For 186 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 7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sara Stewart's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 The Broken Circle Breakdown
Lowest review score: 0 Would You Rather
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 186
  2. Negative: 47 out of 186
186 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Maybe my favorite thing about this About Last Night, though, is that it’s proof romantic comedies don’t have to be so predictable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The star gives us a generous and hilarious portrait of life as an aging legend.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    A mouse and a bear defy social convention to forge a friendship in this lovely, charming and Oscar-nominated French animated feature (now available dubbed into English with the voices of Forest Whitaker and other notables).
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Sparse of dialogue, terrifically ominous and full of low-key, high-quality performances, Blue Ruin is a vigilante tale even haters like me can get behind.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The striking Thierry brings her character to nuanced life on screen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The result is a thoughtful, dreamlike (at times, nightmarish) tour through the day-to-day lives of several suburban California teens.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    In a move sure to infuriate “nanny state” critics, director Stephanie Soechtig names the US government and food corporations responsible for a campaign to get Americans addicted to junk food — particularly, and most dangerously, sugar — as early as possible.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Writer/director James Ward Byrkit, in his feature debut, achieves effective chills with only eight actors and a living room, intermixing quantum physics (shout-outs range from Schrödinger’s cat to “Sliding Doors”) with the very mundane human tendency toward bad judgment calls in a crisis.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The film doesn’t wallow in grief; it’s a thoughtful and nuanced portrait of a stage of life we often choose not to see.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    If Michael Fassbender wears a giant papier-mâché head for most of a film, is he still mesmerizing? Happily, yes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    In Abuse of Weakness, Breillat, notorious for her sexually explicit films, casts the excellent Isabelle Huppert as her avatar, Maud, to tell the tale.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Schechter’s soul-scored film is impeccably styled for the time period, and its easy pacing reminds me of the gold standard for Leonard adaptations, “Out of Sight.” It’s not that good, but it’s within striking distance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Director Catherine Gund most successfully depicts the visceral impact of Streb’s work with her footage of the 2012 Olympics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Finally, a post-“Bridesmaids” film that lets Kristen Wiig shine — and brilliantly taps into co-star Bill Hader’s vulnerable side, too.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Curran (“The Painted Veil”) never imposes any additional structure on Davidson’s story, which may test the patience of some viewers. But I found the sprawling, wild visuals in Tracks, and the long silences as the sunburned Robyn traverses some of the world’s least hospitable lands, meditative and moving.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Khaou’s film features masterful performances from Whishaw and Cheng, whose dialogue is somehow intensified, rather than diluted, through the third-party voice of the translator. But some emotions, the film suggests, are impossible to adequately articulate in any language.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Fogel’s focus is female friendship, and the challenges presented by growing older and pairing up. It all makes for a rocky road, regardless of the romantic rival’s gender.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    A serviceable animated movie about a soft-hearted Dracula.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    If you can handle the glacial pacing and lack of dialogue, there is a certain squirmy satisfaction to watching this well-worn story of love, cruelty and madness play out minus the long-winded speeches and romantic catharsis.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    The mellow Laue... makes a likable enough subject, if sometimes low-key to the point of dull. Watching other people watch him play, though, is definitely not.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Jane's friendship with Sadie is the one thing that cuts through the numbness - though the film's so low-key, even emotional revelations feel pretty muted.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Finally, someone took the source material at its terribly written word and stopped treating the whole affair so seriously.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    In a movie season - and a month - filled with so much gunfire, bloodshed and human despair, it's refreshing to sit back and bask in the sheer joy with which these brightly costumed, stunningly agile performers navigate fire, water and air.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Mostly, though, it all ends up feeling like a lost, minor episode of “The X-Files:” A little scary, a little silly and catnip for those who want to believe.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    A trove of home videos, vintage commercial and propaganda footage and black-and-white animation dress up this energetic if somewhat unfocused look at the birth of skateboarding in the German Democratic Republic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Director Daniel Algrant chose well with Badgley, who transcends the rather made-for-TV vibe with a decent rendition of Buckley’s haunting falsetto.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    This documentary, a love letter to their sisterly bond, gives a reasonably engaging look behind the scenes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Still, the proceedings move so quietly and thoughtfully as to be occasionally somnolent, though they’re punctuated with spasms of the violence that marked the Troubles.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Leong’s film isn’t particularly stylish, but it makes the most of the climactic Knicks footage, as well as showcasing a sweetly goofy side of the 25-year-old, now playing for the Houston Rockets.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Overall, Gibney does a fine job documenting the timeless nature of Armstrong’s fall from grace. It’s undeniably satisfying to see the man himself lay it out: “It’s very hard to control the truth forever,” he says, awkwardly. “This has been my downfall.”

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