For 213 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 6.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sara Stewart's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 The Salt of the Earth
Lowest review score: 0 10 Rules for Sleeping Around
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 213
  2. Negative: 50 out of 213
213 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Sara Stewart
    Pineda is lovely, but I stopped believin’ in this documentary long before it was over.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Parental Guidance kicks off with a mean-spirited joke about an overweight woman and heads downhill from there.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    The dancing’s fine here, but there’s little else to distinguish Make Your Move, an entirely generic drama.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Director Anthony Leonardi, in his feature debut, litters the film with inconsistencies.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    I only laughed once, and it was when Whit Stillman made a cameo to be snubbed by the newly self-actualized Imogene. But it was mostly in disbelief; pretentious or not, Stillman represents a caliber of smart writing that’s wholly absent from Girl Most Likely.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    The innovation of Refn’s latest is mostly just in the way it manages to merge gory and boring. At least it’s created a new movie adjective for me: goring.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Dreadful, misogynist slog of a film.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    As it stands, there’s little to explain the existence of this confoundingly unfunny film. It’s as if a talented cast (Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler) assembled to make a comedy and at the last minute was told to play everything straight.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    This cynical rom-com subgenre has been done to death.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    With any luck, this’ll be the death knell of the idiot-savant rom-com.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    This blathery, misogynist indie from first-time director David Grovic — which seems to be aiming for “Pulp Fiction” territory with its blend of crime, banter and the mysterious contents of a bag — falls far short, rife as it is with noir and gender clichés.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    The jovial, hyperverbal comic has played against type before, but his presence feels like epic miscasting in this underwritten dramedy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Playing like a script that’s been moldering since Diane Keaton turned it down in 1983, The Other Woman is a weak adultery rom-com in which the most authentic performance comes from a non-housebroken Great Dane.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Nothing in this movie would actually happen, so what’s irritating is that it presents itself as a savvy, “Am I right, ladies?” dating commentary.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    At the start of Insidious 2, a young woman opens her mouth to speak and someone else’s voice comes out of her. Demonic possession? Nope, just some inexplicable dubbing to kick off this clunker of a horror sequel.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    This crowd-funded — and overcrowded — collection of interwoven stories, directed by John Herzfeld, plays like an amateur-acting exercise in which each participant picks a name and a couple of defining props.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Yes, it’s gross, and no, it’s not remotely original.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    There is virtually nothing in Mac Carter’s horror flick that deviates from the standard haunted house plot (or, in this case, plod).
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Like some hybrid beast out of Greek mythology, this young-adult sequel has the body of a “Harry Potter,” the head of a “Twilight,” the feet of a “Hunger Games” and the tail, oddly, of a “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    From its uninspired, sitcom-y look to its phoned-in dialogue (“I love you plus infinity”; “I love you plus double infinity”) to its creaky plot, Hit by Lightning is anything but electrifying.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    A clunky movie that feels as if it’s underwritten by the Roman Catholic Church.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    This overlong drama plays like a threefold infomercial: for Christianity, the cheesy resort chain Sandals and Jeff “Ja Rule” Atkins, the rapper-turned-actor playing drug kingpin Miles Montego.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Yelchin is an immensely likable actor who does what he can, but his charm isn’t enough to save this awkwardly worded — and paced — wannabe thriller.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    The Wedding Ringer is not so much a rom-com as an anatomy lesson. And the lesson is this: Men have balls. They must have them, or grow them, otherwise they are not men. They are little girls.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    It makes so little sense on-screen that all you can do is nod along vaguely sympathetically at its sheer creative bravado.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    It’s not great art (in fact, it’s pretty low-rent CGI), but it’s passably entertaining.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    Minus its smirky twist ending, it’d make perfect material for New York’s new “That’s Abuse” domestic violence awareness campaign.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Sara Stewart
    The movie lurches from one gross-out scene to another, flipping the bird at continuity and logic. It honestly seems as if Sandler and his team descended on a random suburb, halfheartedly improvising and moving on when they got bored.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 Sara Stewart
    If Think Like a Man Too was a man, he would be the world’s worst date: humorless, shrill, speaking primarily in clichés (“what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!”) and absolutely terrified of women.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Sara Stewart
    No amount of actorly dedication can change the pointlessness of watching unpleasant things happening to uniformly unpleasant people.

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