For 680 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 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Work
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 680
680 movie reviews
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    A winningly restrained lead performance by Tommy Lee Jones, who also exec produced, isn't enough to put the film on the boxoffice scoreboard.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    The finely observed moments in Stateside accumulate little emotional power. The promise of something startling and compelling goes unfulfilled, and the arc of the central love story isn't interesting enough to sustain the drama.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    This feature debut deals mainly in clichés, never transforming the tough question at its center into compelling cinema.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Though it's built around a kernel of tender feeling, the comedy never transcends its basic contrivance.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    The drama is undone by hyperventilating poetics and a busy time-hopping structure.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Given the scope of the early-1930s atrocity, the most shocking thing about director George Mendeluk’s new dramatization is how utterly devoid of emotional impact it is.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Even as agile a performer as Sandra Bullock seems to be straining here amid the repetitive jokes and muddled girl-power message.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Pleasant and atmospheric family romp, offering enough mildly chilling thrills to keep everyone entertained during its brief running time.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Depp is convincingly vulnerable and forlorn, all while maintaining the Hatter’s otherworldly eccentricity, and Wasikowska has the requisite grit. But Alice’s mission feels as manufactured as the story’s whatsits and doodads, as Bobin struggles to infuse make-believe with emotion.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    A few smart laughs hint at what might have been, but thanks to sitcom-y mugging and a tepidness beneath the intended hilarity, David E. Talbert’s romantic comedy is stuck in a holding pattern for much of its running time.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    If state-of-the-art cross-gender fat suits and drunken Chihuahuas were the stuff of comic genius, Big Momma's House 2 still wouldn't be very funny.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Whatever emotional depths filmmaker Jessica Goldberg hopes to suggest, there's nothing stirring beneath the movie's static surface.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Yet another Hollywood romantic comedy that's all but devoid of romance and laughs.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Character eccentricities and off-kilter group dynamics play out with a comic vengeance.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Compounding the sense of predictability and deja vu is the presence of well-known TV actors portraying the sorts of characters they've perfected on the small screen.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    A light touch keeps the film from being an ordeal, but the story's trajectory is as predictable as the setup is contrived.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    37
    A drama that plays out as an overdetermined thesis, with Genovese herself (Christina Brucato) a footnote to the darkly stylized plunge into lives of quiet desperation.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Starts out as an exuberant romp but soon gets trapped in a holding pattern of dumb sex and toilet jokes.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Girls ages 6-14 will get a charge from the fashion show, animation effects and, to a lesser degree, the cartoonish antics. But like most adolescent histrionics, the pic's impact on adults will be limited to mild amusement alternating with annoyance.
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Familiar but never overly broad, this well-cast, crowd-pleasing comedy benefits from a low-key emphasis on character over high jinks.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Actual footage of Afghanistan makes it an interesting experiment, but as a dramatic thriller, the story of an American documaker is not as taut or compelling as it could be; instead, it's often confusing and irritating.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The movie is character-driven every step of the way. That’s why, even if the world created by Jones and his talented design collaborators, both old-school physical and cutting-edge digital, isn’t seamlessly believable so much as staggeringly crafted, it casts a spell.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Too squeaky-clean to convey the turbulence of the period.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Thanks to Jon Cryer’s likable-schlemiel shtick, a lost-cause rom-com is more watchable than it has any right to be. But that’s not enough to make Hit by Lightning remotely involving.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Embodying the same wholesomeness that has informed most of his screen work, gross-out comedies included, it feels like a tentative next step in Sandler’s evolving screen persona, one that has gone from good-hearted dolt to bumbling man-child to middle-aged father.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Rudd is an underappreciated comic actor, and his line readings are the best thing in the film, but the bland role barely taps his talent. Amid the rest of the cast's one-note posing, his scenes with a parrot have a spontaneity and wit otherwise in short supply.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    It offers January moviegoers some guilty-pleasure thrills and laughs, while falling way short of its potential on both the dramatic and the camp fronts.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Doesn't serve up enough laughs to build a theatrical following but could find life on video as a takeout item.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    At the expense of emotional depth, Augusto emphasizes the story's sensory aspects. Sometimes this works, sometimes it's overkill.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    As the film veers between cartoonish and earnest, it doesn't so much find bliss as try very hard to manufacture it.

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