For 647 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 One More Time with Feeling
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 44 out of 647
647 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Thomas’ direction, especially of the villainous roles, gives a lot of the action a self-conscious, not-quite-real quality. Some aspects of the movie’s intentional artifice work better than others.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Meredith has woven together a half-dozen portraits of contemporary lives-on-the-edge in this quietly searing drama.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Character eccentricities and off-kilter group dynamics play out with a comic vengeance.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Boilerplate shootouts and conflagrations get the better of the movie's second half, but for the most part, first-time director Park Hong-soo strikes the right balance between take-no-prisoners espionage and teenage angst.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Neither as breezy nor as edgy as it pretends to be.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Director George Hickenlooper captures the energy and ultra-irony of Warhol's scene, but his attempts to give the film a conventional biopic arc end up wallowing in dime-store psychology.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Boasts appealing leads and dazzling court play, but the film never rises above its by-the-numbers plot to generate emotional heat.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    White's film is a love letter not just to Kelly and the Beatles, but also to postwar working-class Liverpool.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Forbes pushes the positivity a bit insistently, yet one of the most appealing aspects of her film is its depiction of kids thriving in an unorthodox household.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    "Him" and "Her" are hardly groundbreaking cinema, but they are more rewarding than "Them."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Though much of the drama is clunky and flat, the taut, visceral performances by David Oyelowo and Kate Mara never err.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The story comes to life only fitfully, even with — or perhaps because of — its court intrigue and supporting characters.... But there are striking glimpses of grit, muck and voluptuous beauty (the great Ellen Kuras handled the cinematography) and, above all, there's Winslet.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Offers proof that the Korean animation industry is poised for the big leagues.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Doesn't depart from the inspirational coming-of-age formula. But it has got enough heart and disco-fever exuberance to connect with audiences.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Director Maria Sole Tognazzi gently explores what it means to be unmarried, middle-aged and female. She illuminates a seldom-seen line of work, bathes her flawed characters in affection, and makes points both obvious and astute, soft-pedaling her insights with celebratory travelogue touches.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Well-meaning but implausible story.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    There’s a clumsy, soapy tepidness to the procession of plot points, but within individual scenes, the actors pierce the genteel surface.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The movie is character-driven every step of the way. That’s why, even if the world created by Jones and his talented design collaborators, both old-school physical and cutting-edge digital, isn’t seamlessly believable so much as staggeringly crafted, it casts a spell.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    As to truly exploring the phenomenon of a live-tweeted collective fiction, the documentary makes a couple of intriguing observations but doesn't look far beyond the metrics, content to exult in the wow factor of it all, which admittedly is considerable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Though Dockendorf doesn’t deliver the intended dramatic punch, he’s fully in sync with his lead characters, and Cook and Johnson are never less than engaging.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    None of it is quite satisfying, especially when old-age makeup takes center stage. But striking moments develop along the way, jolts of weird joy and melancholy as menace gathers under the Mediterranean sun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    A shiver of cosmic comedy runs through the film's tragic turns.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The film offers fascinating glimpses of a hardworking but unhurried way of life, though it doesn't have the powerful dramatic hook of "The Story of the Weeping Camel."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    This introduction to the Buddha's Eightfold Path is often clever and occasionally exasperating.

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