For 633 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 633
633 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The earnest mash-up of spoken-word performance, domestic drama and soapy romance in Things Never Said is unwieldy, to be sure, and would have sunk a less charismatic cast.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Whether they’re filing ridiculous complaints about each other to the unflappable mayor (Michel Blanc), arguing over the proper presentation of ingredients or sharing a cafe table, Mirren and Puri bring an effortless command to their roles.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    While the intended dramatic payoff proves a letdown, it doesn’t undo the allegorical power of the movie’s searing depiction of groupthink and its fallout.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Repetitive and ultimately a victim of its own hysteria, the U.K. indie is nonetheless an impressive exercise in high-tech gothic style, with a convincingly deranged Lee Evans.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Propelled by enthusiastic reviews, the entertaining but ultimately disappointing documentary will entice the fashion-forward and fashion-curious.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Director Patricia Riggen finds a rigorous and affecting visual language for The 33, but she and her international cast are hampered by a screenplay that too often gets in the way of a powerful story.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    At its most provocative, it suggests a tension between spirit and flesh in the nun's maternal feelings. Rather than examine that friction, Améris pushes the narrative in predictable directions.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    A challenge to eco-orthodoxy, Pandora's Promise subscribes to its own dogma. The lack of opposing voices diminishes the film, even as Stone raises issues that shouldn't be discounted out of hand.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Wavers between would-be satire and romantic drama, inhabiting neither mode convincingly.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Some legs of the journey are detours, and the film can feel overlong and diffuse, but as a capsule history it offers revelatory insights, particularly in its emphasis on the role of distance running in the women’s movement.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Even with its well-observed moments, the movie’s nonmusical interactions, whether reaching for laughs or poignancy, too often feel flat and forced.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    With its overt nods to movies, nonlinear structure and purple-tinged dialogue, the self-conscious artifice of Hauck’s first feature can be suffocating. This narrative puzzle should be more fun than it is.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    An art-versus-commerce drama that consists of one beautifully aching performance surrounded by a whole lotta twee.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The two young female leads, exceptionally well cast, deliver strong performances, and the drama benefits from Weber’s interest in understanding rather than demonizing the bully.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    The culture-clash procedural, which brings the small-town teen to big bad Hollywood, feels more perfunctory than inspired.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    It's an affectionate and admiring collection of moments, but the director's wobbly choreography never locates a dramatic core for this corps' story.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Oscar-nominee John Hawkes' convincing portrayal of real-life "crop artist" Stan Herd is the exceedingly quiet center of an exceedingly nonabrasive film that has all the dramatic energy of plants growing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    In this well-intentioned celebration of nature and traditional ways of life, giant-screen images feel generic when they should inspire wonder.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Offers proof that the Korean animation industry is poised for the big leagues.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Whatever nuance can be found in Front Cover, the story of an openly gay fashion stylist and a seemingly homophobic Chinese movie star, belongs chiefly to the performances of Jake Choi and James Chen.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Meredith has woven together a half-dozen portraits of contemporary lives-on-the-edge in this quietly searing drama.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Working from a screenplay by Douglas Soesbe that juggles contrivance and insight, Montiel labors to avoid sensationalizing Nolan's story, and in the process he overcompensates.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    A slow-moving, never-igniting tale of calendar-crossed lovers that grows less convincing as it proceeds.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    For all the personal ties to the material, the film too often reaches for broad-strokes inspiration in a way that feels generic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Every triumph registers low on the emotion meter, and most of the supporting characters are two-dimensional at best.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Director Maria Sole Tognazzi gently explores what it means to be unmarried, middle-aged and female. She illuminates a seldom-seen line of work, bathes her flawed characters in affection, and makes points both obvious and astute, soft-pedaling her insights with celebratory travelogue touches.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    The chemistry between the leads and a few finely etched supporting turns provide welcome counterweight to the movie’s formulaic progression, welcome especially for those who have seen their fair share of entries in the love-story-with-medical-complication subgenre.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The story comes to life only fitfully, even with — or perhaps because of — its court intrigue and supporting characters.... But there are striking glimpses of grit, muck and voluptuous beauty (the great Ellen Kuras handled the cinematography) and, above all, there's Winslet.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    It buzzes along for a while, the promising plot innovations inviting suspension of disbelief, before by-the-numbers implausibility, over-the-top valor and unsavory contrivances take over and the line goes dead.

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