Stephanie Merry

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For 327 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephanie Merry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 The Look of Silence
Lowest review score: 0 A Haunted House 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 327
327 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Stephanie Merry
    Good camerawork only goes so far. Love drags on and on, alternating between arguments and intimacy, breakups and makeups. The movie never passes the authenticity test; if this is what sex feels like, we’ll all soon be extinct.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    It’s not pretty, but it captures something that few cooking movies do: reality.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    The movie turns out to be something we’ve seen before: an underdog tale mixed with a redemption narrative.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    Hunter proves to be an engaging if low-key narrator, whose greatest asset is his refusal to take himself too seriously.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Stephanie Merry
    Experimenter’s most striking quality is the way it encourages us to think deeply, from the first frame to the last, even if it’s just to consider what on Earth an elephant is doing on screen.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Some of the characters make more of an impression than others, and the vignettes aren’t always entirely thrilling or well-acted. But Panahi’s movie remains a political coup considering his significant constraints.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    It’s occasionally funny and sometimes suspenseful, but it isn’t particularly imaginative. Then again, neither are Stine’s popular novellas.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Labyrinth of Lies is an eye-opening story about the importance of seeking the truth — even when it’s complicated, ugly and buried beneath years of secrecy and deceit.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 37 Stephanie Merry
    Pan
    Pan doesn’t deliver on its own promise. The movie doesn’t so much enhance our understanding of the flying boy as it demonstrates how little thought went into crafting his back story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    99 Homes isn’t just a straightforward drama. It’s a suspense movie.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Stephanie Merry
    The Second Mother feels lovingly handcrafted. All the elements of the story fit impeccably together for a humorous and occasionally wrenching examination of relationships.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Every scene of calm, potentially, is trip-wired for an explosion. But for all its chilling tension and horrific imagery, Sicario is also a beautiful movie.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    The romantic comedy boasts two winning leads in Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie, as well as some sweet, funny moments amid the Aaron Sorkin-esque dialogue — courtesy of writer-director Leslye Headland — that’s a little too clever for its own believability.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Overall, the movie presents a worthy and historical look at the link between genius and mental illness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The movie sometimes dillydallies, but the unhurried rhythms ultimately have a hypnotic effect.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The movie has an unhurried pace, lulling the teens — and by extension the audience — into occasional complacency with the regular rhythms of each chugging train.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    For a moment, the movie tries to be about something deeper — some existential epiphany, perhaps. The book didn’t deal in platitudes. It was content to be lightly educational, but mostly just entertaining. The movie aspires to be more than that, only to reveal how much less than that it really is.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 37 Stephanie Merry
    Every Asian character is either a ruthless murderer or anonymous collateral damage. A lot of locals have to die, the film suggests, in order for one white family to survive.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    The movie captures the city vibrantly, in moments of beauty and brilliance.... But Jude, our narrator, is paper thin.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Stephanie Merry
    The movie — which looks and sounds like a more brutal Bond knockoff — is at least consistently stylish, though its tone is less assured.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Hoss’s breathtaking portrayal, especially in the film’s final minutes, makes it clear why director Christian Petzold has made a habit of working with her.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Overall the movie is a fun peek at the birth of Lego bricks and their ever-evolving place in the world.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Stephanie Merry
    The Look of Silence is as beautiful as it is bleak.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 12 Stephanie Merry
    For the most part, Vacation is a sad, cynical rip-off of writer John Hughes’s source material. No one expects originality, but the new movie may end up making history: It’s already looking like the worst movie of the year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Under Riklis’s direction, the film’s first act lulls the audience into a sense of familiarity, before plunging into a darker reality. The effect is shattering.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 37 Stephanie Merry
    Lazy humor and familiar plotting aside, Pixels at least gets a little mileage out of its affection for the 1980s.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Like any good Sherlockian case, the stories interweave into a satisfying conclusion. And the cinematic elements fit together as neatly as the plot lines.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 37 Stephanie Merry
    In the end, Davis ends up a wasted resource. She does her best to elevate the material, but the story fails to live up to her considerable talents.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    It’s hard to get over the movie’s haunting atmosphere. It may be just another story of kids in peril, but this one’s particularly hard to shake.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The movie is at its best when Hargrove shows rather than tells. Anyone can appreciate these artists in motion, all of whom prove the infectious appeal of a dance that doesn’t just respond to rhythm but creates its own.

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