Ronnie Scheib
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For 527 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 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ronnie Scheib's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Arbor
Lowest review score: 10 Reunion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 527
527 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Filled with colorful, articulate neighborhood champions, this absorbing picture eschews militant outrage for a quietly devastating look at social commodification.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    An edgier Richard Linklater for a less privileged generation, mumblecore helmer Frank V. Ross captures his characters' dead-end disaffection not through stasis, but through nervous activity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    In dangerous and downright cruddy conditions, the personable Palestinians share stories, lodgings and camaraderie with the young Israeli filmmaker, whose handheld camera follows them everywhere.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Although by now routine, the intertwining of separate story strands is solidly structured, and the different mini-narratives resolved in unsurprising yet satisfying ways.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Joseph Dorman's intelligent if conventional bio-doc of Sholem Aleichem proves particularly revealing, since the famed, dandyish Yiddish writer led a life as full of colorful ironies as the motormouth schlemiels that populate his stories.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Cindy Kleine pays tribute to her famed theater-director hubby in Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner, with thoroughly delightful results.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Entertaining, painlessly educational documentary.
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    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The women's personalities and strengths command attention, their stories neatly dovetailing with the study's hypotheses. But when the film suddenly, almost subversively, shifts gears, and the questioner becomes the questioned, the pic's dynamic changes radically.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The constant, genial comic undercurrent of teenspeak exchanges, penned by the writing team of helmer Meyer and Luke Matheny, contrasts satisfyingly with Kingsley’s wry musings and the more serious treatment given to David’s evolving maturity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    A smartly paced, highly entertaining Bollywood gagfest. No comic masterpiece, perky pic nevertheless boasts likable characters, colorful villains, well-timed gags and Ram Sampath's extremely catchy tunes, all woven into a seamless, escalating whole.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The 13 women, all born or made New Yorkers -- all born or made women -- of various ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds, lose none of their mystique by being captured "behind the scenes," traipsing through airports or meticulously applying weird makeup. Rather, they reveal themselves as more conscious, integral parts of a spectacle that unfolds to hypnotic effect.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Reminiscences about Goodman and readings of his poetry are played over old pictures that capture his singularly seductive appeal and lively sense of humor.
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    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The film doesn’t so much avoid cliches as brush off any sentimental excess, briskly maintaining narrative flow.
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    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    At a leisurely 172 minutes, the pic takes on the desultory rhythms of rural stagnation, its rigorous compositions imparting aesthetic weight and meditative scope to everything in its purview.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Unlike Steven Soderbergh's twisty "Side Effects," Karpovsky's picture seldom surprises, its strengths lying in a leisurely journey toward a clearly predestined denouement.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Mistaken for Strangers, a documentary about indie group the National, comes off like an exercise in self-deprecation. As much a diary film as a rockumentary, it almost compulsively veers away from its ostensible subject.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Scotti's amateur camerawork proves strangely compelling.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Slight, extremely likable picture, a sly variant on recent immigrant movies like "The Visitor" and "Goodbye Solo."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The superlatively acted indie promises more than it delivers, but chillingly evokes sufficient primal dread.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Pitch-perfect dialogue, quietly dynamic helming and small-scale action on a widescreen canvas make for a very appealing film.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The picture's deepest fascination lies in the soldiers' complicated reactions to the war, perceived simultaneously as funny, horrific, stirring and traumatic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    A vibrant, unpretentious small-town tale.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Though fans might miss Perry's genre-exploding daring, the excellent cast injects enough pathos and zing to keep picture percolating.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Pays fitting tribute to Wetlands' unique rebirth of '60s idealism within a '90s urban setting.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    A curiously warm-and-fuzzy hindsight interpretation of artistic aggression, delivered by the artists themselves.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    [A] meticulous postmortem.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    This curious blend of documentary and narrative, held together less by any plot device than by a rigorous aesthetic, proves all the more effective for being in service of casual naturalism.

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