For 520 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 38% 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 We Are the Best!
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 520
520 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The picture's quiet performances and occasionally surprising moments take it just far enough off the beaten path to make it more than a transparently formulaic feel-good story.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    More a middle-of-the-road rom-com than a teen-spirit sendup, the pic weaves its lighthearted mix of silly and serious with increasingly heavy-handed spiels on self-esteem.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Without pandering to audience sympathy, Silverman's dark shadings lend something unexpected and real to the role.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The good news is that Christopher Walken, resplendent in purple silk, isn't the film's sole redeeming element. The bad news is that even his arch-villain can't save Balls of Fury from losing bounce as the story proceeds.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Full of insights on love and sex -- which will have more resonance for lesbians but pack a universal punch.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Though the story is drawn in broad strokes and overloaded with melodrama, director Mat Whitecross' exuberant feature understands the communal joy and personal necessity of rock 'n' roll.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Taking satiric aim at a familiar target, conformity, Australian playwright Tony McNamara's film debut is by turns incisive and broad.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Despite effective moments, VanAlkemade's film is too diffuse. He gives us snippets of the group's spirited performances, but their effect on audiences remains unclear.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Droll, unforced humor and low-magnitude emotional tremors register persuasively thanks to the natural performances of the three leads.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    An affecting portrait of a young widow and her two teenage daughters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Sophie Deraspe's film is a compelling anatomy of an Internet hoax.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Familiar but never overly broad, this well-cast, crowd-pleasing comedy benefits from a low-key emphasis on character over high jinks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The English dubbing is far from picture-perfect, with uneven voice performances and choppy synchronization dulling some of the material’s spark.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    It can feel repetitive and oversimplified. Aesthetically, though, it has an aching, dreamlike pull, constructing a panoramic view of history through the prism of collective and personal memory.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    A handsome production but one that struggles to integrate its various elements -- cabaret-society glamour, intellectual fervor, family drama, impossible romance and droll humor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The central drama never fully engages, but the jolts that Banshee delivers are check-the-locks scary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    A story that might have been alive with messy complexity is instead genial and polite.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Concerned mainly with the mechanics of the undertaking, the movie is less an incisive chronicle than a galvanizing tool for parents who are, understandably, frustrated with the system.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The movie, though uneven, benefits from a strong sense of place and an exceptionally well-cast lead.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    First-time actor Garrett is better at conveying Paganini's artistic sensitivity and self-indulgence than his innovative fire. When he picks up the fiddle, though, he speaks with eloquent authority.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Nothing feels truly at stake, no matter how weighty the risks the characters face, but there are charming moments along the way.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The movie could have made its points — war is bad; music is the universal language — in half the time. But the harmonies are sweet, the acoustic picking impressive.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    A decidedly old-fashioned war film that reaches for epic sweep but is often bogged down in cliched drama and two-dimensional characters.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Full of incident but nearly devoid of dramatic tension, The Children of Huang Shi is a based-on-fact saga that has lost much of its power on the long road to the screen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The simple but affecting film begins a weeklong award-qualifying run Friday before opening in stateside art houses Jan. 21, and is worth a look for its gutsy and commanding central performance.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Causes don't get much worthier, and Smile is a labor of love, a portion of the film's proceeds earmarked for the humanitarian group.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Delivering visual drama and understated character study, sometimes in disappointingly formulaic fashion, the feature has its incisive moments but falls short as both epic and intimate portrait.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    At once understated and slightly pulpy, the film comes down squarely on the side of compassion. It’s no polemic, but neither is it as character-driven as it aims to be.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The blurring of fact and fiction has been a part of the Amityville saga since it became public, but for Lutz there's no gray area in his memories, whose power is undiminished.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    A modestly scaled feature whose plainspoken sincerity is a hindrance as well as a strength.

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