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:
618

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
9% 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
100% 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
86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " One of the strongest films yet from Jim Jarmusch." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
53% 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
17% 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
93% 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
79% 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
84% 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
77% 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
92% Journey To The West (2014) " Stephen Chow's dazzling comic fantasy about a gentle Buddhist demon hunter." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
79% 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
80% 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
45% 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
23% Gimme Shelter (2014) " Intended dramatic grit lands more squarely in the realm of after-school special." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 23, 2014
98% The Rocket (2014) " Mordaunt doesn't always succeed at balancing the sentimental, the political and the ethnographic, but at its strongest the story is a seamless melding of history's dark undertow and a child's indefatigable optimism." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 16, 2014
78% The Banshee Chapter (2014) " The central drama never fully engages, but the jolts that "Banshee" delivers are check-the-locks scary." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 9, 2014
18% Twice Born (2013) " It's debatable whether the best love stories are also the "weirdest," as Emile Hirsch's character declares in "Twice Born." But they do require chemistry, the missing piece in his pairing with Penélope Cruz." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 2, 2014
36% Swerve (2013) " As it zigs and zags, its plot unravels rather than tightens, and its curveball of an ending is bound to leave audiences feeling as double-crossed as some of the characters." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 2, 2014
57% Interior. Leather Bar. (2014) " A cheerfully unsettling exploration of mainstream representations of male homosexuality." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 2, 2014
81% Lenny Cooke (2013) " A compellingly unconventional, elliptical sports documentary that explores the mysterious realm of might-have-been." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 12, 2013
—— All God's Children (2013) " An awkward mix of B-movie crime saga and social-issue drama." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
100% Approved for Adoption (2013) " The archival clips are eye-opening, and the animation, with its lovely subdued palette, is alive with the pains, joys and rascal spirit of childhood." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 21, 2013
71% Go For Sisters (2013) " The actors' unforced chemistry defies the artifice. Olmos' delectable hamminess and Hamilton's unfussy performance convey volumes. Ross, guarded and resilient, is a revelation." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 14, 2013
73% The Motel Life (2013) " Alan Polsky and Gabriel Polsky propel the material in a way that can feel over-determined. But they grasp the eccentricities and desperation of fringe dwellers, and at its strongest their atmospheric film has the pull of a sad outlaw song." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 13, 2013
—— Billy & Buddy (2013) " "Billy and Buddy" manages to maintain the kind of brisk giddiness that many animated films struggle to achieve." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 7, 2013
18% Free Birds (2013) " Like the ungainly avian creatures at the center of the herky-jerky adventure, this 'toon seldom gets off the ground." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/5 100% Life According To Sam " This is the straightforward story of a family facing adversity head-on and making inroads against a rare disease." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3.5/5 100% God Loves Uganda (2013) " Williams' alarm is balanced by his measured observation of a group of twentysomethings from the Kansas City-based International House of Prayer." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
1.5/5 22% Paradise (2013) " Cody has concocted a modern-day "Alice Through the Looking Glass," with none of the danger or wit." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 17, 2013
4/5 100% A River Changes Course (2013) " Mam's camera work is exquisite in its immediacy and agility." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2/5 50% A.C.O.D. (2013) " Even with Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler on board, the results are regrettably forgettable." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 3, 2013
4/5 76% Concussion (2013) " It is Weigert's performance that gives the film its mystery and charge. Playing seriously with identity, she draws the viewer ever closer. The way she never reveals everything is electrifying." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3.5/5 94% After Tiller (2013) " The film is a welcome exploration of practical and philosophical matters seldom broached across the partisan divide." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 3, 2013
4/5 64% Herb & Dorothy 50x50 (2013) " As engaging and unpretentious as its subjects, the Manhattan couple who became unlikely benefactors of Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art. " — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 27, 2013
4/5 —— Winter Nomads (2013) " An exhilarating vérité work by first-timer Manuel von Stürler, the documentary follows this seasonal migration, or transhumance, with a sense of quiet awe and intimacy, capturing the feel of cold rain, deep snow and the comforting heat of a campfire." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 26, 2013
14% Baggage Claim (2013) " Centering on a desperate-to-wed flight attendant, this rom-com gets little mileage from its harebrained premise." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 24, 2013
3.5/5 68% Haute Cuisine (2013) " If the material lacks a distinctive flavor profile, its restraint is its strength. The focus on a woman's passionate hard work without need of marital-status back story is refreshing." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 19, 2013
3.5/5 51% A Single Shot (2013) " The film charts no new territory but is terrifically cast and, like its source novel, long on atmosphere." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 19, 2013
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