Sheri Linden

Sheri Linden

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Sheri Linden's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boxoffice Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% A Sinner in Mecca (2015) "A Sinner in Mecca is a suitably messy mix of the gritty and the surreal, the wrenching and the transcendent, from the midst of the trek to Islam's holiest site. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 28, 2015
No Score Yet Lyle "With a gripping performance by Gaby Hoffmann... the first feature by its writer-director is a winningly unsettling genre exercise whose style and polish belie the constraints of its microbudgeted five-day shoot. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 25, 2015
64% Learning To Drive (2015) "Low-key but overly schematic. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 17, 2015
No Score Yet The Pardon (2012) "A plodding feature that makes ample use of the legal record as well as evocative Shreveport locations while leaving the well of affecting drama untapped. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 6, 2015
61% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Even with its well-observed moments, the movie's nonmusical interactions, whether reaching for laughs or poignancy, too often feel flat and forced. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 4, 2015
11% Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2015) "For all his tormented free-thinking, the protagonist never comes into focus. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 30, 2015
92% The End Of The Tour (2015) "Donald Margulies' screenplay distills Lipsky's material in a way that's both tender and incisive. It gets the quasi-friendship between journalist and subject in a way that few films do. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 30, 2015
86% A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015) "Sophie Deraspe's film is a compelling anatomy of an Internet hoax - one that grabbed headlines amid the revolutionary fervor of the Arab Spring. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
67% Unexpected (2015) "If their story feels more like a dramatized argument than an involving drama, that's no fault of the lovely, unforced performances by Cobie Smulders and newcomer Gail Bean. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
93% An Open Secret (2015) "Clunky elements aside, the film's distillation of firsthand testimony and archival material has haunting implications. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
50% Boulevard (2015) "Williams delivers a performance of mannered, sometimes heart-wrenching restraint. But something closer to cautiousness tamps down the film. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
82% 10,000 Km (2015) "The insights about tech-enabled disconnections are hardly earth-shattering, but the nuanced performances find the emotional truth in every pixelated gaze. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "[A] charming but surprisingly soft-focus movie ... " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
80% Batkid Begins (2015) "The film will restore one's faith in humanity, at least during its running time. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
No Score Yet The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012) "A playful paean to a movie genre and a prolific career, Ernest Borgnine's valedictory feature is a spaghetti western with a heavy helping of cheese. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
40% A Little Chaos (2015) "The story comes to life only fitfully, even with - or perhaps because of - its court intrigue and supporting characters both hissable (Helen McCrory as André's wife) and flamboyant (Stanley Tucci as the king's bisexual brother). " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
35% Max (2015) "Though the lead performance would do Lassie and Rin Tin Tin proud, the increasingly ludicrous, cliché-packed plot generates not an ounce of suspense. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 25, 2015
82% The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015) "The faux press conferences and perverse inventions (SurvivaBall, anyone?) that are included here highlight corporate greed and governmental shortsightedness as shrewdly as ever. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 19, 2015
80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Though the film is choppily told and its episodic rhythm never gathers momentum, it contains well-observed moments and astute performances by Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 18, 2015
No Score Yet How We Got Away With It (2014) "Lindstrom draws effective, understated performances from his cast, letting insecurities and betrayals break through the surface of laid-back celebration. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 18, 2015
100% One Cut, One Life (2015) "The film is an exploration of art as a way through immense and complex emotions. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 11, 2015
No Score Yet The Fourth Noble Truth (2015) "A film whose subject transcends time and place. It's a lesson in Buddhism disguised as a romantic pas de deux - or maybe vice versa. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
No Score Yet Something Better To Come (2015) "Filmmaker Hanna Polak, working over 14 years, has created a chronicle not easily forgotten. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
32% Entourage (2015) "From its look to its episodic rhythm, the movie plays like a compressed Season 9 - a season that has its moments but wouldn't rank among the show's finest. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 2, 2015
81% Nightingale (2015) "It's a performance that gets the writhing interplay of transparency and opacity in a character who has gone beyond the deep end of unhinged narcissism and self-dramatization. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 29, 2015
68% Marie's Story (2015) "At its most provocative, it suggests a tension between spirit and flesh in the nun's maternal feelings. Rather than examine that friction, Améris pushes the narrative in predictable directions. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 28, 2015
52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "Fans of "Madame Bovary" might enjoy the chance to nod knowingly at references to the novel, but that's not enough to sustain a feature ... " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 28, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) "If Aloha's earthbound elements are uneven, its rocket-launch aspects are downright confounding. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 28, 2015
40% L'intrepido (2015) "Whether director Gianni Amelio is aiming for emotional effect or social commentary, his fuzzy detours into melodrama land well off the mark. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 21, 2015
52% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "None of it is quite satisfying, especially when old-age makeup takes center stage. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 14, 2015
48% Spike Island (2015) "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. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 7, 2015
20% Bravetown (2015) "First-time director Daniel Duran, working from a screenplay by Oscar Torres that abounds in the maudlin and risible, isn't able to lift the ham-handed material to a place where it might ring true. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 7, 2015
75% Alex of Venice (2015) "Chris Messina's "Alex of Venice" is as much a love letter to the Los Angeles neighborhood as it is a well-observed drama. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
No Score Yet Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi (2015) "Despite its clumsiness, the film conveys the melding of modern and ancient, sensuous and sacred: On the one hand the foodie-fave Ramen Burger, on the other a chef's paean to the "rhythm" of a bowl of ramen. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
31% Desert Dancer (2015) "Reece Ritchie brings heart to the lead role, particularly in the decisive solo performance that caps the film. But that sequence is as expressive and alive as the rest of the supposedly movement-loving drama is static. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
No Score Yet Below Dreams (2015) "At its exhilarating best, it's a gritty and lyrical portrait of lives that are too messy and tender to be summed up in consumer-centric notions of the Millennial generation. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
76% Cupcakes (2015) "Though the comic confection's clunky moments keep it from achieving soufflé delicacy, its bright zingers and seamless fantasy sequences amp the playfulness, and the mostly unforced performances complement the production's cartoonish exuberance. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 3, 2015
32% Cut Bank (2015) "Patino's flights of high-flown language are both tasty and distracting; Dern, in ultra-crusty mode, makes the most of a crucial tirade. If only anything felt at stake in this story's dark spiral. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
64% A Girl Like Her (2015) "The two young female leads, exceptionally well cast, deliver strong performances, and the drama benefits from Weber's interest in understanding rather than demonizing the bully. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 26, 2015
73% 3 Hearts (2015) "The overwrought plot mechanics are exasperating, but the lead actresses' exquisitely modulated performances get under the skin. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
22% October Gale (2015) "A film that begins as a languorous study in grieving and shifts with screeching abruptness into a crime thriller. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
30% Insurgent (2015) "Even with breathless chases, strong design components and dazzling effects, the story's organizing principle -- the faction system that divides society into five groups based on personality -- grows less compelling as Insurgent proceeds. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 11, 2015
97% An Honest Liar (2015) ""An Honest Liar" isn't simply a career recap or a fond portrait; the movie takes exhilarating turns as directors Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom follow present-day developments in Randi's personal life. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
88% Faults (2015) "The wan drama is enlivened by bursts of black comedy, some bits more effective than others, and though it ultimately disappoints, there's promise in the understated creepiness of Riley Stearns' debut feature. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
44% Two Men in Town (2015) "The setting is striking, the cast impressive. But "Two Men in Town," a drama that's built on dread and circles the question of redemption for a newly released prisoner, falls short of the mythic territory it aspires to. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
100% Humpback Whales "Immersive in ways that not many movies can claim, Humpback Whales is a prime example of the power of large-format documentaries to educate, delight and inspire. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 4, 2015
100% The Widowmaker (2015) "A lucid and important work of advocacy journalism. It illuminates yet another way that mainstream medicine thrives on crisis rather than health. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
71% The DUFF (2015) "Its central pair of unlikely allies will engage young audiences' sympathy. They're smartly played by Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell, whose warmth and comic chops keep the movie buoyant. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 18, 2015
21% White Rabbit (2015) "Neither screenwriter Anthony Di Pietro or director Tim McCann ("Desolation Angels") has a sure grasp of this uneasy mix of nature and nurture. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 13, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Aiming to please, the filmmakers submit without hesitation to the bold yet hokey source material, with leads Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson breathing a crucial third dimension into cutout characters. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 10, 2015
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