For 344 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Finding Nemo
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 344
344 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    A well-made and entertaining descent into a black-comic hell.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    That a ragtag group of intellectuals and misfits could so blindside the FBI and hold the media in its grip is an especially sobering aspect of this dynamically told story.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    As frank, discerning and eloquent as its subjects, The Woodmans is one of the most affecting art-themed documentaries.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The film's dark beauty and the quiet intensity of the performances have a discomforting pull.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Word-of-mouth should make it one of the best-performing nonfiction films of the year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The lovely, unpredictable comedy Duck Season marks the arrival of a fresh talent in writer-director Fernando Eimbcke. His script is vibrant with unforced humanist observations, the performances are natural and endearing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    An appealingly low-rent, if not earth-shattering, 26th century "Star Wars" with faint glimmers of "Blade Runner," "Buckaroo Banzai" and "The Manchurian Candidate" for good measure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Puts a human face on the failings of the American judicial system and the growing importance of DNA in legal proceedings.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    But above all it's a portrait of stunned grief, of the devastation families endure, whether through violence, accidents, illness or incarceration.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Zeroing in on the art of rehearsal, Becoming Traviata is an exquisitely observed look at performance and the creative process.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Lynch's film is a work of steady chronological progression. Without straining for big-picture significance, it provides a composed look into the revolutionary spirit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The film offers fascinating glimpses of a hardworking but unhurried way of life, though it doesn't have the powerful dramatic hook of "The Story of the Weeping Camel."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    A documentary that's insightful, sweet and often hilarious.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    A vibrant example of hybrid nonfiction filmmaking, using hand-drawn animation, live action, home movies and newsreels in a rich synthesis of personal and historical memory.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    A tender take on life after stardom.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    In his feature debut, writer-director Eric Byler demonstrates a refreshing trust in his material and his audience, crafting a compact, intriguing drama from understated performances and a subtle visual sensibility.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Australian writer-director Kim Mordaunt doesn't always succeed at balancing the sentimental, the political and the ethnographic, but at its strongest the story is a seamless melding of history's dark undertow and a child's indefatigable optimism.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The documentary Stolen Seas is not just a high-energy chronicle of a ship's hijacking; Thymaya Payne's bold debut feature steps back for a view of Somali piracy that's both broader and more incisive than most mainstream news coverage.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The film is an impressive and affecting entry in the growing body of work addressing the effects of keeping wild animals in captivity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    In its hard-hitting depiction of a legacy of unspeakable brutality, this film shows that the ghosts of Leopold are alive and well.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    A handsome and achingly sad period piece, a finely observed portrait of cast-aside dreams. The drama is quieter and more chaste than the similarly themed "Camille Claudel," but no less haunting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The drama's moments of cinematic power more than compensate for the slow-moving stretches that don't connect, and its characters will stay with viewers long after the lights go up.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The carefully laid foundation of suspense and dread, with its symmetries and crisp dialogue, is squandered in a clumsy pileup of credulity-stretching cataclysmic events.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    A choppily told tribute to the Apollo astronauts that makes striking use of never-before-seen archival images.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    In the charming comedy-parable Ushpizin, religious orthodoxy inspires not unbending dogma but humble, sometimes baffled spiritual striving by its embraceable, flawed characters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Jillian Schlesinger’s first feature, made in collaboration with Dekker and composed largely of footage that the hardy adventurer shot herself, is both low-key and lyrical as it focuses on the mundane and the magnificent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Blank City may not be groundbreaking, but it's vibrant and well researched.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    A compellingly unconventional, elliptical sports documentary that explores the mysterious realm of might-have-been.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    More a series of loose-limbed vignettes than a sculpted narrative, Chalk lacks a compelling dramatic drive. But the cast creates a fine, improvisatory interplay, captured with verite-style camerawork, and the unforced humor and insights go a long way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Captures the excitement of the game as well as the intimate drama -- and comedy -- of the human conflict.