For 1,074 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 8.9 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 Exists
Score distribution:
1,074 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Another highly entertaining portrait of attractive young Europeans looking for personal and professional fulfillment amidst gorgeous locations.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film comes off as more of a succession of self-contained comedic vignettes than as an incisive portrait of a woman vainly trying to have it all. But Plumb’s plucky, eccentric character is so winning that you find yourself rooting for her nonetheless.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    It offers a much needed personal perspective on a subject that is too often reduced to political arguments.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While the film loses focus along the way, it has enough moving and powerful moments to make it a worthy entry in an increasingly crowded genre.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Filled with devastating statistics documenting the devastating effects of climate change on the planet, the film takes particular aim at CEOs, or “greedy lying bastards,” of the oil and gas corporations which are contributing to the crisis.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The plus-sized comic delivers a solid set of often highly personal material that’s consistently amusing even if it never quite hits the level of hilarity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A sensitive and well-observed drama that, while not breaking new ground, marks its director-screenwriter as someone to watch.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Featuring veteran Austrian theater actor Philipp Hochmair and former circus performer Walter Saabel playing loosely fictionalized versions of themselves, The Shine of Day sporadically registers with beautifully observed moments even while suffering from its lack of a compelling narrative.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The resulting journey of self-discovery is not exactly profound in its revelations, but as usual with McElwee's efforts the proceedings are enlivened by his droll, witty narration, delivered in a sonorous tone.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Occasionally borders on hagiography, but it nonetheless provides wonderful insights into the book's social and literary importance as well as its author's personality.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Possesses a lighthearted quality that makes it rather enjoyable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While the onscreen debate about the issues occasionally proves a bit dry, there's no denying the inherent twisted power of the films themselves.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A family-friendly fantasy that finds the director working in an uncharacteristically gentle mood.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Director-writer Chris Paine's upbeat follow-up to his controversial 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" features a number of colorful industry leaders in addition to cameos by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jon Favreau.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The wall-to-wall soundtrack naturally features plenty of today's leading hip-hop and R&B artists, including Flo Rida, T-Pain, Missy Elliott and Trey Songz.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although diffuse at times, this documentary delivers a vibrant portrait of a fascinating subculture.
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    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although the situation seems to have thankfully been resolved several years ago due to the pressure applied by governments and international organizations, Desert Riders nonetheless serves as a bracing cautionary tale.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    First Position overcomes its predictable elements thanks to the inherent visual drama of watching children strain their bodies to the limit in obsessive pursuit of their goals.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Quite moving thanks to its gorgeous cinematography and a story that manages to be emotionally resonate despite its familiarity.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Dans Paris makes the city seem like the ideal place to be clinically depressed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While the original version's four hours might have made for wearisome viewing for Western audiences, Herzog's 94-minute cut feels just right, fully immersing us in this rarified world without lapsing into tedium.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    An atmospheric chiller that’s just quirky enough to achieve cult status.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The latest in a series of big-screen documentaries dealing with the conflict, and it does so in a particularly involving, fly-on-the-wall manner.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Life Partners boasts a sweetly relaxed vibe that makes it go down easily thanks to the witty screenplay by Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz and the highly appealing performances by Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Gillian Jacobs (Community).
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    If the impact of co-director/writer Reed Cowan's film is undercut by its sometimes sloppy execution, it nonetheless provides a disturbing portrait of the increasing overlap between church and state.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    For all the impressive ease with which the filmmaker handles her tyke star, Nana never quite manages to achieve the thematic resonance to which it aspires.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While Saw III provides a decent number of new twists, psychological as well as torture-wise, it necessarily lacks the originality of its predecessors.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Using the plight of the hapless team and its troubled young players as a microcosm of American society in decline, Medora, inevitably bound to be compared to the more ambitious and accomplished Hoop Dreams, nonetheless scores some winning points in powerful fashion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Director Won Shin-yun delivers a seemingly non-stop series of exciting set pieces that are only slightly marred by occasional visual incoherence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Marked by incisive characterizations and fine performances, Big Words is aptly titled, referring not only to the name of one of its lead characters but also to the torrent of dialogue driving its skimpy but evocative narrative.

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