Ronnie Scheib
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For 523 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 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ronnie Scheib's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Sweet Land
Lowest review score: 10 Reunion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 523
523 movie reviews
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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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Marquardt never buries her symbolic subtext very deep, what with a woman who freezes her eggs and a man who ensures that his patients feel nothing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Never completely takes off, yet somewhat overestimates the surrounding zaniness. Still, any opportunity to witness the improvisatory skills of Sarah Silverman, Bonnie Hunt and Amy Sedaris should not be missed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Thanked and vilified from coast to coast, Carter remains steadfast in his belief that Israel's policies in the Occupied Territories are unjust and counterproductive.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Beyond its cool, reflective surfaces and infinite plays with perspective lies nothing -- character, relationships, motives all seemingly irrelevant. Even Willem Dafoe as a haunted cop cannot ground these artfully grisly optical illusions, unconnected to any comprehensible storyline.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    It is the presence of Duncan as a Mike Tyson-esque, malaprop-spouting ex-champion that, at least momentarily, lifts the pic out of its mediocrity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Kagan's green-screen filmization, in its over-busy editing, ever-changing angles and constantly shifting backdrops, strips the play of its starkness, leaving disproportionate schmaltz and propaganda.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Exhibits stray instances of intrigue and wit, and makes nostalgic hay with its enshrinement of old-timers Pippa Scott and H.M. Wynant, but ultimately suggests a too-writerly, over-padded "Twilight Zone" episode.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Sarah Jessica Parker's myriad fans will doubtless appreciate her frazzled warmth in a part she energetically inhabits, but the picture at times feels out of step with contemporary reality and humorless in its adaptation of a comic bestseller.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Generates enough mild humor to keep the spoof rolling, but lacks the commitment and scope.
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    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Shiota piles tons of symbolic baggage on his pint-size protagonists, who luckily rise to the challenge.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Proves a welcome addition to the growing body of films on Iraq, but ultimately promises more than it delivers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Meandering mindlessly, Wizards comes off as yet another humdrum Pottery artifact.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Although Dyer's sophomore feature clearly intends to capture the magical otherness of a child's p.o.v., nothing in her strangely aloof mise-en-scene or her late sister Gretchen's script yields anything more than a group of well-thesped, believable suburban kids upset by their parents' behavior.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    A startling wake-up call about appalling conditions prevailing in American schools, The War on Kids contradicts popular wisdom.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Suliman (“Paradise Now,” “The Attack”) dominates the screen as Khaled, utterly compelling in and out of jail, his magnificent perf tying up cinematic loose ends.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    In its reliance on emotionally loaded voiceover and its disconcertingly direct appeals for support, Len Morris' old-fashioned docu seems more designed for fund-raising pitches than theatrical release.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Swell never really gathers momentum, remaining a collection of moments, some more privileged than others.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Israeli helmer Dror Sahavi's well-meaning but simplistic terrorist melodrama, gingerly counterbalancing religious fanatics on either side of the Israeli-Palestinian divide, utilizes a lyrical "Romeo and Juliet"-type encounter between a reluctant suicide bomber and a Jewish escapee from Orthodox closed-mindedness to plead mutual tolerance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    A venerable cast of Broadway vets interminably wanders through the clan's Connecticut mansion with no apparent goal, carrying the remains of never fully explained resentments.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Unfortunately, picture's concept doesn't stretch to 74 minutes.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    The story of a ragtag Native American team rediscovering the tribal roots of the game to defeat preppie champions is rife with tired tropes, and lacking in three-dimensional characters or colorful plot-twists. Happily for this Onandaga-financed production and vet director Steve Rash, gifted Native American lacrosse players lend hard-hitting impact to the game scenes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    The filmmakers' metaphor of the housing market as a casino, with hard-working people's homes used as chips, although apt, may lack the visual and visceral excitement.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    The tale of a pickpocket's redemption through love, plus a vengeance-seeking cop and assorted betrayals, Loosies weakly channels Sam Fuller's "Pickup on South Street" but without the explosive action, iconic thesping and stylistic punch.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    May shock many viewers, especially political liberals.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Though stylistically incoherent at times, picture benefits from the percussionist's plainspokenness.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Though the picture is respectful of the heist-film template -- the gathering of the crew, the readying of props, the planned circumvention of all obstacles -- its main imperative consists of placing Kahn in impossible situations and watching him trick or strongarm his way out.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    That Blitstein pulls off this tiredly self-reflexive conceit with relative panache is due in no small part to the scruffy grace of leads Justin Rice ("Mutual Appreciation") and indie fixture Brendon Sexton III.

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