Stephanie Merry

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For 316 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephanie Merry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Look of Silence
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 316
316 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The movie still holds power, mostly thanks to Leuenberger’s arresting, self-contained performance as Nora. She plays the character as an enigma, the last person you’d expect to lead a cause.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Not only is it a wholly original story, but it also honors a culture that’s so often overlooked by the movie industry. That alone might have made it a hit, but Coco has so much more to offer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Wonder does occasionally suffer from kid-movie pitfalls, straining to be cute or mining humor from ridiculously precocious little ones. But mostly it succeeds in telling not one complicated story, but many, and giving the experience of being a confused or lonely or scared youngster the space it deserves.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    “Murder” may lack urgency, but it does have style. The sets, the costumes and the vistas are stunning.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    A good idea and a stellar cast lost inside a sloppy script that mostly retreads last year’s laughs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    For all the story’s cosmic echoes across the ages, the pacing just feels off. Still, the approach is inventive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Stephanie Merry
    The acting ensemble has a believable, brotherly chemistry, especially Teller and Taylor Kitsch, playing a troublemaker who initially teases Brendan brutally before the two warm up to each other, forming an adorable bond.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Visually, it’s spectacular. Conceptually, it’s jaw-dropping to simply considering the effort that went into this. The story, however, doesn’t always hold its own.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    What starts out trivial gradually turns into a drama about big ideas: mortality and the meaning of life; the value of relationships and the vulnerability they require.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Stronger isn’t always easy to watch; Jeff makes bad decisions and life gets messy. But it does feel like a realistic depiction of one man’s life.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    “Kingsman” is essentially a live-action cartoon, one that aims for an audible reaction and little else. That may not be the world’s loftiest goal, but whether it results in a gagging eww or a chuckle, it’s a plan that usually succeeds.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    In the end, Viceroy’s House works, but mainly as a historical refresher on the 70th anniversary of Indian independence. As drama, it’s a reminder that truth is sometimes more affecting than fiction.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    The story often feels like a collection of (so-so) jokes, forcibly strung together in a tenuous narrative.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The uneven tone especially undermines the ending — one that’s as tragic as it is predictable. Viewers may expect — even crave — to feel an emotional impact, but the movie hasn’t laid the groundwork.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Stephanie Merry
    The drama is a realistic and methodical meditation on family obligation, personal sacrifice and — of course — the power of architecture. That makes Columbus as lovely to look at as it is to ponder.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The movie often undercuts itself by spelling things out rather than hinting at them, belaboring emotions and ideas to ensure that the audience understands what the characters are feeling and thinking.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    “Brigsby” never ventures into the caustic simply for the sake of comedy. These days, that’s refreshing. There aren’t many movies that value sweetness over cynicism.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Girls Trip accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do: shock and amuse. Along the way, it reminds us how important old friends can be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The story it tells is conventional, chronological and straightforward. And that’s enough. With a story this charming, who needs bells and whistles?
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    Every element of the movie feels fabricated, from the stilted conversation to the ­all-too-convenient obstacles the movie keeps throwing in the path of progress.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    For all its late-in-the-game silliness, The Exception is a solidly acted, well-told tale about how love of country holds up in the face of other, less nationalistic passions.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Stephanie Merry
    Watching “Transfomers” is like sitting in a car that’s revving its engine while stuck in the mud. It sounds like it’s getting somewhere, even though all it ever does is spin its wheels.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 37 Stephanie Merry
    The big thrills and few laughs are no match for the cumbersome, convoluted story, not to mention the nonexistent chemistry between Cruise and Wallis.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Dean has its moments. The cast is solid, and the story moves along smoothly. Slight though it may be, it’s a sweet enough tale, while it lasts.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Stephanie Merry
    If anything, Baywatch is a litmus test for how low Johnson can sink while still winning us over.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Stephanie Merry
    Davies is a master of the slow build, lyrically evoking the dreaminess and gravity of his subject and her verse.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Director Matt Tyrnauer mixes lively archival footage, including a memorable news interview with an angry Italian grandmother, with testimony from passionate experts to demonstrate the importance of city design.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    In an effort to make Fawcett a logical, upstanding guy, the story never fully convinces us of his obsession with returning to find the lost city.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    “Fate” gives fans of the franchise exactly what they want, provided they can ditch logic as easily as the movie does.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    At its worst, the movie is a blunt critique of materialism, but there are some smart moments along the way in this methodically paced drama, which puts more emphasis on atmospherics than storytelling.

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