For 263 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sara Stewart's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Wetlands
Lowest review score: 0 Everly
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 263
263 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The striking Thierry brings her character to nuanced life on screen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    There’s not a bad performance in the bunch. Hendricks’ and Fanning’s Brit accents are nicely un-showy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Ultimately, Sleep Tight makes a sounder case for nocturnal Webcams than the "Paranormal Activity" franchise ever could.
    • 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).
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    A big, dark film that should satisfy the many fans of the Orson Scott Card novel and engage newcomers, too.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Crowe makes the most of his own quiet presence, and this ode to the world’s never-recovered soldiers and their families is a fitting meditation on the insanity of war.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Unlike many working in this genre, Mitchell doesn’t punish young women for having sex: This is a gender-blind demonic delivery vehicle.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Debut director Marielle Heller’s spent a lot of time with this material — she wrote and starred in an off-Broadway adaptation — and her confident direction of Powley, Skarsgård and Wiig, fused with a Polaroid-evocative palette and a glam ’70s soundtrack, makes this an indelible coming-of-age story.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Scrappy and unsettling, V/H/S puts the majority of today's mainstream "scary" movies to shame.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Yes, it’s the middle chapter and feels like it, but it’s never dull.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Harris, a talented comic actress who looks more like a real person than a Hollywood facsimile of one, makes every scene she's in shine.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    They’re the ditziest, most solipsistic protagonists I’ve seen outside of a Neil LaBute project.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    As in the original “Despicable,” masterful physical comedy is what raises this animated pic so far above most of its competitors.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Feels like an homage to the early work of Wes Anderson with its plinky soundtrack, solipsistic banter and emphasis on uniforms.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Weirder and more contemplative than many of its time-traveling brethren, Predestination is a stylish head trip. It also marks Australian actor Snook as one to watch, as she demonstrates some serious gender-bending range.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    You may well emerge from The Search for General Tso with a hankering for the titular spicy dish.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Though Valderrama gives a standout performance as the avenging Angel, brother of the late Jesus (Kareem Savion), two smaller roles are also worthy of note: Paz de la Huerta as a spacy bartender at Pianos, and J. Bernard Calloway as Dre, a bouncer who’s seen it all, and who can be reliably found eating a healthy salad as he sits outside his nightspot.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Per Swanberg’s signature style, the dialogue is largely improvised, the performances loose and funny. This may be his most star-studded cast yet, but the work is as intimate (“mumblecore” is so passé) as ever.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Vinterberg aces the metaphor-heavy scene in which Troy demonstrates his swordsmanship for an inexperienced, dazzled Bathsheba.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The film spirals steadily downward through humanity’s worst impulses as the guards, led by Angarano’s character, explore the free rein they’re given to torment the powerless.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Subtle, sometimes really sad and honest about the struggles of adolescence, Marnie is a worthy last entry from Ghibli before the studio reportedly goes on hiatus.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Ultimately, for the show’s fans, it may not matter if “Sponge Out of Water” shows a hint of mildew. After all, my co-critic’s most enthusiastic note — “Hilarious!” — was written before the lights even dimmed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    The long-term effects of bullying are at the heart of The Gift, a dark and ultimately quite nasty psychological thriller from actor/writer/debut director Joel Edgerton, who manages to yank the carpet out from under his audience a couple of times.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    The considerable charms of Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton elevate this middling rom-com.
    • 47 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    This documentary, a love letter to their sisterly bond, gives a reasonably engaging look behind the scenes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    By the last battle, you may find yourself hoping that at least one person escapes without being macheted to death.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    The film fails to represent how singular and influential the late Giger is in popular culture.

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