For 884 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Beyond The Visible: Hilma af Klint
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    What sets it soaring is the discerning guide at its helm, one whose curatorial exultation and rigor are also calming, reassuring — a welcome voice in cacophonous times.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Pig
    Pig isn’t the gripping mystery Sarnoski might have intended, but as a crawl through the underbelly of a hipster city’s glamorous foodie culture, it’s a gutsy narrative recipe, even if the final dish is less than the sum of its ingredients. Through it all, Cage plays the enigmatic central character at the perfect simmering temperature, and without a shred of ham.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Val
    The helmers don’t aim to be comprehensive. They achieve something better: a film that’s agile and alive — fitting for a portrait of a man who is driven to make art, however he can.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    The preceding journey might have been smoother, but the doc is a reminder that we still know so little about the oceans and their inhabitants, and an illustration of how much hope we attach to them.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    In short, there’s no predetermined narrative at play in this concise and elegantly crafted road trip. The terrain it travels is one of open-ended questions, and the spark it ignites has a contrapuntal power.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    In his interactions with his band, with Fine, with his family (eldest daughter Carnie Wilson appears in the film but isn’t interviewed), the documentary is a portrait of friendship and love as much as it’s about music. And beneath it all, the essential aloneness of the artist resounds
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Choppily told but thoughtful and illuminating, writer-director Buirski’s latest film completes a trilogy about the civil rights era, begun with The Loving Story and The Rape of Recy Taylor, that showcases lesser-known warriors for civil rights.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Effectively moody but offering frustratingly skin-deep chills, The Woman in the Window underestimates its hero in more than ways than one.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Bettina Oberli is more interested in the interplay of her characters than a barbed look at geopolitics, an approach that clicks only to a point in this well-performed but overlong and uneven feature.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    With its bland positivity (regular people can be superheroes!), flimsy-bordering-on-indifferent plotting and Post-it-note-deep characters, that leaves the bits and shtick to buoy Falcone's screenplay. They're hit-and-miss, but it's definitely the off-track digressions where the film sparks to life.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Mainly Park lets her actors interact, their humor deadpan, their pain unfathomable, their hormones surging and their flirtations halting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Somewhere You Feel Free is a love letter to Petty, but also to that most mysterious of alchemies, the chemistry of a rock 'n' roll band.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    The story itself finally feels lost beneath the levels of artifice rather than heightened by it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Feliciano's mix of social commentary and old-school melodrama can be sharp, but it can also be distractingly on-the-button.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    One of the most effortlessly absorbing and deeply encouraging nonfiction films of recent memory.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    It stands solidly on its own as a dynamic inquiry into revolutionary culture and Black identity, not to mention the challenge of living with roommates.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    This is a comedy that finds poetry in unexpected places: the ancient cuneiform that Alma studies, and the invented past that Tom concocts to explain their romance. With sly humor and no small ache, I'm Your Man asks if we really want our fantasies to come true, and what happens when we fall in love.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    The unconsummated attraction between best friends played by Carice van Houten and Hanna Alström clearly is meant to be its emotional pulse. Yet however sensitive the two leads' performances, The Affair rarely gathers the necessary intensity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    My Octopus Teacher is not the first documentary to plunge us into the otherworldly flora and fauna of Earth's oceans . . . But it is the first to chronicle a single sea creature's story from such a personal, openhearted perspective, revealing not just emotional connections but animal behaviors previously unknown to scientists.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Though it can at times feel wanting in dramatic heft or clarity, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet can also be revelatory, and its drama flowers in delightfully unflashy ways.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Breaking News in Yuba County features a pitch-perfect Janney at the center of a game cast of well-knowns. Yet as it fumbles through its unwieldy mix of crime-caper farce, social commentary and black comedy, the genre it most solidly nails is the one that poses the burning question "Why did so many accomplished actors sign on to this?"
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Without a drop of self-congratulatory "enlightenment," Land occupies a wild terrain of ineffable tenderness.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    As two long-timers eyeing potential breakthroughs in middle age, Clifton Collins Jr. and Molly Parker deliver beautifully tempered turns, with fine support from Moises Arias in the role of an up-and-comer with a mournful gaze.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    Summer of Soul is as thoughtful as it is rousing, a welcome shot of adrenaline to kick off not just a film festival but a new year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Lyrical and provocative, Acasa, My Home brings an intimate slant to age-old questions about the value of conformity, the pleasures and challenges of the natural world versus the comforts and distractions of modernity, and the amorphous but essential matter of what constitutes a good life. And it does so with laudable concision.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Through a finely calibrated ebb and flow of insight and emotion, Lo offers a fresh perspective on life in the shadows — the freedom as well as the neglect — building toward an end-credits coda, a song from the heart, that's not to be missed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Through the Night is both celebration and indictment. A sympathetic depiction of "women's work," in all its unsung dignity, it's also a quietly damning portrait of a merciless economy's effect on working-class mothers — particularly black women and Latinas, who often must work taking care of other people's children in order to feed their own.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    No party-line screed, Gunda is a soul-stirring meditation on some of our most underappreciated fellow earthlings. For many viewers, it could well be life-changing too.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    Elegy . . . embraces the emotional messiness of a heart-wringing country song, but lacks a haunting refrain to get under your skin.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    An urgent film, it's filled with chilling detail and propelled by clear-eyed compassion.

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