For 934 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 8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Frank Scheck's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Best Kept Secret
Lowest review score: 0 Material Girls
Score distribution:
934 movie reviews
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Not even the estimable comic chops of Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker can lift it above the level of ordinary.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This relentlessly quirky tale of a teen-age hermaphrodite displays some creativity on the part of debuting writer/director J.B. Ghuman, Jr. but not enough.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately, the film is best appreciated as a welcome big-screen starring vehicle for Fischer, who expertly navigates the comedic and dramatic demands of a role that keeps her onscreen for virtually the entire running time.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A very important subject gets too dry a treatment to keep one's attention focused.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    More aggressively violent and thankfully less mythology driven than previous installments, Underworld: Awakening is strictly for the converted.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This soapy effort about a prosperous businessman having a midlife crisis finds Perry working in the heavily melodramatic mode that marks his weakest efforts.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A bland romantic comedy in the Richard Curtis style, The Decoy Bride is mainly notable for its proof, if any was needed after "Boardwalk Empire," that Kelly Macdonald is a major talent.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Filmmaker Julia Haslett lacks focus in her ode to the French philosopher.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Subject matter this powerfully charged shouldn't feel like a study aid.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While Downtown Express suffers from a derivative storyline, it offers enough musical authenticity to provide ample compensations.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This debut feature by Anne Renton doesn't quite find the proper tone to convey its heartfelt message.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Imagine a teenage lesbian love story directed by David Cronenberg and you'll have some sense of the weirdness of Jack and Diane. Bradley Rust Gray's attempt to weave horror elements into a fairly conventional narrative yields diminishing returns in this overly stylized effort.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The sort of lumbering epic drama that went out of fashion by the late 1960s, For Greater Glory is mainly notable for shedding light on a little-known historical conflict, namely the Cristero War that took place in 1920s Mexico.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although Martin Sulik's drama sheds light on typically unseen populations of Eastern Europe, the film, heavy on "Hamlet" allusions, may be overstuffed.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Madea is starting to look a little tired.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The scattershot results, while admittedly providing plenty of fascinating details, doesn't quite do its subject justice.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately suffers from an uneven execution and repetitive overload.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Representing a sort of equal opportunity religious variation on an all-too-familiar theme, The Possession is a Jewish-themed "Exorcist" that, if nothing else, should discourage the practice of buying antique wooden boxes at flea markets.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It's a nice little human interest story, but hardly seems worthy of this full-length treatment.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The result is more promotional film - Springfield happens to have recently released both a new album and an autobiography - than intriguing sociology, although the rabidly intense middle-aged female fans on display are probably deserving of psychological study.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Vivid if scattershot documentary examines today's sexualized culture by focusing on three subjects.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    La Vie au Ranch boasts an undeniable authenticity. But how much you enjoy it will depend on your affection for its aimless if attractive characters.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Kate Clere McIntyre and Saraswati Clere's less than revelatory documentary that incessantly makes the point that yoga is really, really good for you.
    • 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.