For 920 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sheri Linden's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Gavagai
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 920
920 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    At times disarming, at others plain silly, it takes a few daring leaps without quite avoiding middle-of-the-road sitcom territory.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Shepard’s reach might exceed her grasp, but there’s no question that she takes risks and is a filmmaker of notable promise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The performances by Brealey, Earl and Hayward are terrifically sweet and sincere, in sync with the film’s unaffected attitude of silly but serious. The magic that Brian and Charles taps into is handwrought and underplayed, with Archer letting the weird details cast a low-key glow.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Rodeo is a combustible fusion of crime story, character study and existential mystery, a tale of celebration and lament, and it announces the arrival of a gifted and adventurous filmmaker.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The movie’s wry hijinks and spirited affection for its characters prove gratifying.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    There isn’t a predictable moment, and Cotillard (who last worked with Desplechin on Ismael’s Ghosts) and Poupaud (who played a far more even-keeled Vuillard in A Christmas Tale) inhabit their roles with bracing fearlessness.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Charlotte Wells’ sharp and tender Aftersun is the rare father-and-child drama that leaves you wondering who the dad will grow up to be.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Sheri Linden
    There’s so much potential heart and heartbreak in Firebird’s tale of forbidden passion that the screenplay and the cautious pacing become frustrating; with every ache measured and spelled out, the film’s dogged striving for poetry too often leaves it feeling disappointingly prosaic.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Sheri Linden
    Matching the screenplay’s lack of nuance, Campbell (Casino Royale, The Protégé) orchestrates the proceedings with a flat efficacy, stringing together familiar action beats and churning up little that rings true.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Drljača’s dialogue is sharp and alive throughout the film, particularly so during Mona and Faruk’s first date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Unlike Mara, the writer-directors of The Girl and the Spider can shape and control their story. They orchestrate a closing sequence of high-impact lyricism, bringing their tale of the mystery-infused quotidian to a shimmering, open-ended conclusion.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    Director Tarik Saleh, whose previous feature was the excellent Cairo-set neo-noir The Nile Hilton Incident, stages the shoot-’em-ups and explosions effectively, but it’s the film’s quiet exchanges that carry the most visceral punch.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    A stirring character study ... To Leslie recalls the grit of 1970s American indie cinema at its most indelible.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Speaking with a number of the women who broke the law in the name of justice, and others who were involved in their underground network, The Janes directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes have made an urgent and thoroughly engaging group portrait.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    Its strength lies in the way it offers intimate access to people on several clashing sides of the situation, making for a complex, layered and thoughtful examination.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Sympathetic and perceptive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    Poehler’s telling is energized by a personal edge, searing and sympathetic, as it traces career struggles, creative breakthroughs and formative sorrows.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Hall and Brown are a glorious kick to watch, their physicality at times bordering on slapstick.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    We know the achievements and victories of the era Nagy depicts, and yet, because she and her fine cast bring the story to such vivid, immediate life, the final moments of Call Jane are powerful with unanticipated joy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    With a semi-playful nod to the 1945 film Detour and more than a few rain-drenched streets, Nightmare Alley pays tribute to noir. But it’s also its own dark snow globe, luminous and finely faceted, and one of del Toro’s most fluent features.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    For the movie’s young women — brought to gutsy life by a terrific quartet of dancer-actors — soca is a language of sisterhood yet one that’s hardly free from the controlling power of men with money.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    As a portrait of a besieged community carrying on as best it can, the film is keenly observed, its character observations lucid and engrossing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Sheri Linden
    Though it’s not without cinematic touches and affecting, sometimes harrowing moments, and even with a convincingly fragile and unmoored Amanda Seyfried at its center, the drama is often hampered by an instructive sensibility that gives it the air of a feature-length PSA.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    The drama around them too often lands rather neatly on the surface, saying exactly what it means, but through the unpredictability of its two leads, Keener especially, and in the knotty connection between their characters, the movie gets under the skin and goes beyond the bromide-laden playbook.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    The film is steeped in beauty at least as much as it is in sorrow, the dance of Mediterranean light — Salomon would spend a good portion of her final fears in the South of France — a vibrant counterpoint to the creeping shadow of hatred and violence.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Sheri Linden
    Now, more than a year and a half into the novel coronavirus pandemic, Matthew Heineman’s intensely intimate documentary arrives as a graphic and emotional reminder of the early days of the crisis, in all its confusion and horror. It’s also a breathtaking testament to the fight to live, the calling to heal, and the power of human connection.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Sheri Linden
    There isn’t a false note in any of the film’s performances, and within its brief running time, writer-directors Mario Furloni and Kate McLean infuse this story of the changing culture and economics of pot production with an anguished depiction of generational displacement.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    In My Own Time, which takes its title from her second album, is in tune with the haunting poetics of her work.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Sheri Linden
    If it struggles to find a rhythm, especially in the early going, there’s no question that it sends you off on a gentle high.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Sheri Linden
    As franchise update, origin story, coming-of-age movie, comedy and indulgent f/x extravaganza, the feature, written by the director and Gil Kenan (Monster House), hits all its marks.

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