For 603 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sara Stewart's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Trainwreck
Lowest review score: 0 Everly
Score distribution:
603 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Washington and Zendaya, freed from lockdown, dig into the dialogue with zest, and they’ve got a palpable chemistry even in the midst of some horribly hurtful exchanges.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    With one slight wobble toward the conclusion, Ashe’s screenplay is terrific at letting its characters speak and act honestly: His dialogue is heartfelt and realistic. “Sylvie’s” is a love letter to the delights of a well-told love story.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Tonally, Happiest Season is a bit uneven; it can move from broad hijinks to high emotion a little too quickly. But it also delivers wonderfully heartfelt moments.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    This is a Disney adaptation, beautiful but frequently treacly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Being a lesbian period piece, the film’s earned inevitable comparisons to last year’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” Sure, it’s similar, minus the chemistry, humor and joy. There are definitely corsets in both.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    I’d have been curious to see more about Reddy’s interactions with the women’s movement, but the film mostly has room for this one woman. Thanks to Cobham-Hervey’s performance, it’s an engaging, if fairly familiar, story.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    If you’re into seeing Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson play truly despicable government officials, have I got a movie for you!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Garbus’ film is at its best when giving voice to the female relatives of these victims, who come together to pressure the cops — who’ve been instructed to downplay the possible connection between the killings — to do more.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Davidson expertly plays the role like he’s playing . . . well, Pete Davidson, which is how I imagine his career will go.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Bennett, who’s been largely off the radar for a while, is heartbreaking and, eventually, fierce as her character begins to crave change.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    The idea of combining creature-feature invisibility with domestic-abuse gaslighting — playing with someone’s reality to make them think they’re going insane — is inspired. This middling horror film, regrettably, is not.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Using autism as a plot device walks a fine line between empathetic and exploitative, and The Night Clerk is wobbly in that respect.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    The intriguing story behind Seberg and the always-interesting Kristen Stewart promised greatness. But this biopic squanders both; it’s a bland period piece with an irritating lack of focus.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    De Wilde has a good grasp of Austen’s sense of humor, and she plays it up with some amusing bits
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Keough is riveting as the vulnerable Grace.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Never seen, but often heard bellowing profanities from the other end of Jane’s desktop landline, the boss and his eyebrow-raising closed door meetings dubbed “personals” provide the menacing undertone of this day-in-the-life drama.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Color Out of Space is full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Though most foreign films are best seen subtitled, the nonstop overexcitement of these anime performances can be exhausting. I’d have welcomed the dulcet tones of Pace, who voices Mr. Suga.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Heck, between this and “Cats,” maybe Universal is now just specializing in confounding talking-animal movies. At least this one leaves you feeling kindly toward other species, rather than freaked out by them.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Thankfully, director Miguel Arteta (“Beatriz at Dinner”) gets a solid half-hour of funny out of this thing before clunkiness sets in.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Sara Stewart
    For connoisseurs of the “Grudge” series, the brief prelude of this fourth installation links it to the ones that came before. Everybody else, good luck making that connection.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Clemency is remarkable for the understanding it affords to all involved with its wrenching subject matter.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    Profoundly moving and, at times, almost unbearably sad.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Like most of Eastwood’s work (with the exception of last year’s disastrous “The 15:17 to Paris”), it’s a tightly paced feature, with strong performances all around. It’s also one of the season’s most politically polarized films.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    The addition of Glover and Danny DeVito keeps Jumanji: The Next Level afloat, even with barely the whisper of a plot.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    The audio design of Little Joe is meant to be unsettling, but it may be for naught if audiences can hardly bear to sit through it.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Sara Stewart
    Most damning of all, the dark mystery hinted at throughout is revealed so lazily it lands with zero impact. It’s long been clear that Cage has opted for quantity in his movie roles, but maybe a little quality control wouldn’t hurt.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Sara Stewart
    This Little Women is two-odd hours of good cheer and lovely ensemble performances. It’s a warm fireplace hearth of a film, albeit one with a tendency to spit out fiery embers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    If nothing else, the mere sight of two popes drinking brews and watching a soccer game together is one of the more surreal things you’ll see at the movies this year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Sara Stewart
    It’s the rare biopic that doesn’t wander into predictability.

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