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:
663

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Man from Reno " Polished and ambitious, this crime drama puts a fresh bicultural spin on a retro-style mystery but doesn't quite sustain the suspense. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 26, 2014
100% Born To Fly (2014) " Dance purists might dismiss Streb's work as circus gymnastics, but a bracing aesthetic is inseparable from the corporal shocks, as is an insistence on challenging accepted constraints. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 26, 2014
No Score Yet Smiling Through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the 60s (2014) " Hayes hasn't integrated the two threads into a cohesive thesis. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 25, 2014
56% Swim Little Fish Swim (2014) " An art-versus-commerce drama that consists of one beautifully aching performance surrounded by a whole lotta twee. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 25, 2014
71% Kelly & Cal (2014) " Juliette Lewis and newcomer Jonny Weston bring terrific sensitivity to their roles. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
0% Reclaim (2014) " Carmine Gaeta and Luke Davies' screenplay is constructed from plot mechanics, and the emotional stakes grow less convincing with every twist of the screw. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
62% The Maze Runner (2014) " Gets the vision and the grit of the source material but finally feels more like a long trailer than an involving movie. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
100% Keep On Keepin' On (2014) " Intimate and affectionate ... " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 18, 2014
100% A Picture of You (2014) " Nimbly avoiding the excesses of melodrama and the recessiveness of mumblecore, Chan and his likably low-key cast navigate hairpin turns from drama to comedy to outright farce with an impressive sense of proportion. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
60% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) " What's conspicuously missing is any grasp of the lovers themselves. They suffer and yearn, dance in the moonlight and act out prettily, without benefit of recognizable inner lives. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 11, 2014
54% Frontera (2014) " It's no polemic, but neither is it as character-driven as it aims to be. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 2, 2014
71% Jealousy (2014) " Conventional dramatic hooks have no place in Garrel's filmography, so it's not surprising that his new movie is more atmospheric than involving, or that the two beautiful bed heads at its center hardly invite emotional connection. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 22, 2014
88% Abuse of Weakness (2014) " With clinical dispassion and narrative elegance, Breillat has constructed what she calls "a thriller about denial." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 22, 2014
59% Finding Fela! (2014) " A film that's admirably comprehensive but disappointingly short on emotional impact. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
50% Fort McCoy (2014) " The period details are so lovingly burnished in this uneven, if heartfelt, feature that for a while they threaten to overpower the story, which delves gently into a rarely explored aspect of the war. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
42% Life After Beth (2014) " What might have been a snappy short is interminable at feature length, the mayhem-in-suburbia conceit generating few laughs as it stomps along. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 14, 2014
80% As It Is In Heaven (2014) " Never as tense and gripping as it should be, the incidents and most of the performances too tamped-down to spark a much-needed sense of animating friction. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
47% War Story (2014) " For much of the early going it's the burdened physicality that Keener brings to the role that tells us everything we need to know. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 7, 2014
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " Colorful locales and exotic spices can't hide its essential blandness. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 31, 2014
59% A Five Star Life (2014) " Putting her seemingly content protagonist through very low-key emotional crises, director Maria Sole Tognazzi gently explores what it means to be unmarried, middle-aged and female. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
79% 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
19% 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
21% 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
No Score Yet 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
88% 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
91% 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
33% 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
73% 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
92% Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2014) " Remarkably intimate and astute. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
88% 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
48% 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
27% 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
13% Blended (2014) " The action is by turns insistently sunny and mawkish. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 22, 2014
75% 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
73% 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
No Score Yet Bible Quiz (2014) " Part of the unpredictable pleasure of "Bible Quiz" is its unanswered questions. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
19% 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
90% 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
51% 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
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