For 22 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sarah Hepola's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 89 Spellbound
Lowest review score: 0 Here on Earth
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
22 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Sarah Hepola
    As good, old-fashioned dorkfests go, it doesn't get much better than the National Spelling Bee, with its arcane words, bespectacled competitors, and stinging little bell.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Sarah Hepola
    In an astonishingly assured film debut, Coppola captures the poetry and sweetness of Eugenides' novel without allowing any of the standard rites of passage -- first dates, high-school dances -- to feel trite.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Sarah Hepola
    A literate, sophisticated comedy whose humor and loss and hope linger in our hearts, like the jazz music it reveres, both sweet and lowdown.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Sarah Hepola
    As much romantic fantasy as it is social satire, but more to the point -- it is gloriously and tear-wellingly funny.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Sarah Hepola
    Haunts the memory long after you've left the theatre.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Sarah Hepola
    An admirable little film, a funny and familiar depiction of Americans traveling abroad, strangers to each other and themselves.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Sarah Hepola
    Not content to whisper its truths; it would rather flaunt its valuable lessons and its good intentions, proudly boasting its sentiments like a (rainbow-striped) badge of honor.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Sarah Hepola
    Joyous ode to laughter as a way of life.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Sarah Hepola
    Often elegant, at times frustratingly uneven, comedy that is hopelessly in love with theatre, poetry, and -- for once -- marriage.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Sarah Hepola
    A humble comic fable, puttering along with a sunny grin, a goofy sentimentality, and not much else.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Sarah Hepola
    Its uneven comedy may leave moviegoers yearning for the confidently choreographed banter and moral sludge that marked LaBute's previous outings.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Sarah Hepola
    Just enough laughs to keep you from feeling blatantly shortchanged.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Sarah Hepola
    Gross-out funny, over-the-top offensive, and just as amusing -- or idiotic -- as you find that Comedy Central sitcom.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Sarah Hepola
    For each prejudice the film tries to shatter, it furthers a different stereotype.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Sarah Hepola
    A bleak, depressing film.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Sarah Hepola
    Quirky, but ultimately disappointing, romantic comedy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Sarah Hepola
    Too bad their characters are comprised of nothing but the most hackneyed clichés and that it apparently never occurred to anyone to add even sketches of believable character development.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Sarah Hepola
    Predictable piffle, a comically unbelievable story that leaves almost no impression except what a sham our legal system is.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Sarah Hepola
    Another frivolous product of whiny male anxiety that's as funny as a sitcom but longer and more expensive.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Sarah Hepola
    A story disappointingly similar to the original.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Sarah Hepola
    The goal of Drive Me Crazy is simple: to sell tickets by selling fantasy.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Sarah Hepola
    Somewhere along the road to becoming teens idols, these actors got confused between being the bomb -- and getting it.