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 1.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ronnie Scheib's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Around The World In 50 Concerts
Lowest review score: 10 Red Hook Black
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 527
527 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Piles the pathos high as if to see how many hard-luck cliches its pugilist hero can fend off without succumbing to schmaltz. Given John Leguizamo's knockout perf, sentimentality never dares raise its head, and the improbably stacked deck from which his character is dealt gives the pic's would-be "neo-realist" premise a peculiar edge.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Pic's quiet lucidity and matter-of-fact procedurals pack a cumulative emotional punch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Maintaining a bemused, sometimes comic distance, Betbeder traces how happenstance crystallizes into biography as his characters traverse the titular seasons.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    PBS-bound docu constitutes a revealing look at a poorly understood chapter in American history.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    With an eclectic mix of strong-minded thesps all pulling in slightly different directions, this shape-shifting genre hybrid successfully commingles 12-step therapy, romantic comedy and hit-man thriller.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Works better as a series of well-conceived, impeccably timed and executed physical gags, with light dustings of pathos, than as the story of a woman sacrificing her artistic identity on the altar of motherhood.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Enjoyable, daffily improbable escapist romp.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    "Mundo" saves the full effect for dramatically lit performances at stopovers along the road, climaxing at the jam-packed Luna Park arena in Buenos Aires.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Atmospheric picture positively vibrates with authenticity, and Janssen's intense, febrile performance earned a special jury prize at the Hamptons fest.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Altina makes for loose, exasperating but oddly endearing viewing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Crams a wealth of material into 90 minutes without losing clarity or momentum.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Functions swimmingly as both a bigscreen inflation of smallscreen icons and a fairly hilarious stand-alone.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Initially registers as meandering and disjointed enough to qualify as mumblecore. But remarkably, the film gradually, effectively coheres, building to a climax at once unexpected yet integral to what has transpired before.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Fascinating case study of the moral quagmire of globalism.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Suffused with buoyant, sunlit sensuality, like its free-flying heroine, Elza confounds logic while seducing the senses.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The horrific events in Mexico are proving fertile ground for black comedy, and though Saving Private Perez is certainly not the blackest, it may well be the funniest.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Hentoff presides over a film rich in the sounds and occasional sights of legendary cultural figures, from Lenny Bruce and Malcolm X to Bob Dylan and Coleman Hawkins.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    With its convincingly antique-looking artifacts and hilarious “re-creations,” the March 1 release should please audiences searching for an intelligent, satiric spin on historical hindsight.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Nominally structured around the Intel Science Talent Search, Whiz Kids traces a dual process: the empowerment of economically challenged students who otherwise might not realize their potential, and the empowerment of the nation through the problem-solving efforts of its best and brightest.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Amid the flood of documentaries about the Arab Spring in general and the Egyptian Revolution in particular, Uprising takes a clear, cohesive approach to the spontaneous events at its center.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Mai Iskander's stunning documentary-helming debut.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Proves as entertaining as the earlier "The War Room," which also featured Carville, but is more somber.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Picture offers unique glimpses into the hearts and minds of those who have turned reasons for hatred into a crusade for tolerance, braving the scorn of enemies and compatriots alike.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Winning, consistently funny comedy, with lively script by veteran Colombian producer/scribe Dago Garcia ("Maximum Penalty"), The Car is driven by unusually sharp helming from newcomer Luis Orjuela, and a dynamite ensemble cast.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Pitch-perfect central perf (by scribe and co-producer Damian Lahey), total lack of dramatic artifice and surreally situational humor make for a minor-key vignette of unmistakable, if unstable, authenticity.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Deftly avoiding both the haphazardness of mumblecore and the fakery of studio romantic comedies, Khoury deploys a light directorial touch marked by assured thesping and a genuine appreciation for neurotic angst.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    A worshipful tribute to the life and work of Jane Goodall.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Bristling with wry wit and peopled with a rogue's gallery of disaffected losers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Basically conservative yet titillatingly "eccentric" British laffer could succeed in the "Full Monty" import slot.

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