For 785 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 35% 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: 63
Highest review score: 100 One More Time with Feeling
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 785
785 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    At its most hopeful, the film traces a story of medical diplomacy, involving a young Gaza boy's life-saving surgery by an Israeli doctor. At its most searing, it illuminates the seeds of hatred and the depths of suffering and mistrust.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Ross is to be commended for taking chances on his first outing. He delivers grown-up shivers with a strong cinematic sensibility. But however suspensefully the score groans and cries, the emotional stakes dwindle with each overemphatic narrative curve.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    The setting is striking, the cast impressive. But Two Men in Town, a drama that's built on dread and circles the question of redemption for a newly released prisoner, falls short of the mythic territory it aspires to.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Moll's restraint gives way to a tastefully overwrought checklist of Gothic imagery. In the cloistered shadows and the harsh Castilian sun, the visuals are handsome, even as the movie threatens to tip into parody.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Zeroes in on retail mania with a flimsy wire hanger of a premise.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The drama’s power may dwindle, yet its end-of-the-world scenario remains oddly recognizable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Shelton's affection for her characters is evident but it's not enough.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    To penetrate beyond the camaraderie and capture the depth of the experience would require less conventional filmmaking.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Whatever license the word “fable” grants Hamilton, it doesn’t redeem the narrative muddle. But there’s an undeniable gutsiness to her filmmaking. The American dreamscape she creates is memorably unsettling.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    There’s a clumsy, soapy tepidness to the procession of plot points, but within individual scenes, the actors pierce the genteel surface.
    • 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
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Heartfelt, if not entirely satisfying, Walk With Me provides an up-close glimpse of the life of devotion, focusing on the monks and nuns who live at a rural monastery led by Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh.
    • 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
    It's the chemistry between Domhnall Gleeson and newcomer Will Tilston, as the awkwardly matched father and son, that makes the movie more than a mélange of inept parenting and Tigger too.
    • 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
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Though handsomely photographed and featuring a compelling cast, the Ireland-set memory piece — adapted by John Banville from his Man Booker Prize-winning novel — will leave audiences wondering how much more satisfying the muted drama might be on the page.
    • 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 movie is a testament to the star power of Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, who, as the longtime friends at the center of a run-of-the-mill comedy, are the only reasons to see it.

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