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 Movie 43
Score distribution:
1,098 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately lacks the textural depth and emotional precision that marks the work of obvious influences here like Robert Altman, but it does offer a pungent slice of contemporary Israeli life that should prove resonant for audiences interested in the social complexities of the region.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although reasonably compelling to watch and featuring fine performances from its charismatic and attractive lead performers, it ultimately displays little reason for being other than to serve as a transatlantic cinematic calling card.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Mitra, clad in the requisite tight, sexy outfits, conveys a suitable toughness but little in the way of personality, while such distinguished British actors as Bob Hoskins and Adrian Lester dutifully show up to collect their paychecks.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite a neat narrative twist delivered during the end credits, Alien Abduction is ultimately a by-the-numbers enterprise that will please only the most undemanding audiences at midnight screenings.
    • 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
    Hammering home every gag as if to make sure we don't miss them, Balls Out garners a few laughs but mostly seems far too taken with itself.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    In his director's statement, filmmaker Todd Stephens proclaims that he wants his latest effort to be "the gayest movie ever made." Damn if he doesn't succeed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Roving Mars is bound to inspire hordes of young science geeks to dream about sending in their resumes. The rest of us may not feel so excited.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This amiable, Western-themed animated effort from the Walt Disney Co. is a clear attempt to return to the more lighthearted cartoon style that was so prevalent before its onslaught of stately musical epics.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Whether outsiders will find much to appreciate in The TV Set is another question because the film fails to provide the thematic resonance of similarly themed predecessors like the brilliant "Network."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately, it’s little more than a trifle that’s enlivened by the older Huston’s inevitably referential performance.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Featuring enough clanging sword fights, severed limbs, slit throats and bare-bones dialogue to satisfy genre fans while pretty much failing to provide something of interest to anyone else, Sword of Vengeance has the feel of an 11th century-set video game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While its sexy young lead performers and enjoyable dance sequences should provide some boxoffice enticement, this directorial debut from choreographer Anne Fletcher likely will score bigger on video.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although not without a certain cheeky, outrageous charm, Chris Kennedy's film isn't nearly as much fun as it seems to think it is.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The filmmaker clearly has a gift for incisive characterizations and dialogue, but the overall impact of the vignettes is muted by an overall artificiality.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although it's refreshing that Alien Trespass doesn't indulge in the sort of mindless, gross-out humor that afflicts so many current cinematic spoofs, it errs too much on the other side, offering mere pastiche instead of witty satire.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Attempts to achieve a Pedro Almodovar-level of humor without much success... Degenerating into witless slapstick.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately lacks much in the way of compelling narrative or credible characterizations, but it once again reaffirms Huppert's place in the pantheon of French film actors.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The sort of lumbering epic drama that went out of fashion by the late 1960s, For Greater Glory is mainly notable for shedding light on a little-known historical conflict, namely the Cristero War that took place in 1920s Mexico.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Follows the same formula as the first, with one difference: They've managed to ramp up the action and vulgarity beyond the insane heights of the original.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Madea is starting to look a little tired.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A routine mob thriller.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although distinguished by some wildly staged vehicular chase sequences and genuinely witty deadpan dialogue, the film inevitably feels like a footnote to the plethora of similarly themed movies and television shows that seem to arrive on a weekly basis.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Most of this is fairly predictable spoofing, and Englund is wasted as a psycho-hunting shrink clearly modeled after Donald Pleasence's character in "Halloween." But there are moments when the proceedings are unsettling and original.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite strong performances and impressive cinematography, the film ultimately has a paint-by-numbers feel that detracts from its overall effectiveness.
    • 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.

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