Sheri Linden

Sheri Linden

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Sheri Linden's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Theo Who Lived (2016)

"Schisgall's interviews with her enrich the portrait of Padnos, but it's the journo's open gaze and natural inquisitiveness, his refusal to merely demonize his abusers, that give the film its discomforting power." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
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The Remake (2016)

"It would be nice to applaud Lynne Alana Delaney's creativity, but the result is so ham-handed and unconvincing that it's far easier to wish she'd enlisted more help in realizing her vanity project." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 20, 2016
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SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2016)

"Terrifically engaging." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 20, 2016

Autumn Lights (2016)

"Mistaking moody poses for storytelling, the Iceland-set "Autumn Lights" gathers an international assortment of insufferable ciphers in a remote coastal town." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016

Coming Through The Rye (2016)

"As heartfelt and personal as the story is, much of it feels like standard teen angst." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016

The Whole Truth (2016)

"[W]hat might have been a tantalizing whodunit about the less-than-gleaming gears of justice ... is instead a curiously uninvolving exercise in procedure." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 17, 2016

Little Sister (2016)

"Flirting with sitcommy high jinks, Clark instead gives us a bittersweet cocktail of soul-weary defeat and unassuming vigor." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 13, 2016

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016)

"If this adulatory "American Masters" production elides certain chapters of Angelou's biography, it nonetheless offers ample evidence of her commanding intensity and of her importance as an unwavering voice of the black experience." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016

London Town (2016)

"The raw vigor and protest of punk get co-opted by the movie's coming-of-age story; it's not the heartfelt sweetness that's the chief problem, but how run-of-the-mill and derivative the plot is." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 6, 2016
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Thank You for Your Service (2016)

"Tom Donahue's moving work of advocacy journalism draws on a range of experts on the military and its mental health crisis, but it's the first-person chronicles of the walking wounded that give the documentary its urgency and power." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016

37 (2016)

"As Grasten strains to connect the unhappy lot to the Genovese myth, convincing drama flickers out of reach." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 5, 2016

As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) (2016)

"Director Leyla Bouzid may struggle to shape her narrative in the final reels, but through most of its running time her first feature pulses with in-the-moment vitality." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 5, 2016
No Score Yet

The Last Film Festival (2016)

"The desultory finished product would be unwatchable if not for the grounding presence of the two leads and JoBeth Williams' supporting turn." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 3, 2016

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016)

"Holm assumes the audience requires ample evidence of Ove's goodness, and the film loses its footing in backstory melodrama." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 29, 2016

Come What May (2016)

"With its old-fashioned gloss, the incident-packed story proves only mildly engaging and finally has little to say." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016

Masterminds (2016)

"Leads Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis bolster the hit-and-miss story with soulful goofiness." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 29, 2016

Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016)

"Stunning stylized visuals, girl power and a strong rooting interest fuel a wonderfully old-fashioned tale. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 28, 2016
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The Journey Is the Destination (2016)

"For too much of its running time, Bronwen Hughes' feature feels more like a hyper-ebullient travelogue than a biographical portrait of an extraordinary young man." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2016

Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016)

"A guns-and-sex comedy that fires blanks on all fronts." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2016

The Ruins of Lifta (2016)

"A thoughtful lesson in history - and listening." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2016

Landfill Harmonic (2016)

"Though it sometimes loses its melodic flow, the doc (directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley, with co-direction by Juliana Penaranda-Loftus) is a testament to spirited determination." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016

Starving The Beast (2016)

"Amid all the hand-wringing about student debt, Mims offers a jolt of chilling clarity." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016

La Notte (1961)

"For Antonioni, beginnings and endings aren't plot points on a narrative graph; they resonate everywhere, entwined and inseparable." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
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The IF Project (2016)

"The If Project's portrait of people-focused policing is not just inspiring but an urgent lesson in communication across a widening divide." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 13, 2016

Katie Says Goodbye (2016)

"Wayne Roberts' powerfully low-key drama gets under the skin." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 11, 2016

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Hits every note of plucky positivity so squarely on the head that it leaves little room for audience involvement." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 11, 2016

When the Bough Breaks (2016)

"A lazily written and generically directed Fatal Attraction knockoff." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 9, 2016
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The Green Fairy (2016)

"Consider it a matter of scientific certainty that the film will induce groans from its audience." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

"What might be engrossing in Liz Jensen's source novel is oddly opaque in this screen mishmash, and much of what's meant to be tense or suspenseful is merely awkward. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 2, 2016

Morgan (2016)

"Until its letdown of a final stretch, Morgan is a gripping group portrait of menace and vulnerability, each punch to the solar plexus a burning question, timeless and of the moment." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 30, 2016

Spa Night (2016)

"The assured feature debut by Andrew Ahn is also the story of a young gay man's sexual awakening, and its sensitive lead performance affectingly expresses the tension between tradition and personal identity." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016

My King (Mon roi) (2016)

"The central couple's ups and downs may grow tiresome, but the characters, powerfully realized by Emmanuelle Bercot and an especially riveting Vincent Cassel, never do." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016

I Used To Be Darker (2013)

"It's a story of contained chaos, quietly observed - one that catches fire more in retrospect than in the viewing." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 20, 2016

Love Is In The Air (2014)

"Caught as it is between mocking romance clichés and investing in them, the film is too up in the air to succeed on either front, as love story or sendup." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 20, 2016

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story (2012)

"The events, evoked through news coverage, play out with little tension in a film whose chief concern is to laud a man already held in high esteem." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 20, 2016

Morris from America (2016)

"Curtis understands his son's need to test boundaries as much as his own responsibility to protect him. Robinson makes this single dad's loneliness plain. Morris isn't the only one on the cusp." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 18, 2016

Anthropoid (2016)

"Enlightening but seldom riveting ..." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016

Little Men (2016)

"Beautifully observed ..." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 10, 2016

Front Cover (2016)

"Whatever nuance can be found in Front Cover, the story of an openly gay fashion stylist and a seemingly homophobic Chinese movie star, belongs chiefly to the performances of Jake Choi and James Chen." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 5, 2016

Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)

"Illuminating and often powerful, if not always satisfying ..." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 4, 2016

Newtown (2016)

""Aftermath," that tossed-around cliché, comes into tender, harrowing focus. ... A crucial, profound strength of Newtown is its refusal to rush toward "closure" as necessary, or even to suggest that it's possible. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 29, 2016

Equity (2016)

"As a study of endurance and self-preservation in the face of persistent double standards, the movie clicks." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016

Gleason (2016)

"If this film portrait stirs deep emotions, they spring from a breathtakingly unsentimental embrace of life at its most challenging." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016

Free to Run (2016)

"Some legs of the journey are detours, and the film can feel overlong and diffuse, but as a capsule history it offers revelatory insights, particularly in its emphasis on the role of distance running in the women's movement." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016

The Infiltrator (2016)

"Cranston turns every moment of duplicity, which is to say nearly every scene of The Infiltrator, into an emotionally textured high-wire act." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 1, 2016

Sunrise (2014)

"Despite the overdone stylistics in the film's final third, Sen-Gupta's dark dreamscape distills notions of vulnerability with gritty power." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Wan's expert deployment of genre jolts is no less in evidence this time around, but as he takes his time - perhaps even a bit too much of it - interweaving the Warrens' story with that of the Hodgsons... he crafts a deep dive into dread. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 20, 2016

Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016)

"Unfolding elliptically, the new film can feel abrupt and unsatisfying, but it's filled with sharp commentary on class and servitude, and [Seydoux] delivers another extraordinary performance." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016

Viktoria (2016)

"Inventively surreal virtues mark Maya Vitkova's ambitious debut feature as the arrival of a bracing cinematic talent." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"No less than in the glossy caper's 2013 predecessor, the plot rides a surging tide of ridiculousness and culminates in a pileup of unconvincing explanations." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 31, 2016
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