For 466 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ronnie Scheib's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 First Cousin Once Removed
Lowest review score: 10 Fading of the Cries
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 466
466 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Gondry and his frisky hieroglyphs successfully convey Chomsky’s concept of language as the fleeting “meanings we impose on fragmentary experience.”
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Yet even as the timelessness of the human activity on display seduces with its serenity, it evokes in modern viewers a definite impatience with the impracticality of traditional rites and rhythms, perhaps only enjoyable in 90-minute doses.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Mordaunt previously directed a docu in Laos that featured kids who sold unexploded bombs for scrap metal, and that earlier experience invests this feature’s characters and milieu with an absolute integrity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The film represents a scathing critique of America’s juvenile justice system, the privatization of penal institutions, and the whole notion of “zero tolerance.”
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    For all their concentration on the human factor, the filmmakers by no means shortchange the aesthetic dimensions of LHC.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A surprising, well-crafted documentary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    From this polarizing lie, Techine fashions a brilliantly complex, intimate multi-strander, held together but somewhat skewed by the central perf of Emilie Dequenne ("Rosetta"), whose radiant physicality threatens to eclipse even Catherine Deneuve.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The documentary's open-endedness offers something for everyone.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Distinguishes itself from such last-fling-before-the-wedding comedies as "The Hangover" with the grittiness of its Texas locales and the smug intelligence of its unapologetically narcissistic protagonist.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Fascinating study of free enterprise in free fall. While it may disappoint thrill-seekers, "Girlfriend" should still delight Soderbergh fans and niche auds.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Instead of using its hot-button issues as a present-day hook, sticks with a 19th century mindset which it accompanies with elegant turn-of-the-century decors.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Superb emotional thesping complements script's measured restraint.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Documaker Daniel Peddle also works as a casting director, and so it is small wonder his crisp, concise, intimate portrait of six very different, self-styled "aggressives" -- women who stress their masculine sides -- should reveal in each a curious integrity and beauty.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Magnificent photographs, archival news footage, and location-shot porn add texture and immediacy to Joseph Lovett's fascinating memoir of the sexually explosive 12-year period (1969-1981).
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Although by now routine, the intertwining of separate story strands is solidly structured, and the different mini-narratives resolved in unsurprising yet satisfying ways.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Helmer George Butler correctly gauges his film's strengths, with the search for life in the universe becoming a heartfelt tribute to a couple of robots.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Upbeat Urbanworld documentary prizewinner, full of strong personalities and crisply edited court action.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Proves as entertaining as the earlier "The War Room," which also featured Carville, but is more somber.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    A sure-fire audience-pleaser, Scott (son of Garry) Marshall's winning comedy bow could have been titled "My Big Fat Jewish Bar Mitzvah."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The picture's deepest fascination lies in the soldiers' complicated reactions to the war, perceived simultaneously as funny, horrific, stirring and traumatic.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Enjoyable, daffily improbable escapist romp.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Briskly paced humor and/or pathos flow organically from situation and characters.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Basically conservative yet titillatingly "eccentric" British laffer could succeed in the "Full Monty" import slot.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    PBS-bound docu constitutes a revealing look at a poorly understood chapter in American history.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    A rogues gallery of flamboyant gangsters paint an anecdote-rich portrait of the drug trade, while a steady stream of cops, coroners and crime reporters furnish social commentary.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Thoughtful, incisive, controversial.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    With equal measures of showmanship, patriotism and irony, hundreds vie at NYC's Pussycat Lounge for the East Coast Division of the first-ever nationwide air guitar championship for the right to eventually represent the U.S. at the world championship.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    At several points, Chang is the only thing standing between his event and total chaos, as frustrated ticket-holders rush the gates.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    In dangerous and downright cruddy conditions, the personable Palestinians share stories, lodgings and camaraderie with the young Israeli filmmaker, whose handheld camera follows them everywhere.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Pitch-perfect dialogue, quietly dynamic helming and small-scale action on a widescreen canvas make for a very appealing film.