For 1,390 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 Best Kept Secret
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
1390 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Despite his obvious infirmities, Reilly infuses his performance with a great deal of energy -- frequently shouting his lines for emphasis -- and, of course, perfect comic timing. It's fortunate that we have this filmed record -- directed by Barry Poltermann and Frank Anderson -- of a memorable solo performance by a true show business original.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Few films feel as cathartic as James Solomon's documentary The Witness.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Beautifully captures the distinctive wit of its subject.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    This striking cinematic collage provides a hauntingly personal perspective on a country that has been wracked by strife from its very beginnings.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Grippingly depicting the ensuing tensions that constantly threaten to spill over into violence — even while raising discomfiting questions about the scope of First Amendment rights — the film is a nail-biter from start to finish.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    The film is best appreciated as a showcase for the hugely popular titular character, with Perry tearing into the role with hugely entertaining comic gusto.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Provocative and hard-hitting, Every Last Child is a chilling reminder that even diseases once thought eradicated are still capable of rearing their ugly heads as a result of ignorance and prejudice.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Director/screenwriter Khalil Sullins makes an auspicious feature debut with his audacious sci-fi thriller that's as engrossing as it is thought-provoking.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    While the pictures have a stark power undiminished by the passage of time, it's the photographer's eloquent commentary that provides the film with its most moving moments
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    While the film is occasionally frustrating in its lack of analysis, it nonetheless delivers a riveting portrait of the driven and troubled Mugianis.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    A fascinating account of its subject's self-torture over his inability to stop one of the 20th century's greatest tragedies.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    An uncompromising portrait of how global capitalism can exploit an area's resources to the point of near annihilation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Few will fail to be moved by this portrait of selflessness in the face of near insurmountable odds.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    A music documentary of uncommon richness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    The opportunity to see the stunning footage on the big screen is not to be missed, and the narration by Daniel Craig, delivered with James Bond-style drollness, makes it as much fun to listen to as to watch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Sky Ladder chronicles his life and career in illuminating fashion, beginning with his troubled childhood.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Featuring hilarious yet acutely observed performances by Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey as the titular characters, Elvis & Nixon, receiving its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, is a hoot.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Christopher Nolan's noirish thriller is an uncommonly polished and assured feature debut, highly clever textually and supremely accomplished technically. This ultra low-budget exercise marks the emergence of a significant directorial talent. [13 April 1999]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
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    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Even for those younger viewers who won't succumb to nostalgic reveries, Taken by Storm is a fascinating music doc that showcases the artist behind those memorable images.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    A fascinating examination of a mysterious life and the truly bizarre art that it spawned.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Beautifully acted by the largely unknown cast, This is Where We Live is as reticent as its characters, its emotions emerging as much from what’s unsaid as expressed. Its admirably understated approach infuses what could have been an all too predictable, feel good drama with an intriguing complexity.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Running almost two hours, its increasingly convoluted narrative may be too difficult to follow for younger viewers. But its thematic ambition and dazzling visual style ultimately make it one of the more rewarding anime efforts to reach these shores.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    A quiet, nearly plot-free drama enlivened by beautifully nuanced performances by its four-person leading ensemble, In Our Nature depicts familiar dysfunctional family dynamics with a welcome lack of melodrama.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    For an event of such seismic social importance in the modern era, the 1969 Stonewall riots went shockingly undocumented. Almost no archival footage exists, which gives Kate Davis and David Heilbroner's documentary feature Stonewall Uprising the frustrating air of an oral history lesson. But it's a vitally important one nonetheless.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Popstar is filled with the sort of sly jokes whose targets music fans should have no problem recognizing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    By the time Left on Purpose reaches its conclusion, it has delivered a powerful examination of the debilitating effect of clinical depression and raised disturbing questions about the right to take one's own life.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    This subtly engrossing psychological thriller plays like an intellectual version of Fatal Attraction, minus the sex and the dead bunny. And that’s meant as a compliment.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    This fascinating show-business documentary brings its subject to life, warts and all, in a way that would no doubt have thoroughly pleased him.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    A moving if too-leisurely paced effort that benefits immeasurably from the superb performance by its 84-year-old star.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Serves to not only put a very human face on this horrific condition but also as a triumphant valedictory of Campbell's poignant farewell tour.

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