Ronnie Scheib
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For 520 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ronnie Scheib's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Around The World In 50 Concerts
Lowest review score: 10 Fading of the Cries
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 520
520 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    The overly simplistic script by Zac Stanford (“The Chumscrubber”) hits nothing but high notes, making the whole dramatically less than the sum of its parts.
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    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Live From New York! registers as simultaneously too outsider and too insider — a perfect definition of mainstream media itself.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    In scope, depth, rhythm and gags, "Pizzas" seems best suited to the small screen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Dave Boyle's picture is fueled by no overriding visual style, relying completely on its actors' chemistry for momentum. Unfortunately, the two strike no sparks.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Though it retains the narrative complexity of the Swedish bestseller on which it's based, WWII saga Simon and the Oaks never creates an emotional or intellectual throughline of its own.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    In striving simultaneously to cover the transplanted rap scene, sample a wide range of groups, and give an unbiased picture of Cuban society, helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who have hitherto worked in short-form, blur the overall shape of their picture.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Amiable but uneven.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Racks up damning anecdotal evidence without substantially altering the discussion.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Revenge is a disappointment. Admittedly, the picture deploys the same kind of cinematic bells and whistles that made "Killed" so enjoyable. But without true tension, the documentary feels as slickly manufactured as its va-va-voom subject.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    A convoluted bilingual thriller about a kidnapping in Colombia, Towards Darkness may be too clever for its own good. Frosh director Antonio Negret intertwines so many disparate characters, each with a flashback-studded backstory, that after a while the exhausted viewer, assaulted by sudden time-jumps, agitated handheld camerawork and tediously protracted suspense, ceases to care.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Stephen Vittoria's documentary about Mumia Abu-Jamal -- unrepentant commie cop-killer to some, political martyr to others -- makes no bones about its allegiance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Inevitable comparisons to Quentin Tarentino's femme-centered carnage extravaganza "Kill Bill" are not unwarranted insofar as both films featurefeature an abstract, self-conscious, and decidedly post-modern approach to a moribund genre.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Ultimately, nothing can save this pic from the warm fuzzies.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    A killer ending does not a movie make, and ultimately In the Bedroom may be more interesting to talk about than sit through.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    In the central role, first-time feature helmer Alexander Poe may trigger sheepish identification among the neurotic with the protag's vaguely ridiculous reactions. While his character registers as white-bread bland, strong performances from the two "exes" save this indie from a surfeit of self-deprecating charm.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Part personal quest, part testimonial and part fund-raiser, A Journey in My Mother's Footsteps fulfills disparate agendas for helmer Dina Rosenmeier, a mildly resentful daughter wondering why her humanitarian mother prioritized orphaned Indian children over her own offspring.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Happily, "Upwards" picks up immeasurably when three legit luminaries (Andrea Martin, Julie White, Peter Friedman) enter the picture as the couple's parents.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    The leads jell well but the film overcompensates to justify their union, surrounding them with broadly drawn secondary characters presented in an uncertain, inconsistent comic tone.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Though the actors don't flesh out or particularly fit their roles, they seem perfectly at ease with them and with each other.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Nothing here -- technologically, linguistically or visually -- would not be more at home decades ago, when director Stephen Herek helmed "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "The Mighty Ducks."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Loveless exerts a low-energy, dread-tinged fascination that intrigues rather than wows.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Picture narrowly avoids outright bathos, thanks largely to first-rate perfs by its child thesps and by Ray Liotta. But by self-righteously rejecting facile solutions, then employing them anyway in the tradition of "no ending left behind," the result conforms to parents' old-fashioned notions of kid movies rather than demonstrating true kid appeal.
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    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Name cast, occasional deft touches and nifty contrast between the two locales cannot overcome script's terminal awkwardness.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    The bros are built, and "Hand," with its gorgeous shots of mist-shrouded woods and sun-burnished hay, plus a brief but rapturous foray into gay sex, may attract queer auds.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    With its striking Arctic scenery, “Ice” is a gorgeous if overexplained armchair adventure.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    This mildly amusing, resolutely inoffensive outing lacks serious sexual tension -- which might just make it a viable compromise date pick in limited release.
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    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Boasts dazzling hockey action, but its off-ice piousness makes for tough sledding for non-Canucks.
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    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    This low-budget curio feels remarkably authentic but lacks a core story structure.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Keeps grimly glued to its one-note premise, relieved by nary a glimmer of humor, surprise or personality.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Hearing the majestic iambic pentameter rendered in the sharply rising and falling cadences of colloquial Yiddish proves wackily charming, but the lack of correlation between the two plots makes the result feel unfocused.

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