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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    [A] meticulous postmortem.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Alain Gsponer’s well-crafted romantic comedy, glides along on the sheer power of rising German star Daniel Bruhl’s boyish charm.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Maintaining a bemused, sometimes comic distance, Betbeder traces how happenstance crystallizes into biography as his characters traverse the titular seasons.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Competently written and skillfully acted, the film seems to be melodrama-bound, when a shocking discovery and the sudden arrival of friends instead send it careening into comedy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Hentoff presides over a film rich in the sounds and occasional sights of legendary cultural figures, from Lenny Bruce and Malcolm X to Bob Dylan and Coleman Hawkins.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Thanks to Saville’s tightly controlled direction and a superlative cast, the mere exchange of glances builds as much suspense as the kinetic action sequence that opens the pic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Altina makes for loose, exasperating but oddly endearing viewing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The movie belongs to thesps Jacobs and Meester. Jacobs fully inhabits her less-than-completely-sympathetic role with warmth and just the right touch of unconscious entitlement, while Meester luminously expands the film’s affective core.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Beneath the strings of gags and wisecracks run parallel threads of ruthlessness and hysteria which bring “Motivation” a little closer to “Full Metal Jacket” than “Private Benjamin” as off-screen conflicts invade the closed-in encampment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The amazing invincibility of Hollywood-entrenched pedophiles creates a thematic unity of its own in Berg’s otherwise somewhat shakily constructed film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Static, strikingly composed documentary stretches are interspersed with actors playing workers who voice a variety of complaints, appreciations and parables that deliberately, even pointedly, fail to encompass the sense of being there amid the unfolding spectacle.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The superlatively acted indie promises more than it delivers, but chillingly evokes sufficient primal dread.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Momentarily abandoning the strain of imagining liberation within a realistically perceived Israel, Fox here settles for the ephemeral glow of an exuberant block party.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    By the film's underwater finale, director Matteo Garrone has bestowed a tragic stature on the pint-size Othello who loves "not wisely but too well."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    A magnificent performance by Sarah Polley illuminates every frame of this relatively upbeat melodrama.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    The excellent cast in Christophe Barratier's loose remake of a 1945 Jean Dreville film ensures that the predictable, nostalgic ride remains enjoyable throughout.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Unfortunately, instead of the usual larger-than-life male figures--Marcello Mastroianni, Harvey Keitel, Bruno Ganz--of Angelopoulos's recent films, we get a distractingly vapid couple who tend to drain the emotional resonance of these extraordinary, ever-shifting tableaux.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Hadzihalilovic, the wife of cinematic agent provocateur Gaspar Noé and his sometime collaborator, has created a work of limpid beauty and eerie menace that some undoubtedly will dismiss as kiddie porn.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Laurien van den Broeck's masterful unblinking performance transcends the uneasy all-English dialogue.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Effortlessly interlinking the stories through the jaunty perambulations of a fresh-faced waitress from a local cafe, Thomson's crowd-pleaser makes up in refined schmaltz what it lacks in innovation or profundity.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ronnie Scheib
    Celebratory, family-friendly fable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    Confusing lack of historical set-up considerably dims the potential luster of a great true story: Helmer Alberto Negrin relies instead on competently rendered but cliche-ridden melodrama of nasty Nazis and suffering Jews.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    Winner of the Golden Starfish fiction competition at the Hamptons fest, pic's gutsy, madly ambiguous unleashing of a mixed bag of religious reactions attests to a genuine sense of regionalism.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    Despite a comic Yiddishe mama turn by Meryl Streep and a sensitively nuanced performance by Uma Thurman in a convincing changeup from her recent kickass action roles, Prime remains an oddly juiceless older woman-younger man romance, with a Freudian twist.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    Unlike "Unzipped," with its single focus on the charismatic Mizrahi, Seamless follows three of the 10 finalists, furnishing a quietly fascinating contrast in persona, approach and design.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    In his intriguing take on the Frankenstein myth, first-time scripter/helmer James Bai establishes an entire alternate universe with consummate mastery only to fail to coax a convincing performance out of his lead actor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    In an act of "selfless service," a group of American women, backed by industry giants like Clairol and Vogue, open a beauty school in war-ravaged Afghanistan. The anomalies are manifold: Gun-toting soldiers patrolling the streets are visible through the windows as rookie beauticians busily snip, perm and tweeze.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    Gay Gotham farce written, directed and starring veteran actor Craig Chester ("Swoon," "Kiss Me Guido") delivers plenty of well-timed slapstick, a brace of oddball zanies and a couple of show-stopper musical numbers. Material is uneven, but rhythm and pacing keep action moving smartly.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    Burns' always impressive sense of place lends authenticity to the pals' perambulations, and the stellar cast brings a welcome overabundance of personality to regrettably one-note roles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ronnie Scheib
    Though no "Love and Diane," this modest film nevertheless reveals the fragility of hope in survivalist mentalities pre-programmed to expect the worst.

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