For 566 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 0.5 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 566
566 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    A dazzling introduction, both immersive and sweeping, to one of the planet’s oldest primates (who knew?).
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    A few bumpy patches notwithstanding, the new feature is an exquisitely designed, emotionally absorbing work of dark enchantment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    A clear-eyed, compelling look at getting out the vote, grassroots-style.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Thugs offers a damning summary of the FDA approval process as a closed loop in which one hand washes the other and crucial data can remain hidden.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    In his first narrative feature, documentarian Nitzan Gilady demonstrates an assured grasp of visual storytelling, using a stunningly rugged desert setting that’s as much a character as the film’s perpetually sunny, intellectually challenged 24-year-old and her world-weary mother.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    In its genial, low-key way, the film, premiering at Sundance, is a chilling account of cyberbullying, perpetrated on a disturbingly wide scale over many years.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Wan’s expert deployment of genre jolts is no less in evidence this time around, but as he takes his time — perhaps even a bit too much of it — interweaving the Warrens’ story with that of the Hodgsons, in the London borough of Enfield, he crafts a deep dive into dread. The film builds to a symphonic climax of heaven-and-hell emotion.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Bahrani sometimes pushes too hard as he reaches for big drama. But when the story works, it has a dark power that draws shrewdly upon his two leads' screen charisma.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Barbara Sukowa's performance in the title role is the kind that reverberates long after the screen goes black.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Writer-director Peter Strickland...uses atmosphere as others would use plot, and knows how to provoke comic shudders. But he tends to repeat himself, and he doesn't quite find a satisfying denouement for the inventive premise.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Its restraint is its strength. The focus on a woman's passionate hard work without need of marital-status back story is refreshing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Megumi Sasaki's follow-up to her first documentary, 2008's Herb & Dorothy, is as engaging and unpretentious as its subjects.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Director Kim Hyun-seok, who until now has worked chiefly in romantic comedy, deploys visual effects and low-key performances in an efficiently told, character-driven exploration of immortality, hubris and human folly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    A compellingly unconventional, elliptical sports documentary that explores the mysterious realm of might-have-been.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Unfocused lapses aside, though, the film is intriguing and discomforting in equal measure, using its brief running time to frame thoughtful, boundary-pushing questions.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    It's the loosely connected encounters of the early sequences that are remarkable in their poignancy and humor.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    With its grasp of suspense and character, it hits the mark as a portrait of openhearted determination that's devoid of desperation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Audiences will find themselves face to face with their own prejudices, assumptions and, perhaps, squeamishness.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Keener's performance riveting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Written by Amy Lowe Starbin and directed by Jen McGowan, both first-timers, the feature is alive with interactions that feel spontaneous.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Hicks' unabashed love letter is, above all, a stirring picture of communion between artists.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    For Westerners, Lemelson offers an eye-opening look behind Bali's profile as a tourist Shangri-la. The documentary's ultimate value, though, may be in local education.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Though the film's second half could be tighter, the details and atmosphere ring true throughout, especially in the walking-wounded chemistry between Seimetz and Roberts' tentative dreamers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    What Kaufman's blunt inquiry lacks in technical refinement, it makes up for in details — in interviewees' recollections and, most harrowing, in the box full of letters that sparked the project.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Despite confusing information about the role of diet and lifestyle, The Widowmaker is a lucid and important work of advocacy journalism. It illuminates yet another way that mainstream medicine thrives on crisis rather than health.

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