Stephanie Merry

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For 255 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephanie Merry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 The Look of Silence
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 255
255 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Don Jon is a disarming film that proves Gordon-Levitt’s deftness both behind the camera and in front of a computer screen, writing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    For the most part, Gloria is a day brightener of a character study about finding someone new and making the same old mistakes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Farahani’s performance is outstanding. She comes across as both delicate and fierce, and her sad-eyed anguish is palpable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The acting, especially by Costa, is first rate. Exuding both a childlike openness and a tendency toward the recklessness of young adulthood, the actress backs up even her character’s most questionable choices with conviction.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Much of the humor derives from how despicable these characters can be, and Jude doesn’t so much push the envelope as turn it into a paper airplane and let it fly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Results is a smooth transition for Bujalski from the fringes to more commercial work. It’s heartening that he didn’t give up his calling-card observational humor to do it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    This may be a buddy comedy on its surface, but Bicycling With Molière also gives some insight into the way art imitates life, and also the way life informs art.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Moore’s latest movie is funny and touching, and it has a lot to say about what we settle for as Americans citizens, and how much better our lives might be if we raised some hell.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Director Cédric Jimenez, who wrote the movie with Audrey Diwan, has created a slow burn of a movie. The action is intermittent, but a steady tension keeps things interesting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    It can feel, at times, both overlong and oversimplified, but the story propels itself along while awakening in viewers some profound emotions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Every scene of calm, potentially, is trip-wired for an explosion. But for all its chilling tension and horrific imagery, Sicario is also a beautiful movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Knappenberger’s documentary is smart and focused, homing in on a recurring theme of independence.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    There is an obliqueness to In Bloom. Writer Nana Ekvtimishvili, who directed the movie with Simon Gross, doesn’t spell things out, and the complete story never comes into focus... But when the truth is so troubling, sometimes part of the story is more than enough.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The latest film adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd will delight fans of period dramas. It checks off the required boxes with solid acting, gorgeous cinematography and all the frustrating, glorious emotional restraint that you expect from a romance set in Victorian England.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Brown seamlessly blends the emotional, intimate stories of people with bigger pictures, using the explosion as the starting point for a ripple effect that just keeps growing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Mock’s biases are clear here, and her documentary does at times feel a bit too worshipful of its subject... Still, the documentary remains a powerful time capsule. It’s a reminder of what we were and, thanks to Hill, how far we’ve come.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The documentary is unwieldy, unfocused and frustrating at times... But the movie is also, somehow, dazzling.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    National Gallery could have used a few more edits; its long run time may limit its appeal. But the film is remarkably engaging and, with close looks at so many important pieces of art, bursting with beauty.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Like any good Sherlockian case, the stories interweave into a satisfying conclusion. And the cinematic elements fit together as neatly as the plot lines.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Hoss’s breathtaking portrayal, especially in the film’s final minutes, makes it clear why director Christian Petzold has made a habit of working with her.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    It’s an oddity, and all that strangeness is what makes the movie hard to shake.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    What’s true in Pakistan turns out to be universal: Misconceptions can prove as dangerous as any disease and are even harder to eradicate.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Details count in this movie, whether it’s well-executed camera work or the affecting score.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    It’s more than great dancing and tragic strings that elevate The Last Five Years to a very funny, deeply affecting portrait of love lost and found. Kendrick and Jordan are both Broadway performers with powerful voices.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    There are slow bits, as Baumane delves into stories that are less interesting than others. But overall, her family history is rife with complex characters, and she brings them all to life in a loving, if scrutinizing, way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    99 Homes isn’t just a straightforward drama. It’s a suspense movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    It’s a funny, fascinating look at why Landis became an art forger, how he got caught and what he plans to do in the future, which may be more of the same.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The movie packs a lot in, and the quick pace of early scenes can feel like running on a treadmill, but Belle settles into a nice rhythm. It ends up having all the requisites of a period drama — a strings-heavy soundtrack, lavish costumes and passionate declarations of love — plus a good deal more.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The story can shift from uproarious to heartbreaking in the span of a scene, but Cheadle, in his feature directorial debut, controls the tone like a veteran.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The movie is inspiring and tragic, and, directed by street artist One9, it’s captured in an artful, emotional way that will speak to an audience beyond rap fans.

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