For 636 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 0.5 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: 43 out of 636
636 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Sadwith, whose TV credits include the miniseries “Sinatra,” conjures a few memorable moments in his big-screen debut. But the most stirring moment belongs to Cooper, who turns a barely audible, exasperated sigh into a complicated life story.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The cast acquits itself well, with the Rock evincing a quiet balance between humor and brawn.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Baya Medhaffar inhabits the role of Farah with a blazing exuberance that’s matched by a dynamic sense of place. Director Leyla Bouzid may struggle to shape her narrative in the final reels, but through most of its running time her first feature pulses with in-the-moment vitality.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    In his feature debut, "Lost" creator J.J. Abrams, who got the job on the basis of "Alias," takes the driver's seat with both feet on the accelerator.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Director Kim Hyun-seok, who until now has worked chiefly in romantic comedy, deploys visual effects and low-key performances in an efficiently told, character-driven exploration of immortality, hubris and human folly.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Cunningham's 1990 novel makes an assured, if not entirely satisfying, transition to the big screen in this terrifically acted exploration of the bonds that transcend traditional notions of family.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Mary Mazzio’s eye-opening documentary reveals that the buying and selling of tweens and teens, long recognized as a plight in some developing nations, is also very much a domestic problem.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    It’s never dull. Without destroying the sheer poetry of the matchup between the pitcher’s mound and home plate, Hock explains it all, and in the process pays tribute to the extraordinary speed factor of a game that has been damned for its slowness.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Despite the more forced and obvious aspects of the story, Barrial taps into the everyday reality of his characters’ New York with an impressive immediacy, abetted by especially fine contributions from cinematographer Luca Del Puppo and composers Lili Haydn and Christopher Westlake.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Solomon crafts a quality horror piece from strong performances and effects. The chief disappointment of An American Haunting is that it doesn't exploit more opportunities for the sublime subtlety of performances by Sissy Spacek and, especially, Donald Sutherland.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    While the foreshadowing proves more fascinating than the upshot, the two leads breathe jittery life into every sinister twist.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Well-told and charming, debuting writer-helmer Georgia Lee's comedy-drama Red Doors is big on heart but never sappy. Without overdoing the quirk factor or the melodrama, Lee shows a sure feel for family dynamics, and her light touch brings out the best in the ensemble's lovely, understated performances.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Those who stick with Martian Child won't entirely avoid mush, but they will find terrific performances.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    (Untitled) assembles a collection of vivid character-types, sometimes a breath short of caricature. But for all its sharp comic angles, Jonathan Parker's film takes its central questions seriously and avoids the pat follow-your-bliss answers Hollywood prefers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Supplementing the interviews with well-chosen archival material, Hanks assembles a capsule history of the music biz and youth culture.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Although the film's jabs at TV journalism are nothing new, Carrey brings to the material the sense of someone who's too smart for his work yet loves it -- the essence, perhaps, of being a ham.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Barbara Sukowa's performance in the title role is the kind that reverberates long after the screen goes black.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Within the doc's brief running time, Lambert sculpts a discerning overview of the artist and her filmography.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Though it hasn't the sweep to be greater than the sum of its parts, the movie offers an absorbing mix of melodrama and historical detail.
    • 51 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    A choppily told tribute to the Apollo astronauts that makes striking use of never-before-seen archival images.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Distractingly lovely to look at, the film can't make Sangaile's struggles or triumphs matter. Its soaring conclusion feels anticlimactic, the story drifting off into air.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Elliptical storytelling is both a strength and a weakness in a visually striking mystery thriller.
    • 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.

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