Sheri Linden

Sheri Linden

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Boxoffice Magazine , Chicago Tribune , Hollywood Reporter , Los Angeles Times , Variety
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
643

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
—— Get On Up (2014) " It's that rare musician's biography with a deep feel for the music. And in Chadwick Boseman, it has a galvanic core, a performance that transcends impersonation and reverberates long after the screen goes dark." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 28, 2014
13% Very Good Girls (2014) " Despite a finely wrought lead performance by Dakota Fanning, the drama feels more like the stuff of a mild - and dated - YA novel than an involving exploration of female experience." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
23% Affluenza (2014) " "The Great Gatsby" Lite screenplay by Antonio Macia hasn't the sharpness of satire or the momentousness of an American tragedy, veering instead toward middling melodrama." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
—— Audrey (2014) " The comedy unfolds mostly in real time, but its grasp of real human behavior is shaky." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
89% Siddharth (2014) " A film of subdued but mounting panic and grief - an unsentimental portrait of poverty in contemporary India and of a benighted man's efforts to understand the world beyond his workaday struggles." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 10, 2014
96% CODE BLACK (2014) " [Director Ryan McGarry's] extraordinary access to life-and-death moments and his illuminating perspective on the medical system make for a powerful viewing experience." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 16, 2014
88% Elena (2014) " A type of cinematic performance art, with all the self-consciousness that suggests - a sibling love story that's no less heartfelt for being in the form of a first-person poem." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
31% Lullaby (2014) " This feature debut deals mainly in clichés, never transforming the tough question at its center into compelling cinema." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 9, 2014
71% A Coffee in Berlin (2014) " The Berlin-set tale of an aimless twentysomething is a delightfully unforced comedy with a sure grasp of character and setting." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 9, 2014
70% Burt's Buzz (2014) " A certain hirsute fellow in an engineer's cap, the one whose enigmatic kisser graces the Burt's Bees logo, is, it turns out, the real deal. And he's more of a character than any marketing guru could invent." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
91% Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2014) " Remarkably intimate and astute." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
86% The Discoverers (2014) " Dunne creates a full-blooded character. The film around him, unfortunately, takes low-key to the realm of tepid." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 29, 2014
97% We Are the Best! (2014) " If ever a movie earned the exclamation point in its title, it's Lukas Moodysson's "We Are the Best!"" — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 29, 2014
49% Maleficent (2014) " A few bumpy patches notwithstanding, the new feature is an exquisitely designed, emotionally absorbing work of dark enchantment." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 28, 2014
26% The Love Punch (2014) " This "Punch" never truly connects." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 23, 2014
75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " The ground-level view of New York - high-energy, semi-farcical - avoids clichés while finding its own romantic pulse with Duris' charmer the compelling center of the buoyant and bittersweet storm." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 22, 2014
14% Blended (2014) " The action is by turns insistently sunny and mawkish." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 22, 2014
78% Breastmilk (2014) " Audiences will find themselves face to face with their own prejudices, assumptions and, perhaps, squeamishness." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 15, 2014
82% Fed Up (2014) " It pulls no punches in its informed outrage against the food industry, zeroing in on the rampant use of sugar and its many multisyllabic variations." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 8, 2014
23% Devil's Knot (2014) " The film's restraint verges on blankness; a mood of desolation builds in this story of the West Memphis Three, but not an involving drama." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 8, 2014
90% Llyn Foulkes One Man Band (2014) " It's a portrait of the artist as a charmingly uncompromising septuagenarian." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 7, 2014
100% Next Goal Wins (2014) " "Next Goal Wins" is an irresistible underdog story - sports-fan credentials not required." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
67% Cesar's Last Fast (2014) " Richard Ray Perez's documentary concerns the myth more than the man." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
66% The German Doctor (2014) " A credible imagining of a brief period in Mengele's South American exile. The what-if conceit is intriguing enough not to be undone by increasingly heavy-handed symbolism." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
—— Bible Quiz (2014) " Part of the unpredictable pleasure of "Bible Quiz" is its unanswered questions." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
13% Tasting Menu (2014) " Even with such fine actors as Fionnula Flanagan and Stephen Rea in the ensemble, the Spanish-Irish co-production is a flavorless affair that has all the bite of a dining room-bound episode of "The Love Boat."" — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
89% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) " A documentary that doesn't force-feed its message of hope but genuinely earns it." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
30% Perfect Sisters (2014) " The film owes whatever persuasiveness it has to the teen leads' sharp performances - their sisterly chemistry and their filial friction with an alcohol-addled mother, well played by Mira Sorvino." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " One of the strongest films yet from Jim Jarmusch." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
52% Cuban Fury (2014) " Busts a few minor moves, but not as light on its feet as it wants to be." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 7, 2014
14% Refuge (2014) " The central characters' coupledom might bring them a safe haven, but audiences will be left out in the cold." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) " For all their obvious differences, the bond between affable Tom and laser-intense Matt reveals itself in ways both subtle and profound." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
36% Just a Sigh (2014) " A bracingly romantic drama that's alive with a mature sense of passion and mystery." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
—— Awakened (2014) " There's nothing to be found in the forced, lifeless drama that unfolds ..." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
83% On My Way (2014) " Emmanuelle Bercot's agreeably ambling feature celebrates the inimitable Deneuve-ness of her leading lady, whose character, Bettie, appears in every scene." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
—— Falcon Song (2014) " Brown achieves his desired retro aesthetic, and in the golden setting - the ranch country and oil fields of southern Montana - he finds a strong character in its own right." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
79% Teenage (2014) " As Wolf traces youth culture from 1904 through the atomic blasts ending World War II - from factory drudges to sacrificed soldiers - he gives form to a ghost in the machine of the modern nation." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
41% Divergent (2014) " Even with star Shailene Woodley delivering the requisite toughness and magnetism, the clunky result is almost unrelentingly grim." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 16, 2014
100% Miele (2014) " The title character of "Honey" is a fascinating and complex figure, and Jasmine Trinca inhabits the role with a detached intensity that's thoroughly compelling." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
78% Veronica Mars (2014) " A solid cinematic turn for the Nancy Drew of the new millennium, sure to delight crowdfunding backers and other fans of the source series." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 10, 2014
—— Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide Of Silence (2014) " Even as the directors stumble, including testimonial-type interviews that feel like an infomercial for Keating's Contemplative Outreach program, his deep affinity with nature comes through, as does his humor." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
93% Journey To The West (2014) " Stephen Chow's dazzling comic fantasy about a gentle Buddhist demon hunter." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
77% Bethlehem (2014) " The movie has the taut efficiency of a well-constructed crime thriller, while its real-world underpinnings play out with a less convincing sense of urgency." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
83% Aatsinki: The Story Of Arctic Cowboys (2014) " With the perseverance of a field anthropologist and the eye of a poet, documentarian Jessica Oreck traces a year of seasons in the stunning "Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys."" — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 27, 2014
40% Black Out (2014) " In terms of character and plot, not one element of the intended wild ride escapes self-consciousness or becomes the least bit involving." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
41% In Secret (2014) " A film rich in atmosphere but emotionally as blunt as its title." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
8% Girl On A Bicycle (2014) " More of a foolish plod than a weightless rollick." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 13, 2014
33% Beijing Love Story (2014) " Adapting his TV series of the same name for this big-screen spinoff, Chen has an appealing visual style and deploys a sharp ensemble." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 13, 2014
22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " In smaller, sharper doses, the frenetic testosterone shtick of these baby-faced blusterers might have worked better." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 29, 2014
25% The Grounded (2014) " Grounding may have healed Kroschel's aches and pains, but it didn't give him the clarity to make a coherent documentary on the subject." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
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