For 1,006 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.3 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 Beyond Honor
Score distribution:
1,006 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Veers wildly from slapstick comedy to melodrama, but writer-director Rahul Bose, making his feature debut, handles the transitions more effectively than is usual, and the film is generally entertaining even when it's being utterly ridiculous (or maybe especially when it's so).
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While visually stylish and thematically ambitious, Secret Things is ultimately more preposterous than provocative, its vague explorations of sexual and class struggle failing to coalesce in a coherent manner.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Will best be appreciated by those already familiar with the fashion world in general and Saint Laurent in particular.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Best appreciated for the winning performances of its trio of stars, who convey their characters' desperation with humor and poignancy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While the film occasionally stretches credibility and is also rather schematic in its characterizations, it tells its tale with skill and economy, and its observations about consumerist Israeli society are critically insightful without being overdone.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Rue plays her with just the right combination of sweetness, sexuality and sass.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film becomes markedly more entertaining with every appearance by Walter Hagen (Jeremy Northam), Jones' archrival, a raconteur and bon vivant who, though fiercely competitive, enjoyed playing while drunk and clad in a tuxedo.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film is an initially insightful portrait of modern corporate society that unfortunately lapses into melodrama.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Gives these canines the sensual elegance of the Calvin Klein models Weber has so famously photographed. Would that the substance of the film have come close to having the impact of its visuals.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Although Criminal retains its source material's cleverness and intricate plotting, something seems to have been lost in the translation.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Incident at Loch Ness manages to cross "Project Greenlight" with "The Blair Witch Project" in a way that makes one pine for the originals.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Wastes its promising premise with a wavering tone that veers uneasily between camp humor and, pardon the expression, straightness.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Should reasonably please fans of the genre before assuming its place in the horror section of your local video store.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    It suffers from a lack of genuine chills or suspense that renders its slight virtues rather moot.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    A diverting blend of "Rear Window"-style suspense and autumnal romance. While the film is ultimately unable to fully succeed on either front, it offers many pleasures along the way.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Pantoliano brings his usual degree of wily, understated humor to his role and is ably supported by the terrific ensemble, but he's unable to elevate a film that is ultimately as directionless as its protagonist.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Well meaning but less than riveting in its execution, this documentary is far better suited for public television exposure than theatrical release.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Should attract some interest in urban theatrical situations before settling into cult video status.

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