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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The film doesn’t always dig deeply, glossing over why certain trends have emerged. And some of the interviews don’t add much to the movie beyond star power. Fresh Dressed nevertheless offers an original and worthwhile look at the history of hip-hop style. And the soundtrack doesn’t hurt either.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    Though it purports to be about the delights of disorder, “A Little Chaos” feels like yet another by-the-book period romance, only without the genre’s requisite spark between the main characters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    What’s true in Pakistan turns out to be universal: Misconceptions can prove as dangerous as any disease and are even harder to eradicate.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Despite its missteps, The Farewell Party feels special in the way it covers the Big Stuff — love, death, friendship, family — without losing its playful streak.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 37 Stephanie Merry
    The movie winks and nudges its way through a lighter, modernized variation of the classic, proud of its own cleverness every time Gemma’s life mirrors Madame B’s. But imitation for the sake of itself isn’t brilliant, especially when the elements most worthy of copying — Flaubert’s precise narration and telling details — don’t make the cut.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    The actors make the movie’s memorable characters all the more indelible, even when Love at First Fight loses its sense of originality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Director Cédric Jimenez, who wrote the movie with Audrey Diwan, has created a slow burn of a movie. The action is intermittent, but a steady tension keeps things interesting.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 37 Stephanie Merry
    In the world of Freedom, slaves and the people who help them are Christians, and the bad guys don’t believe in God.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Results is a smooth transition for Bujalski from the fringes to more commercial work. It’s heartening that he didn’t give up his calling-card observational humor to do it.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 37 Stephanie Merry
    Director James McTeigue frequently collaborates with the visionary Wachowski siblings, and he directed V for Vendetta. How the man who blew up Parliament in such memorably spectacular fashion can’t add some originality to Philip Shelby’s script is the movie’s only real mystery.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    Sunshine Superman might seem like a niche story, with its focus on stunts that most people wouldn’t dream of actually doing, but the documentary feels universal. It’s simply an examination of how one man fully embraced life while charting his own path.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    In the Name of My Daughter has good intentions of taking a sensationalistic riddle and turning it into a human story. But the pendulum ultimately swings too far, leaving an explosive tale behind in favor of one that fizzles out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    There’s something refreshingly realistic about the director’s approach. The movie has an unhurried pace, letting the camera linger over long conversations.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    Maybe the ultimate goal of Tomorrowland remains obscure because once you know where the story is headed, you realize it’s a familiar tale. The movie can conjure up futuristic images, but the story is nothing we haven’t seen before.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    A comedy that, if not always better than the first, is certainly more uproarious.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Writer-director Stephen Bradley may make some missteps, but he capitalizes on this underdog story’s inherent thrills.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    5 Flights Up is far from perfect, but it’s also undeniably touching.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Stephanie Merry
    The latest film adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd will delight fans of period dramas. It checks off the required boxes with solid acting, gorgeous cinematography and all the frustrating, glorious emotional restraint that you expect from a romance set in Victorian England.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Stephanie Merry
    The movie, not to mention the company, deserves praise for showing the challenges as well as the triumphs; Dior and I doesn’t shy away from conflicts when they arise. This isn’t marketing material. It’s a real look at a fascinating line of work.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    There’s never any question where this is all headed: a huge blowup argument and a tidy resolution. That being said, the cast is excellent.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    The heart of the movie is in the right place. And although some of the acting from the younger stars comes across as amateurish, a few performances truly shine.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    The Age of Adaline works best as a simple story of boy meets girl; girl falls in love; girl mulls whether or not to reveal that she’ll stay young forever. Everything else is just a lot of unnecessary noise.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Olivier Assayas’s drama is intriguingly ambiguous and strangely constructed, and there seems to be symbolism lurking in every shot. Yet, despite acting that dazzles and no shortage of artistry, the movie is more fun to ponder than to sit through.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Stephanie Merry
    The movie was nicely shot with flashy graphics to explain the data that does exist. But in the end, this film will persuade only those who already believe.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 37 Stephanie Merry
    People don’t go to Sparks movies for subtlety; they go to warm their hearts by bearing witness to true love. Of course, that requires a story that rings true. In The Longest Ride, authenticity is in short supply.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Laxton knows how to get the audience down but hasn’t quite mastered the art of lifting them back up.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Stephanie Merry
    Cooper and Lawrence do their best, but the material consistently works against them, from the overwrought dialogue to the never-ending plot twists in place of character development.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    Danny Collins, like its central character, has a good heart, and sometimes that’s enough.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    The filmmakers invite the audience to get close enough to feel the pain without having to relive the depths of the real-life horror.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Stephanie Merry
    For fans of dance, Ballet 422 will produce plenty of pleasures. But as with great ballet, great movies always benefit from a little drama.

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