For 415 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 35% 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 We Are the Best!
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 415
415 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The drama's moments of cinematic power more than compensate for the slow-moving stretches that don't connect, and its characters will stay with viewers long after the lights go up.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Well-told and charming, debuting writer-helmer Georgia Lee's comedy-drama Red Doors is big on heart but never sappy. Without overdoing the quirk factor or the melodrama, Lee shows a sure feel for family dynamics, and her light touch brings out the best in the ensemble's lovely, understated performances.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    A fascinating glimpse of kids' role in the evangelical movement's political agenda.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    To the unlikely role of a Bogart-esque reluctant hero, Leonardo DiCaprio brings an intensity that compels even when the script falters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    More a series of loose-limbed vignettes than a sculpted narrative, Chalk lacks a compelling dramatic drive. But the cast creates a fine, improvisatory interplay, captured with verite-style camerawork, and the unforced humor and insights go a long way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    A true gift to fans of this important musician.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Those who stick with Martian Child won't entirely avoid mush, but they will find terrific performances.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Documentarian Morgan Neville has fashioned a spirited riposte to the groundless cliche that Los Angeles is a cultural wasteland.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The comedy star's legions of fans will welcome the cheerfully crude proceedings as a return to silliness after several earnest, lower-key character turns. The melange of Middle East diplomacy, action absurdity, sexual healing and, when in doubt, hummus, wavers between muscular and middling. It's a surefire hit.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The collision of adolescent hormones and parental folly, hardly new cinematic territory, gets a bracing absurdist slant in Youth in Revolt.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The result is a character-driven mystery of considerable emotional power, often harrowing and always compelling.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    As a portrait of children who are wanted and loved, it's intimate and often delightful.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    If its summary approach is less than penetrating, its underlying message of tolerance and open-mindedness is commendable.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Blank City may not be groundbreaking, but it's vibrant and well researched.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The spotlight illuminates a well-chosen quintet of subjects, all wholesomely passionate practitioners of a readily dissed form of entertainment and each at a different point in their career.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Fly Away is an affecting portrait of a single mother and her severely autistic daughter.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Young director Marek Najbrt, commendably, is not interested in wringing easy tears from the European experience of World War II. In the handsome drama Protektor, he brings a cool, noirish slant to a story of Czech artists and intellectuals as they accommodate and to a lesser extent resist the German occupiers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Cameron Crowe's feature documentary is among his most effective and deeply felt work.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Captures a reunion between them that speaks volumes about the intense connections, complicated and big-hearted, that have fueled an extraordinary musical collaboration.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Meryl Streep narrates a heartwarming documentary for an up close look at Arctic wildlife.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The movie is, by and large, smarter than the gross-out tactics that pass for hilarity in many mainstream adult comedies.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The documentary Stolen Seas is not just a high-energy chronicle of a ship's hijacking; Thymaya Payne's bold debut feature steps back for a view of Somali piracy that's both broader and more incisive than most mainstream news coverage.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The low gore quotient and emphasis on young love might disappoint genre purists, but for those open to the idea of a gently goofy mash-up, the film is strong on atmosphere and offers likably low-key, if somewhat bland, charms.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The script excels at character-driven laughs, cerebral yet goofy, without resorting to sitcom stereotypes or genitalia-focused stupidity.

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