For 971 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 8.1 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 Movie 43
Score distribution:
971 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Mademoiselle C should please fashion devotees while leaving everyone else scratching their heads.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The young dancers' undeniable skill and athleticism is squandered in this formulaic, overly familiar dance movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film’s chief asset is Nabaway, who delivers a subtly moving and restrained performance that transcends the contrived plot mechanics. It’s a heartfelt turn that befits this well-intentioned but ultimately reductive film.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The gorgeous physicality is more impressive than the sketchy storyline of this dance-centric drama.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately, it’s little more than a trifle that’s enlivened by the older Huston’s inevitably referential performance.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This effort offers some mild amusement but lacks the anarchic wit to make it anything more than a slight diversion.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Has its entertaining moments and boasts pungent performances from such supporting players as Ron Perlman and John C. McGinley, but never quite succeeds in managing its uncomfortable tonal shift from dark comedy to true-crime thriller.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite Meat Loaf’s hammily entertaining turn as the desperate owner of a musical theater summer camp, the film fails to live up to its obvious inspirations.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    More notable for its small, incisive moments than as a moving depiction of the way that familial relationships are affected by life crises, the film makes only a minor impact.
    • 33 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This disappointingly conventional effort pales in comparison to the filmmaker's wildly audacious comedies.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film earns a few laughs thanks to the energetic efforts of its hardworking cast, but they’re decidedly of the hit-or-miss variety.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The director-screenwriter does manage to invest the familiar proceedings with some quirky, original touches.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The feature-length film ultimately becomes repetitive, with the lack of contextual information about the subjects’ lives rendering the proceedings shallow.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Good People follows a familiar thriller template without managing to be particularly compelling.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Neither an inspirational faith-based film nor an attack on Christian dogma, Will Bakke’s comedy/drama Believe Me plays like a religious variation of "Risky Business" minus the sex.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite the author’s scripting and the fine central performances by Joan Allen and Anthony LaPaglia, this low-key effort directed by Peter Askin fails to fulfill the potential of its provocative premise.