For 480 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 39% 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 Fading of the Cries
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 480
480 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Lack of perspective and shaky comic tone plague Tollbooth -- sinking it in a morass of whiny cliches.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Even a magnificently inspired Maria Bello proves insufficiently daring to save Richard Alfieri and Arthur Allan Seidelman's Chekhov-based chamber piece Sisters from pretentious psychodrama.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Pic relies on nerdy world-weary irony to carry the day, but doesn't convincingly draw its characters.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Trite, sententious and generally unfunny.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    A bland, perverse round-robin of teen angst.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Partly produced by Lifetime, the pic attempts to elevate the disease-of-the-week movie into a moral dialectic between conformity and imagination.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Competent but unimaginative horror entry.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Comes off as a painfully old-fashioned, flatly directed exercise in passionless historical reenactment.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Jose Rivera and Tim Sullivan's script relentlessly piles on goopy conversation-stoppers like "Do you believe in destiny?" and "I didn't know that true love had an expiration date."
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Though it follows the reductive paradigms of men-on-the-make laffers, the low-budget, flatly shot picture rarely turns nastily shrill or swaggeringly stupid in tone; redemption and/or sanity is usually waiting in the wings.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    But atmospherics notwithstanding, the narrative unfolds unconvincingly in jerky fits and starts.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Winters deserves better.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Tracks the race-to-the-deadline scramble of a personable young designer preparing an underfunded fashion show, but offers few threads that were not already more solidly and stylishly woven into "Unzipped," "Seamless" or "11 Hours."
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Lacks focus, stumbling from one emotionally fraught stopping place to another but arousing less and less curiosity along the way.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    With Cross jump-starting others on a liquid road to health, this glorified infomercial could saturate latenight TV after its April 1 bow.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    The edge achieved by director-editor-producer-scribe Garth Donovan is jeopardized by overreaching for topical relevance.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    This ongoing improvisation, along with the completed passes and resulting chest-bumping celebrations or recriminations, serves to define these otherwise "ordinary" ciphers and lend shape and momentum to an otherwise plotless movie.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    The result is Sam (Mark Duplass, "The Puffy Chair" and "Humpday"), a 34-year-old unemployed rocker whose mediocre musicianship is matched only by his abysmal people skills; he's like Jack Black without any energy or confidence.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Ronnie Scheib
    Unfortunately, the unconvincing fictional storyline Rosenbaum weaves around this solid musical base hits every meller cliche in the "self-destructive rock star" playbook.