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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    A coming of age story in which the children better the world for the adults, Kore-Eda's heart is in the right place.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The messy uplift audiences can expect from this butterfly awakening they'll get in spades.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Michael Fassbender (Fishtank, Inglourious Basterds) is reliably great, severely outclassing costar Knightley's grating performance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Gripping, offensive and bewildering, Tabloid is a mean-spirited masterpiece.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    This is one of the super rare docs that packs an unbelievable punch despite its misguided aesthetics. It's a strange triumph of content over form, which is the province of journalists to report.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    ParaNorman is easily one of the most charming, imaginative and quirky comedies to come out of Laika Entertainment (Coraline), but for all its cleverness and urbane wit, it's in no way appropriate for kids.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    A small film about enormous fears.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    You'll be happier with the film if you don't expect fidelity to source material, but that doesn't mean you'll hate it if you loved Niels Arden Oplev's movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    With a powerhouse cast that also includes Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright, Ben Foster, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon and Ice Cube, the carefully crafted and trenchant drama will appeal to more audience members than it will to critics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The premise is fetching and feels like a mystery, particularly as the film orchestrates its story to make the work of the Alps group seem like a kind of heist.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The feature directorial debut of Martin Zandvliet, Applause has moments of flourish and moments that reach towards something as pared down as Thea's play.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Surprisingly, George Clooney's direction is somewhat underwhelming with crucial conversations oddly lacking in tension.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    A clearly personal effort, Somewhere demonstrates Coppola's featherweight touch with big subjects like identity and human connection.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    He's either daring you not to laugh or daring you not to care, but either way, you'll laugh, care and worry about the consequences in Dark Horse.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Premium Rush has a rewarding relentlessness and a payoff that suggests that whirring city that surrounds us in is full of supporters who see past the system.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    It's a wonderfully moving meditation on the capacity of animals to inspire our imaginations and something applicable to educational markets as well as regular documentary audiences.
    • 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.