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 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters
Lowest review score: 10 Reunion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 507
507 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    Intelligently written, brilliantly cast and thesped story of a German mail order bride in a Norwegian-American community in Minnesota just after WWI never hits a wrong note.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    Dramatically spellbinding and intellectually stimulating, picture abstractly manipulates multiple layers of representation to shattering effect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    Brief Encounters reps a must-see for art lovers.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    A fascinatingly fractured glimpse into a disengaged mind and a biopic-in-reverse of its subject, quite unlike any documentary seen before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    The brilliantly edited tapestry of actions and reactions exposes a pattern of prejudice and fear capable of infinitely repeating itself.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    Adapting the cold language of data encryption to recount a dramatic saga of abuse of power and justified paranoia, Poitras brilliantly demonstrates that information is a weapon that cuts both ways.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Lively, intelligent collage, both richly complex and immediately accessible.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Does a superb job of condensing an overwhelming mass of documentation, archival imagery and artistic representation into a concise yet passionate history lesson whose relevance could not be timelier.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Brimming with energy, elan and the unpredictability of his "Something Wild," Jonathan Demme's triumphant Rachel Getting Married may just lay the wedding film to rest, being such a hard act to follow.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Utterly engrossing dual-character study, unfolding with a serene disregard for indie quirkiness, Goodbye Solo radiates authenticity.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Though targeted at tots, Ponyo may appeal most to jaded adults thirsty for wondrous beauty and unpackaged innocence
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Paley sustains a consistently funny, sometimes even self-deprecatory comic tone.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Feminist without the arrogance of 20-20 hindsight, vividly precise in its depiction of 18th-century pre-revolutionary France (the filmmakers were allowed to shoot inside Versailles), alive with exuberantly thesped personages and awash in the joy and power of music, the picture is a stunner.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Tension flows organically from every phase of this dangerous endeavor, making for a highly entertaining outing for operaphiles and operaphobes alike.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Imamura's square-framed, black-and-white imagery, in all its various stylistic incarnations, proves as compelling through the docu's myriad detours as in any of his better-known psychological thrillers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Sweetgrass offers a one-of-a-kind experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    The dialogue — natural, vibrant and totally embedded in the moment, never sententious or showoff-y — is delivered with consummate believability by an excellent cast.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    The novelty of helmer Gardner’s approach to 9/11, her insider’s look at the almost unimaginable difficulties faced by Cantor Fitzgerald in the weeks following the attack, and the abundance of coverage spanning 10 years of inhouse interactions more than compensate for the docu’s occasional unevenness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Pray deftly maintains the integrity and momentum of his story’s various strands while moving backward and forward in time, and from one discreet subtopic to another, his segues as unpredictable as they are imperceptible.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    With remarkable warmth and immediacy, Green and co-scripter Keogan have managed to capture the beauty of an obviously flawed family, one neither too perfect nor too demographically balanced to ring true, and imbue it with a sense of plenitude that seems to flow as much from the sun-drenched land itself as from the quirkily particular personalities involved.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Consistently fascinating and suspenseful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Here, as in his 1992 breakthrough feature, “In the Soup,” Rockwell conveys his characters’ peculiar suppositions and perceptions using a variety of cinematic approaches, many recalling the untrammeled exuberance of early cinema.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Sly, inventively drawn, brilliantly executed cartoon.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Fascinating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Chris Browne's sense of humor captures perfectly the contradictions, absurdities and drama at the intersection of class, media, money and sports without dissing any of his player/subjects.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Now, 50 years later, the Justice Department has decided to reopen the case, due largely to Keith Beauchamp's documentary, which contains testimony from hitherto unseen witnesses.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Zombie Honeymoon scores simultaneously as romantic, tragic, grotesque and screamingly funny
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Lively interviews from a wide range of people, a wealth of excerpted footage stretching over decades, and a story packed with legend are served up by helmer Joe Angio with a verve mirroring the restless creativity of the film's subject.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Richly layered picture dramatizes a landmark doctor/patient showdown, chronicles a classic case of transgenderism and reveals how aspects of Schreber's story prefigured Nazism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Always surprising documentary makes excellent use of its many serendipidities.

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