For 456 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sara Stewart's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Trainwreck
Lowest review score: 0 United Passions
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 456
456 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Sara Stewart
    It’s macho eye-candy of the cheapest kind, endless scenes of gunfire and explosions and rugged, handsome actors running while shooting and yelling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Under the generous debut direction of Damon Cardasis, there’s enough heart and raw truth here to uplift the moments that falter.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Bening forgoes vanity and digs into the humiliation Grahame felt as she aged out of the vampy roles Hollywood typecast her in. Bell brings a sturdy humanity to Peter, a low-key stage actor and nice guy who’s completely unfazed by their age difference.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    It’s an exhilarating contrast to the weak-sauce caped crusaders who arrived at the box office last week. For a more convincing (if selectively edited) portrait in heroism, look no further than Darkest Hour.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Squanders its big ideas in record time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    As satisfying and polished as you’d expect.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    At best, it’s a fairly enjoyable hate-watch of a farewell to DDL, charting the course of a twisted love affair between a real pill of a guy and a woman who inexplicably adores him.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Sara Stewart
    Sure, it’s just a space Western, but “Star Wars” is one of the our most popular modern mythologies. Johnson respects that. He’s infused the storyline with new energy and artistry, and I can’t wait to see it again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    Profane, darkly funny, violent and tragic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Funny — sometimes brutally — and surprisingly touching, it works whether you’ve seen the source material or not, though there are plentiful shout-outs to die-hard fans.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Ultimately, this is a film from a group of terrific talents that never quite comes together the way you'd hope. It's just too fluid to wholly take shape.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Sara Stewart
    Call this movie by its name: Masterpiece.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Sara Stewart
    Justice League is a pointless flail of expensive (yet, somehow, cheap-looking) CGI that no amount of tacked-on quips, or even Gadot’s luminescent star power, can rescue.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    It’s a tale as messy as its muddy fields, and it’s a must-watch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    With its gray skies, moody ambience and ominous orchestral score, Thelma fits the cliché about Scandinavian entertainment being dark as hell — in the best way. It’s also gorgeous.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    This rural drama is the best yet from playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges,” “Seven Psychopaths”), and one of Frances McDormand’s greatest performances.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    LBJ
    As a primer on one of history’s less flashy leaders, it’s a worthwhile watch — mostly for fellow Texan Woody Harrelson’s committed performance behind those prosthetic ears.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Waititi emerges triumphant, but it’s a nail-biter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Holy moly, Melissa Leo makes a scary Mother Superior.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    A thoughtful drama which sags when it tries to shoehorn its characters into by-the-numbers plot points.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    A surprisingly tone-deaf combination of two wildly different stories that simply don’t work in concert.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    This adaptation is so sloggy it feels like wading through thigh-deep snowfall, stained scarlet from all the gratuitous gore.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Hard to say what percentage of Haynes’ adult audience will dig this one. I found it lovely to look at and emotionally underwhelming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Only the Brave is at its best at two extremes: in the middle of the action, as the firefighters do things like improbably light fires to contain bigger fires; and at home in the midst of banter between Eric and his wife Amanda.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Mines the increasingly fertile territory of aging boomer parents and chafing middle-aged siblings, but at irritatingly high volume, with the cantankerous voices of Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman nearly constantly talking over one another.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    For a movie called Breathe, Andy Serkis’ directorial debut is curiously airless — or maybe just quintessentially British, all stiff upper lip and light on emoting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    If you have two X chromosomes, or know and like someone who does, Blade Runner 2049 may not be the movie for you.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Entertaining particulars aside, this trope is pretty well-worn — the game everyman who finds making illegal money easy and fun, until it isn’t.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Sara Stewart
    Given its obvious parallels with modern-day events, it’s a shame Felt’s ensuing story is so wanly told.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    It’s a feel-good film with a somewhat curdled legacy: You could clip just about any piece of sexist dialogue here, label it 2017 and pass it off as plausible.

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