Ronnie Scheib

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For 531 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 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters
Lowest review score: 10 Prince of Swine
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 531
531 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Giving not an inch to any sort of readable moral paradigm, this third installment in Potrykus’ Grand Rapids-set animal trilogy (including his 2010 short “Coyote” and his 2012 feature “Ape”) proves as fascinating as it is off-putting.
    • 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.
    • 72 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    [A] meticulous postmortem.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Alain Gsponer’s well-crafted romantic comedy, glides along on the sheer power of rising German star Daniel Bruhl’s boyish charm.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Thanks to Saville’s tightly controlled direction and a superlative cast, the mere exchange of glances builds as much suspense as the kinetic action sequence that opens the pic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Altina makes for loose, exasperating but oddly endearing viewing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The movie belongs to thesps Jacobs and Meester. Jacobs fully inhabits her less-than-completely-sympathetic role with warmth and just the right touch of unconscious entitlement, while Meester luminously expands the film’s affective core.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Beneath the strings of gags and wisecracks run parallel threads of ruthlessness and hysteria which bring “Motivation” a little closer to “Full Metal Jacket” than “Private Benjamin” as off-screen conflicts invade the closed-in encampment.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Static, strikingly composed documentary stretches are interspersed with actors playing workers who voice a variety of complaints, appreciations and parables that deliberately, even pointedly, fail to encompass the sense of being there amid the unfolding spectacle.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The superlatively acted indie promises more than it delivers, but chillingly evokes sufficient primal dread.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The film doesn’t so much avoid cliches as brush off any sentimental excess, briskly maintaining narrative flow.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Though highly improvisational and slapdash a la mumblecore, Kotlyarenko’s pic proves more anarchic and satirically energetic, showcasing individual actors almost like performance artists.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    By the film's underwater finale, director Matteo Garrone has bestowed a tragic stature on the pint-size Othello who loves "not wisely but too well."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    A magnificent performance by Sarah Polley illuminates every frame of this relatively upbeat melodrama.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Hadzihalilovic, the wife of cinematic agent provocateur Gaspar Noé and his sometime collaborator, has created a work of limpid beauty and eerie menace that some undoubtedly will dismiss as kiddie porn.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Laurien van den Broeck's masterful unblinking performance transcends the uneasy all-English dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Celebratory, family-friendly fable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    Confusing lack of historical set-up considerably dims the potential luster of a great true story: Helmer Alberto Negrin relies instead on competently rendered but cliche-ridden melodrama of nasty Nazis and suffering Jews.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    Winner of the Golden Starfish fiction competition at the Hamptons fest, pic's gutsy, madly ambiguous unleashing of a mixed bag of religious reactions attests to a genuine sense of regionalism.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    Despite a comic Yiddishe mama turn by Meryl Streep and a sensitively nuanced performance by Uma Thurman in a convincing changeup from her recent kickass action roles, Prime remains an oddly juiceless older woman-younger man romance, with a Freudian twist.

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