For 509 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sara Stewart's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Trainwreck
Lowest review score: 0 Everly
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 94 out of 509
509 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    Billed as a dramedy, the film has plenty of “WTF” funny moments, but it’s always laughter tinged with darkness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Jenkins is a master of cinematic portraiture, but he’s so captivated by the magic of a moment — even a single image, like cigarette smoke swirling around one of Fonny’s carved-wood sculptures — that he sometimes forgets he’s got an audience expecting a plot.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Sara Stewart
    Most of Mortal Engines is a wearying blast of CGI and genre-cribbing (most egregiously, director Christian Rivers hired composer Junkie XL to seemingly lift, wholesale, his soundtrack from “Mad Max: Fury Road”).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Natalie Portman is captivating as a damaged electro-pop star known as Celeste in Vox Lux, a flawed, flashy drama from actor/director Brady Corbet (“The Childhood of a Leader”).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Mirai is somewhat mired in outdated gender roles, with Cho’s character hopelessly clumsy as caregiver while his wife goes back to work. But the biggest pitfall I found with Mirai, which may be more of a selling point to new parents and children struggling with sibling rivalry, is that Kun spends half the film in tears, shrieking or whining.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    This is a film that challenges moviegoers in a way that a Marvel movie or rom-com will not, and it is worth taking the time and concentration — and, if possible, the trip to the theater — to view a true master of the craft at work.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    A gritty romp that makes the cliché-prone heist genre feel fresh again. It runs far deeper than any “Ocean’s.”
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    Director Luca Guadagnino pirouettes far from the easy-living, Italian-countryside romance of last year’s masterpiece “Call Me By Your Name” for an arthouse-meets-Grand Guignol reboot of one of the freakiest horror movies to come out of the 1970s. And he pulls it off in delicious, gut-punching style.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    Maggie Gyllenhaal goes from caring to creepy in this Netflix release.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Jeremy Allen White (“Shameless”) and Maika Monroe (“It Follows”) shine in this dramedy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    First-time feature director Clare Niederpruem gives it her very earnest all, but falls short both on continuity issues (a smoldering curling iron, for example, is dropped to the floor and immediately forgotten) and on making her gradually aging cast match up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    In a perfect world, Tea With the Dames could be a series. Let us be flies on the wall for this posse’s weekly gathering for tea and convivial cackling. And I say this with the delighted surety that they would tell anyone who proposed this idea to go straight to hell.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    At its best, Love, Gilda intertwines the comic’s own narration — drawn from audiotapes, interviews and journals — with reflections from her current-day admirers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    These dynamos don’t need a screenplay to hold anyone’s attention.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    The plot swerves around just enough to make you think something more complex is going on. Ultimately, it really isn’t — certainly not enough to make up for the clichés and sexist tropes that litter Lucas’ path toward a confrontation with the bad guys.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    As an addiction memoir, it works well enough; there are a handful of deeply felt moments.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Sara Stewart
    A masterful ode to one of life’s most universally awkward phases.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Sara Stewart
    There’s no better time than summer for a fun, brainless thriller. All you need is three key ingredients: a charismatic hero, a hateable villain and a snappy screenplay...Skyscraper, regrettably, cuts likable star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson off at the knees by failing to deliver on the other two.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Without a humanizing element like Blunt’s character, this whole grim affair is just a race to the bottom in which everyone loses.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    As a snarky, stylish Santa Fe couple, Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan deploy a wit drier than the sprawling landscape surrounding their desert mansion. If you enjoy your comedies devoid of easy sentimentality (as this reviewer does), this one’s for you.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    More wobbly moments of Woman Walks Ahead seem to teeter on the edge of both white-saviorism and becoming a Harlequin romance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Charmingly profane, with a buzzing riot-grrrl soundtrack, “Izzy” is a stylish twist on an ’80s trope: Here it’s the woman as pathetic supplicant, trying to win back someone who’s moved on.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Superfly escapes superficiality thanks largely to strong performances from Jackson; Jason Mitchell as Priest’s workmanlike partner, Eddie, and Michael Kenneth Williams as Priest’s mentor, Scatter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    This sequel to the 2004 movie is an impressive feat of animation, particularly in its action sequences.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    Like a cubic zirconia knockoff of a priceless diamond necklace, this female “Ocean’s” update looks the part but just ain’t got that sparkle.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Adrift is paced like its title, and the story’s momentum is slowed somewhat by constant toggling between past and present.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    American Animals takes an appropriately wild approach to its subject, biting off a little more than it can chew, but nevertheless coming up with a truly novel entry in the overcrowded heist genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Sara Stewart
    If you’ve got comics-movie fatigue, with frequent fourth-wall breaks to point out lazy writing, blatant foreshadowing or heavy reliance on CGI for fight scenes, Deadpool 2 is here for you. That doesn’t mean those things aren’t there (they are) — but the eagerness of Deadpool to call out its own shortcomings earns this trash-talking franchise a lot of goodwill.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Sara Stewart
    Though both Tierney and Bomer’s characters also veer into stereotype — her uptight disapproval, his sassiness — writer-director Timothy McNeil still crafts a fairly moving tribute to the notion, as Lin-Manuel Miranda once put it, that “love is love is love.”
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Sara Stewart
    More perplexing than any of the supposed mysteries of Terminal is what Mike Myers, of all people, is doing here, playing a train-station janitor with a creepy “Danny Boy” whistle.

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