For 763 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Frame by Frame
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 763
763 movie reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    Urgent investigative report and unforgettable drama, Virunga is a work of heart-wrenching tenderness and heart-stopping suspense.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    A documentary whose visual magnificence is more than matched by unforgettable characters and political urgency.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    The aesthetic that Dominik has crafted is a pitch-perfect expression of Cave’s grappling with matters of time and space. It’s gorgeous and ghostly.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    The incisive beauty of the documentary, and its power, is that it's not a thesis or an argument but a full-blooded, multifaceted real-life drama.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    It's an act of defiance that's also a sublime piece of cinema, and it ranks among the director's finest work.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The film is an important step toward repairing the broken links and resurrecting almost a century of music and the women who made it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    A terrifically engaging picture of life beyond the headlines, My Perestroika lifts the veil of Cold War mystery.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    An exhilarating fish story in the perfectly cast comic adventure.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    The film’s bracing ground-level truths, by turns hopeful and despairing, challenge Beltway anxieties about the “porousness” of the border and shake up preconceived notions about Americans’ relationships with their southern neighbors.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Olshefski excerpts and shapes the passing years with a fluent intimacy that makes the calamitous intrusion of random gun violence, and its lasting effect on the Raineys’ daughter, PJ, all the more shocking.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    A crucial, profound strength of Newtown is its refusal to rush toward “closure” as necessary, or even to suggest that it’s possible. There’s a striking lack of the bromides that usually abound in such contexts.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The film captures the intense emotion of the October 2014 performance that capped Whelan’s 30-year career. But more crucial is the way it shows her creating new challenges for herself, turning the terrifying prospect of irrelevance into a shot at reinvention.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    No stranger to found footage, Morgen (“The Kid Stays in the Picture”) has tapped into NatGeo’s treasure trove with a bracing immediacy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    Moodysson captures that moment — charged, goofy and transcendent — when personal style and wide-ranging outrage fuse in an all-encompassing manifesto.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Each scene, beneath its surface calm, throbs with longing, dislocation and intricately woven layers of time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Layering soundtrack and visuals in an intricate collage of rich emotional texture, he (Jonathan Caouette) displays an exhilarating talent.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    For all its S&M specificity — down to earth and sometimes comical — the movie holds its beveled mirrors up to the role-play, ritual and compromise in all love relationships.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Krisha Fairchild’s lead performance starts off as riveting and grows ever more compelling as the brilliantly off-center story unwinds.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Ira Sachs’ beautifully observed Little Men zeros in on teen-spirit qualities that might, by conventional standards, be considered less cinematic: creativity and innocence, a tender spark brought to life by terrific newcomers Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    I Am Another You offers further evidence of this young director’s investigative energy and eye for cinematic poetry without the slightest preciousness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    With an immediacy and intimacy that news reports can't provide, this deeply affecting documentary explores the pedophile crisis that has shaken the edifice of the Catholic Church.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Provocative and often fascinating, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is an unsentimental look at the ways prisons shape life outside their walls, in places as disparate as Appalachia and Midtown Manhattan.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    There’s a thrilling friction between the smoothly assembled pieces of Anthony’s narrative, and often sparks.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    As it sheds light on these women’s experiences and the larger issue of homelessness among female vets, the film grows deeply engaging.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    Putting the viewer into a men’s circle like no other, The Work is a remarkable piece of reportage.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Finlay unearths a fascinating biography filled with reversals, comebacks and false starts.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    Frame by Frame is a work of profound immediacy, in sync with the photographers’ commitment and hope.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Aferim! conjures a world in flux. From the ironic "Bravo!" of its title to its Chekhovian final moment after an episode of terrible brutality, Jude's film connects that world, unforgettably, to our own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    An extraordinary vérité portrait of Manila’s Fabella Hospital.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    The word "community" has become a cliche, but this party, both backstage and before the crowd, illustrates a specific sense of cultural community and the singular bliss of standing on a city street in late-summer rain for a once-in-a-lifetime concert.

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