S.T. Vanairsdale

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For 6 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 83% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

S.T. Vanairsdale's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 90 Young Adult
Lowest review score: 40 A Nightmare on Elm Street
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
6 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 S.T. Vanairsdale
    Young Adult is the first of Reitman's films from which I haven't felt him choking out a message; ironically, its rawness yields the humanity that he thought he was wringing from "Up in the Air."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 S.T. Vanairsdale
    Where Joffe purposely departs from "Brighton Rock" deprives his movie of the book's most revelatory element: Faith. Gorgeous, ambitious and daring as it often is, Brighton Rock has no soul.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 70 S.T. Vanairsdale
    This is a film that transcends "good" or "bad," "like" or "don't like."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 S.T. Vanairsdale
    Ultimately just another less-accomplished entry in the booming cinema of catharsis, your average gorgeous-teen-astrophysicist-meets-schlubby-bereft-composer-whose-family-she-wiped-out-in-a-drunk-driving-accident-on-the-night-they-discovered-another-planet tale.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 S.T. Vanairsdale
    To Stewart and screenwriter Cory Goodman's credit, the whole set up takes about 10 minutes flat, leaving Priest's remaining 77 minutes to the dark, desolate action at hand. Even more to their credit, there's something evocative in that darkness, something poetic in its desolation.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 S.T. Vanairsdale
    It was boring. So, so, so boring. It doesn’t even give Haley the courtesy of a bad-guy showcase; his face frozen and obscured behind burn prosthetics, he spends most of his time spitting distorted one-liners from the shadows, like some anonymous mob witness on an episode of Dateline NBC. It’s boring and a waste.

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