For 672 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Sherpa
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 672
672 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    M. Night Shyamalan’s latest is well cast and strong on setting. But the dull thudding that resounds isn’t part of its effective aural design; it’s the ungainly landing of nearly every shock and joke.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    The film’s first half is a slog as Chism sets up the minefield for Wade, with every (fully visible) mine certain to explode.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    Insights are few in this fan letter of a documentary.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    Howell’s inept pileup of would-be signifiers — a misty quarry, a family crypt, a philosophical beekeeper — gives way to frisson-free horror and unconvincing romance.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    By the time director Alexandre Aja brings together the pieces with an illuminating pang of emotion, most viewers’ confusion will have given way to indifference.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    Straight out of the slice-and-dice school of filmmaking, Vantage Point fractures chronology and perspective in a vain attempt to disguise its flimsiness.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    Like many a biopic before it, Winnie Mandela shoehorns an exceptional life into the standard template of a highlights reel, lurching from one Important Moment to the next.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    American writer-director Angad Aulakh tries to agitate the pensive set-up with sex and a supposed mystery that never raises the pulse. The Bergman-esque posturing falls so far short of the Swedish master that it wouldn’t even qualify as accidental parody.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Sheri Linden
    The conceit grows more strained, its Talmudic potential unrealized, while the comedy never rises above bleh.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    First-time director Daniel Duran, working from a screenplay by Oscar Torres that abounds in the maudlin and risible, isn't able to lift the ham-handed material to a place where it might ring true.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    McAvoy and Radcliffe are actors with charm to burn, but it’s only in brief moments that their characterizations cut through the film’s pandemonium, while the jokes they’re called upon to deliver land with a thud.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    This comedy whodunit generates more laughs than its predecessor, which is to say, two or three.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    The climactic collision of agendas is even more contrived than everything leading to it.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    However universal the perennial questions and struggles that The Shack illuminates, under Stuart Hazeldine’s plodding direction, its faith-based brand of self-help feels like being trapped in someone else’s spiritual retreat — in real time.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    Jeremy Leven's attempt at old-school romantic comedy, set in a postcard-pretty tourist's vision of Paris, is more of a foolish plod than a weightless rollick.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    The movie is a letdown, stringing together pointless episodes to little effect. It's the kind of thinly conceived, quirk-for-quirk's-sake indie that gives indies a bad name.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    The movie opens with the suggestion that it will address the generational divide, but it has nothing of substance to say.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    With its faux small-town values, faux countercultural ethos and faux personal struggles, Rita Merson’s debut feature skews closer to delusion than honesty.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    A good idea for a ghost story is dead on arrival in The Condemned, a would-be thriller whose intended horror-tinged chills register as ho-hum hokum.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    Aaron Zigman’s score provides reassuring downhome uplift — perhaps a necessary element in a tale of impossible, perfect love, where everything happens for a reason and is as it should be, even when it’s terrible.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    A seemingly tourist-bureau-sanctioned travelogue posing as a romantic drama.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Sheri Linden
    A lazily written and generically directed Fatal Attraction knockoff.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    Mistaking arrested development for enlightened innocence, Waiting for Forever is an indigestible hash of whimsy, drama, romance and, for good measure, crime.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    Carmine Gaeta and Luke Davies' screenplay is constructed from plot mechanics, and the emotional stakes grow less convincing with every twist of the screw.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    An oddity as awkward as its title, Angels With Angles is writer-director-star Scott Edmund Lane's would-be valentine to old-school showbiz comics, wrapped in a silly adventure-romance involving Cuban cigars and, yes, Fidel Castro.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Sheri Linden
    An overwrought and undernourished drama.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    This thin concoction of domestic drama and thriller suspense won't hold up after the curiosity factor runs its brief course. Neither Robert De Niro nor a phalanx of a dozen producers can deliver Godsend from unintentional comedy.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    Concerned with both physical and psychological hazards of the job, Life on the Line manufactures a pileup of looming disasters to which director David Hackl lends no cadence.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    A collection of feeble jokes in the service of green themes. Sustainability never looked so stupid.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Sheri Linden
    But unless you're a demolition-derby fetishist or a connoisseur of vehicular mayhem, none of that will buy you a thrill in this video game posing as a movie.

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