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 First Cousin Once Removed
Lowest review score: 10 Red Hook Black
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 527
527 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Tyro helmer Sara Lamm satisfyingly stitches together the family soap opera into a comfortable crazy quilt without sacrificing its unique, oddly topical edge.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    This engaging character study functions best as a two-hander: The male leads build a wholly believable, offbeat co-dependency, while their interactions with others tend toward the more generic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Momentarily abandoning the strain of imagining liberation within a realistically perceived Israel, Fox here settles for the ephemeral glow of an exuberant block party.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Alternating between New York clubs by night and the colorful streets and countryside of Santa Domingo by day, pic captures the spirit of the music and the nation that gave birth to it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Laurien van den Broeck's masterful unblinking performance transcends the uneasy all-English dialogue.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    A sure-fire audience-pleaser, Scott (son of Garry) Marshall's winning comedy bow could have been titled "My Big Fat Jewish Bar Mitzvah."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Celebratory, family-friendly fable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Ultimately, picture's fascination lies with the personalities and strategies of the candidates themselves.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The amazing invincibility of Hollywood-entrenched pedophiles creates a thematic unity of its own in Berg’s otherwise somewhat shakily constructed film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Briskly paced humor and/or pathos flow organically from situation and characters.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Stephen Dorff's powerhouse perf as an ordinary Joe trapped behind bars with warring ethnic psychopaths propels Felon well ahead of its expose/exploitation brethren while still avoiding the pious learning curves of Frank Darabont's prestige prison dramas.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Impressive though the results of the WHO’s campaign to eradicate polio may be, it is Zaidi’s lensing of the streets, waterways and people of Pakistan that lingers in the mind.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    So strong are the perceived parallels between the Peruvian situation described in State of Fear and the sociopolitical dynamics of the current U.S. war on terror that filmmakers have trouble, in post-screening Q&As, returning the discussion to the historical subject at hand.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Effortlessly interlinking the stories through the jaunty perambulations of a fresh-faced waitress from a local cafe, Thomson's crowd-pleaser makes up in refined schmaltz what it lacks in innovation or profundity.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Expertly constructed, impressively lensed and surprisingly entertaining.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Oddly, the director's personal connection with his subject adds little warmth, filmmaker Carl proving nearly as unemotional as his deadpan dad.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Surprisingly entertaining.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    This engaging if somewhat underwhelming tale of unlikely redemption builds a funny-sad web of intersecting interactions around its strong central perfs.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Upbeat Urbanworld documentary prizewinner, full of strong personalities and crisply edited court action.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Clearer, more thoughtful editing would have greatly enhanced the effectiveness of this sometimes-revelatory documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    For some, the documentary will represent the endorsement of a self-hater spouting traitorous ideas; for others, it celebrates the courage of a reviled, truth-telling martyr to the cause of academic freedom.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Morrison has always closely collaborated with musicians, but here the helmer goes one better, making music the ultimate product of the Great Flood.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The film’s rather simplistic cultural juxtapositions, pitting artistic appreciators against status-seeking philistines, work best when narrowly focused on the subject of wine.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Competently written and skillfully acted, the film seems to be melodrama-bound, when a shocking discovery and the sudden arrival of friends instead send it careening into comedy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Gerwig, charmingly unflappable in "Greenberg," lets it all hang out here, unafraid to sacrifice likability to over-the-top hysteria as someone who cannot control herself, despite a lingering sense of her own absurdity. Alexander proves a worthily understated foil, his self-deprecatory whimsy recalling that of a young Johnny Depp.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Sticking closely to the written text (with basketballs and barbells supplying incidental props) and wisely not attempting to reimagine the specific circumstances that separate the lovers, a dynamite ensemble cast of young actors invests the Bard's poetry with energetic immediacy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Gleefully piles on everything anyone could want in a docu on the fabulous Kuchar brothers, whose deliriously campy zero-budget mellers -- with titles like "Hold Me While I'm Naked" or "Sins of the Fleshapoids" -- enlivened many otherwise somber evenings of '60s underground cinema.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    With equal measures of showmanship, patriotism and irony, hundreds vie at NYC's Pussycat Lounge for the East Coast Division of the first-ever nationwide air guitar championship for the right to eventually represent the U.S. at the world championship.

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