For 447 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Virunga
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 447
447 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    [Guo's] film, which at first hints at a wry critique of materialism but ends up reveling in it, is a timely snapshot of aspirational glitz in the big city.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    More than a gimmick, that self-conscious visual strategy suits the self-impressed creative-class characters, even as it is, finally, more interesting than they are.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Sour, joyless affair.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    The finely observed moments in Stateside accumulate little emotional power. The promise of something startling and compelling goes unfulfilled, and the arc of the central love story isn't interesting enough to sustain the drama.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Sal
    Franco seems torn, on the one hand presenting his subject as a likably ordinary, self-involved actor and on the other sanctifying him as a would-be gay icon in a conformist industry.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Though the actor ably creates two distinct people, neither part is entirely convincing in this stuck-in-neutral feature, which combines a vague commentary on Italian politics with a vague portrayal of middle-aged awakening.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Director Roger Gual presents little in the way of tantalizing culinary visuals, and that leaves the paper-thin characters as the main course.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Concerned more with inspirational messages than dramatic subtlety, it remains an item best suited to believers.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Whatever emotional depths filmmaker Jessica Goldberg hopes to suggest, there's nothing stirring beneath the movie's static surface.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Generally succeeds -- in hit-and-miss fashion -- at bridging the gap between unlikable jerk and misunderstood good guy, though it's still something of a leap to leading-man territory.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Every triumph registers low on the emotion meter, and most of the supporting characters are two-dimensional at best.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    With their unforced magnetism, Brosnan and Thompson are persuasive as exes who still have chemistry... They have the verve and comic chops to ignite sparks, à la Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, but this Punch never truly connects.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Heavy-handedness prevails, with the schmaltzy original score as unconvincing as the script. An over-reliance on song, from pop to Puccini to Ellington to hip-hop, doesn't compensate for what's lacking in the storytelling.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    The movie is an album-sleeve-thin romance steeped in a self-congratulatory Williamsburg, Brooklyn, vibe.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    This feature debut deals mainly in clichés, never transforming the tough question at its center into compelling cinema.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    As it zigs and zags, its plot unravels rather than tightens, and its curveball of an ending is bound to leave audiences feeling as double-crossed as some of the characters.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    The drama is undone by hyperventilating poetics and a busy time-hopping structure.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Assembling this vehicle for his young clients, music producer/manager/video director Christopher B. Stokes has attached an anemic plot to a series of dynamic hip-hop dance sequences.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    As the movie drifts from generalities about technique to vibrant scenery — evocatively photographed by Esteban Malpica — to the occasional, much-needed anecdote, the vagueness of his enterprise becomes increasingly apparent.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    As the film veers between cartoonish and earnest, it doesn't so much find bliss as try very hard to manufacture it.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Compounding the sense of predictability and deja vu is the presence of well-known TV actors portraying the sorts of characters they've perfected on the small screen.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Though the actors' chemistry sets off no fireworks and the story is never truly involving, the movie does manage to avoid being outright painful.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    It offers January moviegoers some guilty-pleasure thrills and laughs, while falling way short of its potential on both the dramatic and the camp fronts.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    A flimsy episodic feature.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    It buzzes along for a while, the promising plot innovations inviting suspension of disbelief, before by-the-numbers implausibility, over-the-top valor and unsavory contrivances take over and the line goes dead.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Despite a finely wrought lead performance by Dakota Fanning, the drama feels more like the stuff of a mild — and dated — YA novel than an involving exploration of female experience.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    A few smart laughs hint at what might have been, but thanks to sitcom-y mugging and a tepidness beneath the intended hilarity, David E. Talbert’s romantic comedy is stuck in a holding pattern for much of its running time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Conventional dramatic hooks have no place in Garrel's filmography, so it's not surprising that his new movie is more atmospheric than involving, or that the two beautiful bed heads at its center hardly invite emotional connection.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    As a portrait of female strength and a celebration of the artistic spirit, Leonie too seldom comes fully alive.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Simon Pegg is likably smart and obnoxious as the fish-out-of-water Brit in high-gloss Manhattan, but he's swimming upstream in a feature that substitutes slapstick for scathing wit.

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