For 344 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 344
344 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    As a portrait of female strength and a celebration of the artistic spirit, Leonie too seldom comes fully alive.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    McGuinness has a commendable grasp of visual textures and rhythms. It will be interesting to see what she does with a stronger story to tell. Here, reaching for dramatic effect, she comes up empty.
    • 43 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Aiming to discomfort, the film ends up retreating.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    A flimsy episodic feature.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Solid performances aside, closing-credits comments from the movie's crew members on marriage and divorce offer fresher insights than any of the story's run-of-the-mill shenanigans.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    In terms of character and plot, not one element of the intended wild ride escapes self-consciousness or becomes the least bit involving.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Tries to be too many things, none very convincingly: plea for tolerance, docu-style character study, old-fashioned weepie.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Starts out as an exuberant romp but soon gets trapped in a holding pattern of dumb sex and toilet jokes.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Augurs well for dazzling visual work but struggles mightily on the storytelling front.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Contributions of the accomplished cast notwithstanding, this period drama takes a few too many spins around the downward spiral, making it hard to believe as well as unpleasant.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Actual footage of Afghanistan makes it an interesting experiment, but as a dramatic thriller, the story of an American documaker is not as taut or compelling as it could be; instead, it's often confusing and irritating.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    This tale of the theater could have used more time on the road.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Even as agile a performer as Sandra Bullock seems to be straining here amid the repetitive jokes and muddled girl-power message.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Too squeaky-clean to convey the turbulence of the period.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Aims for whimsy and poignancy and mostly comes up empty.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Doesn't serve up enough laughs to build a theatrical following but could find life on video as a takeout item.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Well-meaning but woefully unconvincing.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    If state-of-the-art cross-gender fat suits and drunken Chihuahuas were the stuff of comic genius, Big Momma's House 2 still wouldn't be very funny.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Sour, joyless affair.