For 938 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 7.9 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 Movie 43
Score distribution:
938 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Its observations seem more suited to the op-ed pages of a magazine than the big screen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The filmmaker clearly has a gift for incisive characterizations and dialogue, but the overall impact of the vignettes is muted by an overall artificiality.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Reveals itself to be far too stagebound to function effectively onscreen.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This mildly engaging comedy drama has enough quirky charms to compensate for its rough spots.
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    • 50 Frank Scheck
    So muted and internal in its focus that its entire running time feels like a preamble to a drama that never quite begins.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Part concert film, part narrative, it isn't fully successful on either level, coming across more like an overlong DVD extra than a fully stand-alone work.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    An odd little comedy drama set in Ireland that boasts more onscreen talent than it deserves.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    An Argentine comedy that, despite some interestingly offbeat moments, is unlikely to reach much commercial traction on these shores.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Family dysfunction has proved a rich resource for documentary filmmakers in recent years, but "October" lacks the narrative drive and emotional resonance of such examples of the genre as "Tarnation" and "Capturing the Friedmans."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Suffers from an awkward, plodding structure that robs it of much of its dramatic effect.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A dramatic story, to be sure, but not exactly grippingly told by its first-time filmmaker.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A would-be provocative satire that too often settles for sitcom-grade silliness, The Infidel represents an opportunity wasted.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    If there's one defining characteristic among English criminals, it's that they apparently are a quirky lot. That, at least, is the conclusion one draws from the endless series of comically tinged British crime thrillers that have come down the pike during recent years, of which the mediocre Perrier's Bounty is the latest example.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Features a profusion of provocative ideas and a wealth of vintage film clips but is unable to avoid having the inevitable feel of a college thesis.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Spoken Word, which centers on the tense reunion between a recovering addict poet and his dying father, features more cliches than it can comfortably handle and is not helped by its grindingly slow pacing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Anyone who has seen the original knows exactly where things are heading, with the result that the proceedings seem far more manipulative than unnerving.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This seventh installment does at least provide a reasonably satisfying conclusion to the series in the unlikely event they choose to give it a rest.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The next time you're invited to a French dinner party, you might want to give it a pass, if the tedious proceedings in Change of Plans are any indication.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Like the source material, it's ultimately less than the sum of its parts -- an assemblage of moderately interesting human interest stories that don't carry much weight on the big screen.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This version is unlikely to strike a similar chord with young audiences while severely disappointing older fans of the original.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The widely heralded musical auteur deserves a more insightful documentary treatment than the one afforded in Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields.