For 466 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 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ronnie Scheib's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Let the Fire Burn
Lowest review score: 10 The Reunion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 466
466 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Proves a welcome addition to the growing body of films on Iraq, but ultimately promises more than it delivers.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Generates enough mild humor to keep the spoof rolling, but lacks the commitment and scope.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Aggressively upbeat docu, helmed by two males ill-equipped to bring any distance to the camp's pervasive feel-good feminism, tends to relentlessly reiterate points better served by example.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    With Swaziland providing this mother lode of material, helmer Michael Skolnik extracts only the most pedestrian of films.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Although it avoids overt moralizing or clunky lesson-learning, pic's careful balancing act between tragedy and comedy eventually becomes its sole raison d'etre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Shiota piles tons of symbolic baggage on his pint-size protagonists, who luckily rise to the challenge.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Once Choose Connor ventures into the larger political arena, it begins to work against itself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    A radiant perf by Annie Parisse and a virtuoso turn by Eli Wallach are insufficient to lift this male intergenerational angst-fest out of the ghetto.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Kalmbach’s laid-back approach proves more likable than revelatory.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Amiable but uneven.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    A startling wake-up call about appalling conditions prevailing in American schools, The War on Kids contradicts popular wisdom.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Dancing Across Borders, Anne Bass' uneven docu debut, traces the fortunes of Cambodian ballet dancer Sokvannara "Sy" Sar from the time Bass first discovered him performing traditional temple dances at Angkor Wat to his conquests on the world stage.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Beginning promisingly enough, "Handsome" soon turns monotonously angst-ridden, with all humor and personality falling by the wayside.
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Despite its infotainment look, Burzynski ultimately proves convincing.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Its straight-ahead rape, humiliation and ingenious revenge competently executed but not aestheticized, the essential grunginess never overly slicked up.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Unfortunately, picture's concept doesn't stretch to 74 minutes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Bubbles along with a jaunty but unoriginal blend of the sweet, tart, cute and weepy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Teper buries his material in gimcrack mod trappings that trivialize rather than celebrate Sassoon's accomplishments.