For 1,075 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 8.9 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:
1,075 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The feature-length film ultimately becomes repetitive, with the lack of contextual information about the subjects’ lives rendering the proceedings shallow.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Part somber character study and part revenge thriller, Steven Knight‘s debut feature lacks the thematic depth necessary to take it seriously while not featuring enough of the high-octane action that its star’s fans have come to expect.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    For all its thoughtful analysis, the film is more anecdotal than truly enlightening. While its cheerleading approach to the problem is admirable, it seems more designed to appeal to the heart than the head.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The director-screenwriter does manage to invest the familiar proceedings with some quirky, original touches.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Voyeurs, at least, will relish the opportunity to ogle, in 3D no less, the frequently unclothed star as well as the equally gorgeous Bowden, who spends much of the proceedings clad only in sexy underwear.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It's a nice little human interest story, but hardly seems worthy of this full-length treatment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    As with many films of its ilk, Surviving Progress takes on more than it can comfortably handle, veering haphazardly from subject to subject.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film earns a few laughs thanks to the energetic efforts of its hardworking cast, but they’re decidedly of the hit-or-miss variety.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite the filmmaker's obvious good intentions in trying to impart valuable life lessons to younger viewers, We the Party suffers from any number of problems, including uneven acting (talent isn't always hereditary); stereotypical characters and situations; and a manic visual style featuring the sort of split-screen obsession that felt outdated decades ago.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    How much of this you'll find enlightening and how much simply creepy will depend on your tolerance for cinematic navel-gazing.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Christensen delivers a low-key performance that is ultimately quite appealing, and he's well matched by the beautiful Alba. Olin brings unexpected depths to what could have been a stock role, and Terrence Howard uses his easy ability to project innate decency to excellent effect.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The Point Break-style plotline is merely an excuse for an endless series of scenes showing off the parkour practitioners in action.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately more laughable than illuminating, at times approaching a level of camp commensurate with John Waters.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This mash-up of cop thriller and torture porn features some clever twists and provides the opportunity for some terrific characters actors to strut their stuff. But Poker Night ultimately deals a losing hand.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite the performer’s engaging charisma, One Track Heart ultimately lacks the contextual depth to make it more than mildly interesting.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It ultimately lacks the singularity to make it stand out among the glut of similarly themed entries.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A fascinating historical tale is rendered with less than compelling results in this pseudo-documentary.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Never quite achieves the balance of melodrama and dark comedy for which it's aiming.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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
    The actress (Amanda Plummer) delivers a beautifully understated, emotive turn that gives this otherwise opaque movie some much needed heart.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film's saving grace is its fine performances.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The young dancers' undeniable skill and athleticism is squandered in this formulaic, overly familiar dance movie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Deeply frustrating because of its brevity and its lack of solid information and historical context.

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