For 155 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 7.5 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: 57 out of 155
  2. Negative: 42 out of 155
155 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    What the film lacks in plot twists it makes up for in sheer amazement.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    If Michael Fassbender wears a giant papier-mâché head for most of a film, is he still mesmerizing? Happily, yes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Will Forte continues his transition into serious actorhood with this indie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The star gives us a generous and hilarious portrait of life as an aging legend.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The striking Thierry brings her character to nuanced life on screen.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Finally, someone took the source material at its terribly written word and stopped treating the whole affair so seriously.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.”
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    The element that really makes it work — when it does, which is not always — is Edward James Olmos, playing to perfection a weary retired police detective.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    The Giver is at its best when Bridges expounds on civilization’s lost beauty and savagery; at other times, it’s strewn with implausibility: For a totalitarian society in which everyone is monitored constantly, our hero is able to sneak around an awful lot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    A refreshingly naturalistic depiction of the dynamic of traveling companionship — at any age.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    As About Alex moves toward its conclusion, it devolves into some plot resolutions that were a lot less predictable back in the ’80s.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    There’s little sense of urgency, or — oddly, given the film’s title — of scale. You never really think that the 47 are truly outnumbered, and the large action scenes are often just incomprehensible.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Yes, there are the requisite jump-in-your-seat scares, many of them false alarms, and it all plays out basically exactly like any other horror movie, but Lawrence does elevate the proceedings.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Adapting the author’s cornball formula for a second time around is once-ambitious director Lasse Hallström (“Dear John”), who delivers a cinematic valentine you’ll be reasonably content to watch on a flight in a year or so.