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 Wetlands
Lowest review score: 0 10 Rules for Sleeping Around
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 186
  2. Negative: 47 out of 186
186 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Sara Stewart
    This Belgian drama is the real deal, an alternately wrenching and ecstatic viewing experience, adapted from a play by lead actor Johan Heldenbergh.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Sara Stewart
    Take note, Lars von Trier: This is how you do a truly funny, subversive movie about a woman’s obsession with the human body and sex.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    How to Survive a Plague, while a shaggier-structured documentary than many, is a heart-wrenching portrait of one of the saddest, most heroic chapters in American history.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    This is a compelling and comprehensive guide to one of the most Kafkaesque crime stories in American history.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    I’d like to see a sequel about her freshman year at college, please. There were still a few items on that list left unchecked.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    Not since “American Movie” has there been such an entertainingly clumsy, warts-and-all documentary about making a movie, this time courtesy of Cincinnati filmmaker Tom Berninger.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    The film’s slightly confusing ending doesn’t spell anything out, but that’s all right: We’re left sitting in the dark shivering, reassured there are still some directors who can leave us well and truly creeped out.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Scrappy and unsettling, V/H/S puts the majority of today's mainstream "scary" movies to shame.
    • 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
    Ultimately, Sleep Tight makes a sounder case for nocturnal Webcams than the "Paranormal Activity" franchise ever could.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Sure, it’s got its horror aspects. But for my money, this movie belongs alongside “Secretary,” “Ginger Snaps” and “Thirteen” in the family of deliciously dark female coming-of-age stories.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    There’s not a bad performance in the bunch. Hendricks’ and Fanning’s Brit accents are nicely un-showy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The upstart Sapphires are a smash to watch as they cover soul tunes like “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “What a Man” and “I Can’t Help Myself.”
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    This indie, female-centric riff on “Deliverance” is spare, smartly written and shot through with moments of twig-snapping tension.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Daunting though it may be for the aspiring pick-up entrant, this is a fun and worthwhile ode to one of New York’s greatest summer pastimes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    In a film that’s often sad but not without its triumphs, director Morgan Neville smartly explores the complex role that ego and self-promotion play in this profession.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The real treat here is the science, not the fiction. The film’s sleek aesthetic was developed in consultation with NASA about what such a mission would actually require, and look like as viewed on surveillance cameras.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    My own voice-over would go something like this: “This summer. One woman. Will see this movie. Again.”
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    In some ways, it feels like an indie meditation on the eternal “When Harry Met Sally” question: Can men and women be just friends? Here, though, the focus is on the small, often unsaid moments that define a friendship — and a murky attraction.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    A first-rate example of good storytelling and well-timed — while not excessive — gore. Its disgusting, hilarious conclusion left me eager to see what’ll be next from director Jim Mickle.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    The sweet-faced Kelly is a lovely and humble storyteller, and her enduring affection for John, Paul, George and “Richie” is palpable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    After Tiller is groundbreaking in giving voice not only to the doctors, but to those who always seem to get overlooked in the high-volume political debate about this topic: the women themselves.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Though it boasts an eye-catching roster of supporting performances — Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, Anthony Mackie — most of the running time is spent with Mister (Skylan Brooks) and Pete (Ethan Dizon), and both child actors hold your attention impressively.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    It’s slightly tough to get onboard with the regal Naomi Watts sporting badly sprayed hair and frosted lipstick; surely there are more flattering shades at the Walgreens?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Yes, it’s the middle chapter and feels like it, but it’s never dull.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    In one of Hugh Hefner’s least creepy moments ever, he describes how they became friends later in life; with his help, she finally obtained the legal rights to her rampantly used image.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    What the film lacks in plot twists it makes up for in sheer amazement.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Will Forte continues his transition into serious actorhood with this indie.

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