For 1,584 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Frank Scheck's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Uncertain
Lowest review score: 0 3 Geezers!
Score distribution:
1584 movie reviews
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    • 60 Frank Scheck
    While Hope Springs Eternal lacks the depth and pathos of such similarly themed films as Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, it delivers its relevant message with a refreshing breeziness.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The main problem is that the storyline becomes so convoluted that it doesn't live up to the intriguing setup. Most of the film's second half is consumed by plodding exposition that is not exactly handled in imaginative fashion.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    For undemanding audiences not looking for too much substance in the summer's dog days, Dog Days should go down relatively easy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    Despite the professionalism of the acting talent, Like Father feels distressingly retrograde.
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    • 0 Frank Scheck
    The filmmaking and performances are so amateurish that any possibility of even the guiltiest of pleasures are quickly erased.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Cocote tells a relatively simple story in willfully obscure, opaque fashion. While the film features many intriguing elements and often proves visually stunning, it ultimately feels a trial to endure.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 0 Frank Scheck
    For all of its incendiary arguments, Death of a Nation is ultimately tedious and repetitive. No one expects, of course, that D'Souza would make a thoughtful, balanced or historically accurate documentary. But is it unreasonable to hope that he make one that doesn't bore the pants off us?
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Frank Scheck
    14 Cameras is another pointless exercise that equates sliminess with terror. The film is creepy, all right, but not in a way that proves remotely edifying.
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    • 30 Frank Scheck
    Displaying an amateurishness that undercuts even its more promising elements, Hell Mountain is the sort of instantly forgettable cheapie effort that has become all too prevalent in movie theaters and VOD listings. This one is for hard-core horror movie completists only.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Snapshots presents a moving portrait of its central relationship doomed by societal constrictions. The female characters are well-drawn and vibrant, while the men are depicted sympathetically.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    93Queen is rough-hewn technically and, although it includes brief interviews with several other members of the female EMT corps, it would have benefited from a wider focus. But it's excusable that the filmmaker would concentrate so much on her central figure, whose fierce intelligence and indomitable spirit render her truly inspirational.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although obviously geared to the small fry who will no doubt eat it up, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies will provide many laughs for their adult chaperones as well.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    All the well-crafted effort has unfortunately been expended on a tired and overly familiar story that never registers as anything more than a compendium of horror-film clich├ęs.
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    • 10 Frank Scheck
    There's nary a believable moment, emotionally or otherwise, in No Postage Necessary, which also suffers from its overly treacly musical score composed by Closshey. The film bears as much relation to real life as cryptocurrency does to hard cash.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    Beautifully acted by its ensemble of mostly non-professional actors, The Citizen puts a very human face on a topic that has inflamed much of the Western world.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Based on real-life events, The Lighthouse depicts its dramatic situations in credible and compelling fashion. But its single, cramped setting and leisurely pacing could definitely tax the patience of horror fans looking for a more visceral, scare-laden experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Frank Scheck
    The fun stems mainly from the amusing interactions between the two main characters so deliciously played by Coogan and Rudd. Both actors are at peak form here, with Coogan clearly having a blast as the flamboyant Erasmus and Rudd employing his expert deadpan delivery and gift for comic timing as the slow-burning Paul.
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    • 40 Frank Scheck
    No doubt the film has noble intentions, but its absurdly over-the-top, practically fetishistic approach undermines its very aims.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    A slow-burn psychological thriller all too visibly wearing its cinematic influences on its sleeve, Beach House delivers suitably ominous atmospherics but doesn't seem to know where to go with them, ultimately resorting to familiar genre tropes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    The film simply fails to provide much reason for nonfans to particularly care about the rise to cult stardom of the Rhode Island-birthed group.
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    • 40 Frank Scheck
    That the film works at all is due to the performances of Smollett-Bell, who is natural and appealing, and Pierce, who infuses his low-key portrayal with his usual deep soulfulness. But their fine efforts are not enough to lift the mediocre One Last Thing above its basic cable-level veneer.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    It's the female performers who steal the show, especially Whitman as the uber-confident Zelda and Alexander as the girlfriend who tolerates Bernard's immaturity even while calling him out for it.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    211
    Director Shackleton stages the ultra-violent mayhem with reasonable proficiency but little flair or imagination. And the less said about the dialogue...the better.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Frank Scheck
    Lorna Tucker's documentary profiling famed fashion designer Vivienne Westwood displays a genuine tension between the filmmaker and her subject that initially proves intriguing. Unfortunately, that tension soon dissipates, and all that's left is a much too cursory portrait of a figure whose fascinating life and career should have led to a more interesting film.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Frank Scheck
    Presumably intended for Jackass fans desperately in search of a plot, Action Park makes a typical episode of America's Funniest Home Videos look sophisticated by comparison.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Infusing its familiar dystopian sci-fi tropes with stylishly gonzo, low-budget filmmaking and inventive narrative flourishes, Upgrade proves far more entertaining than it has a right to be.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 20 Frank Scheck
    A low-rent, post-apocalyptic sci-fi tale that doesn't succeed as either homage or parody of such obvious inspirations as the Mad Max series, Future World proves as original as its title
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Frank Scheck
    Before the film succumbs to those overindulgences, it's a reasonably taut, effective thriller that benefits greatly from Dormer's strong performance as the beleaguered heroine.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Frank Scheck
    It's mildly enjoyable while you're watching it, but as with all such outings, you'll have a hard time remembering it the next day.
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    • 60 Frank Scheck
    To say that the storyline is cliched is giving it more credit than it deserves. But the film manages to succeed anyway, thanks largely to the quiet charisma and likeability of its physically imposing leading man who manages to hold his own even playing opposite the scene-stealing tykes.

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