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 First Cousin Once Removed
Lowest review score: 10 Reunion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 499
499 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Paley sustains a consistently funny, sometimes even self-deprecatory comic tone.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    A fascinatingly fractured glimpse into a disengaged mind and a biopic-in-reverse of its subject, quite unlike any documentary seen before.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    The novelty of helmer Gardner’s approach to 9/11, her insider’s look at the almost unimaginable difficulties faced by Cantor Fitzgerald in the weeks following the attack, and the abundance of coverage spanning 10 years of inhouse interactions more than compensate for the docu’s occasional unevenness.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Imamura's square-framed, black-and-white imagery, in all its various stylistic incarnations, proves as compelling through the docu's myriad detours as in any of his better-known psychological thrillers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Sly, inventively drawn, brilliantly executed cartoon.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Utterly engrossing dual-character study, unfolding with a serene disregard for indie quirkiness, Goodbye Solo radiates authenticity.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    Dramatically spellbinding and intellectually stimulating, picture abstractly manipulates multiple layers of representation to shattering effect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    For all their concentration on the human factor, the filmmakers by no means shortchange the aesthetic dimensions of LHC.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    Brief Encounters reps a must-see for art lovers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Consistently fascinating and suspenseful.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    A killer ending does not a movie make, and ultimately In the Bedroom may be more interesting to talk about than sit through.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Though targeted at tots, Ponyo may appeal most to jaded adults thirsty for wondrous beauty and unpackaged innocence
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Ronnie Scheib
    The brilliantly edited tapestry of actions and reactions exposes a pattern of prejudice and fear capable of infinitely repeating itself.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    [A] deft assemblage of homemovies, work tapes and interviews is further invigorated by 1980s interviews with Pomus and a dynamite soundtrack of his rock ‘n’ roll perennials.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    Certain moments in the film resemble nothing so much as attending a school reunion, being buttonholed by an old acquaintance and shown snapshots of the grandkids. A complacently conservative acceptance sometimes seems to blanket all of 56 Up, as if maturity entails a serene blessing of the status quo.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Pray deftly maintains the integrity and momentum of his story’s various strands while moving backward and forward in time, and from one discreet subtopic to another, his segues as unpredictable as they are imperceptible.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    The dialogue — natural, vibrant and totally embedded in the moment, never sententious or showoff-y — is delivered with consummate believability by an excellent cast.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Brimming with energy, elan and the unpredictability of his "Something Wild," Jonathan Demme's triumphant Rachel Getting Married may just lay the wedding film to rest, being such a hard act to follow.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Ronnie Scheib
    Gentle, muted film of limited aesthetic ambition.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Yet even as the timelessness of the human activity on display seduces with its serenity, it evokes in modern viewers a definite impatience with the impracticality of traditional rites and rhythms, perhaps only enjoyable in 90-minute doses.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Now, 50 years later, the Justice Department has decided to reopen the case, due largely to Keith Beauchamp's documentary, which contains testimony from hitherto unseen witnesses.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The actors are charismatic, particularly Ricardo Darin.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Sweetgrass offers a one-of-a-kind experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    PBS-bound docu constitutes a revealing look at a poorly understood chapter in American history.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Ronnie Scheib
    Tension flows organically from every phase of this dangerous endeavor, making for a highly entertaining outing for operaphiles and operaphobes alike.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    Uniquely Southern documentary has become surprisingly timely this election year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Director Kimball's sharply focused, serenely ravishing nature photography provides reason enough to go armchair birding.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The perceptively balanced "Dreams" transitions seamlessly from domestic drama to 70-mph heats.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Gini Reticker's lucidly impassioned film, filled with strong, eloquent spokeswomen, garnered Tribeca's docu award.