For 997 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 8.3 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 Exists
Score distribution:
997 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It's a measure of the times that the new version of The Karate Kid manages to be longer and bigger-budgeted than the original while having lesser impact.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Reveals a definite been-there, done-that feeling.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Never quite achieves the balance of melodrama and dark comedy for which it's aiming.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Managing nary a single original idea throughout its 93-minute running time, the film does benefit from a cast of sexy young TV stars who should attract the desired female teen demographic.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    That the film works to the degree that it does is largely due to the sensitive performances. Bonnaire delivers a beautifully modulated turn.
    • 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.

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