For 1,006 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 Best Kept Secret
Lowest review score: 0 Material Girls
Score distribution:
1,006 movie reviews
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Actually offers some decent scares before descending into typical horror film bombast.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Mademoiselle C should please fashion devotees while leaving everyone else scratching their heads.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The gorgeous physicality is more impressive than the sketchy storyline of this dance-centric drama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This disappointingly conventional effort pales in comparison to the filmmaker's wildly audacious comedies.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately, it’s little more than a trifle that’s enlivened by the older Huston’s inevitably referential performance.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Voyeurs, at least, will relish the opportunity to ogle, in 3D no less, the frequently unclothed star as well as the equally gorgeous Bowden, who spends much of the proceedings clad only in sexy underwear.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Slickly executed with glossy, neon-drenched cinematography and a throbbing techno-music score, Paris Countdown sacrifices substance for stylishness, as has become the distressing tendency of so many recent crime dramas. But its fast pacing, compelling lead performances and frequent doses of action prevent boredom from settling in.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Boasting uncommonly handsome production values and a stellar cast, the awkwardly titled The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box nonetheless feels like a stillborn attempt at a franchise starter.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Park Hong-soo’s debut feature includes enough kinetic action sequences to satisfy genre fans even while its dramatic elements leave something to be desired.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film’s true MVP is Cusack, delivering a wittily subtle and acerbic turn that well displays his gift for deadpan comedy. He elevates the material whenever he’s onscreen, providing hints as to the more interestingly subversive film Adult World might have been.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Much of what transpires is wholly unconvincing, although the proceedings are made palatable by the highly appealing performances by the two leads, who display a genuine onscreen chemistry.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Distinctly and proudly old-fashioned in its retro, film noir vibe, A Walk Among the Tombstones is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film is elevated by the quality of the performances, with Breslin and Henley movingly affecting as the closely bound sisters and Sorvino convincingly conveying her character’s inability to function.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The convoluted, cliché-ridden storyline, apparently inspired by the director’s father’s real-life experiences in the drug trade, is the least interesting element, while the brief, perfunctory action sequences no doubt reflect the low budget. But the film certainly looks and sounds good.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite the affecting performances by the two leads, this overly muted drama fails to make much of an impact.

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