For 1,383 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 10.5 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 Exists
Score distribution:
1383 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Becoming Bulletproof is as enjoyable as it is inspiring.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Marshall, a veteran stage director/choreographer who proved his cinematic skills with his television adaptations of the musicals Cinderella and Annie, does a superb job here, beautifully contrasting the gritty storyline with the hard-edged musical numbers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Frank Scheck
    Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon bring impressive emotional and physical heat to Sunlight Jr., director/screenwriter Laurie Collyer’s beautifully observed character study of an unmarried couple living on the economic margins.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    This moving documentary lends a very human face to its powerful environmental message.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Compelling.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Particularly adept at chronicling the vague existential aimlessness of a segment of postcollege young adults, Bujalski manages to make his subjects seem simultaneously articulate and socially dunderheaded.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    The filmmakers turn what could have been dry subject matter into compelling, inspirational drama.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    A terrific cinematic essay that will have a very, very long shelf life.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    The comedy of errors surrounding the 11 years (and counting) efforts to rebuild the devastated Ground Zero site would be funny if it weren't so tragic. Filmmaker Richard Hankin manages to encompass both aspects in 16 Acres, his strikingly coherent documentary chronicling the tortured process.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    While political and social context is kept to a minimum, the darkly poetic images they capture speak volumes about what the miners go through.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Ra'anan Alexandroricz's documentary uses a simple framework - a starkly photographed series of interviews with nine retired judges and lawyers instrumental in administering the often arbitrary laws - to deliver a provocative examination of the nature of justice.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Featuring generous doses of raucous humor as well as a haunting atmosphere of dread as Tommy and Rosie’s exploits prove increasingly dangerous, Rob the Mob is a true-crime tale that boasts an uncommon emotional resonance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Instantly proves itself an invaluable historical document. Shot verite-style with no narration, soundtrack or other embellishments, Tahrir: Liberation Square simply depicts the events of late January and early February 2011 with a vital immediacy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Infusing its nightmarish scenario with bracing doses of satirical humor, Tunnel is smarter and more sophisticated than most Hollywood attempts at the genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Most notable for its evocative photography of the bleak Oklahoma landscapes and for the memorable turns by its two leads, who bring a haunting, world-weary gravitas to their performances that feels utterly authentic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Anyone looking for subtlety, character development or layered plotting will be disappointed, but action fans will find plenty to amuse them with this film that makes "Hard-Boiled" look restrained.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    With fierce arguments, often drawn on partisan lines, raging across the country, The Lottery will be of vital interest to anyone interested in the topic, especially the parents of young children.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    What distinguishes it are its intelligent, unsentimental screenplay, which only occasionally lapses into emotional manipulation; the assured direction by Yukihiko Tsutsumi; and the superb acting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Although not exactly breaking any new ground with its by now all too familiar found-footage format, Paranormal Activity 3 hews to the formula in expertly crafted fashion, mustering up the requisite scares and then some.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Moving historical drama brings a fascinating chapter of art history to life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Shines a much deserved spotlight on this unheralded artist.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Should be mandatory viewing for those interested in the dominant intersection between religion and politics.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    The extra weight that the actor has packed on gives him an air of vulnerability that makes his character's ultimate emergence from his seemingly impenetrable emotional shell all the more moving.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    It’s a marvelously imaginative conceit that transforms what could have been yet another dryly informative documentary into the realm of art.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    The visual style and the natural, unaffected performances by a talented cast help create an atmosphere of verisimilitude that makes the story all the more powerful. [23 Oct. 1996]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Director Overbay, working from an effective screenplay by his wife Ginny Lee Overbay, slowly ratchets up the tension in quietly compelling fashion.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    This fascinating tale is told with uncommon depth and nuance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Infused with psychological complexity and nuanced characterizations, Ouija: Origin of Evil falters only in the final section.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Comprising seven individual films with a cumulative running time of more than 8 1/2 hours, Have You Heard From Johannesburg (the title comes from a Gil Scott-Heron song) naturally will find a more receptive home on television and home video, but New York's Film Forum, presenting it in three parts, is to be commended for giving the series its world theatrical premiere.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Its subjects are indeed a fascinating and diverse lot.

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