Stephen A. Russell

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For 14 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Stephen A. Russell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Blaze
Lowest review score: 40 Old
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
14 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen A. Russell
    Right down to a final shot that’s scored joyously by a brass band, Sachs delivers an achingly beautiful film that’s sexy, sad and so very French.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen A. Russell
    It is a spectacular achievement hung on a remarkable performance by Savage. Like Barton’s startling artistic vision, Blaze is a masterpiece.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen A. Russell
    It may not be the sharpest satire, but Barlow and Senes have a heap of wicked fun wielding the blunt trauma as Sissy takes a wild stab at everything from influencer culture and wellness voodoo, to body image crises and backstabbing (literally) so-called friend circles.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen A. Russell
    A fitting tribute to a life well lived in spite of the overwhelming odds stacked against her, it is surely a sign of a remarkable woman that we are left wanting more.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Stephen A. Russell
    Beating with a wild and restless energy, the film’s fearsome but ferociously beautiful heart marks the emergence of a rare and remarkable talent.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Stephen A. Russell
    A monument to Australia's thriving music scene, it will have you whooping with joy one minute, then fighting back the tears the next.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Stephen A. Russell
    Ultimately it's a tribute to a woman well-loved, and to the family who will never forget her, even if they slip slowly away from her mind.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen A. Russell
    Rewriting the narrative through an anti-colonial, Black and feminist lens, Purcell bestowed a First Nations background and the moniker Molly Johnson on Lawson’s unnamed protagonist. Delving deeper into Molly’s troubles in the novel of the same name, this film marks her third spin at the material. It’s still riveting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen A. Russell
    Never has the thrum of distant lawnmowers taken on such inherent menace as their wasp-like buzzing in director Justin Kurzel’s latest Australian nightmare, Nitram.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen A. Russell
    If director Antoine Fuqua thoroughly flubbed his remake of The Equalizer, he properly sticks the landing here. Seizing you from the outset, The Guilty refuses to let go until you’re gasping for breath.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen A. Russell
    Positively glowing, it just might be one of the sweetest gay films to come out of England since Beautiful Thing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Stephen A. Russell
    As envisioned by Japanese director Sion Sono, the brains behind blood-drenched show Tokyo Vampire Hotel and flushed turtle-turned kaiju film Love & Peace, it’s a hoot. But Sono fans expecting the combo with Cage to go properly off may be somewhat surprised by a slightly sedate pace.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Stephen A. Russell
    Ahmed is at his best in Zed’s darkest hour, as he struggles to hold it together in a hospital cubicle. It’s blistering stuff.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Stephen A. Russell
    Shyamalan has never excelled at dialogue, but the mangling here is gobsmacking

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