For 431 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 431
431 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    As a depiction of youthful resilience, the film works, but Max's trials and tribulations might have had more dramatic impact with a trained actor in the role.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    If its summary approach is less than penetrating, its underlying message of tolerance and open-mindedness is commendable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Despite some choppy transitions and a few melodramatic moments that don't work, the film casts an effective, deepening chill.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Blank City may not be groundbreaking, but it's vibrant and well researched.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Fly Away is an affecting portrait of a single mother and her severely autistic daughter.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Cameron Crowe's feature documentary is among his most effective and deeply felt work.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The low gore quotient and emphasis on young love might disappoint genre purists, but for those open to the idea of a gently goofy mash-up, the film is strong on atmosphere and offers likably low-key, if somewhat bland, charms.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Meryl Streep narrates a heartwarming documentary for an up close look at Arctic wildlife.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The script excels at character-driven laughs, cerebral yet goofy, without resorting to sitcom stereotypes or genitalia-focused stupidity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Its restraint is its strength. The focus on a woman's passionate hard work without need of marital-status back story is refreshing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Lynch's film is a work of steady chronological progression. Without straining for big-picture significance, it provides a composed look into the revolutionary spirit.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Barbara Sukowa's performance in the title role is the kind that reverberates long after the screen goes black.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Megumi Sasaki's follow-up to her first documentary, 2008's Herb & Dorothy, is as engaging and unpretentious as its subjects.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Policy wonk Robert Reich’s analysis of today’s parallels to the Great Depression is both statistics-driven and impassioned.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    In Chadwick Boseman, it has a galvanic core, a performance that transcends impersonation and reverberates long after the screen goes dark.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Jillian Schlesinger’s first feature, made in collaboration with Dekker and composed largely of footage that the hardy adventurer shot herself, is both low-key and lyrical as it focuses on the mundane and the magnificent.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Director Matthew Vaughn strikes an energetic balance between cartoonish action and character-driven drama... The mix grows less seamless and the story loses oomph as it barrels toward its doomsday countdown, but the cast’s dash and humor never flag.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    A compellingly unconventional, elliptical sports documentary that explores the mysterious realm of might-have-been.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    At its best, the movie achieves a broody dazzle, even as the narrative proves less memorable than one would have hoped. But the fluency of Mann’s direction and the slow-burn chemistry between Chris Hemsworth and Tang Wei counterbalance the more ordinary, and not always involving, procedural elements.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Unfocused lapses aside, though, the film is intriguing and discomforting in equal measure, using its brief running time to frame thoughtful, boundary-pushing questions.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    It's the loosely connected encounters of the early sequences that are remarkable in their poignancy and humor.

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