For 1,086 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 9 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 Material Girls
Score distribution:
1,086 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While Giuliani Time offers a wealth of important information that many might have long forgotten, its impact is diluted by its heavily biased nature and lack of balance.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although reasonably compelling to watch and featuring fine performances from its charismatic and attractive lead performers, it ultimately displays little reason for being other than to serve as a transatlantic cinematic calling card.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Attempts to achieve a Pedro Almodovar-level of humor without much success... Degenerating into witless slapstick.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately adds up to less than the sum of its parts. But it possesses a visual power, as well as a lingering resonance, that gives it a certain distinction.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, the film itself -- though it contains some superbly staged and highly lavish action sequences -- lacks the tautness of its heroine.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, while the film has some fascinating and compelling arguments, it quickly assumes the tone of an angry diatribe rather than a well-reasoned political discussion.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    In his director's statement, filmmaker Todd Stephens proclaims that he wants his latest effort to be "the gayest movie ever made." Damn if he doesn't succeed.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While its sexy young lead performers and enjoyable dance sequences should provide some boxoffice enticement, this directorial debut from choreographer Anne Fletcher likely will score bigger on video.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A routine mob thriller.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While the director-screenwriter clearly has a sensitive affinity for his characters, his film lacks narrative momentum and fresh observations.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While director-screenwriter Preston A. Whitmore II's film is to be admired for its proponing the values of a higher education over the dream of a career in the NBA, its dialogue, characterizations and situations rarely transcend the level of cliche.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film's saving grace are its fast pacing and generous doses of humor, the latter of which is mostly provided by Robert Patrick's sly delivery of the many wisecracks doled out by his villainous character.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film's unrelenting bleakness and misanthropic tone is likely to be a turnoff to mainstream performances, but it provides its lead actor with another opportunity to display his riveting intensity.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While Highway Courtesans has many relevant points to make about the subjugation of women in impoverished societies, it lacks the focus and narrative momentum to sustain its admittedly brief running time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film doesn't really manage to sustain attention through its brief running time. But it is heartening to see that the filmmaker, now in his mid-80s, is as passionately engaged as ever.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Most of this is fairly predictable spoofing, and Englund is wasted as a psycho-hunting shrink clearly modeled after Donald Pleasence's character in "Halloween." But there are moments when the proceedings are unsettling and original.
    • 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.

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