Ronnie Scheib
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For 499 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: 58
Highest review score: 100 Let the Fire Burn
Lowest review score: 10 Fading of the Cries
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 499
499 movie reviews
    • 17 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, big studio Hollywood hitmakers should consider themselves lauded to the max in Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer's Epic Movie, the latest (and epically unfunny) entry in the movie parody franchise.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    Stellar thesps gamely strive to elevate the one-note material, but gravity ultimately defeats them in this relentless downer.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    For every engrossing rank-and-file story, there are endless self-congratulatory explanations and podium highlights.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    Despite the presence of Glen Matlock, Steve Dior and a handful of other punk rockers, plus a slew of oblique eyewitness who lurked around before and after the fact, the documentary soon bogs down in tiresome minutiae.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    Garden of Eden sends sleek, half-nude bodies glumly cavorting through lush Riviera landscapes in a paradigm of unintentional camp.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    Strictly for fans of free-form, DIY hit-or-miss humor (and those who prefer a miss to a hit), pic complacently parades its alienated amateurism in the mistaken belief that half a gag is better than none.
    • 6 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    Woefully amateurish psychological thriller.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    In this shoestring outing, Susan Streitfeld ("Female Perversions") opts for an unsettling mix of low-tech cinematic tricks and temporal reshufflings to simulate the process of enlightenment to sometimes laudable, usually ludicrous effect.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    Lacks the delicate tonal control and subtle smarts required for such an intended half-surreal exercise.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    Grotesquely straining to ridicule and validate its hero simultaneously, A Novel Romance will disappoint even Guttenberg diehards.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    Dustin Guy Defa's Bad Fever takes mumblecore to its reductio ad absurdum, featuring a hero whose utterances border on the unintelligible.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    Satirist and "Daily Show" ex-contributor Mo Rocca's faux-disingenuous tone and nonstop jocularity dominate the documentary to quickly grating effect, significantly diminishing its impact.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    Unfortunately, with its unconvincing action, preachy script and flat performances, the picture winds up less moving than most typical journeyman documentaries on the subject.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    This transparent piece of propaganda blatantly overplays its hand.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Ronnie Scheib
    In “The Greatest” (2009) and “Country Strong” (2010), Feste proved herself quite skilled, if not especially innovative, at limning her characters’ emotional travails. But subtlety, complexity and even the slightest modicum of realism elude her here.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Ronnie Scheib
    In the absence of actors with the tremendous presence of Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh, picture loses its raison d'etre. Yet, directed by video helmer Dave Meyers with a certain fastidious distance from its plentiful gore, picture is also insufficiently over-the-top or corny to incite gleeful audience feedback.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Ronnie Scheib
    One long tease -- not in a voyeuristic sense, since its heroine, as nakedly incarnated by pouty Polish sexpot Natalia Avelon, hides none of her obvious talents under a bushel.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Ronnie Scheib
    Moore and Hill's script plunges Spacek in a mawkish stew of banality and improbability composed of bits and pieces of earlier roles.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Ronnie Scheib
    Rain strives for a "Magnolia"-type tapestry of quiet desperation. But after 90 unremitting minutes of badly acted, atrociously written histrionic misery, pic leaves one praying for frogs.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Ronnie Scheib
    Amateurish, half-hearted romantic comedy-cum-heist film twists itself into unconvincing knots to pull off a guilt-free bank robbery.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Ronnie Scheib
    Culturally falling somewhere between "Sideways" and "Dumb and Dumber," this low-rent road movie similarly rides on principles of audience identification, largely minus competent helming, thesping or scripting.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 20 Ronnie Scheib
    A terminally lame puberty comedy.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Ronnie Scheib
    Pappas' scattershot musings on the social, political and metaphysical implications of extended healthy seniority come off as positively crystalline compared with the random natterings of the director's friends and neighbors, who are invited to chime in.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Ronnie Scheib
    A muddled script, spatially confounding direction and four thesps seemingly acting in four different movies are only a few of the problems with the misbegotten political thriller As Good as Dead.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Ronnie Scheib
    Tedious enough to serve as a cautionary example of the pitfalls of DIY filmmaking.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Ronnie Scheib
    Reveling in its provocative absurdity, Impolex is a madly uncommercial head-scratcher that will strike a dream-logic chord in some viewers and leave others in a "My kid could do better than that" mood.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Ronnie Scheib
    French actress-writer-director Josiane Balasko plunges in with all the finesse of a hopped-up Pollyanna, her simplistic interpretation of an impaired sexagenarian coming close to outright parody.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 10 Ronnie Scheib
    Drearily pretentious, ultra-stagy exercise in middle-age self-loathing.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 10 Ronnie Scheib
    The connective tissue between its separate segments is so tenuous and unconvincing that "Cries" almost suggests a failed anthology.
    • 6 Metascore
    • 10 Ronnie Scheib
    Incompetent on every level, from its haphazard staging to its amateurish sound mix.