Ronnie Scheib

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For 533 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 2.6 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 Red Hook Black
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 533
533 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Wide-ranging educational documentary attaches itself to the rise and fall of a 12-year-old fashion model, and indeed, its sincere, cautionary tone seems best suited to younger auds and small screen exposure.
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    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Chalk suffers overall from a lack of subtlety, as problems abruptly get thrust into the foreground with little buildup or internal consistency.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Another in the procession of dead children movies that followed Atom Egoyan's magisterial "The Sweet Hereafter," helmer Gaby Dellal's sophomore effort unfolds in a similarly snow-blanketed small town filled with grieving adults, the community divided in apportioning blame. In contrast with Egoyan's labyrinthine structure and complex storylines, Crest cobbles together bits of plot and a motley assortment of half-formed characters.
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    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Though initially fascinating, this two-hour travelogue soon becomes repetitive as it forsakes stark desert isolation for icon-festooned churches and overcrowded ceremonies.
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    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    The two still rely on their run-on, Woody Allen-ish interlocking rhythms to smartly propel the desultory plot forward, but after countless mumblecore and slacker indies, the sense of newness is gone.
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    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Inoffensive but mostly undistinguished "Ancient Aliens"-type concoction.
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    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    This spectacular orchestration of visual elements seems wasted on a threadbare, inanely repetitive plotline.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    The major draw of Blank City lies in its generous glimpses of rare, virtually lost Super-8 and 16mm films.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Beginning promisingly enough, "Handsome" soon turns monotonously angst-ridden, with all humor and personality falling by the wayside.
    • 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
    Buday's astrology-themed romantic comedy boasts a promising premise, convincing chemistry between its attractive leads and fine thesping by a defensively edgy Jena Malone. But the uneven script, repetitive tropes and over-indulgence of actorly bits slow the pace, tipping youthful casualness into complacency.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Virtually dialogue-free, the film opts for an almost perverse minimalism; even the camera is limited to the topography within the kids' purview.
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    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    David H. Hickey's Lone Star comedy never really develops, stalling this culture-clash clambake at the merely likable stage.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Neither newly revelatory nor formally innovative.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Gentle, muted film of limited aesthetic ambition.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Though the Pangs prove culturally adaptive on a visual level, they seem completely clueless as to the tonal modalities of Mark Wheaton's admittedly undercooked, all-American script.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Colorless exposition and a lack of imagination or wit stall Father of Invention at the starting gate.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    A lightly feminist, good-naturedly comic sketch of a Chinese-American family in crisis. But despite pic's earnestness and obvious good intentions, narrative elements, carefully set forth though they may be, fall back on overfamiliar, underdeveloped tropes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Bubbles along with a jaunty but unoriginal blend of the sweet, tart, cute and weepy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    As fascinating as it is frustrating.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Far from encouraging "Survivor"-style competitiveness, the desert setting serves as a serene Club Med-type backdrop to the all-male bonding.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Mia and the Migoo boasts a handsome, folkloric look that is often undermined by a ham-handed script.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Even if Matteo Garrone's "Gomorrah" hadn't dramatically raised the bar for mafioso movies, The Sicilian Girl would have repped a mediocre entry in the Cosa Nostra canon and a waste of an extraordinary true story.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Picture touchingly conveys the everyday closeness of the Rashevskis, who are wont to tango their troubles away, but spiritual upheavals and tonal shifts feel artificial and strained.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Filmmakers underline the immediate relevance of their conclusion: In matters of war and peace, who we elect president is crucial.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Undeniably topical but the lack of emotional investment in its characters renders it more intelligent than engaging.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Carefully crafted and impressively thesped, particularly by Margo Martindale, Zack Parker's ambitious, self-styled thriller channels a wide spectrum of high-concept classics, from "Rashomon" to "Memento." But the resolution of its conflicting truths proves so bizarre and idiotically off-the-wall that it mitigates all that precedes it.

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