For 1,627 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 12.2 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:
1627 movie reviews
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    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The Super isn't distinctive enough to make it stand out amongst the glut of urban-set horror films. But it is chilling enough to make glass-walled, modern high-rises a lot more appealing.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    Depicting the effects of a mysterious, ethereal stranger on the residents of a small town, Change in the Air proves frustrating and dull for most of its running time, displaying unwarranted confidence in its ability to cast a spell.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    For all its effective camerawork and editing, the film can't fully convey the experience of seeing its subject in person. But it certainly provides more than enough motivation for making every effort to do so.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    It's the hugely appealing White and Monroe who authoritatively carry the film, mining the material for all its pathos and humor and displaying the sort of chemistry more often aspired to than achieved in romantic films. They make it look easy, as do the talented filmmakers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The film is most effective in its quieter moments.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    I Still See You is painful to watch, and having to learn all the new jargon only makes it feel like an academic chore.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Although it provides a fair number of mild scares and laughs, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween feels more like a kiddie film than did the original.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    The film suffers from overly melodramatic plotting in the final act that feels contrived. It's far more effective in its quieter, more observational moments.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    A Crooked Somebody is smarter than the usual thriller.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    What does emerge is a vivid portrait of a brilliant and multi-faceted man of ideas who charmed his enemies as well as his friends.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Unfortunately, the updating does the venerable story few favors, and the lack of star wattage makes this Little Women a dull affair.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    There's nothing terribly new under the sun about any of what transpires. But writer-director Gleason has crafted a film that manages to be simultaneously funny, touching and sensitive.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Frank Scheck
    Ironically, the most original aspect of Maximum Impact is its title. Somehow, it has never been used for an action movie before, despite sounding like every one ever made. And after this, it may never be used again.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While The Storyteller hardly breaks any new ground in its Peter Pan-inspired tale, it boasts an undeniable sweetness that proves appealing amidst so many frenetic kids movies.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Handling its complex issues and complicated plot developments with forceful clarity, the film proves simultaneously heartbreaking and inspirational.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    Featuring appearances by a dizzying assemblage of well-known and estimable performers, A Happening of Monumental Proportions is a perfect example of a bad movie happening to good actors. The problem doesn't stem so much from Greer's helming but rather the painfully unfunny script by Gary Lundy.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    Despite a fine cast featuring numerous screen veterans, this is a cliché-ridden effort that quickly runs out of gas.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Even with the interesting historical and individual stories, the doc would have benefited from a more expansive focus. It feels limited at times, both in its small number of personal profiles and the sketchiness with which it delivers the necessary context. There's no denying, however, its passion and conviction.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Throughout the proceedings there are hints of the film that might have been, but every time it seems on the verge of being arresting, it pulls back, as if from fear of offending.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Rodents of Unusual Size proves enjoyably quirky and informative.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    The director ratchets up the tension slowly but assuredly, making excellent use of the atmospheric locations including London and Cairo and assuredly evoking the early '70s time frame.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Bautista has the low-key charisma, natural appeal and formidable physicality necessary for an action star, and he makes Final Score worth watching (at home while eating pizza and drinking beer, preferably) despite its endlessly derivative elements.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    The movie delivers an inspiring message about the power of faith and forgiveness, which is its obvious raison d'etre. But it does so in the sort of formulaic, cliched and simplistic manner that afflicts so many inspirational films.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    For all its vividly and realistically rendered graphic violence and gore, The Basement is an example of torture porn at its most ironic. It threatens to bore its audience to death.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Nelly delivers a deliberately fragmentary, time-shifting portrait that is as provocative as it is sometimes frustrating. What anchors the proceedings is the lead performance of Mylene Mackay, whose star will definitely be on the rise after this sexy, galvanizing turn.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    The only thing missing from God Bless the Broken Road is compelling or believable drama.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Peppermint lacks subtlety and anything even remotely resembling credibility, but like its heroine, it certainly gets the job done. It's the sort of picture that would have been boffo on a grindhouse double bill in the '70s.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Diane falters toward the end, with the story's denouement not quite living up to the provocative set-up. But it nonetheless exerts a fascinating pull that makes you very interested to see what its talented filmmaker comes up with next.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    It's a reasonable premise for a horror film, but the execution is remarkably lackluster. The pacing is sluggish to such a point that viewers may quickly fear that they too will fall asleep and meet Mara themselves.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Frank Scheck
    Marred by juvenile humor and ersatz emotion, the film, directed by Pitipol Ybarra, is so bad that an even worse Hollywood remake seems inevitable.

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