For 480 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ronnie Scheib's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Let the Fire Burn
Lowest review score: 10 Fading of the Cries
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 480
480 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    Intelligently written, brilliantly cast and thesped story of a German mail order bride in a Norwegian-American community in Minnesota just after WWI never hits a wrong note.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    Dramatically spellbinding and intellectually stimulating, picture abstractly manipulates multiple layers of representation to shattering effect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    Brief Encounters reps a must-see for art lovers.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    A fascinatingly fractured glimpse into a disengaged mind and a biopic-in-reverse of its subject, quite unlike any documentary seen before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    The brilliantly edited tapestry of actions and reactions exposes a pattern of prejudice and fear capable of infinitely repeating itself.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Lively, intelligent collage, both richly complex and immediately accessible.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Does a superb job of condensing an overwhelming mass of documentation, archival imagery and artistic representation into a concise yet passionate history lesson whose relevance could not be timelier.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Brimming with energy, elan and the unpredictability of his "Something Wild," Jonathan Demme's triumphant Rachel Getting Married may just lay the wedding film to rest, being such a hard act to follow.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Utterly engrossing dual-character study, unfolding with a serene disregard for indie quirkiness, Goodbye Solo radiates authenticity.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Though targeted at tots, Ponyo may appeal most to jaded adults thirsty for wondrous beauty and unpackaged innocence
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Paley sustains a consistently funny, sometimes even self-deprecatory comic tone.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Feminist without the arrogance of 20-20 hindsight, vividly precise in its depiction of 18th-century pre-revolutionary France (the filmmakers were allowed to shoot inside Versailles), alive with exuberantly thesped personages and awash in the joy and power of music, the picture is a stunner.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Tension flows organically from every phase of this dangerous endeavor, making for a highly entertaining outing for operaphiles and operaphobes alike.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Imamura's square-framed, black-and-white imagery, in all its various stylistic incarnations, proves as compelling through the docu's myriad detours as in any of his better-known psychological thrillers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Sweetgrass offers a one-of-a-kind experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    The dialogue — natural, vibrant and totally embedded in the moment, never sententious or showoff-y — is delivered with consummate believability by an excellent cast.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    The novelty of helmer Gardner’s approach to 9/11, her insider’s look at the almost unimaginable difficulties faced by Cantor Fitzgerald in the weeks following the attack, and the abundance of coverage spanning 10 years of inhouse interactions more than compensate for the docu’s occasional unevenness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    With remarkable warmth and immediacy, Green and co-scripter Keogan have managed to capture the beauty of an obviously flawed family, one neither too perfect nor too demographically balanced to ring true, and imbue it with a sense of plenitude that seems to flow as much from the sun-drenched land itself as from the quirkily particular personalities involved.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Consistently fascinating and suspenseful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Fascinating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Chris Browne's sense of humor captures perfectly the contradictions, absurdities and drama at the intersection of class, media, money and sports without dissing any of his player/subjects.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Now, 50 years later, the Justice Department has decided to reopen the case, due largely to Keith Beauchamp's documentary, which contains testimony from hitherto unseen witnesses.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Zombie Honeymoon scores simultaneously as romantic, tragic, grotesque and screamingly funny
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Lively interviews from a wide range of people, a wealth of excerpted footage stretching over decades, and a story packed with legend are served up by helmer Joe Angio with a verve mirroring the restless creativity of the film's subject.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Richly layered picture dramatizes a landmark doctor/patient showdown, chronicles a classic case of transgenderism and reveals how aspects of Schreber's story prefigured Nazism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Always surprising documentary makes excellent use of its many serendipidities.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Todd Robinson constructs a riveting thriller.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A potent combination of ethnography and concert film, Brit helmer Jasmine Dellal's joyous celebration of tzigane music follows the 2001 U.S. "Gypsy Caravan" tour, which showcased five bands from four countries.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Rollicking story of a rich kid whose wildly successful bid for popularity has him playing drug-distributing shrink to an entire high school boasts pitch-perfect faceoffs between upstart Anton Yelchin and alcoholic principal Robert Downey Jr. that could fuel a chemistry lab.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Sharp dialogue, idiosyncratic characters and a wickedly brilliant structure that subtly derails expectation make Laura Smiles a rarity among mellers.