For 1,375 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Frank Scheck's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Uncertain
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
1375 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Ted's Boston-accented zingers are expertly delivered by the director/star, whose voice talent is undeniable, and Wahlberg again demonstrates that he's skilled at comedy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Scott's film chronicling the rise of one of the world's fastest-growing sport is best geared to fans, presenting those of us with merely a casual interest with far too much information and repetitive footage of snowboarders in action.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Despite its frustratingly wandering narrative, All We Had does manage to pull you in, thanks largely to its moving depiction of the mother-daughter bond at its center.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Rue plays her with just the right combination of sweetness, sexuality and sass.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    This intriguing if hardly revelatory account offers some provocative moments, even if the personal access doesn't really add very much.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although clearly intended to be brimming with symbolical meanings, Lost and Beautiful — which at least is visually striking, thanks to being shot on expired 16mm film stock — never finds sufficient cinematic poetry in its dreamlike storytelling infused with neo-realistic elements.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The novelty of the setting ultimately proves highly effective. Shot mainly in Eastern European locations that effectively stand in for Prypiat, which is now actually a tourist site, the film is highly convincing in its verisimilitude.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Despite its flaws and unevenness, White Reindeer at least deserves points for not providing another sugarplum-infused view of Christmas.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Worlds Apart doesn’t manage to transcend the forced and familiar-feeling aspects of its multipart narrative, but it does offer an evocative portrait of its troubled milieu, and one of its segments, at least, has genuine emotional resonance.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    By the time it reaches its final act, the film rivals its American counterparts in intensity if not quite in explicit violence.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Filmed in a gorgeous, dreamlike style and Infused with heavy doses of mysticism and allegory, The Vessel is an impressive effort that loses some of its impact, however, for being so derivative.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    An accomplished and stylistically audacious effort that all too accurately conveys the confusion and mental disarray of its subject's illness, ultimately to its detriment.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The actress, wielding a pair of swords like a chef from Benihana, remains a striking action heroine, though she's more convincing visually -- those taut thighs are weapons unto themselves -- than vocally.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Uneasily blending familiar horror tropes with forced attempts at slapstick humor, Crush the Skull doesn't fully succeed in either genre, although it does provide occasional laughs along the way.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    There are some thrilling sequences, to be sure, but the whole is definitely less than the sum of its parts.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Kinnaman delivers a superb turn.... Holland and White also are excellent as the boys who still love their father even while becoming ever more aware of his failings. Their quietly terrified reactions to his escalating belligerence is far more emotionally wrenching than the tired thriller genre conventions to which the film ultimately succumbs.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film, which thankfully doesn't wear out its welcome with a scant running time of 64 minutes, is fairly prosaic stylistically. But the admittedly rough-hewn footage of the games is thrilling, and the pride and self-respect instilled in the players by their success is still evident today.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately A Bottle in the Gaza Sea adds little insight into a conflict that has already inspired several powerful dramas, such as the recent "The Other Son," and is sadly likely to be the subject of many more.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite its admittedly intriguing parts, the film ultimately feels too diffuse and self-indulgent to represent a truly incisive portrait of its subject.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although Andre Gregory's fans will find much here to savor, this rambling and unfocused portrait smacks of self-indulgence.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It winds up as little more than a mildly fun spatter picture that will be best enjoyed by undemanding patrons at midnight screenings.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It lacks the genuine wit to elevate it to a truly satirical level.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While its supernatural premise might have fueled a perfectly good Twilight Zone episode, The Brass Teapot strains to fill its feature-length running time.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Queen Mimi registers as little more than a minor curiosity.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite some clever touches, the derivative film doesn't manage to live up to its clever premise.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While the screenplay by De Paolis and Sarah Nerboso falters in its melodramatic plot elements, its incisive characterizations and well-drawn smaller moments provide some compensation.

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