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 The Reunion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 531
531 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Gee follows Sebald's path with only occasional detours, while intermittently glimpsed talking heads fade in and out of artful black-and-white landscapes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Rob Schroder and Gabrielle Provaas' raunchy, hilariously uninhibited documentary should wow arthouse audiences.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    This strong, well-crafted documentary preaches eloquently to the choir.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    This thoroughly engrossing, highly anticipated picture boasts assured direction by sophomore helmer Reema Kagti, a well-constructed script by Kagti and fellow femme writer Zoya Akhtar, and strong thesping by familiar Bollywood luminaries Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji.
    • 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The documentary moves with the same fluidity that characterizes Peck’s choreography.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    A joyous celebration of creativity and razor-sharp wit sustained into old age, as evinced by outspoken nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel, Iris also offers proof of Albert Maysles’ continued vitality as a documentarian.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Contemporary issues pale before the fascination exerted by the generously sampled films themselves, executed throughout with masterful classical film vocabulary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    The filmmakers eavesdrop on intimate musical interludes at home and in the workplace, where it becomes immediately apparent that these forgotten maestros consider themselves representatives of families who have practiced their art for centuries, passing on their musical knowledge from generation to generation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ronnie Scheib
    Throughout the film, the beauty of the landscapes and the totally natural insertion of human, animal and insect movement within the frame lend The Creation of Meaning a particular grace.
    • 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.

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