For 1,114 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 9.2 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:
1,114 movie reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Part murder mystery, part dysfunctional family drama and part meditation on the elusiveness of the American dream, Motherland doesn't fully succeed on any of its levels.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While this tale of a couple experiencing myriad romantic ups and downs has its occasional amusing and insightful moments, Meet Me in Montenegro doesn't quite render its characters' foibles endearing.
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    • 50 Frank Scheck
    More stylishly filmed than many others of its ilk, but at the end of the day, is just an ordinary slasher film.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It might well be time for a creative rebooting; the freshness, if not the viscera, has begun to strongly diminish.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    More notable for its small, incisive moments than as a moving depiction of the way that familial relationships are affected by life crises, the film makes only a minor impact.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The sort of sweeping romantic saga rarely attempted on our shores these days, Bride Flight should well please art house audiences, especially of older females, starved for this sort of old-fashioned fare.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A playfully self-reflexive exercise whose endless in-jokes will best be appreciated by only the most ardent genre aficionados.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Much like the recent, similarly themed "Life in a Day," the results are more admirable than enlightening or even entertaining.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Good People follows a familiar thriller template without managing to be particularly compelling.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This mildly engaging comedy drama has enough quirky charms to compensate for its rough spots.
    • 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.

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