For 51 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephen Farber's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Prisoners
Lowest review score: 40 The Hangover Part III
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
51 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Farber
    Although the subject matter is inherently disturbing, it’s hard to imagine any audience remaining unmoved by this mournful tale.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen Farber
    Prisoners can at times be a hard film to watch, but thanks to all the talent involved, it’s even harder to shake off.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Farber
    All of the key creative personnel contribute to the movie's nail-biting tension and unexpectedly moving finale. Jon Harris's editing is matchless, and Rahman's score effectively heightens the emotion. Ultimately, however, it is the talents of Boyle and Franco that sock this movie home.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Farber
    Although the film runs more than two hours, the story is so compelling and the production so beautifully controlled that we are gripped by the characters' quest right up to the shocking end of the story.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Stephen Farber
    Director David Weissman brings a rewardingly fresh and personal perspective to the subject.