For 975 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 8.2 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:
975 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, the Collector simply isn't a very interesting screen villain. Clad in a black mask that reveals only his eyes and mouth, he mainly communicates by heavy breathing. It makes one yearn for the perversely witty chatter of Jigsaw.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While the idea of a German romantic comedy may seem like an oxymoron, What a Man proves an amiable diversion that at least has the distinction of not starring Katherine Heigl or Kate Hudson.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Remakes of '80s-era cult-favorite horror flicks seem to be all the rage these days. But they have to be better than this formulaic effort to replace the already not-so-great originals.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Actually offers some decent scares before descending into typical horror film bombast.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film lacks the originality or wit to differentiate it from the countless other indie romantic comedies littering our screens.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This head-scratcher boasts visual imagination to spare even as its logistical complexities and heavy-handed symbolism ultimately prove off-putting.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite its fast pacing and well-staged action set-pieces, the film fails to make much of an impression.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although it has a visceral intensity, this teen-centered prison movie doesn't avoid the familiar tropes of its genre.
    • 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.
    • 39 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Depending on your age and memory, you’ll recognize cinematic DNA from everything from "Three Days of the Condor" to the "Taken" and "Bourne" franchises in this tale of a father and daughter on the run from an evil conspiracy.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Features a top-notch cast, a few beautifully observed moments, and some amusingly bitchy dialogue. But its rambling, episodic structure and gallery of troubled characters will ultimately prove too off-putting to attract theatrical audiences.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The problem is, despite the fact that the cast is filled with a gallery of veteran comic performers, few of the characters they portray are very interesting.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While its theme of youthful empowerment inevitably strikes an emotional chord, the film never manages to achieve any dramatic steam, plodding along in mildly diverting but essentially bland fashion.
    • 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.