Sara Maria Vizcarrondo

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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 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sara Maria Vizcarrondo's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
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
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Michael Fassbender (Fishtank, Inglourious Basterds) is reliably great, severely outclassing costar Knightley's grating performance.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    A small film about enormous fears.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Still, the fans are lovable no matter how mixed the Comic-Con bag is, and Morgan Spurlock is precisely the doc maker to tell us about it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The film is a twisty and playful primer that suggests the best thing to do when beset with ugly forces is to publicly laugh them off. What happens in private is your business.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Contrary to all of my bitter nudging, I found both sweet and charming. It's just me: I hate precocious children.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Killer Joe isn't as outlandish in premise as it is in execution, which is saying something.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    A chick flick for do-gooders, The Help suffers from a malady common to the discrimination drama: its treatment of inequality is more condescending than the prejudice it aims to remedy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Italian audiences are bound to like it and the broadness of plot and appeal suggests casual fans of foreign film should, too.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    It's a trenchant modern western and fans of the genre should embrace it for more reasons than just the presence of the epic Sam Shepard who, by the way, owns this Butch Cassidy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Repression is one thing, but discontent generally breeds self-knowledge and rich interior lives, two things that are eerily absent here. Regardless, the film features some really intriguing conflicts and solid performances throughout.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Formally, everything's in order-it's an attractive film with some ingenious action sequences-but the problems overwhelm the pleasures, leading to the conclusion that this film's trouble is under the hood.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Upbeat, bitter, sweet and always gripping, Shut Up! Little Man gives remix culture the ucky origin story it likely won't heed, but could sorely use nonetheless.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The laughs are proportionate to the stakes, which are middle-of-the-road.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    This foreign view of the subject is anthropologically useful, however the film's photo animation technique transforms family photos (used extensively to fill in historical plot holes) into something that resembles zombie-resurrection.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The shadow of Whitney Houston's stardom and crushing recent death hang heavy over this midrange movie that promises its female audience at least three good cries during its somewhat overlong run time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    A film about how outwardly alienating our circles are (much to the detriment of our careers) and how caustic our supposedly nurturing intimacies can be at the same time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Though the film is a fairly plastic British period piece with all the intimacy of a Hitachi Wand, the script captures some delicate and intelligent facets of a tensely conflicted era.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Directorially, the film takes a few too many trips into prosaic slow motion.

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