Ronnie Scheib

Ronnie Scheib

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Ronnie Scheib's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) "With its wry humor and fantastic mix of music and images, this seemingly odd choice for Tribeca's opening-nighter could carve out a solid theatrical niche. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 24, 2014
89% Buzzard (2015) "As fascinating as it is off-putting. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 13, 2014
90% A Birder's Guide To Everything (2014) "Meyer and lenser Tom Richmond capture an intersection of high-school and natural spheres that highlights New England's serenity and beauty without undue pictorial fussiness. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 11, 2014
No Score Yet La Chair De Ma Chair "Though the gruesome plot fills the bill, genre-wise, "Flesh" often seems like an empty stylistic exercise instead of a horror film. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2014
50% Cannibal (2014) "Antonio de la Torre is brilliant as a killer and eater of young women in Manuel Martin Cuenca's sumptuously lensed psychological drama. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 4, 2014
74% Felony (2014) "Thanks to Saville's tightly controlled direction and a superlative cast, the mere exchange of glances builds as much suspense as the kinetic action sequence that opens the pic. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 4, 2014
95% Particle Fever (2014) "A documentary about science for professionals and laypeople alike, Particle Fever celebrates an event of earth-shattering importance, though what far-ranging transformations it heralds remain unknown " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2014
No Score Yet Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle "Maurice Linnane chronicles an important, atypically tranquil moment in Amy Winehouse's tumultuous career. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 18, 2014
85% The New Black (2014) "Laid-back yet incisive, "The New Black" examines the complexity of black attitudes toward same-sex marriage, which the mainstream media tend to oversimplify as church-dominated and uniformly negative. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 16, 2014
15% Endless Love (2014) "It may prove too bland even for its target audience. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 13, 2014
56% Adult World (2014) "The improvisational zeal with which Cusack approaches his role is particularly fun to watch. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 11, 2014
33% Mars At Sunrise (2014) "Suliman ("Paradise Now," "The Attack") dominates the screen as Khaled, utterly compelling in and out of jail, his magnificent perf tying up cinematic loose ends. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 10, 2014
75% Little Feet (2014) "Alexandre Rockwell plunges directly into the wildly unpredictable logic of childhood with this black-and-white gem. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2014
22% Gimme Shelter (2014) "The film is hamstrung by its fidelity to real-life inspirational models. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2014
91% To Be Takei (2014) "A unique blend of camp and conviction, "To Be Takei" deftly showcases George Takei's eclectic personality and wildly disparate achievements, from "Star Trek" crewmate to gay-rights activist. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 19, 2014
89% Run & Jump (2014) "Steph Green's debut feature captures the beauty of an obviously flawed family with remarkable warmth and immediacy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 14, 2014
25% The Grounded (2014) "Throwing in sweeping vistas of virgin snow and orphaned moose as proof of nature's greatness, and recruiting a motley bunch of believers along the way, the film won't convert anyone but the already holistically minded. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 9, 2014
98% The Rocket (2014) "The adventures of a 10-year-old Laotian boy are subject to radically different interpretations in The Rocket, Australian documentarian Kim Mordaunt's impressive narrative debut. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 6, 2014
91% Kids for Cash (2014) "Deeply shocking and continually surprising. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 3, 2013
91% Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) "Michel Gondry doodles while Noam Chomsky philosophizes in an inspired meeting of idiosyncratic minds. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 21, 2013
67% Sunlight Jr. (2013) "Incandescent performances and an unerring grasp of milieu distinguish this latest feature from Sherrybaby helmer Laurie Collyer. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 11, 2013
100% Musicwood (2013) "Maxine Trump's feature loses focus as it progresses, though its insights into guitar making, forestry harvesting and environmental shortages resonate strongly. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 4, 2013
82% Aftermath (2013) "The more the action hews to a Hammer horror template, the less congruent it feels with historical revelation. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 1, 2013
64% The Human Scale (2013) "If Dalsgaard's advocacy of Gehl's utopian vision largely ignores the socioeconomic forces arrayed against it, the film should nevertheless enthuse pedestrians, bike riders and public-space proponents everywhere. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 21, 2013
60% Cut to Black (2013) "Dan Eberle pushes film noir to its subjective extreme with this well-acted, unpretentious story of a fatalistic ex-cop. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 21, 2013
48% All Is Bright (2013) "This engaging if somewhat underwhelming tale of unlikely redemption builds a funny-sad web of intersecting interactions around its strong central perfs. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 7, 2013
98% Let The Fire Burn (2013) "Jason Osder's riveting documentary chronicles the escalating confrontations between the Philadelphia police and the radical group Move. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 2, 2013
100% Best Kept Secret (2013) "Unlike the majority of autism docus about white, middle-class children, Samantha Buck's film examines the poverty of options available to working-class black and Latino young adults once they leave the safe confines of the classroom. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 9, 2013
63% My Father and the Man in Black (2013) "Partly transcends its inherent self-indulgence. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 3, 2013
100% Tokyo Waka: A City Poem (2013) "This lyrical meditation on crows in the Japanese capital offers a rewarding wide for viewers who can go with the flow. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 29, 2013
91% Sparrows Dance (2013) "Sparks' oddball, self-deprecatory charm and Ireland's uncertainties play off each other nicely as their eclectic tastes mesh; both characters are thrilled at finding someone who accepts and even welcomes the other's peculiarities. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 22, 2013
71% The United States Of Autism (2013) "The documentary clarifies the breadth of the autism spectrum, from those who lack basic language and/or motor skills to those at the high-functioning end who do not seek a "cure" but rather social acceptance in the name of neurological diversity. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 16, 2013
67% Chennai Express (2013) "Shetty's need to maintain his characters' romantic heroism constantly grates against his depictions of their ridiculousness. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 12, 2013
53% When Comedy Went to School (2013) "Ron Frank and Melvut Akkaya's documentary suffers from an approach by turns scattershot and schmaltzy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 1, 2013
56% The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek (2013) "Satisfyingly sends up pious History Channel-style treatments of the conflict, gathering steam and inspiration as it progresses. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 25, 2013
No Score Yet Fukrey (2013) "Nothing really coheres in this unimaginative mishmash. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 18, 2013
8% The Stroller Strategy (2013) "Cute to the point of blandness, tyro French helmer Clement Michel's vaguely amiable laffer scrupulously avoids all ambiguity, innovation or flashes of wit. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 18, 2013
67% One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das (2013) "Jeremy Frindel's workmanlike docu proceeds in a matter-of-fact manner that neither ignores nor belabors the inspirational aspect of its story. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 15, 2013
60% Released (2013) "This change-affirming docu's minimalist lack of polish or stylistic affect almost becomes a plus, its stark, bare-bones presentation somehow befitting the tales of abuse and incarceration so baldly proclaimed within. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 15, 2013
81% Becoming Traviata (2013) "A treat for fans of opera, the performing arts and documentaries about process. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 15, 2013
49% Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's (2013) "Jumps skittishly from subject to subject, disjointed and repetitive for all but dyed-in-the-wool fashionistas. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 6, 2013
No Score Yet 111 Girls Variety
Posted May 2, 2013
60% War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State (2013) "Robert Greenwald's docu paints a sobering picture of a national security state. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 18, 2013
90% Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2013) "Well structured and dynamically edited, Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay relies on the famed magician himself to wax autobiographical with his usual charm, humor and panache. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 17, 2013
60% American Meat (2013) "A low-key, fairly evenhanded look at industrial vs. organic methods of raising livestock. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 12, 2013
50% Bert Stern: Original Madman (2013) "While Bert Stern: Original Madman mines its subject's work for a steady stream of striking visuals, his self-narration proves to be of little interest, offering little variation on a single theme: his love/lust for women. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 5, 2013
78% AndrĂ© Gregory: Before and After Dinner (2013) "Cindy Kleine pays tribute to her famed theater-director hubby in Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner, with thoroughly delightful results. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 2, 2013
30% Gut Renovation (2013) "Rather than invoking sympathy or shared outrage, the filmmaker creates a kind of complicity with her audience, particularly as she explores the depressingly similar, sterile apartments of the high-rises steadily surrounding her. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 14, 2013
40% The Other Side of the Ice (2013) "The dramatic goings-on... lack dynamism. The seascapes, however, continually astound. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 14, 2013
69% Greedy Lying Bastards (2013) "The film's effectiveness largely stems from the flat-out lameness of the opposition arguments, the lack of scientific credentials of those making them, and the self-interest of their corporate bosses. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 8, 2013
60% Rubberneck (2013) "Karpovsky's pic seldom surprises, its strengths lying in a leisurely journey toward a clearly predestined denouement. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 25, 2013
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