For 709 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 Let It Fall: L.A. 1982-1992
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 709
709 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    A Sinner in Mecca is a suitably messy mix of the gritty and the surreal, the wrenching and the transcendent, from the midst of the trek to Islam’s holiest site.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Lisa Immordino Vreeland deftly choreographs the story in her vibrant documentary Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, at once a capsule history of Modernism and a poignant personal portrait.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    In inverse proportion to typically long-winded, inscrutable terms of service, the film is concise, direct and thoroughly engaging.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The screenplay by Amy Fox is mechanical, the plot more contrived than charged under Meera Menon’s lackluster direction. But as a study of endurance and self-preservation in the face of persistent double standards, the movie clicks.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The simple but affecting film begins a weeklong award-qualifying run Friday before opening in stateside art houses Jan. 21, and is worth a look for its gutsy and commanding central performance.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The handsomely shot, expertly button-pushing scare-fest has the polish and the cast to draw older audiences who grew up on shockers built from performances rather than CGI.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    For wannabe, seasoned pro and curious observer alike, these tales from the creative front lines are, like good TV, as insightful as they are entertaining.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    What will make the film compelling even for audiences who never heard of the miracle on ice is Kurt Russell's taut, nuanced portrait of Herb Brooks.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The spectacular combination of slapstick, love story and superhero antics doesn't entirely avoid awkwardness, but mostly it defies gravity, like many of the stunts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The actors wrestle passionately with compelling questions about attraction and love.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The movie has the taut efficiency of a well-constructed crime thriller, while its real-world underpinnings play out with a less convincing sense of urgency.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Concerned mainly with the mechanics of the undertaking, the movie is less an incisive chronicle than a galvanizing tool for parents who are, understandably, frustrated with the system.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Documentarian Morgan Neville has fashioned a spirited riposte to the groundless cliche that Los Angeles is a cultural wasteland.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Policy wonk Robert Reich’s analysis of today’s parallels to the Great Depression is both statistics-driven and impassioned.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Less giddy and more cohesive than the original, the film doesn't waste time, plunging almost directly into a spectacular heist.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Although it takes a while for Yu's thesis to jell, the film makes a lasting impression as it delves into an unfashionable territory: character as fate rather than a function of pharmaceuticals.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Where Band Aid excels is in its mix of blisteringly understated comedy with a compassionate view of the ways we can let our lives drift away from us. There’s something bracingly fresh in the way Lister-Jones and Pally combine blind spots and vulnerabilities with a particularly secular-Jewish self-consciousness.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Hubbell lays the groundwork for a nuts-and-bolts examination of changes over the decades in treatment and teaching techniques. In the present tense, however, the first-person aspect of his documentary can veer toward the cutesy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    For all their layered complexity, the songs can slip into a musical and rhetorical sameness. But the concert's aesthetic power is undeniable. The swirl of sound and motion burns with a bright intensity, not unlike like the onstage Tesla coils that have been reconfigured as instruments.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    "The truth is malleable,” an onscreen title declares at the beginning of the film. It’s also somewhat elusive in this saga, which is less an investigation than a spirited tribute. But the combination of humor and grit is always intriguing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The excellent film combines a wealth of archival material with the reminiscences of an unforgettable group of octogenarian women who were champion swimmers when Hitler annexed Austria in 1938.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The movie could have made its points — war is bad; music is the universal language — in half the time. But the harmonies are sweet, the acoustic picking impressive.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    "Him" and "Her" are hardly groundbreaking cinema, but they are more rewarding than "Them."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Messy and ungovernable at its strongest, Lafosse’s film is a story of heartbreak and real estate and, not least, money, viewed from within the still-smoldering ruins.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    A quietly celebratory film about music and human kindness.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    A work of terrific imagination, visceral punch and gothic beauty.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Schrader’s film gets into the nitty-gritty without losing sight of the alchemy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    A poet warrior of the first order emerges in this riveting chronicle of the brief life and times of rap superstar Tupac Shakur.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The story feels a bit more episodic as it proceeds, but for most of the two-hour running time it flows at an earthbound tempo, thanks to Trojan's assured, unobtrusive direction.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Clunky elements aside, the film's distillation of firsthand testimony and archival material has haunting implications.

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