Sheri Linden

Sheri Linden
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Stuff (2015) Entering the well-trod territory of suburban marital ennui for her dramatic feature Stuff, writer-director Suzanne Guacci doesn't find much that's new or compelling. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
100% Barbara Rubin & the Exploding NY Underground (2019) An evocative portrait of a vibrant and mysterious artist. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
No Score Yet The Dog Doc (2019) An admiring portrait, to be sure, but one that poses penetrating questions about what passes for health care today in the United States, for people and their pets alike. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
67% Wine Country (2019) There are hints of a complex varietal in the Napa-set lark, but mainly it's a fizzy blend of dependable ingredients: seasoned comedy talents and an episodic story that, despite glimmers of anarchy, sticks to a reassuring comfort zone. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) An assured debut that heralds a sensitive and dynamic filmmaking talent. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
100% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) LaBeouf holds the screen with natural allure, making every twinge of his character's self-reproach, and every instant of his dawning joy, achingly felt. His nuanced performance propels this journey. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
No Score Yet Ernie & Joe (2019) From very different perspectives, Ernie and Joe are doing the work and walking the walk. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
No Score Yet Guest Artist (2019) Though its running time is brief and a lot of the writing is sharp, the tug-of-war between a onetime literary lion and his wide-eyed No. 1 fan lacks the necessary tension to make the drama's outcome matter. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
64% Unicorn Store (2019) As flat or unwieldy as Unicorn Store can be at times, Larson invests Kit's love of all things bright, pastel and shiny with an affecting urgency, and ensures that her spirit animal is no gimmick. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
80% Fast Color (2019) Hart has fashioned a tale of matriarchal inheritance, but one whose fierce message is undercut rather than deepened by its child's-book clarity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
No Score Yet The Song of the Tree (2019) A kind of high-plains Fiddler on the Roof, but with a spare, direct sensibility to match the wind-scrubbed Central Asian landscape. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Despite all that's disappointingly familiar about Natalie's fairy tale, there's a real person at its center. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
90% Sea of Shadows (2019) Heroic and heartrending. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
100% Honeyland (2019) An unforgettable vérité character study and an intimate look at an endangered tradition. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
100% Bedlam (2019) A damning indictment and a call to action - lucid, harrowing and urgent. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
75% Imaginary Order (2019) When it clicks, the film is a provocative combo of emotional fumbling, droll asides and shrewd insights. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
90% To the Stars (2019) By turns pulpy and restrained, with a strong emotional undertow. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
No Score Yet Last Stop Coney Island: The Life and Photography of Harold Feinstein (2018) Quietly vibrant, like its subject. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
No Score Yet Fire on the Hill (2018) Though writer-director Fallentine is intrigued with bygone ways, his film isn't awash in nostalgia; the elegiac feeling is pierced with glimpses of gritty social realities and the quirks of personal drive. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) To the filmmakers' credit, and even though they don't entirely avoid the clunky factoid-itis that often plagues the genre, this is a biopic that favors sensory experience over exposition. It understands what pure, electrifying fun rock 'n' roll can be. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
83% My Dinner with Hervé (2018) [Dinklage's] remarkable wordless reaction is at once sheepish, knowing, proud and embarrassed. Like a well-shot arrow, that instant of self-awareness pierces the uneven narrative, straight to the broken heart. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
100% Mr. SOUL! (2018) A rich and illuminating piece of cultural history. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
No Score Yet American Dreamer (2018) A tightly wound, mostly believable mix of genre riffs and real-world nightmares. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) More of a slog than it has any right to be, the artifice turned up so high that it overwhelms the story instead of igniting it. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
100% Softness of Bodies (2018) Blady's refreshingly concise first feature stands out from the pack with its strong performances and its incisive slant on millennial navel-gazing. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
100% Making Montgomery Clift (2018) A welcome corrective to simplistic and salacious Hollywood lore. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
86% The Land of Steady Habits (2018) If the center holds, it's thanks to the enthralling performance by Mendelsohn, one of the most compelling character actors of any era. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
No Score Yet The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia (El viaje extraordinario de Celeste García) (2018) Fueled by a delightfully simple sci-fi premise, The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia is an earthbound comedy with a keen grasp of human foibles and societal woes. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
32% Kin (2018) Having lit the narrative fuse, the helmers don't always manage to keep it burning, and the intended emotional payoff arrives more as tacked-on explanation than revelatory sock to the solar plexus. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
82% The Swan (Svanurinn) (2018) It doesn't always manage to stay afloat, but its center never wavers, with Valsdóttir delivering a bracingly unsentimental portrayal of a perceptive outsider weathering an often grim awakening. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
92% Gavagai (2018) A challenging but rewarding journey. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
100% Canary (Kanarie) (2018) Olwagen's third feature is a winning combination of thoughtfulness and exuberance that could translate into international theatrical play beyond its fest run. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
20% The Lightkeepers (2010) However sad the dearth of substantial film roles for older actors, it's far sadder to watch them partake in anemic affairs like "The Lightkeepers," a lifeless period romance of the cutesy-cantankerous persuasion. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
87% Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf (2018) Though it's not entirely satisfying, Piper's film is a welcome reminder of the power of seeing directly, rather than through the mediating layer of our ever-present screens. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
No Score Yet Fort Maria (2018) An engaging quartet played in a quietly quirky key. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Foster finds the damaged, self-medicating core of her character, but she's undercut by the stubborn flatness of the drama, despite its originality and smarts. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
54% Book Club (2018) As far as it goes, Book Club is a mostly painless ride, with a few laugh-out-loud moments, but as Peggy Lee memorably sang, Is that all there is? - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
No Score Yet We the Coyotes (2018) A valentine to the fringes, modestly proportioned and keenly observed. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
77% The Escape (2018) Wrenching scenes from a disintegrating marriage, beautifully played. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
100% Blowin' Up (2018) Blowin' Up offers one of the most hopeful real-world visions of heroic women - from the judge and DAs to the attorneys, social workers, counselors and, not least, the defendants - ever to fill the screen. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
No Score Yet It's a Party (2018) The movie clicks from first moment to last. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
56% Maine (2018) As an immersion in the physical world and a very particular form of public solitude, Maine delivers. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
72% The Rachel Divide (2018) A fascinatingly complex, humanizing portrait that faces controversy head-on. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
35% I Feel Pretty (2018) The bracing promise of the setup steadily loses fizz and the overlong feature grows smaller - constricted, deflated - as it travels familiar routes. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
100% The Judge (2018) Erika Cohn's documentary could have delved deeper at key points, but in its engaging fashion it strikes one inspirational note after another... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
91% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) Its blend of 2D and CG animation uses a radiant palette, and its story moves between the spirit and animals worlds with an undercurrent of yearning and waves of pure delight. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
67% Beauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) (2018) As Mariam careens between hospitals and police stations, facing bureaucratic indifference and misogyny, the movie's fever pitch begins to feel at odds with its artistry. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
70% Roxanne Roxanne (2018) A film that breaks the musical biopic mold in ways that are sometimes frustrating and frequently exhilarating. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
93% The Peacemaker (2018) The weight of the world is evident in O'Malley's dour gaze, but it's clear too, in Demo's sensitive, piercing portrait, that the endless job he's carved out for himself is his lifeblood, and its own kind of addiction. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
13% Josie (2018) The genre pieces are set up so clearly in Josie that they border on parody. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018