For 1,098 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 9.1 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 Material Girls
Score distribution:
1,098 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A fascinating historical tale is rendered with less than compelling results in this pseudo-documentary.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Never quite achieves the balance of melodrama and dark comedy for which it's aiming.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Director-screenwriter Kuryla displays some talent and an audaciously daring sensibility but ultimately fails to display the assured cinematic style that would make the unsavory proceedings more palatable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    So muted and internal in its focus that its entire running time feels like a preamble to a drama that never quite begins.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The actress (Amanda Plummer) delivers a beautifully understated, emotive turn that gives this otherwise opaque movie some much needed heart.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film's saving grace is its fine performances.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The young dancers' undeniable skill and athleticism is squandered in this formulaic, overly familiar dance movie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Deeply frustrating because of its brevity and its lack of solid information and historical context.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This directorial debut from C. Jay Cox is a sometimes comic melodrama.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite the affecting performances by the two leads, this overly muted drama fails to make much of an impact.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    An Argentine comedy that, despite some interestingly offbeat moments, is unlikely to reach much commercial traction on these shores.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film's saving grace are its fast pacing and generous doses of humor, the latter of which is mostly provided by Robert Patrick's sly delivery of the many wisecracks doled out by his villainous character.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Suffers from an awkward, plodding structure that robs it of much of its dramatic effect.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Reveals itself to be far too stagebound to function effectively onscreen.
    • 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
    Unfortunately, as rendered here by the average-looking CGI effects, the characters are underwhelming in their appeal, lacking the charm of their previous animated incarnations.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A Little Game is a sweetly well-intentioned effort that displays a personal stamp even while occasionally descending into mawkishness.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Provocative without being especially thoughtful or credible, Harry and Max registers as a severe disappointment coming from this talented filmmaker.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Overlong and overstuffed with characters and situations, Ping Pong doesn't really succeed on a dramatic level. But there is no denying its skill in rendering its chosen milieu with an intense visual immediacy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately, the film, for all its evident verisimilitude, never really demonstrates a compelling reason for being.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It offers a plethora of personal accounts, practically all of which are unabashedly laudatory, that provide a fuller picture of its subject's complex personality even if the results border on hagiography.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, while the film has some fascinating and compelling arguments, it quickly assumes the tone of an angry diatribe rather than a well-reasoned political discussion.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A promotional video masquerading as a documentary.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite its fast pacing and well-staged action set-pieces, the film fails to make much of an impression.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite its shameless manipulations and unsubtle approach, it’s an ambitious and well-intentioned feature debut from a director whose future efforts bear attention.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    An odd little comedy drama set in Ireland that boasts more onscreen talent than it deserves.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film’s attempt at blending humor, poignancy and melodrama results in an awkward mish-mosh. But it has heart to spare, and the performances by the multi-generational ensemble are very effective, with particularly moving work by the veterans in the cast.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite some evocative moments...the film is too elliptical and fragmented to have the desired impact. It ultimately leaves the viewer, much like its hero, in a state of dazed confusion.

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