For 474 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 6% 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: 60
Highest review score: 100 Finding Nemo
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 474
474 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Among the willing cast, only Jacinda Barrett and topliners Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell and Richard Dreyfuss manage, just barely, to suggest a third dimension to the script's cursory character sketches. But that won't matter to audiences craving a disaster thrill ride.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    If its summary approach is less than penetrating, its underlying message of tolerance and open-mindedness is commendable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Awash in nostalgia, "Lions" combines a gentle coming-of-age story with swashbuckling fantasy. While it lacks a necessary tension in its establishing scenes and might be too soft for those who prefer grittier fare.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Until the lean script by Baier and Laurent Guido takes some unconvincing turns in the late going, the film is a credible portrait of alienation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Ambitious and intricately plotted — at times distractingly so — the bilingual feature is an uneven genre ride, but its appealing cast and multicultural twist on a familiar format help to smooth the rough spots and keep things engaging, if not entirely satisfying.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Those not in the smackdown frame of mind will find an overabundance of head-butts, body slams and pounding aural effects -- this is a definite contender for loudest film of the year -- but also will discover instances of innovative, spectacular stuntwork and, though the comic interplay often falls flat, a story with heart.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    An unsentimental portrait.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Puts a human face on the failings of the American judicial system and the growing importance of DNA in legal proceedings.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    However masterful, the first-rate stunt work, effects, action cinematography and cutting (by no less than three editors) lose impact through sheer repetition.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    A fascinating glimpse of kids' role in the evangelical movement's political agenda.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The result is a character-driven mystery of considerable emotional power, often harrowing and always compelling.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The script excels at character-driven laughs, cerebral yet goofy, without resorting to sitcom stereotypes or genitalia-focused stupidity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    An appealingly low-rent, if not earth-shattering, 26th century "Star Wars" with faint glimmers of "Blade Runner," "Buckaroo Banzai" and "The Manchurian Candidate" for good measure.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Johnny Depp makes a riveting antihero in a dark and bawdy period drama.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Terrific performances by Anthony LaPaglia, Eric Stoltz and Caroleen Feeney infuse this well-written comic drama with a realistic ease.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Crossing the life-death divide, Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo are a winning pair in this smart and tender comedy.
    • 60 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Sharp, vivacious comedy.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Long deemed unfilmable, the 18th century novel finds the perfect interpreters in director Michael Winterbottom and actor Steve Coogan.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Cameron Crowe's feature documentary is among his most effective and deeply felt work.

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