For 1,414 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11 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:
1414 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Sweet Dreams delivers a rare uplifting story from a country that has seen more than its share of brutality and heartache.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Powerful enough to make even the most cynical believe in the ability of ordinary people to induce political change.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Although it's hard to avoid the feeling of invading their privacy at times, the viewer becomes thoroughly invested in the fate of the film's subjects.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    The film raises more troubling questions than it answers, but it's fascinating throughout nonetheless.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Fascinatingly ambiguous tale and bizarre cast of characters make it one of the more entertaining documentaries in recent memory.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Combining the influences of Italian neorealism with Dickensian melodrama, Andrei Kravchuk's simultaneously tough-minded and sentimental The Italian is as bracing as it is moving.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately a powerful portrait of the sort of apocalyptic culture clash that is resulting in an increasingly dangerous and fragmented world.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Transporter 2 really does deliver the goods.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    [A] small-scale but deeply moving documentary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    This tale of domestic abuse breaks little new stylistic or psychological ground, but it is a searing, well-acted drama that should strike universal chords.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Flamenco is a treat for the senses that will delight dance fans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    The film handles its admittedly familiar themes in uncommonly sensitive fashion.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    This intense drama co-starring Jeanne Tripplehorn and writer-director Leland Orser is at times too minimalistic for its own good, but it has a powerful emotional immediacy that fully grips the viewer by the time it reaches its wrenching conclusion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    A thoughtful, provocative effort that makes up for its narrative failings with its astute philosophical musings.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Sketchy with biographical information, An Art That Nature Makes is sometimes frustrating in its lack of context and wandering focus. But the filmmaker serves her subject well with her excellent presentation of many examples of Purcell's work from throughout her long career.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Uses dark humor, incisive characterizations and social commentary to infuse its familiar detective tale with a distinctive flair.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Arriving amidst a tidal wave of overblown and frequently charmless big studio efforts, Sita Sings the Blues is a welcome reminder that when it comes to animation bigger isn't necessarily better.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Augmenting Baer's interviews with various figures embroiled in the Middle East struggle, including members of Hamas and the Hezbollah, is chilling footage of actual attacks, much of it emanating from the terrorists themselves.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The Lords of Salem is more creepily atmospheric than truly scary and eventually lapses into silliness. But it does provide some evocatively spooky moments along the way.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    This tale of a dysfunctional family whose members experience enough personal crises to fuel a dozen films is a virtual compendium of clichés, but the star's sheer likeability makes it go down as easily as a cup of eggnog.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    There's no shortage of fascinating segments.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    This nastily efficient horror film delivers genuine chills.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While the film doesn’t dig deeply enough into the myriad political and social issues it raises, it’s nonetheless warmly entertaining, thanks to Dulaine’s ever genial presence and the irresistible appeal of watching young children overcome their instilled fears and prejudices.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Joe Lynch's determinedly B-movie exercise is strictly formulaic but should well please genre enthusiasts who will relish watching the sexiest female badass since Uma Thurman in "Kill Bill."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    This timely film makes for highly compelling viewing and demands to be seen.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    This moving documentary provides a much-needed account of its little-known subject.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The Book of Life is a visually stunning effort that makes up for its formulaic storyline with an enchanting atmosphere that sweeps you into its fantastical world, or in this case, three worlds.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    It Had to Be You ultimately demonstrates enough cleverness and inventiveness to make it more than a by-the-book entry in a genre that's become more than a little stale.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Lacking much in the way of narrative and not quite succeeding as a character study — Irene remains an opaque character throughout, and we learn little of her backstory — Homemakers nonetheless exerts a certain fascination with its spirited atmosphere and often quirky humor.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    By most standards, District B13 is a fairly routine summer action movie, albeit one in French. But what makes it unique are the truly amazing and kinetic action scenes featuring Parkour pioneer Belle and co-star Cyril Raffaelli.

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