For 20 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sara Stewart's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 75 Signed, Dealed, Delivered: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 The Lottery: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
20 tv reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    It’s not the world’s most artful film, but it successfully brings the spirit of the play to the screen, enabling a much wider audience to enjoy the substantial charms of seeing Tyson in such a thoughtful part.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The writing is sharp and believable, the chemistry between the two best friends obviously an advantage and the star cameos well-deployed.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    It’s a pretty grim lot, but ever thus in the nasty, brutish world of George R.R. Martin. Regardless, it’s so good to see all of their bruised, brooding faces again.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The fourth season’s new episodes feel as fresh--and misanthropic--as ever.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The unwavering, insistent sincerity of Signed, Sealed, and its tearjerking final acts, are hard to resist, despite often being served up in greeting-card platitudes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The premiere flags a bit when we get to the actual business at hand; Pace and McNairy hole up in the latter’s garage, furiously soldering wires and reading off columns of numbers. It’s not the stuff of great drama.... Things pick up as Joe takes a calculated risk by outing their project to the competition, putting his bosses in a no-win position that demands they fund the build.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Capitalizing on the astronaut-in-peril popularity of last year’s “Gravity,” and buoyed by Spielberg’s influence, the 13-episode Extant looks to be an enjoyable if not mind-blowingly-original summer series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Smart, a little zany and never pandering, the show took me back to one of the best kid’s shows of the ’90s, Nickelodeon’s “The Adventures of Pete & Pete.”
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    It’s Stanford who will hold this thing together, and he seems up to the challenge. I’m ready to look at this whole story again with fresh eyes. It may not be quite on the level of a “Battlestar Galactica” overhaul, but, then, its source material isn’t nearly as campy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    The special relies very little, disappointingly, on footage from the BBC’s Holmes series; instead, it mostly uses murky reenactments, with actor Edward Cartwright playing the sleuth. More engaging is the enthusiastic testimony of various forensics specialists on how influential Holmes really was in the development of modern-day techniques.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Despite the seemingly substantial production budget, there are moments of howlingly bad special effects.... But the real problem is the movie’s lack of lust.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    As you’d expect from this network, all the principal players have been burnished into one-dimensional characters: Gabby is driven but also fiercely devoted to her family, while her mom is noble and long-suffering and her siblings exist mostly to applaud their sister’s achievements. S. Epatha Merkerson, patron saint of TV movies, shows up as Gabby’s grandma, full of life-affirming bromides.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    The episodes are prettily shot, with the region’s natural misty gloom adding plenty of atmosphere. But the dialogue’s never clever enough to convince you this is more than an amalgamation of themes we’ve seen many times before.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    The bad news: The first episode is a mess. The good news: It gets (somewhat) better
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Clichés flow fast and furious.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    It’s like watching the cast of “One Tree Hill” put on a production of “The Crucible.”
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    It’s a pretty lame ending to a fairly odious premise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    The issue is mostly that the absurdist scenarios just fall flat, visually--contrary to the way they often soar on, say, “Inside Amy Schumer.”

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