For 1,114 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 9.3 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 Movie 43
Score distribution:
1,114 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    That the film works to the extent it does is due in large part to the filmmaker’s ingratiating, amusingly self-deprecating personality and his emotional honesty.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Despite its occasional missteps, the film relates its important and sadly too-little-known story with skill and efficiency.
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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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Advocacy filmmaking that also manages to succeed in pulling heartstrings.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although unlikely to make any new converts, The M Word should well satisfy the filmmaker’s small legion of devoted fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    This moving documentary provides a much-needed account of its little-known subject.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A feel-good movie about bridging the technological divide between youngsters and oldsters, Cyber-Seniors demonstrates that computer literacy is but a few mouse clicks away.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The Purge: Anarchy efficiently exploits its high-concept premise while delivering far more visceral thrills than its predecessor.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A provocative portrait of an artist who seemed hell-bent on destroying his own legacy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The convoluted plotting, profusion of characters and heavy doses of explanatory narration may prove off-putting for some less attentive viewers. But the director infuses the fast-proceedings with enough visual flair — inspired by filmmakers ranging from Kurosawa to Leone to yes, Tarantino — to provide ample compensation.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Life’s a Breeze is breezy, lighthearted fun.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    This low-key indie drama has enough well observed, insightful moments to compensate for its occasional lapses into forced quirkiness.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    You're Not You isn't entirely successful in avoiding a television movie-style predictability in its depiction of its central character's incapacitating illness. But its superb performances and emotional complexity ultimately elevate its familiar themes.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film is a meditation on its themes, and as such is probably too amorphous for its own good. But Vanquishing nonetheless represents a typically audacious effort from an intriguing filmmaker whose work bears future attention.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Botso is a deserving homage to a life well lived.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Director Pat O'Connor (Dancing at Lughnasa) achieves a lot with a little... Adding greatly to the overall impact are the strong performances by the three leads.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    It's a visually stunning experience. Even the shots of riders crashing, and there's enough of them here to fuel a dozen PSAs, achieve a haunting visual poetry.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Arriving three decades after the fact, this docudrama doesn't quite do justice to its important subject.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Pelican Dreams will give you a new appreciation for these creatures sometimes referred to as "flying dinosaurs."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Featuring generous amounts of haunting archival footage and photographs, the film is occasionally a bit diffuse in its narrative, straining to convey the complexities of its story with an overabundance of detail. But it ultimately succeeds.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    We're treated to generous excerpts from the finished product, which is all the more resonant for the moving profiles that have preceded it.
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    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Stones in the Sun occasionally suffers from didactic excess but nonetheless offers an intriguing look at this underexposed community.
    • 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).
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While unlikely to change anyone's stances on the hot-button issue, the film emerges as a deeply moving portrait that makes palpably clear the desperation of women for whom attaining legal abortions is impossible.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    There's no denying that this is a fascinating story, albeit one that raises far more questions than it answers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Above and Beyond pays well-deserved homage to these men who helped create the Israeli Air Force and ensured the survival of the burgeoning nation. It's a wonder that it took nearly seven decades for the story to be recounted in feature documentary form.
    • 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."

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