of boasting a fair amount of genuine onscreen talent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Golhardt's screenplay has enough quirkily charming moments to compensate for its plethora of stereotypical characters and cliched situations, and director Sherry Hormann provides a light enough touch to make the proceedings palatable, if not quite enjoyable.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    No one will mistake director Alejandro Chomski's Feel the Noise for great drama. But there's an undeniable sweetness to the characters, the performers are highly appealing, and the music sizzles.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Predictable from first moment to last, it does at least provide a showcase for lacrosse, a sport heretofore cinematically unexploited.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While its blending of philosophy and B-movie conventions will produce more bemused chuckles than converts, the film certainly earns points for sheer audacity.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Bears more than a slight connection to the landmark of the genre, 1974's "Death Wish," starring Charles Bronson. It is based on novelist Brian Garfield's sequel to his original book, though any resemblance is tenuous at best.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although well-meaning in its attempt to dramatize the stigma the subject evokes in the South Asian American community, Hiding Divya ultimately falters in its execution.
    • 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.

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