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 Sweet Land
Lowest review score: 10 Prince of Swine
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 523
523 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A highly engaging picture with a post-apartheid edge (certain scenes play like a farcical "Invictus").
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A potent combination of ethnography and concert film, Brit helmer Jasmine Dellal's joyous celebration of tzigane music follows the 2001 U.S. "Gypsy Caravan" tour, which showcased five bands from four countries.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A skillfully crafted, highly entertaining documentary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Rob Schroder and Gabrielle Provaas' raunchy, hilariously uninhibited documentary should wow arthouse audiences.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Zombie Honeymoon scores simultaneously as romantic, tragic, grotesque and screamingly funny
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Contemporary issues pale before the fascination exerted by the generously sampled films themselves, executed throughout with masterful classical film vocabulary.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The film’s slow deliberation and aesthetic rigor act as a form of seduction, luring the viewer into unwilling identification with Carlos.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Hassan Yektapanah's first film attests to the deceptive simplicity of Iranian cinema, transforming the most minimal of props, scenes, and stories into a complex journey of discovery.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel, Iris also offers proof of Albert Maysles’ continued vitality as a documentarian.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Sharp dialogue, idiosyncratic characters and a wickedly brilliant structure that subtly derails expectation make Laura Smiles a rarity among mellers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A delightful, well-crafted documentary.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Banks allows the exhilaration of the game and the exigencies of realpolitik to determine the ups and downs of her film’s sentimental journey.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    This thoroughly engrossing, highly anticipated picture boasts assured direction by sophomore helmer Reema Kagti, a well-constructed script by Kagti and fellow femme writer Zoya Akhtar, and strong thesping by familiar Bollywood luminaries Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Mordaunt previously directed a docu in Laos that featured kids who sold unexploded bombs for scrap metal, and that earlier experience invests this feature’s characters and milieu with an absolute integrity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The uncompromising power of Ingrid Jonker's poetry runs like a pulsing vein through Black Butterflies.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Yet even as the timelessness of the human activity on display seduces with its serenity, it evokes in modern viewers a definite impatience with the impracticality of traditional rites and rhythms, perhaps only enjoyable in 90-minute doses.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Less groundbreaking video experimentation than extraordinary concert experience, Lou Reed's Berlin expertly fulfills its function.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    With rare candor and a refreshing lack of piety, first-timers and combat-weary veterans exhibit their camaraderie, euphoria and burnout as the camera documents their struggles with logistics, horror, death and self-doubt.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A unique blend of camp and conviction, To Be Takei deftly showcases George Takei’s eclectic personality and wildly disparate achievements.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Fascinating.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The documentary sometimes bears an eerie resemblance to Claire Denis' brilliant "White Material" in its tense evocation of menace stalking the periphery of the frame.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The perceptively balanced "Dreams" transitions seamlessly from domestic drama to 70-mph heats.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Spoken Word benefits from an improbably perfect storm of production circumstances: The muscular, balanced script, the brainchild of an unusual alliance between professional poet Joe Ray Sandoval and TV writer William T. Conway, consistently plays to Nunez's strengths.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    In astounding detail, Stonewall Uprising recalls the now-famous three-day riots in June 1969 after a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a popular Greenwich Village gay bar, as homosexuals finally, openly fought back.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    This strong, well-crafted documentary preaches eloquently to the choir.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    This mesmerizing morality play, rich in rare archival footage and complete with heroic Allied saviors, merits a full-fledged arthouse run before reaching larger PBS and cable auds.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The documentary moves with the same fluidity that characterizes Peck’s choreography.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    This dual focus on the need to end the ineffective, destructive “war on drugs” and broader questions of political compromise gives director Riley Morton’s film particular resonance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The sensual movement of bodies through space creates a visual language whose infinite variations seduce and fascinate over the course of the film’s numerous rehearsals.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Gee follows Sebald's path with only occasional detours, while intermittently glimpsed talking heads fade in and out of artful black-and-white landscapes.

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