Sara Maria Vizcarrondo

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For 92 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sara Maria Vizcarrondo's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Last Exorcism
Lowest review score: 10 Dream House
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 92
  2. Negative: 5 out of 92
92 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Arnold's newest testament to passion and squalor strikes a tone somewhere between Cary Fukinaga's emo "Jane Eyre" and Sophia Coppola's revisionist-hip "Marie Antoinette."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Sure it's fun - and painful - but it's not thin.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    There's more to it than a black-and-white political conclusion, and the laundry list of California documentary heroes in the credits suggests this film is humanist before it's agenda driven.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The Master is big screen marvel intended for 70mm projection (a rare treat), with some beautiful imagery, but often inaudible dialogue. Phoenix's lived-in mumble comes off about as clear as Fenster from The Usual Suspects and Amy Adam's precise diction can't even save her harshest talking points.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    With an incredible performance by young Natasha Calls and surprisingly effect direction by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch) you'll be surprised how this horror gets you just when you think you're safe.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The song and dance interaction of kids hollering advice during Blue's Clues happens here on the big screen, which is meant to transform the movie into a social event of sorts.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 40 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The soulless-ness of their empty plot of track homes and super-store existence invokes both "Poltergeist" and "Employee of the Month."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Premium Rush has a rewarding relentlessness and a payoff that suggests that whirring city that surrounds us in is full of supporters who see past the system.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The shadow of Whitney Houston's stardom and crushing recent death hang heavy over this midrange movie that promises its female audience at least three good cries during its somewhat overlong run time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    ParaNorman is easily one of the most charming, imaginative and quirky comedies to come out of Laika Entertainment (Coraline), but for all its cleverness and urbane wit, it's in no way appropriate for kids.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Killer Joe isn't as outlandish in premise as it is in execution, which is saying something.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Journalist and director Allison Klayman doesn't mask her awe of the man, who comes off as a cross between a wise Buddha-figure and Santa Claus - he's made for history, and he's making it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The premise is fetching and feels like a mystery, particularly as the film orchestrates its story to make the work of the Alps group seem like a kind of heist.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    It's a great (if middle-of-the-road) family comedy to seek out.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    He's either daring you not to laugh or daring you not to care, but either way, you'll laugh, care and worry about the consequences in Dark Horse.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    What it provides (instead of the thematically clever dialogue of typically subtle French comedy) is biting wit, poignancy and, forsaking some structural nuisances, the summer's best bromance.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    If this horror movie cashes in on the audience that echoes its character's awareness ("That's where the nucular thing happened, right?") then we're about to learn how low our national academic standards are.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    A film about how outwardly alienating our circles are (much to the detriment of our careers) and how caustic our supposedly nurturing intimacies can be at the same time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Though the film is a fairly plastic British period piece with all the intimacy of a Hitachi Wand, the script captures some delicate and intelligent facets of a tensely conflicted era.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    You'll laugh and be offended, but if you watch it and don't want to be part of the solution, you'll know which side of the line you're on. Activism takes some unique forms.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    A coming of age story in which the children better the world for the adults, Kore-Eda's heart is in the right place.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Still, the fans are lovable no matter how mixed the Comic-Con bag is, and Morgan Spurlock is precisely the doc maker to tell us about it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    It's a mixed blessing to see these dramas play out in Norwegian, surrounded by what we tend to imagine are more liberal perspectives on sex.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    While A Thousand Words features some reverent flashes and even has the potential to touch audiences (a moment involving a mother with Alzheimer's particularly hits home), it suffers from being too broad.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    A family drama that looks for answers in coincidence (is it really ever coincidence?), this endearing and breezy comic fable watches Jeff's coming of age and promises nothing after his moment of truth.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    Jonah Hill is masterful at delivering an absurd story with so much sweetness, the nonsense ceases to get in the way.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The film's biggest (and saddest) crime is malaise - it's not that John Carter doesn't care about what it's doing, it just can't make us care, even though the magnitude of every event, conflict and emotion is as melodramatic as its Victorian roots.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    The film's strength isn't its shock tactics - it's the rapid-fire, party montage editing that finds a million natural ways to put mundane actions and moments up against each other for comic effect.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    This is one of the super rare docs that packs an unbelievable punch despite its misguided aesthetics. It's a strange triumph of content over form, which is the province of journalists to report.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    A dating fantasy for girls and an action bromance for guys, This Means War wins the Valentine date crowd in swoops and strokes, but does it lead to swoons? Not really.

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