For 710 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: 62
Highest review score: 100 Jafar Panahi's Taxi
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 710
710 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    The film clicks briefly when capturing the silliness of XXX concerns, especially in script-development scenes. But whatever hilarity might have prevailed on the set doesn't translate to the screen. Intrusive music and last-act contrivances do nothing to lift the flat tone or allow the film to earn its intended emotional payoff.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Cute and cartoonish rule the day, and teens and tweens will be the film's chief audience.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Neither good nor so-bad-it's-good, Perry's odd oeuvre has an allure all its own.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    The film owes whatever persuasiveness it has to the teen leads' sharp performances — their sisterly chemistry and their filial friction with an alcohol-addled mother, well played by Mira Sorvino.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Mildly engaging but never entirely convincing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The inspirational memoir Miracles From Heaven transfers to the big screen as a wholesome, crowd-pleasing drama, one whose subject is faith and gratitude. The tone is frequently more searching than self-satisfied, and the harrowing medical crisis that drives the family story gives it the nonreligious urgency to preach beyond the choir.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    An inert and muddled mash-up of romantic comedy and theater of stupid cruelty.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    With their unforced magnetism, Brosnan and Thompson are persuasive as exes who still have chemistry... They have the verve and comic chops to ignite sparks, à la Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, but this Punch never truly connects.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Although it offers no new angles on the story engines of loyalty and revenge, the French film boasts an intriguing milieu and the off-center, hair-trigger intensity of Samy Naceri as a crime boss.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Some stories drag while others have zing in this anthology; binding them is a compelling sense of cultural identity — the tension between tradition and free-market modernity.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    With its uneven performances and purposeful touches of theatrical artifice, Alligator Girl is finally more distancing than involving.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    If only anything felt at stake in this story's dark spiral.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    The film is not without flashes of charm amid its clichés, and leads Lily Collins and Sam Claflin pine for each other prettily.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    However heroic a figure Fanning’s Liz may be, however much this fine actress makes us feel her terror and determination, any sense of triumph is steadily, grindingly undone.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Though there’s clearly a compassionate impulse behind Leon F. Butler’s class-conscious screenplay, it rapidly devolves into implausible melodrama.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Neither as breezy nor as edgy as it pretends to be.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Despite the wildly uneven plotting, Gordon’s atmospheric direction in coastal New London propels the drama, as does her sensitivity to what remains unspoken between people. That everyone in the film is drastically off-balance may just be the point.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Joan’s story unfolds all too neatly, but in Allen’s spark and grace there’s a real sense of discovery.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    There's some nice low-key work amid the uneven performances, but the Montana-shot film's key strength is its sense of place.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    It’s a frenetic grab bag of strained shtick, however expertly delivered by ace comic performers.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    As it zigs and zags, its plot unravels rather than tightens, and its curveball of an ending is bound to leave audiences feeling as double-crossed as some of the characters.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    There’s no question that the feature is a leaner, meaner affair than its predecessor. That’s not enough, though, to counterbalance the often oppressive self-seriousness (though Miles Teller gives it a welcome shot) or to plaster over the holes in the premise.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Contributions of the accomplished cast notwithstanding, this period drama takes a few too many spins around the downward spiral, making it hard to believe as well as unpleasant.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    A small-scale character piece that genuinely likes its protagonists: an overweight teen girl and an overage delivery guy. But for all its quirky touches, the comedy cleaves to formula in its depiction of how they challenge and change each other.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Though the actor ably creates two distinct people, neither part is entirely convincing in this stuck-in-neutral feature, which combines a vague commentary on Italian politics with a vague portrayal of middle-aged awakening.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Very much a lesson, and a repetitive and uneven one at that, GhettoPhysics succeeds at least as a conversation starter.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Egoyan, who has never shied away from the lurid aspects of lost innocence, takes a measured approach that successfully avoids sensationalism. But the film's restraint verges on blankness.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Rather than explore his place in the arts and balance all that adoration with insight, Corsicato opts for hero worship. The result is a visually exciting but emotionally monotonous film.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Amid the would-be and actual laughs, the screenplay tries to drum up drama, but every disagreement and tension is treated superficially and summarily resolved.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    The sense of place is as strong as the narrative is wobbly. The strongest character is the Louisiana.

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