For 559 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Sherpa
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 559
559 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Woody's back on solid ground with his first memorable pic of the new millennium.
    • 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
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    As a depiction of youthful resilience, the film works, but Max's trials and tribulations might have had more dramatic impact with a trained actor in the role.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    This culture-clash romantic comedy, scripted by Elizabeth Hunter and Saladin K. Patterson, goes exactly where you'd expect, but helmer Lynn, a comedy vet, gets it there with such infectious energy that you don't much mind the story's predictability.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The film charts no new territory but is terrifically cast and, like its source novel, long on atmosphere.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    The culture-clash procedural, which brings the small-town teen to big bad Hollywood, feels more perfunctory than inspired.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    It's an affectionate and admiring collection of moments, but the director's wobbly choreography never locates a dramatic core for this corps' story.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Oscar-nominee John Hawkes' convincing portrayal of real-life "crop artist" Stan Herd is the exceedingly quiet center of an exceedingly nonabrasive film that has all the dramatic energy of plants growing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    In this well-intentioned celebration of nature and traditional ways of life, giant-screen images feel generic when they should inspire wonder.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Offers proof that the Korean animation industry is poised for the big leagues.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Though the story’s midsection, with its shifting alliances and reversals, feels distended, the movie offers well-defined characters and an inventive sense of earthbound fun, as well as poignant moments.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    At its plainspoken best, the U.S.-and Thailand-shot film is an eye-opening history lesson more than an atmospheric thriller. It's nonetheless chilling as it exposes the machinations between countries with no official relationship.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Meredith has woven together a half-dozen portraits of contemporary lives-on-the-edge in this quietly searing drama.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Frost is a likable lead and an easy rooting interest. But his affability isn’t enough to give this silly-sweet feature the edge and dimension that would make it a memorable contribution to the subgenre epitomized by The Full Monty — comedies in which middle-aged, unassuming Brits discover their inner showman.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Working from a screenplay by Douglas Soesbe that juggles contrivance and insight, Montiel labors to avoid sensationalizing Nolan's story, and in the process he overcompensates.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    A slow-moving, never-igniting tale of calendar-crossed lovers that grows less convincing as it proceeds.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The impact of the quietly observant film builds until the unlikeliest of elements - an old Broadway tune, an empty garage, a conversation about fenders - detonate with long-buried emotion, anguished and tender.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    For all the personal ties to the material, the film too often reaches for broad-strokes inspiration in a way that feels generic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Every triumph registers low on the emotion meter, and most of the supporting characters are two-dimensional at best.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Awash in nostalgia, "Lions" combines a gentle coming-of-age story with swashbuckling fantasy. While it lacks a necessary tension in its establishing scenes and might be too soft for those who prefer grittier fare.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    With charm to spare, Valentin fuses nostalgia and humor in an episodic story whose ultimate focus is the birth of a writer.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    All elements click in "Sun," a shimmering, deeply felt film.
    • 52 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Sheri Linden
    The film’s first half is a slog as Chism sets up the minefield for Wade, with every (fully visible) mine certain to explode.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    At its best, the movie achieves a broody dazzle, even as the narrative proves less memorable than one would have hoped. But the fluency of Mann’s direction and the slow-burn chemistry between Chris Hemsworth and Tang Wei counterbalance the more ordinary, and not always involving, procedural elements.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Director Maria Sole Tognazzi gently explores what it means to be unmarried, middle-aged and female. She illuminates a seldom-seen line of work, bathes her flawed characters in affection, and makes points both obvious and astute, soft-pedaling her insights with celebratory travelogue touches.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    The chemistry between the leads and a few finely etched supporting turns provide welcome counterweight to the movie’s formulaic progression, welcome especially for those who have seen their fair share of entries in the love-story-with-medical-complication subgenre.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The story comes to life only fitfully, even with — or perhaps because of — its court intrigue and supporting characters.... But there are striking glimpses of grit, muck and voluptuous beauty (the great Ellen Kuras handled the cinematography) and, above all, there's Winslet.

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