For 1,198 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.5 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:
1198 movie reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    American Hero, which intermittently uses a faux-documentary style to awkward effect, never quite decides what it wants to be.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Stacey Menear's screenplay doesn't manage to sustain its clever premise, with the final act featuring a banal and formulaic revelation that unfortunately takes what had been a spooky haunted house tale into familiar slasher movie territory.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Christensen delivers a low-key performance that is ultimately quite appealing, and he's well matched by the beautiful Alba. Olin brings unexpected depths to what could have been a stock role, and Terrence Howard uses his easy ability to project innate decency to excellent effect.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The Point Break-style plotline is merely an excuse for an endless series of scenes showing off the parkour practitioners in action.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately more laughable than illuminating, at times approaching a level of camp commensurate with John Waters.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    This mash-up of cop thriller and torture porn features some clever twists and provides the opportunity for some terrific characters actors to strut their stuff. But Poker Night ultimately deals a losing hand.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    If there's one defining characteristic among English criminals, it's that they apparently are a quirky lot. That, at least, is the conclusion one draws from the endless series of comically tinged British crime thrillers that have come down the pike during recent years, of which the mediocre Perrier's Bounty is the latest example.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Spoken Word, which centers on the tense reunion between a recovering addict poet and his dying father, features more cliches than it can comfortably handle and is not helped by its grindingly slow pacing.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    It ultimately lacks the singularity to make it stand out among the glut of similarly themed entries.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Features a profusion of provocative ideas and a wealth of vintage film clips but is unable to avoid having the inevitable feel of a college thesis.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    For every emotionally resonant scene, there's another that seems to drag on pointlessly, although the filmmaker once again displays a talent for delineating the emotional tensions that develop when disparate characters are thrown together.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    While both plots work reasonably well separately, they're unnecessarily padded and don't tie together strongly. As a result, the film doesn't achieve its goal of its sum being bigger than its parts.
    • 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.

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