Stephanie Merry
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For 97 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephanie Merry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 88 Big Men
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 97
  2. Negative: 22 out of 97
97 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Riddick can be cheesy and silly, not to mention excessively violent, but it’s also fun.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The story starts to feel crowded, especially when each character seems instantaneously at odds with another. One set of opposing forces would probably suffice.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    When it comes to writing the poetry that Kalindra recites, Murray knows how to do more with less; he needs to apply that lesson to his filmmaking, too.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The documentary transmits plenty of positive vibes, but it offers nothing fresh about the Fab Four.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Haute Cuisine provides no huge revelations or profound messages, but it is sweetly and consistently engaging — a tasty treat that’s not entirely filling but perfectly enjoyable all the same.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    You Will Be My Son is not a subtle movie. Some of the characterizations and music feel heavy-handed, and one major plot point late in the film feels inauthentic.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    It’s the actors, plus an exuberant Mary Steenburgen as quick-witted lounge singer Diana, who make the movie more than a middling copycat.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Free Birds has the colorful palette, zippy action and silly story to keep kids giggling, but it also delivers a few worthwhile winks to parents.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The movie doesn’t always feel cohesive, but the stories are unexpectedly touching.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The Book Thief has its moments of brilliance, thanks in large part to an adept cast. But the movie about a girl adopted by a German couple during World War II also crystallizes the perils of book adaptations.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Hart is clearly working overtime; there’s nothing effortless about his histrionic delivery, but it works.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The documentary’s greatest strength is its ability to humanize Paulson.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The movie lacks some of the verve and chemistry that made the series a must-see. I guess that makes the movie more of a good-to-see.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Although his character might be a one-trick pony, Bateman’s directing proves he’s got skills to spare.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Bercot’s sense of atmospherics is more successful than her editing and camera work. Some pieces of the plot seem like they would make a bigger impact with a bit more backstory... But these series of vignettes still leave an impression, thanks in no small part to Deneuve.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The Galapagos Affair spins a strange and compelling tale, with perfectly sinister music by Laura Karpman setting the mood. But the movie is better at building suspense than following through.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    You might call it a black comedy of errors, but the humorous side of the film is less well executed than Slattery’s impeccable creation of a certain neighborhood feel.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Palo Alto starts strong but runs out of momentum. Strangely, as aimless vignettes give way to bigger life events.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago may not be entirely brilliant, but it’s at the very least inspiring.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The movie’s focus on good vibes and high times leaves little room to contemplate the more human story. Regardless, the movie is good-natured and an enjoyable watch. If Myers really just wanted to show his appreciation, he went above and beyond.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Fans of the play will be pleased. And for those that love the Four Seasons’ music but haven’t made it to the play, you can put your fear of missing out to rest. This is a much more affordable way to very nearly re-create the experience.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    In a jovial, if superficial way, he offers some perspective on the men behind the banana hammocks.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Wish I Was Here touches on some timely themes and does so with an artistic vulnerability.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    It may not be wholly original or without its flaws, but Magic in the Moonlight offers a pleasant vacation from reality, and what more could you want from a summer movie?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    If you can suspend your incredulity for a moment, What If has its bright moments. And that’s thanks in large part to its leads, who manage to do what Radcliffe has always done well: conjure up a little magic.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    It’s diverting to watch and has moments of brilliance, but even with all its refreshing female characters, May in the Summer doesn’t leave a lasting impression.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    With the exception of one heartbreaking and well-acted scene towards the end of the movie, the atmosphere is oppressive and the characters act as if their personalities have been shot with novocaine.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    The movie doesn’t offer much more than fleeting and superficial pleasures.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    It’s hard to imagine this tale of tradition and miracles leading skeptics to contemplation, much less faith.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    Enzo Avitabile Music Life succeeds at conveying one-quarter of its title. It is full of beautiful sounds that should delight fans of Avitabile and world music in general. The life portion is a bit trickier, but you get the sense that Avitabile wanted it that way.