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 First Cousin Once Removed
Lowest review score: 10 Red Hook Black
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 523
523 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    The film is hamstrung by its fidelity to real-life inspirational models.
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    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    In its avoidance of all ambiguity, this giant-screen opus ultimately boils down to a rhapsodic endorsement of the tourism and shopping industries.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    A humorless, relentlessly ethnocentric docu about Jews in basketball.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    The result is a rough-edged, head-scratching mix of tones. Fortunately, musicvideo vet Rhein's competent helming skills counterbalance her off-putting dialogue and flat acting style so that the picture doesn't come off strictly amateur.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Icelandic helmer Baltasar Kormakur ("101 Reykjavik," "Jar City") injects notes of hysteria into the script's frenetic pileup of gratuitous cliches, as Dermot Mulroney pushes his square-jawed, desperate hero to near-masochistic extremes.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Comes off as lame and unfocused as its draggy dramatis personae.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Despite much verbal huffing and puffing, rifle waving and scimitar rattling, Cherkess proceeds with an astounding lack of action.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    The Sweet Inspirations ranked as one of the most important backup singing groups in record-industry history, having performed with Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Dionne Warwick, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, the Drifters, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley. Yet, aside from an occasional still photograph, not a single frame of archival footage from their illustrious careers shows up in This Time.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Featuring a strong central perf by Bill Sage, a raincoated detective turn by Roy Scheider and the upscale autumnal serenity of the Hamptons, If I Didn't Care remains a stylistic exercise in elegant gratuitousness.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Offering a smorgasbord of violence with liberal sprinklings of sex, Russian import Alien Girl delivers wearisome brutality but little finesse.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    An unremarkable documentary about Harper Lee and her single literary masterwork, Hey, Boo features what the French call a "structuring absence," that of Lee herself.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    The film’s emotional center rings coldly hollow, its star-crossed lovers coming off more like projected figures than flesh-and-blood players.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Sentimental and a bit too cute in evoking a child's-eye view, the picture, nevertheless will please its target Jewish auds.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Timothy Hutton's fine, loose-limbed perf as a man adrift lifts Multiple Sarcasms, frosh scribe-helmer Brooks Branch's male menopause apologia, out of cliche-ridden territory -- at least temporarily.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Thesping is more engaging than accomplished, as Anderson's constant smile cracks around the edges and Northover's dourness is a bit overdone.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    After a seductively moody intro, Michael Walker's domestic thriller devolves into a cartoonish attack on the filthy rich.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Clunky allegorical elements, however, remain unsatisfyingly ambiguous throughout the picture.
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    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Kashyap relies completely on star Ranbir Kapoor to put over this relentless reiteration of cliches and, admittedly, the actor invests his aggressively tasteless, crotch-grabbing antics with enough energy and humor to make it palatable, but only just.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Without fully fleshed-out generic or social contexts, left-wing documentarian Philippe Diaz's preachy mix of graphic free love and polemical diatribe fails to mesh as fiction, though it does make for superior porn.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Though the low-budget picture is not without interest, its uneven thesping, sound quality and special effects might prove more welcome on the fest fringe.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Valerie Harper essays a Catholic twist on her yakkety yenta "Rhoda" persona, while Giancarlo Esposito, as the wise, hip priest heading the retreat, is called upon to bring believability to a film low in that commodity.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    A bland, perverse round-robin of teen angst.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Pic relies on nerdy world-weary irony to carry the day, but doesn't convincingly draw its characters.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Both subscribes to and somewhat departs from the bare-bones improvisational formula established by the mumblecore movement, sometimes sacrificing ambiguity for the sake of broader, telegraphed, one-note laughs.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    The edge achieved by director-editor-producer-scribe Garth Donovan is jeopardized by overreaching for topical relevance.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Its provocative subject matter, though seriously treated, qualifies it as a dark-horse candidate for latenight cable.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    This messy amalgam of mysticism, romance, satire, social criticism and cartoonish f/x seems destined for discount DVD bins.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Poorly conceived 60-minute picture might have fared better as a more straightforward documentary.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Scripter Lund, himself an ex-teacher, delivers a story that lacks nuance, and mixes badly with Kaye's impatient edits, Dutch angles and extreme close-ups.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    The picture's assorted characters, though credible, feel wearisomely one-dimensional, while the pumped-up action, unfolding in a single day, basically consists of an extended game of hide-and-seek.

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