For 555 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Frame by Frame
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 555
555 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The film is a bracingly romantic drama that's alive with a mature sense of passion and mystery.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    (Untitled) assembles a collection of vivid character-types, sometimes a breath short of caricature. But for all its sharp comic angles, Jonathan Parker's film takes its central questions seriously and avoids the pat follow-your-bliss answers Hollywood prefers.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    When it isn’t trying too hard to be instructive or jokey, Tykwer’s film fluently conveys the hard truth of diminished relevance, geopolitical as well as personal. Hanks’ portrayal of a man caught between utter defeat and a yearning to begin again is pitch-perfect.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The film is faithful to the book's tone of dark ache and much of its detail and for the most part terrifically cast. But Towne can't overcome an essential challenge of the material: Arturo and Camilla are constructs and ciphers as much as they are vivid characters -- difficult roles, to be sure. Neither the screenplay nor the actors manage to get far under their skin.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The actors, all strong, give the lyrical but never artificial dialogue the ring of life. Pearce is riveting as a go-getter who finds himself trapped between a murky past and a future defined by ambition.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Director Matthew Vaughn strikes an energetic balance between cartoonish action and character-driven drama... The mix grows less seamless and the story loses oomph as it barrels toward its doomsday countdown, but the cast’s dash and humor never flag.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    At the helm of this ultra-earnest entertainment, with its expository dialogue and meticulous visuals, Craig Gillespie isn’t able to conjure a stirring cinematic experience. The pieces don’t fuse so much as fit together, and much of the action feels instructive rather than immersive.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Although it is overloaded with backstory and often tries too hard, Aurora Borealis finds a reasonable balance between romance and family drama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    As a bored baker with an overactive imagination, the wonderful French actor Fabrice Luchini is the only reason to see Gemma Bovery, a mildly amusing riff on Flaubert. H
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Despite some choppy transitions and a few melodramatic moments that don't work, the film casts an effective, deepening chill.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The script excels at character-driven laughs, cerebral yet goofy, without resorting to sitcom stereotypes or genitalia-focused stupidity.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    "Them" is spun from callow romantic notions, the sort that make for heady moments. What's conspicuously missing is any grasp of the lovers themselves.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Bears a wealth of imaginative riches and a signature mix of outre personalities and gadgets.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Richard Ray Perez's documentary concerns the myth more than the man.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Though it hasn't the sweep to be greater than the sum of its parts, the movie offers an absorbing mix of melodrama and historical detail.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    This tale of a lovable jerk who learns the meaning of sacrifice should capitalize on its star's sitcom popularity to hit one out of the park.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    None of it is quite satisfying, especially when old-age makeup takes center stage. But striking moments develop along the way, jolts of weird joy and melancholy as menace gathers under the Mediterranean sun.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    From bus stations to jazz concerts, Bradley finds epiphanies in public spaces, expressed visually, musically and, in the way the practical entwines with the philosophical, in dialogue spoken by friends and strangers alike.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The laugher about a meek middle manager who finds a life-changing fortune takes a while to hit its stride, but in its best stretches, it offers deliriously spirited farce.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The film is essential viewing for anyone who cares about the fate of the mountain region and the legacy of the Dalai Lama.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    A thoughtful piece of advocacy journalism.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    The earnest film’s straightforwardness and down-to-earth characters — especially the lead performance by Maggie Baird — have a gentle appeal, but its tendency to spell out every emotion and theme in on-the-nose dialogue undercuts its potential impact at nearly every turn.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Offers more laughs than most comedies of recent vintage. But what was subversive on the tube feels muted at feature length.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The film can be intensely moving, yet there's a self-congratulatory tone to much of it, especially in the domestic drama.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    The overwrought plot mechanics are exasperating, but the lead actresses' exquisitely modulated performances get under the skin.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    A worthy title for cable nets scheduling hard-hitting documentary fare
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    The historical overview they provide is insightful and lucid, yet their polished production intermittently lapses into dry chronology while they bury the lead.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Unfolding elliptically, the new film can feel abrupt and unsatisfying, but it’s filled with sharp commentary on class and servitude, and the actress delivers another extraordinary performance.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    It is Weigert's performance that gives the film its mystery and charge. Playing seriously with identity, she draws the viewer ever closer. The way she never reveals everything is electrifying.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    With the exception of a few unpredictable moments from Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell, Winter Passing finds only cliche as it reaches for profundity.

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