Stephanie Merry
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For 156 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephanie Merry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 88 Watchers of the Sky
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 156
  2. Negative: 31 out of 156
156 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    It’s an oddity, and all that strangeness is what makes the movie hard to shake.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The three actors excel in their roles, and director Matthew Saville gives additional insight into the men through small yet informative details.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    This may not be Roman Polanski’s finest movie; it may not even be his best adaptation of a play. But it’s masterfully done in a way that does justice to its source material.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    One of the delights of the documentary is hearing Terry tell stories. Watching the movie feels as if you’ve sat down in someone’s living room to hear tales of other legendary jazz musicians, such as Count Basie or Miles Davis.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    For all its melancholy and grey, snowy landscape, The Motel Life never feels totally hopeless, thanks in large part to colorful ancillary characters (not to mention occasional trips into Frank’s mind).
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    It manages to make an entertaining story out of nothing in particular. And just when you get comfortable passively observing a passive observer, the minutest of twists becomes its own call to action. It urges the audience to consider this small story in a broader context.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    While the movie can feel disjointed at times, bouncing around to cover so much territory, the climax of the kids’s ballroom competition makes up for any quibbles. If nothing else, it’s heartening to see the kids so transformed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    With its exquisite depictions of suffering, The Broken Circle Breakdown is not always easy to watch. But, as in life, sometimes there’s beauty to be found in the pain.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    For all the spectacular weirdness, Jodorowsky manages to generate real emotion.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Closed Curtain is at times slow and constantly puzzling. It doesn’t carry the impact of some of Panahi’s more conventional films. It’s not his best movie, but the fact that he’s making a movie at all is remarkable.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Wish I Was Here touches on some timely themes and does so with an artistic vulnerability.
    • 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
    Although his character might be a one-trick pony, Bateman’s directing proves he’s got skills to spare.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Danny Collins, like its central character, has a good heart, and sometimes that’s enough.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Like so many action movies, John Wick goes way beyond a reasonable carnage threshold. Brawls that are exciting in the beginning become dull as each sequence attempts to outdo the last. But John Wick has a more interesting story and better fights than most.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The documentary transmits plenty of positive vibes, but it offers nothing fresh about the Fab Four.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The casting for the movie is outstanding. Streep is marvelous, as always, but in this case she outdoes even herself (and the script) by bringing a degree of poignancy to her conniving character.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Hart is clearly working overtime; there’s nothing effortless about his histrionic delivery, but it works.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    [A] dreamy, entrancing and occasionally overstuffed documentary.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago may not be entirely brilliant, but it’s at the very least inspiring.

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