For 555 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Frame by Frame
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 555
555 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    A choppily told tribute to the Apollo astronauts that makes striking use of never-before-seen archival images.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Meredith has woven together a half-dozen portraits of contemporary lives-on-the-edge in this quietly searing drama.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    A handsome production but one that struggles to integrate its various elements -- cabaret-society glamour, intellectual fervor, family drama, impossible romance and droll humor.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Neither as breezy nor as edgy as it pretends to be.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Has the feel of a contemporary screwball romance, if not the crackling one-liners of classic screwball. But Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine make a charming star-crossed couple, and tweens and teens will find enough plot reversals to keep them hooked.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Offers more laughs than most comedies of recent vintage. But what was subversive on the tube feels muted at feature length.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Although it is overloaded with backstory and often tries too hard, Aurora Borealis finds a reasonable balance between romance and family drama.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    A decidedly old-fashioned war film that reaches for epic sweep but is often bogged down in cliched drama and two-dimensional characters.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Aiming for wacky and heartwarming, the film is, at its sporadic best, a mildly diverting coming-of-age story. At its worst, it feels forced.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The film offers fascinating glimpses of a hardworking but unhurried way of life, though it doesn't have the powerful dramatic hook of "The Story of the Weeping Camel."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Director George Hickenlooper captures the energy and ultra-irony of Warhol's scene, but his attempts to give the film a conventional biopic arc end up wallowing in dime-store psychology.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The laugher about a meek middle manager who finds a life-changing fortune takes a while to hit its stride, but in its best stretches, it offers deliriously spirited farce.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Amongst the cardboard-cutout supporting characters, Lauren Graham brings a welcome deadpan sensibility to the overeager proceedings.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The good news is that Christopher Walken, resplendent in purple silk, isn't the film's sole redeeming element. The bad news is that even his arch-villain can't save Balls of Fury from losing bounce as the story proceeds.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Despite effective moments, VanAlkemade's film is too diffuse. He gives us snippets of the group's spirited performances, but their effect on audiences remains unclear.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Full of incident but nearly devoid of dramatic tension, The Children of Huang Shi is a based-on-fact saga that has lost much of its power on the long road to the screen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The simple but affecting film begins a weeklong award-qualifying run Friday before opening in stateside art houses Jan. 21, and is worth a look for its gutsy and commanding central performance.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The picture's quiet performances and occasionally surprising moments take it just far enough off the beaten path to make it more than a transparently formulaic feel-good story.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Fine performances and bristling language compel in this overlong, often off-putting but well-observed New York story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    A thoughtful piece of advocacy journalism.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Delivering visual drama and understated character study, sometimes in disappointingly formulaic fashion, the feature has its incisive moments but falls short as both epic and intimate portrait.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Hubbell lays the groundwork for a nuts-and-bolts examination of changes over the decades in treatment and teaching techniques. In the present tense, however, the first-person aspect of his documentary can veer toward the cutesy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Thomas’ direction, especially of the villainous roles, gives a lot of the action a self-conscious, not-quite-real quality. Some aspects of the movie’s intentional artifice work better than others.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Frost is a likable lead and an easy rooting interest. But his affability isn’t enough to give this silly-sweet feature the edge and dimension that would make it a memorable contribution to the subgenre epitomized by The Full Monty — comedies in which middle-aged, unassuming Brits discover their inner showman.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The English dubbing is far from picture-perfect, with uneven voice performances and choppy synchronization dulling some of the material’s spark.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Elliptical storytelling is both a strength and a weakness in a visually striking mystery thriller.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    At once understated and slightly pulpy, the film comes down squarely on the side of compassion. It’s no polemic, but neither is it as character-driven as it aims to be.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Though it’s strictly for the faithful, the tween-friendly mix of cute and earnest has a forthright sharpness and is never cloying.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The immigration-themed messages of acceptance and encouragement are clearly spelled out, often in heavy-handed fashion, and an overriding blandness mutes the drama. But there’s also something apt in the straightforward telling of the against-the-odds adventure.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    More a middle-of-the-road rom-com than a teen-spirit sendup, the pic weaves its lighthearted mix of silly and serious with increasingly heavy-handed spiels on self-esteem.

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