For 1,113 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.2 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 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
1,113 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The next time you're invited to a French dinner party, you might want to give it a pass, if the tedious proceedings in Change of Plans are any indication.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Like the source material, it's ultimately less than the sum of its parts -- an assemblage of moderately interesting human interest stories that don't carry much weight on the big screen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Anyone who has seen the original knows exactly where things are heading, with the result that the proceedings seem far more manipulative than unnerving.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    How much of this you'll find enlightening and how much simply creepy will depend on your tolerance for cinematic navel-gazing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The widely heralded musical auteur deserves a more insightful documentary treatment than the one afforded in Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This seventh installment does at least provide a reasonably satisfying conclusion to the series in the unlikely event they choose to give it a rest.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Never quite achieves the balance of melodrama and dark comedy for which it's aiming.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Managing nary a single original idea throughout its 93-minute running time, the film does benefit from a cast of sexy young TV stars who should attract the desired female teen demographic.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Part murder mystery, part dysfunctional family drama and part meditation on the elusiveness of the American dream, Motherland doesn't fully succeed on any of its levels.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    More stylishly filmed than many others of its ilk, but at the end of the day, is just an ordinary slasher film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    That the film works to the degree that it does is largely due to the sensitive performances. Bonnaire delivers a beautifully modulated turn.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Not even the estimable comic chops of Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker can lift it above the level of ordinary.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The sort of sweeping romantic saga rarely attempted on our shores these days, Bride Flight should well please art house audiences, especially of older females, starved for this sort of old-fashioned fare.
    • 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.
    • 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
    More aggressively violent and thankfully less mythology driven than previous installments, Underworld: Awakening is strictly for the converted.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    A bland romantic comedy in the Richard Curtis style, The Decoy Bride is mainly notable for its proof, if any was needed after "Boardwalk Empire," that Kelly Macdonald is a major talent.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Filmmaker Julia Haslett lacks focus in her ode to the French philosopher.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    As with many films of its ilk, Surviving Progress takes on more than it can comfortably handle, veering haphazardly from subject to subject.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite the filmmaker's obvious good intentions in trying to impart valuable life lessons to younger viewers, We the Party suffers from any number of problems, including uneven acting (talent isn't always hereditary); stereotypical characters and situations; and a manic visual style featuring the sort of split-screen obsession that felt outdated decades ago.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Subject matter this powerfully charged shouldn't feel like a study aid.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While Downtown Express suffers from a derivative storyline, it offers enough musical authenticity to provide ample compensations.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This debut feature by Anne Renton doesn't quite find the proper tone to convey its heartfelt message.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Imagine a teenage lesbian love story directed by David Cronenberg and you'll have some sense of the weirdness of Jack and Diane. Bradley Rust Gray's attempt to weave horror elements into a fairly conventional narrative yields diminishing returns in this overly stylized effort.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Predictable from first moment to last, it does at least provide a showcase for lacrosse, a sport heretofore cinematically unexploited.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Much like the recent, similarly themed "Life in a Day," the results are more admirable than enlightening or even entertaining.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    If viewers have any remaining doubts as to whether or not the dams are a good idea, the gorgeous shots of the threatened landscapes are bound to erase them.

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