For 643 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 38% 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 Jafar Panahi's Taxi
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 44 out of 643
643 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The film is, above all, a moving portrait of hurting souls, brought to life in compelling performances.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The Stooges were postwar kids who took to the stage with fearless, demented exuberance, Iggy writhing half-naked. With Gimme Danger, Jarmusch doesn’t ask him to strip down further. He simply thanks him.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The film is an exploration of art as a way through immense and complex emotions. It is unexpectedly a breathtaking reminder of life's joys — in nature, in friendship and, in a particularly buoyant scene, in the bark of a deceased friend's poodle.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Flirting with sitcommy high jinks, Clark instead gives us a bittersweet cocktail of soul-weary defeat and unassuming vigor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Although it takes a while for Yu's thesis to jell, the film makes a lasting impression as it delves into an unfashionable territory: character as fate rather than a function of pharmaceuticals.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Wan’s expert deployment of genre jolts is no less in evidence this time around, but as he takes his time — perhaps even a bit too much of it — interweaving the Warrens’ story with that of the Hodgsons, in the London borough of Enfield, he crafts a deep dive into dread. The film builds to a symphonic climax of heaven-and-hell emotion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Much like the father-son bond at its center, the comic drama is warmhearted but never cloying.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    At the film's heart is a fitful conversation that unfolds like a string of koans, epigrams, jokes and silences.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The film charts no new territory but is terrifically cast and, like its source novel, long on atmosphere.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    With its long takes and deliberate pacing, Beyond the Hills is demanding but always engrossing, even during its repetitive middle section.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    But above all it's a portrait of stunned grief, of the devastation families endure, whether through violence, accidents, illness or incarceration.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    In inverse proportion to typically long-winded, inscrutable terms of service, the film is concise, direct and thoroughly engaging.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    In a season of proliferating issue-oriented documentaries, Voices of Iraq stands out by the sheer nature of its provenance: Iraqis themselves filmed the footage during a six-month period this year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    It’s the journo’s open gaze and natural inquisitiveness, his refusal to merely demonize his abusers, that give the film its discomforting power.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    A terrifically engaging picture of life beyond the headlines, My Perestroika lifts the veil of Cold War mystery.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    It is Weigert's performance that gives the film its mystery and charge. Playing seriously with identity, she draws the viewer ever closer. The way she never reveals everything is electrifying.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The film boasts a terrific newcomer in the lead role, exquisite widescreen photography and a powerful sense of place.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    An Honest Liar isn't simply a career recap or a fond portrait; the movie takes exhilarating turns as directors Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom follow present-day developments in Randi's personal life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Soechtig puts mainstream clout to work to deliver a hard-hitting message. Her mix of archival material, punchy graphics and concise talking-head commentary traces a troubling modern history.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Kedi eloquently taps into the mutual attraction between the cats and their people, as well as the animals’ complexity and resilience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Part of the unpredictable pleasure of Bible Quiz is its unanswered questions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The spectacular combination of slapstick, love story and superhero antics doesn't entirely avoid awkwardness, but mostly it defies gravity, like many of the stunts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    With the same clarity and fluency he brought to far sunnier material in “Casting By,” Donahue pinpoints the devastating intersection of personal trauma and institutional neglect in an age of perpetual war.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    A vibrant example of hybrid nonfiction filmmaking, using hand-drawn animation, live action, home movies and newsreels in a rich synthesis of personal and historical memory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Fake Case assumes a certain familiarity with Ai and his work — explored more thoroughly in Alison Klayman's "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry." But as a follow-up and a companion piece to that 2012 documentary, Johnsen's new work is remarkably intimate and astute.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    It's an adrenaline rush of a film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The unhurried film is a beauty. Shooting digitally — a first for Jarmusch and a paradox for a movie that so ardently celebrates the artisanal — cinematographer Yorick Le Saux uses nocturnal lighting to eloquent effect. The titular lovers are beauties too, soulful and captivating. Swinton and Hiddleston make their love story one for the ages.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    A dazzling introduction, both immersive and sweeping, to one of the planet’s oldest primates (who knew?).
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Keener's performance riveting.

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