Ronnie Scheib
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For 523 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 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ronnie Scheib's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Sweet Land
Lowest review score: 10 Reunion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 523
523 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Lee Hirsch's "The Bully Project" serves as a call to action against abuse of students by their peers as it follows, over the course of a year, five sobering case histories of unrelenting schoolyard persecution.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The film offers surprisingly cogent, lived-in evocations of a period too often glossed over in impersonal, by-the-book montages.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Always surprising documentary makes excellent use of its many serendipidities.
    • 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.”
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Petra Seeger's beautifully crafted documentary about neurobiologist Eric Kandel, In Search of Memory, interweaves experience and experiments, autobiography and science as seamlessly as the Nobel Prize winner's same-titled book.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Lively interviews from a wide range of people, a wealth of excerpted footage stretching over decades, and a story packed with legend are served up by helmer Joe Angio with a verve mirroring the restless creativity of the film's subject.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    12
    Expansively, dramatically, magnificently Russian, Nikita Mikhalkov's loose remake of "12 Angry Men" plays like vintage jazz from a veteran band.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Chris Browne's sense of humor captures perfectly the contradictions, absurdities and drama at the intersection of class, media, money and sports without dissing any of his player/subjects.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Bear Cub casually pulls off an amazing feat--combining innocent childhood nostalgia and graphic sexuality.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Director Kimball's sharply focused, serenely ravishing nature photography provides reason enough to go armchair birding.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    For all their concentration on the human factor, the filmmakers by no means shortchange the aesthetic dimensions of LHC.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Morrison sometimes slows down imagery to a hypnotic, frame-by-frame trance-like state; one can imagine townsfolk scrutinizing the faces of long-dead relatives magically raised.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Veering wildly between paranoia (being judged by "12 people who voted for George Bush") and self-aggrandizement (modestly comparing himself to Da Vinci, Bach and Galileo), Spector makes a fascinating subject.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Rollicking story of a rich kid whose wildly successful bid for popularity has him playing drug-distributing shrink to an entire high school boasts pitch-perfect faceoffs between upstart Anton Yelchin and alcoholic principal Robert Downey Jr. that could fuel a chemistry lab.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    This worthy follow-up to Kosashvili's brilliant "Late Marriage" should delight auds worldwide.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Gini Reticker's lucidly impassioned film, filled with strong, eloquent spokeswomen, garnered Tribeca's docu award.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Jams affords the opportunity to hang with gifted, genre-defying fringe artists at a pivotal point in their evolving careers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Hungarian schoolteacher Gyongi Mago's campaign to raise awareness of her hometown's once-vibrant, now conspicuously absent Jewish population is captured in the superior docu There Was Once ...
    • 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.”
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A surprising, well-crafted documentary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Richly layered picture dramatizes a landmark doctor/patient showdown, chronicles a classic case of transgenderism and reveals how aspects of Schreber's story prefigured Nazism.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Gloriously flamboyant comedic extravaganza, fuses soap opera and "American Idol"-type competition, following four wildly different women vying for the star role in a feature filmization of a popular telenovela.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The actors are charismatic, particularly Ricardo Darin.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Filled with colorful, articulate neighborhood champions, this absorbing picture eschews militant outrage for a quietly devastating look at social commodification.

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