Sheri Linden

Sheri Linden

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% 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
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
56% 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
50% 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
77% 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
30% 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
67% 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
31% 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
40% 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 "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
23% 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
82% Above and Beyond (2015) "Though naggingly simplistic in its historical scope, the film offers a fascinating chronicle of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war through the eyes of a daring group of men. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
26% Love, Rosie (2015) "Watching lifelong friends, clearly destined for each other, miss the romantic boat over and over is entertaining at first, but soon their tortuous and silly road to the inevitable provokes only impatience. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
27% The Devil's Violinist (2015) "Though his dramatic performance is somewhat too mild, classical-pop violinist David Garrett brings an electrifying musical authenticity to the lead role in "The Devil's Violinist." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
74% Amira & Sam (2015) "Chief among its pluses is the low-key warmth of leads Martin Starr and Dina Shihabi. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
36% Song One (2015) "Anyone with the slightest allergy to emo-tinged millennial attitudinizing should steer clear. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 23, 2015
93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "Nothing if not a mood piece, but amid its atmospherics and winking asides, it's also a fascinating portrait of a relationship. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
11% The Boy Next Door (2015) "As torrid affairs-gone-wrong go, this one's not juicy enough and way too predictable. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 21, 2015
80% Alumbrones (2014) "A meandering, if pleasant, excursion. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 17, 2015
56% Spare Parts (2015) "Despite its clunkier elements, Matsueda's screenplay is alert to details that ground the film in the day-to-day lives of young people who are American in every way but technically. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 16, 2015
81% Human Capital (2015) "The haves and the wanna-haves mingle, anxious and wary, in Paolo Virzi's sharply observed Human Capital. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 16, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) "The fluency of Mann's direction and the slow-burn chemistry between Chris Hemsworth and Tang Wei counterbalance the more ordinary, and not always involving, procedural elements. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 14, 2015
71% The World Made Straight (2015) "A strong sense of place emerges, if not a consuming narrative, as the filmmaker strains to connect a 1970s coming-of-age story to historical records and bigger thematic arcs - namely, bloodlines and bloodshed in a rural community. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
49% Cake (2015) "It's a letdown that the film itself, written by Patrick Tobin and directed by Daniel Barnz, doesn't take half the chances its leading lady does and is content to paddle around the shallows rather than plunge into the deep end. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 31, 2014
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Firth enters new territory with style and grace, anchoring a smart, high-energy movie that eventually runs out of steam. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 29, 2014
96% She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) "An exceptional chronicle, its mix of archival material and new interviews bristling with the energy and insight of one of the most important social movements of the 20th century. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 11, 2014
40% Isn't It Delicious (2014) "Kelly's first narrative feature registers low on the cinematic-oomph scale, the production's low budget sometimes all too evident. Its aim is true, though, and Kathleen Chalfant infuses the lead role with an elegant ferocity. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 11, 2014
50% Viva la libertà (2014) "[A] stuck-in-neutral feature, which combines a vague commentary on Italian politics with a vague portrayal of middle-aged awakening. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 26, 2014
No Score Yet Women Who Flirt (2014) "Hong Kong director and co-writer Pang Ho-Cheung sends up gender stereotypes and reinforces them in his contemporary yet not quite fresh confection, zeroing in on certain women's girlie wiles. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 25, 2014
No Score Yet Shadows From My Past (2014) "A film that honors memory without stooping to sentimentalism, tracing Austria's role in the Holocaust through one Jewish family's experience. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 20, 2014
50% Brahmin Bulls (2014) "The drama that unfolds from that gambit is too tepid to make the perpetrator's redemption, let alone the fulfillment of his artistic vision, anything to root for. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 20, 2014
No Score Yet Getting To The Nutcracker "It's an affectionate and admiring collection of moments, but the director's wobbly choreography never locates a dramatic core for this corps' story. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 14, 2014
No Score Yet The Playback Singer (2014) "The visual style is plain, uninspired. But the closing chord is hopeful in its open-endedness, and the way it avoids perfect harmony. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 14, 2014
100% Virunga (2014) "Urgent investigative report and unforgettable drama, "Virunga" is a work of heart-wrenching tenderness and heart-stopping suspense. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 6, 2014
No Score Yet 9 Full Moons (2014) "Though the film's second half could be tighter, the details and atmosphere ring true throughout, especially in the walking-wounded chemistry between Seimetz and Roberts' tentative dreamers. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 6, 2014
98% The Overnighters (2014) "It's the rare documentary in which truly unpredictable events unfold and no assumption is safe. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 31, 2014
86% Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago (2014) "The result is a travelogue with self-help bromides, or an Esalen workshop with blisters. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 30, 2014
67% Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014) ""Showrunners" is a lively snapshot of the not-always-easy intersection of art and commerce. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 30, 2014
No Score Yet Yakona "With nary a word of narration and only one explanatory onscreen title, at the very end, the hybrid documentary Yakona tells a captivating story through a rich blend of sound and image. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 28, 2014
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