Ronnie Scheib
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For 507 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ronnie Scheib's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Arbor
Lowest review score: 10 Reunion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 507
507 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Swell never really gathers momentum, remaining a collection of moments, some more privileged than others.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Though stylistically incoherent at times, picture benefits from the percussionist's plainspokenness.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Registers like a quaint display of local color.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    What starts as an impassioned exploration of the medical establishment's court-proven conspiracy to "contain and eliminate" the chiropractic profession soon turns into a scattershot expose of the entire health care field in Doctored.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    A vibrant catalogue of his outdoor pieces presented in context with an exhaustive portrait of Borba as a boundlessly energetic, iconoclastic creator, the documentary ties itself too tightly to its subject, mimicking forms and rhythms it never fully makes its own.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Few could dispute the obvious physical and mental benefits derived from the practice of this ancient discipline. One could, however, wish that this endless encomium played less like a PowerPoint sales pitch, illustrated with clip-art imagery, scored with generic music and narrated in mellifluous tones by Annette Bening.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Colburn's focus is so single-mindedly laudatory that the whole collaborative process is reduced to people either helping or hindering the visiting genius.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    With its striking Arctic scenery, “Ice” is a gorgeous if overexplained armchair adventure.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    More entertaining than especially revelatory, this timely documentary adds a sprightly note to a somber subject.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    The idea of framing Holocaust atrocities in contemporary genre terms, although intriguing, is not without its perils, and the secret, when revealed, looms too large to fit within the plot’s parameters, creating strange disconnects between form and content.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    The script’s autobiographical roots tend to substitute for a well-constructed dramatic throughline, giving the film an open-endedness that feels more dismissive than ambivalent.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    The ease with which the perky, big-eyed heroine ingeniously succeeds in improving the lot of everyone around her and the painterly manner in which reality in every inch of the frame is "improved" constitute both the "quirky" charm and the pure fishiness of the film.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    A bathetic TV-movie-type "learning experience" that provides about as much insight into teenagers as 40s westerns did into Indians--it's all in the costumes and customs.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Gentle, muted film of limited aesthetic ambition.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    This black comedy on the making of a documentary about mail-order wives finally breaks down under the weight of its twists and turns, but mostly maintains a creepy fascination with its scuzzy characters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Despite Almereyda's strong following in arthouse circles, William Eggleston in the Real World --which requires patient if not repeat viewing -- will probably not venture far into it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Comes off as lame and unfocused as its draggy dramatis personae.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Even Sandler diehards may pass on this mostly derivative paean to compulsive computer geekdom and male sexual dysfunction.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Lack of perspective and shaky comic tone plague Tollbooth -- sinking it in a morass of whiny cliches.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Even a magnificently inspired Maria Bello proves insufficiently daring to save Richard Alfieri and Arthur Allan Seidelman's Chekhov-based chamber piece Sisters from pretentious psychodrama.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Pic relies on nerdy world-weary irony to carry the day, but doesn't convincingly draw its characters.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Trite, sententious and generally unfunny.

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