Ronnie Scheib
Select another critic »
For 507 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 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 The Reunion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 507
507 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Director Kimball's sharply focused, serenely ravishing nature photography provides reason enough to go armchair birding.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The director’s double vision establishes a level of equality on film that in some ways defies the disparity in power between the two opposing forces.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    “Waka” refers to an ancient form of poetry still widely popular today, and helmers Haptas and Samuelson, through their serene lensing and fluid editing, propose a visual thread linking the past to the present “as the crow flies.”
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Incandescent performances by Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon and an unerring grasp of strip-mall-dominated Florida distinguish Sunlight Jr.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The sensual movement of bodies through space creates a visual language whose infinite variations seduce and fascinate over the course of the film’s numerous rehearsals.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Gondry and his frisky hieroglyphs successfully convey Chomsky’s concept of language as the fleeting “meanings we impose on fragmentary experience.”
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Mordaunt previously directed a docu in Laos that featured kids who sold unexploded bombs for scrap metal, and that earlier experience invests this feature’s characters and milieu with an absolute integrity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The film represents a scathing critique of America’s juvenile justice system, the privatization of penal institutions, and the whole notion of “zero tolerance.”
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    For all their concentration on the human factor, the filmmakers by no means shortchange the aesthetic dimensions of LHC.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A surprising, well-crafted documentary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Throughout, Before You Know It resists foundering in pathos or kitsch; its subjects are too complex and resistant, having survived decades of change, to be reduced to victims or examples.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Banks allows the exhilaration of the game and the exigencies of realpolitik to determine the ups and downs of her film’s sentimental journey.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    This dual focus on the need to end the ineffective, destructive “war on drugs” and broader questions of political compromise gives director Riley Morton’s film particular resonance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The film’s slow deliberation and aesthetic rigor act as a form of seduction, luring the viewer into unwilling identification with Carlos.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A unique blend of camp and conviction, To Be Takei deftly showcases George Takei’s eclectic personality and wildly disparate achievements.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Oreck spins a mesmerizing web that appropriates a wealth of disparate Eastern European images — of mushrooms, farmers, falling trees and war-destroyed buildings — to illustrate its lyrical discourse.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Deftly sidestepping both melodrama and family-values messaging, Poppe imbues the film with enormous emotional resonance, brilliantly grounded by his leading lady.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Hassan Yektapanah's first film attests to the deceptive simplicity of Iranian cinema, transforming the most minimal of props, scenes, and stories into a complex journey of discovery.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The actors are charismatic, particularly Ricardo Darin.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Bear Cub casually pulls off an amazing feat--combining innocent childhood nostalgia and graphic sexuality.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Instead of using its hot-button issues as a present-day hook, sticks with a 19th century mindset which it accompanies with elegant turn-of-the-century decors.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Fascinating case study of the moral quagmire of globalism.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Entertaining, painlessly educational documentary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Superb emotional thesping complements script's measured restraint.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Brain-teasing, wildly unpredictable animated feature.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Documaker Daniel Peddle also works as a casting director, and so it is small wonder his crisp, concise, intimate portrait of six very different, self-styled "aggressives" -- women who stress their masculine sides -- should reveal in each a curious integrity and beauty.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Magnificent photographs, archival news footage, and location-shot porn add texture and immediacy to Joseph Lovett's fascinating memoir of the sexually explosive 12-year period (1969-1981).
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Although by now routine, the intertwining of separate story strands is solidly structured, and the different mini-narratives resolved in unsurprising yet satisfying ways.

Top Trailers