For 369 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sara Stewart's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Trainwreck
Lowest review score: 0 United Passions
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 78 out of 369
369 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    A horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that’s more interesting than its halfhearted scares.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    This Cinderella is all dressed up with nowhere very interesting to go.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Like Cam, Tracers is fun to look at, if not too bright, and even includes a line I can only assume is a winking reference to Lautner’s claim to fame: “There can only be one alpha in every pack.”
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    It’s refreshing to see a nonwhite lead, and the husky-voiced pop singer is likable as a brave-hearted kid searching for her mother. But man, is there a lot of Rihanna in this movie: She also provides what seems like the entirety of the film’s soundtrack, making it feel like a vanity project (is “vanimation” a thing?).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Despite James Wan’s capable direction and very game cast, the whole thing goes increasingly wobbly like a bad axle, until it’s just a tangle of metal and bullets and yelling.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Antarctic Edge will make good viewing for science classes of all levels, and ideally inspire a new generation to continue this hardy mission.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Pollak obviously had fun, but you get the feeling the best bits never made it in.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Witherspoon’s charge, Sofía Vergara as a recalcitrant witness in need of police protection, is an adept slapstick comic likewise hamstrung by director Anne Fletcher’s sluggish pacing, which reliably stays with a scene for three beats beyond the punch line.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    The trope of horror-suffused female friendships is a fertile one, but despite a screenwriting credit from the very capable Nicole Holofcener (director of “Enough Said,” among others), Every Secret Thing comes up short.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Andy Goddard’s feature debut is shot stylishly in black and white, but deals in themes that feel equally retro.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    The tone and focus of David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn careens around so much it’s hard not to end up as irritable as its title character.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    The romance between Winslet and Schoenaerts — billed as the film’s centerpiece — is, regrettably, never really allowed to bloom.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    [JK Simmons] provides a little comic relief, and sums up my feelings on this whole outing: “Goddamn time-travelin’ robots!”
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Overall, the insubstantial Lucky Stiff feels like community theater with an extravagant budget.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    For a company that purports to be all about sparking creativity, asking a kid to follow Ikea-evocative directions to assemble an X-wing fighter seems at odds with the mission.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    The movie itself seems equally divided between the sensibilities of hyperverbal writer Diablo Cody and music-centric director Jonathan Demme, and ends up falling into a muddy gap between the two.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    What begins as a clever action-comedy a la “Pineapple Express” or Eisenberg’s earlier “Zombieland” devolves into a standard shoot-’em-up, with gore splashed around to distract us from the dearth of wit.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Sunk by too much schmaltz (even for the Lower East Side).
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Nancy Meyers is known for her obsession with kitchens — sun-drenched, timelessly chic architectural marvels that provide a safe haven for all the director’s characters. The Intern puts a new spin on this trope: Robert De Niro is the kitchen.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Whether you dig this aggressively campy horror-comedy is, to some extent, dependent on your squeamishness.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Men are pigs! Women are psychos! One-percenters have it coming! Pick your moral in this nasty, single-setting thriller that’s ultimately quite tame by the standards of torture-porn director Eli Roth (“The Green Inferno”).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Wiig and Adebimpe give appealing, naturalistic performances — it’s Silva’s character who grate.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Despite Mulligan bringing her A-game, the film falls short of its potential.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Fans of the cartoon should stick around for Lewis’ after-credits sequence, which introduces a dastardly rival band. It’s the movie’s best scene, setting up a sequel we’ll never see.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    It’s never a good sign when the real people behind a movie’s story appear in the end credits and you’re stumped as to who’s who.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    My All American would have done better to dig deeper in its portrayal of a man who set such a high bar for the intrinsic character of a football player. Because he’s actually the kind of example the sport could really use right now.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    The third and weakest book in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy should never have been split into two films, but since that’s become money-grubbing standard practice for young-adult adaptations (“Twilight,” “Divergent”), here we are.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Frothy, forgettable comedy.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    To be fair, Ferrell is almost always at least mildly funny, even when doing something as lame as skateboarding into a power line, but Wahlberg’s cowboy shtick just seems half-hearted.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Despite the generally talented cast of Anesthesia, its linked-lives format, which we’ve seen so many times before, is frustrating: Too much adds up to not quite enough.

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