For 1,894 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.7 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 Death of a Nation
Score distribution:
1894 movie reviews
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    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While Botero proves an enjoyable and accessible primer about the octogenarian Colombian-born artist whose paintings and sculptures have delighted millions, it lacks the depth and context to make it more than an easily digestible tribute seemingly designed to be shown on an endless loop at the Museo Botero in Bogotá, Colombia.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Screened Out delivers a convincingly cautionary argument that we're all becoming zombies forgoing human relationships and experiences in favor of our ubiquitous devices.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    Using the Desperate Hours template that has fueled countless thrillers since, Survive the Night is a particularly forgettable example of a tired subgenre that, like so many of Willis' recent efforts, squanders his still estimable movie-star charisma.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    To say it's unoriginal is an understatement. Nonetheless, Villain exerts a powerful pull, thanks both to the effective use of gritty East London locations and the terrific lead performance by Craig Fairbrass, displaying his intimidating physical presence and simmering, low-key charisma. The veteran actor keeps the film percolating despite its overfamiliar aspects.
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    • 30 Frank Scheck
    The overall effect is frustrating, because the performances are generally solid (Breaux delivers a strikingly intense turn as the obsessed Nick) and one can sense the intriguing kernel of an idea that could have proved more successful if the execution had been less tenuous.
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    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film presents a powerful portrait of displacement and environmental devastation stemming from corporate interests, but it ultimately leaves the viewer with more questions than answers.
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    • 20 Frank Scheck
    Director Magán displays no flair for action sequences, although the budgetary limitations obviously didn't help. Nor does he successfully pull off the dramatic scenes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While the rough-hewn filmmaking occasionally reveals Rapman's lack of experience working with a larger cinematic canvas, Blue Story boasts an immediacy and energy that perfectly suit the material.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Despite the fine performances by leads Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), who has herself long been active in refugee causes, and Ivanno Jeremiah (AMC's Humans), The Flood lacks the narrative urgency needed to make watching it feel like more than a slog.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    Suffers mightily from its limited budget and narrative scope.
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    • 60 Frank Scheck
    This is a powerful story that deserves to be told — even if it's rendered in sometimes less than cinematically compelling terms. And at this point in the twilight of her life, Marthe Cohn deserves every accolade that comes her way.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The loosely structured assemblage of damning information eventually proves more numbing than illuminating.
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    • 30 Frank Scheck
    Shot inconsistently in the series’ mockumentary style, which often finds the characters delivering direct addresses to an unseen camera crew, the relentlessly tedious film is devoid of laughs.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Offers a few spooky thrills to get you through another night stuck at home.
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    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, despite all its good intentions, Shooting Heroin lacks the cinematic urgency to get its important message across.
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    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Although episodic in structure, the movie holds together beautifully thanks in large part to Tiefenbach's compelling performance. Looking and sounding like a young Woody Allen, the actor superbly conveys Hanan's initial fear and insecurities and then his gradually increasing confidence as he begins to live up to the demands of his new profession.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film offers enough low-key goofy pleasures to provide an amusing diversion.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    Despite its talented, overqualified cast, Lazy Susan simply feels like a mistake.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    It never manages to overcome its air of overfamiliarity, straining mightily but giving off little but flop sweat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Dolphin Reef benefits greatly from the gorgeous cinematography and canny editing typical of Disney nature docs as well as Portman's soothingly lighthearted, bedtime story-style narration that turns serious at just the right times.
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    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Impossible Monsters at times gets too baroque for its own good, straining for a Ken Russell-like hallucinatory style that it doesn't fully succeed in pulling off. But it's an admirably ambitious and accomplished debut for its tyro filmmaker who should easily move on to bigger things.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A hard-hitting psychological drama about an actress who surreptitiously monitors her former assailant and his current prospective victim, Tape benefits from its well-executed thriller mechanics and terrific performances by its three leads.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    Despite the best efforts of the talented lead performers and an overqualified supporting cast, this is a movie for which you should practice social distancing.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    The filmmakers are clearly hoping that Patterson's name will be enough to attract moviegoers, but this misbegotten effort only serves to further tarnish a cinematic brand already diminished by 2012's Tyler Perry-starrer Alex Cross.
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    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While this cinematic adaptation of W. Glasgow Phillip's acclaimed 1994 novel isn't wholly effective in handling its complex storyline, the film offers compelling performances by its two leads and enough provocative elements to make it worthy of attention.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    More often than not, I Still Believe feels like the cinematic equivalent of the sort of Christian pop songs its main character performs, filled with soaring choruses and heavy-handed lyrics. Every emotion is telegraphed to the hilt, with results that feel more manipulative than affecting. The fact that it's a true story only partially mitigates its more cloying aspects.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Only proves more intent on establishing an ominous mood than providing thrills. Muted and restrained to the point of tedium, the picture offers little that's distinctive to set it apart.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Spenser Confidential seems to be aiming for a buddy-film, action-comedy vibe, but the problems are that there's virtually no chemistry between Spenser and Hawk, the gags (many of them revolving around Spenser's deepest relationship seeming to be with his dog) are lame at best, and the action is strictly pro forma.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The Booksellers tends to be a bit too digressive at times, lapsing into many tangents that are never uninteresting but tend to cause it to lose focus. Nonetheless, the film provides an evocative portrait of a way of life that is hopefully not completely vanishing anytime soon.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, despite its uncomfortable resonance, Beneath Us barely scratches the surface of its provocative ideas, sacrificing nuance in favor of cheap shocks.

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