For 92 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sara Maria Vizcarrondo's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Last Exorcism
Lowest review score: 10 Dream House
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 92
  2. Negative: 5 out of 92
92 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    It's scary fun and packed with comic bits that skate between sad and absurd like the best of reality TV.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Martha Marcy May Marlene enters so richly into psychological horror it recalls those disturbing dramatizations of Jonestown that were big on TV in the '80s.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Jonah Hill is masterful at delivering an absurd story with so much sweetness, the nonsense ceases to get in the way.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Ultimately, the film is made for longevity, like all the best Disney titles are. However, it's also a ready-made Broadway show, with numbers, dialogue and even drama-club histrionics all pre-packaged for immediate adaptation to stage.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The beauty of the film and what ultimately makes it more timeless than trenchant, is the way it side-steps the entire issue of Hanna's sex.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Gripping, offensive and bewildering, Tabloid is a mean-spirited masterpiece.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The film is really a valentine to the fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Instead of venturing into mournful "Terms of Endearment" territory, the film - and the filmmakers - commit to a relentless determination to live.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The Dish and The Spoon boasts the efficiency and tidiness of early American indies like Rob Nilsson's "Heat and Sunlight," while it relocates its foreign film-like emotional landscapes to more native climes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Journalist and director Allison Klayman doesn't mask her awe of the man, who comes off as a cross between a wise Buddha-figure and Santa Claus - he's made for history, and he's making it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    There's more to it than a black-and-white political conclusion, and the laundry list of California documentary heroes in the credits suggests this film is humanist before it's agenda driven.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Sure it's fun - and painful - but it's not thin.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Arnold's newest testament to passion and squalor strikes a tone somewhere between Cary Fukinaga's emo "Jane Eyre" and Sophia Coppola's revisionist-hip "Marie Antoinette."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    An uplifting, high energy documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    This oddball tale of life on a snowy mountainside is consistently upbeat and surprising, with action intensity that stays sturdily at "Goonies" level.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    A clearly personal effort, Somewhere demonstrates Coppola's featherweight touch with big subjects like identity and human connection.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Equally nostalgic and fresh-faced, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench is a bohemian musical that owes as much to Cassavetes "Shadows" as it does the French musicals of the '30s.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Katz, however, is great with gentle moments (his most dear and haunting is the final scene), and he handles the balance of mystery and family drama quite adeptly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Lovers of Hate would be a family tragedy if the immature antics of the three characters didn't send you ping-ponging from sympathetic chuckles to guffaws of disgust.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    David Lowery's St. Nick provides plenty to marvel at.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    As divisive as his documentary "Kurt and Courtney," this made-for-British-TV doc by Nick Broomfield begins with the promise of neutrality - but it's a promise the film can't keep.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    OKA!, like the mysterious horn the characters hunt, is a real find.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The messy uplift audiences can expect from this butterfly awakening they'll get in spades.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    It's full of really subtle dichotomies and internal conflicts, but what makes Julius' story seem authentic is how totally incongruous it feels.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    A family drama that looks for answers in coincidence (is it really ever coincidence?), this endearing and breezy comic fable watches Jeff's coming of age and promises nothing after his moment of truth.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    It's a mixed blessing to see these dramas play out in Norwegian, surrounded by what we tend to imagine are more liberal perspectives on sex.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    You'll laugh and be offended, but if you watch it and don't want to be part of the solution, you'll know which side of the line you're on. Activism takes some unique forms.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    What it provides (instead of the thematically clever dialogue of typically subtle French comedy) is biting wit, poignancy and, forsaking some structural nuisances, the summer's best bromance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The Master is big screen marvel intended for 70mm projection (a rare treat), with some beautiful imagery, but often inaudible dialogue. Phoenix's lived-in mumble comes off about as clear as Fenster from The Usual Suspects and Amy Adam's precise diction can't even save her harshest talking points.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    In sum, the film is not without its sweetness. Carell's Barry retells the story of his life in dioramas populated completely with costumed, stuffed mice.