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 Sweet Land
Lowest review score: 10 Reunion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 507
507 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Director Kimball's sharply focused, serenely ravishing nature photography provides reason enough to go armchair birding.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Rob Schroder and Gabrielle Provaas' raunchy, hilariously uninhibited documentary should wow arthouse audiences.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    This strong, well-crafted documentary preaches eloquently to the choir.
    • 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
    The director’s double vision establishes a level of equality on film that in some ways defies the disparity in power between the two opposing forces.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    “Waka” refers to an ancient form of poetry still widely popular today, and helmers Haptas and Samuelson, through their serene lensing and fluid editing, propose a visual thread linking the past to the present “as the crow flies.”
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Incandescent performances by Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon and an unerring grasp of strip-mall-dominated Florida distinguish Sunlight Jr.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Gondry and his frisky hieroglyphs successfully convey Chomsky’s concept of language as the fleeting “meanings we impose on fragmentary experience.”
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Deftly sidestepping both melodrama and family-values messaging, Poppe imbues the film with enormous emotional resonance, brilliantly grounded by his leading lady.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The film represents a scathing critique of America’s juvenile justice system, the privatization of penal institutions, and the whole notion of “zero tolerance.”
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    For all their concentration on the human factor, the filmmakers by no means shortchange the aesthetic dimensions of LHC.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A surprising, well-crafted documentary.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Throughout, Before You Know It resists foundering in pathos or kitsch; its subjects are too complex and resistant, having survived decades of change, to be reduced to victims or examples.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Oreck spins a mesmerizing web that appropriates a wealth of disparate Eastern European images — of mushrooms, farmers, falling trees and war-destroyed buildings — to illustrate its lyrical discourse.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    From this polarizing lie, Techine fashions a brilliantly complex, intimate multi-strander, held together but somewhat skewed by the central perf of Emilie Dequenne ("Rosetta"), whose radiant physicality threatens to eclipse even Catherine Deneuve.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The documentary's open-endedness offers something for everyone.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Distinguishes itself from such last-fling-before-the-wedding comedies as "The Hangover" with the grittiness of its Texas locales and the smug intelligence of its unapologetically narcissistic protagonist.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Fascinating study of free enterprise in free fall. While it may disappoint thrill-seekers, "Girlfriend" should still delight Soderbergh fans and niche auds.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The excellent cast in Christophe Barratier's loose remake of a 1945 Jean Dreville film ensures that the predictable, nostalgic ride remains enjoyable throughout.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Instead of using its hot-button issues as a present-day hook, sticks with a 19th century mindset which it accompanies with elegant turn-of-the-century decors.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Superb emotional thesping complements script's measured restraint.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Unfortunately, instead of the usual larger-than-life male figures--Marcello Mastroianni, Harvey Keitel, Bruno Ganz--of Angelopoulos's recent films, we get a distractingly vapid couple who tend to drain the emotional resonance of these extraordinary, ever-shifting tableaux.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Documaker Daniel Peddle also works as a casting director, and so it is small wonder his crisp, concise, intimate portrait of six very different, self-styled "aggressives" -- women who stress their masculine sides -- should reveal in each a curious integrity and beauty.

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