Sheri Linden

Sheri Linden
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
25% Thunder Force (2021) There might be no one better than McCarthy to poke a welcome hole in superhero self-seriousness. But Thunder Force wobbles between half-baked comic-strip sendup and half-hearted valentine. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
68% Violet (2020) [Bateman] draws naturalistic performances from Munn and a large supporting cast. But the story itself finally feels lost beneath the levels of artifice rather than heightened by it. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
88% Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free (2021) More celebratory than revelatory, but there's plenty to celebrate. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
91% The Fallout (2021) Sensitive and piercing. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
70% Women is Losers (2021) Women Is Losers is a fairy tale, and at times a drolly fractured one (to evoke a bit of '60s pop culture). But even when the narrative around Celina tries too hard or falls flat, there's true grit in her resilience. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
93% The Inheritance (2020) A dynamic inquiry into revolutionary culture and Black identity, not to mention the challenge of living with roommates. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
100% Mr. Bachmann and His Class (2021) Just might restore your faith in humanity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2021
95% I'm Your Man (2021) Familiar high concept, played in a refreshingly low key. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
12% The Affair (2021) Elegant but uninvolving. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
100% My Octopus Teacher (2020) A rewardingly intimate deep dive. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
81% Knocking (2021) [A] smart, disquieting film. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
11% Breaking News in Yuba County (2021) As it fumbles through its unwieldy mix of crime-caper farce, social commentary and black comedy, the genre it most solidly nails is the one that poses the burning question "Why did so many accomplished actors sign on to this?" - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
100% The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet (2021) Though it can at times feel wanting in dramatic heft or clarity, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet can also be revelatory, and its drama flowers in delightfully unflashy ways. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
100% All Light, Everywhere (2021) A brilliant and chilling study in watching the watchers. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
96% Jockey (2021) Somewhere between swagger and selflessness, win and lose, Jockey takes the home stretch. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
70% Land (2021) Land, which marks Robin Wright's first time at the helm of a feature, poses some of life's starkest questions with a simple, elemental force, and with deep wells of compassion. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
100% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Summer of Soul is as thoughtful as it is rousing, a welcome shot of adrenaline to kick off not just a film festival but a new year. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
71% Brave Miss World (2013) The conversation in Brave Miss World never touches on rehabilitation for the perpetrator; Abargil's focus is those who fall prey, and her empowering example is the refusal to internalize such victimhood. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
100% The Meaning of Hitler (2020) Myth-busting at its most vital. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2020
No Score Yet A Crime on the Bayou (2020) An eye-opening, if choppy, account of unsung heroes. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
No Score Yet In My Own Time: A Portrait of Karen Dalton (2020) In sync with a singular musical artist. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
90% Television Event (2020) In 1983, most Americans expected a nuclear war to take place within the next 10 years. Daniels' sharp film never loses sight of that sense of urgency. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Whatever lessons it might want to impart, Hillbilly Elegy doesn't romanticize its subjects or package their struggles in neat bromides or cornpone redemption. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
95% Cicada (2020) A flawed yet compelling mix of sex, raw emotion and deep romanticism. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
No Score Yet She Paradise (2020) Dynamic dance and vivid characters elevate a basic story. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
81% I'm Your Woman (2020) The film gives Brosnahan's fans a chance to see her in a far more internalized, watchful mode than on her Amazon series, and there isn't a performance here that hits a wrong note. Yet the drama works only in fits and starts. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
No Score Yet Mighty Ira (2020) A warm portrait that poses ever-urgent questions. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
No Score Yet The Great Fellove (El Gran Fellove) (2020) A loving tribute, agile and illuminating. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
91% Beginning (Dasatskisi) (2020) Sukhitashvili's performance is a restrained study in desolation and unraveling. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
93% Beans (2020) An affecting personal spin on recent history. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2020
100% 76 Days (2020) The camerawork and editing are extraordinary in their immediacy and their sensitivity to chaos, exhaustion and resilience - often all at once. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
62% The Secrets We Keep (2020) At its weakest it's distractingly off-key; at its strongest it's steeped in an almost ghostly atmosphere of trauma, peering into what we what we choose to look away from or bury in silence - and how long that can endure. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
94% Crazy, Not Insane (2020) An urgent film, it's filled with chilling detail and propelled by clear-eyed compassion. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
98% Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020) An elegant fusion of science and awe. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
86% Topside (2020) A striking debut, cinematic and affecting. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
89% Hopper/Welles (2020) An exceptionally rewarding dip into the Welles well. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
100% Paper Spiders (2021) A sensitive blend of YA, PSA and nuanced characterizations. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
44% Made in Italy (2020) The film doesn't need to be a dark and brooding heart-wringer, but given the real-life grief that Neeson and Richards undoubtedly brought to it, it's a shame that this trip abroad isn't more memorable. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
86% I Used to Go Here (2020) When it isn't straining credulity, an incisive cringe-fest with heart. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
78% The Cuban (2020) Within a schematic premise that finds two people, at opposite ends of the life cycle, reconnecting with happier times and their true selves, the grace notes are what lift the story from the page. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
No Score Yet Uprooted (2020) Talk-heavy but insightful and illuminating. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
100% Suzi Q (2020) As a glimpse at the nitty-gritty of building a music career in the '60s and '70s, the film is instructive, though the record-by-record trajectory could have been tighter. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
95% Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things (2020) An insightful portrait drawn with warmth and a touch of swing. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
No Score Yet All That I Am (Alt det Jeg er) (2020) A quietly observant profile in courage. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
No Score Yet Dope Is Death (2020) A riveting time capsule that could not be more timely. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
84% Aviva (2020) The film poses gripping questions about coupledom, self-knowledge and, not least, the rewards of artistic flow versus the pain of disconnection. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
25% Inheritance (2020) Inheritance contains the kernel of an involving sins-of-the-father saga, its potential repeatedly obscured or undermined by the belabored, flat proceedings. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
100% Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (2020) A vivid and inspiring profile, adoring but not adulatory. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
42% Proximity (2020) Good-looking and technically well crafted, the film struggles to get past pastiche and conjure an involving world of its own. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
58% Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020) The general urge to demystify and destigmatize LSD, peyote and psilocybin is clear, but even so, one question courses through the spirited yet drifting collection of interviews, skits and animation: Beyond the celeb factor, what's the point? - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020