For 350 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sara Stewart's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Lowest review score: 0 United Passions
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 350
350 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Sara Stewart
    Turn off your frontal lobe, and you just might enjoy it.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Sara Stewart
    Janet McTeer, Octavia Spencer, Diane Kruger and Jane Fonda brighten the screen momentarily, all in too-small roles.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    The cinematic equivalent of a paper plate with macaroni and glitter haphazardly glued onto it, Mother’s Day is a film only its creators could love (and even they must be having some misgivings).
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Parental Guidance kicks off with a mean-spirited joke about an overweight woman and heads downhill from there.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    This reverential documentary, crammed with insidery art-world anecdotes, seems unlikely to convince the average viewer why it was so important that several male artists ventured out of New York at that time to push dirt around with shovels and bulldozers.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    The considerable comic talents of Alison Brie (“Community”) are squandered by this exhaustingly quirky indie romance.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    The dancing’s fine here, but there’s little else to distinguish Make Your Move, an entirely generic drama.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Burying the Ex is missing the key ingredient every good zombie movie needs: brains.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Director Anthony Leonardi, in his feature debut, litters the film with inconsistencies.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    I only laughed once, and it was when Whit Stillman made a cameo to be snubbed by the newly self-actualized Imogene. But it was mostly in disbelief; pretentious or not, Stillman represents a caliber of smart writing that’s wholly absent from Girl Most Likely.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    The innovation of Refn’s latest is mostly just in the way it manages to merge gory and boring. At least it’s created a new movie adjective for me: goring.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    If I wasn't already convinced of this movie's obnoxiousness, its rendering of Graham's character sealed the deal.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Dreadful, misogynist slog of a film.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    As it stands, there’s little to explain the existence of this confoundingly unfunny film. It’s as if a talented cast (Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler) assembled to make a comedy and at the last minute was told to play everything straight.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    This cynical rom-com subgenre has been done to death.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    With any luck, this’ll be the death knell of the idiot-savant rom-com.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    This blathery, misogynist indie from first-time director David Grovic — which seems to be aiming for “Pulp Fiction” territory with its blend of crime, banter and the mysterious contents of a bag — falls far short, rife as it is with noir and gender clichés.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    The jovial, hyperverbal comic has played against type before, but his presence feels like epic miscasting in this underwritten dramedy.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Is it never funny? No, it’s not never funny. It’s just not funny nearly often enough.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    It will probably not surprise you to learn that this film, generically directed by Christian Ditter (“Love, Rosie”), was written by the people behind 2009’s “He’s Just Not That Into You.” Seven years later, guess what? He’s still not that into you! And I wouldn’t be, either, not with this lot.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Playing like a script that’s been moldering since Diane Keaton turned it down in 1983, The Other Woman is a weak adultery rom-com in which the most authentic performance comes from a non-housebroken Great Dane.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Nothing in this movie would actually happen, so what’s irritating is that it presents itself as a savvy, “Am I right, ladies?” dating commentary.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    The awkwardly titled Unfreedom clearly waves the flag for acceptance and nonviolence — but it would be more effective if it invested as much in some cinematic nuance.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    At the start of Insidious 2, a young woman opens her mouth to speak and someone else’s voice comes out of her. Demonic possession? Nope, just some inexplicable dubbing to kick off this clunker of a horror sequel.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    This crowd-funded — and overcrowded — collection of interwoven stories, directed by John Herzfeld, plays like an amateur-acting exercise in which each participant picks a name and a couple of defining props.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Yes, it’s gross, and no, it’s not remotely original.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    There is virtually nothing in Mac Carter’s horror flick that deviates from the standard haunted house plot (or, in this case, plod).
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Like some hybrid beast out of Greek mythology, this young-adult sequel has the body of a “Harry Potter,” the head of a “Twilight,” the feet of a “Hunger Games” and the tail, oddly, of a “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    From its uninspired, sitcom-y look to its phoned-in dialogue (“I love you plus infinity”; “I love you plus double infinity”) to its creaky plot, Hit by Lightning is anything but electrifying.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Seeing as Krampus is about the Alpine demon who punishes Christmas a-holes, this is a promising start — but alas, it’s all downhill from there, making a murky and humorless hash out of a pretty great piece of

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