For 1,447 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 11.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Frank Scheck's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Uncertain
Lowest review score: 0 Beyond Honor
Score distribution:
1447 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Scenes of dark humor abound as well, like the episode in which the gathered journalists react in fury when they are not provided with pictures of the infamous deck of playing cards depicting the "50 Most Wanted" Iraqi figures.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Comes across as Almodovar lite, but the film, from director-screenwriters Ines Paris and Daniela Fejerman, offers some pleasures along the way, including an engaging performance by Leonor Watling ("Talk to Her").
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    In this enjoyable if trivial battle between von Trier's psychodrama theatricality and Leth's cool formalism, it's ultimately the viewer who comes out the winner.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    It does offer plenty of musical numbers and an impressionistic portrait of his life and times.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The leisurely narrative is barely able to sustain the film's full-length running time, and some of the obviously staged sequences involving the family of shepherds are annoyingly hokey. Nonetheless, "Weeping Camel" has an undeniable appeal.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film will eventually be a must-own video item for theater buffs.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The results are always visually arresting, while the narrative, even by Maddin standards, is completely out in the ozone.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While the arguments obviously will be digested differently according to the viewer's preconceived notions, the impressive credentials of the witnesses, most of them former insiders rather than mere pontificators, give their arguments an undeniable credibility.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A clearly partisan effort -- director George Butler is a longtime Kerry friend and supporter -- the film is nonetheless bound to have some political impact, thanks to its powerful depiction of the young Kerry.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    An earnest drama about spiritual redemption that is likely to strike quite a chord with certain audiences.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Quite moving thanks to its gorgeous cinematography and a story that manages to be emotionally resonate despite its familiarity.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Saw
    Boasts an undeniably original premise and clever plot machinations that lift it several notches above the usual slasher film level.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Tells a gripping story that resonates with numerous subtexts.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    An appealing lead performance from its leading man and a wonderfully sentimental, if overly familiar, story line are the chief virtues of this French drama, a huge success in its native country.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Mainly notable for its exoticism and gorgeous scenery.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The two main characters are both so funny, human and touching that Sunset Story ultimately possesses an emotional quality missing from many similarly themed efforts.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although Cinevardaphoto is hardly a major work, it does represent the latest (and earlier) chapters in the career of a fascinating filmmaker.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A lack of artful filmmaking doesn't detract from the dramatic impact of this fly-on-the-wall, cinema verite documentary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Highly entertaining and frequently fascinating.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Odessa ... Odessa! could use a little more narrative substance to augment its haunting imagery but is ultimately a memorable portrait of cultural dislocation.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Possesses a lighthearted quality that makes it rather enjoyable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Tells a fascinatingly lurid tale.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A thought-provoking and involving film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    If ultimately the highly talky Saraband comes across as a minor entry in the canon, it nonetheless marks a dignified farewell for one of cinema's greatest directors.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The result isn't particularly mesmerizing, but it does offer a well-rounded portrait that will be of particular interest to photography lovers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Well-meaning and enlightening documentary.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film is narrated by Kathleen Turner in her inimitable husky style, with the actress receiving a final credit as one of the volunteers at ground zero.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Highly informative and likely to increase enrollment at film schools.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    An inspirational film for cinephiles everywhere.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Ultimately has few original aspects, but it is an intelligently wrought drama that makes it a respectable entry in the genre.

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