Sara Maria Vizcarrondo

Sara Maria Vizcarrondo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Biography:
Slant Magazine film critic.
Favorites:
Vivre sa vie, Ikiru, Brief Encounter, Rabbit Moon, Lawrence of Arabia
Publications:
Boxoffice Magazine , Flick Nation , Movies With Butter , Rotten Tomatoes , Slant Magazine
Critics' Group:
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
283

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 283
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 100% Under Fire: Journalists In Combat (2011) " This is one of the super rare docs that packs an unbelievable punch despite its misguided aesthetics." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2012
2/5 6% The Devil Inside (2012) " The mother/daughter drama should have played a bigger part in this film as the 87-minute runtime passes quickly and leaves us feeling utterly short-changed." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2012
3/5 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) " You'll be happier with the film if you don't expect fidelity to source material, but that doesn't mean you'll hate it if you loved Niels Arden Oplev's movie." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2011
3/5 74% Rampart (2012) " Moverman's camera keeps its hands off Harrelson's psyche, letting the drama result from a cool distance (when things get emotional in the third act, the film loses some potency)." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 21, 2011
3/5 36% In Time (2011) " You won't be looking at your watch, which means it's at least worth the time spent." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 28, 2011
3/5 85% Happy, Happy (2011) " Happy, Happy is the catharsis for anyone who's had a romance go south." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 21, 2011
2/5 71% OKA! (2011) " OKA!, like the mysterious horn the characters hunt, is a real find." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 21, 2011
3/5 39% Johnny English Reborn (2011) " The mix of groin injury and over-explanation could totally reach 9-year-olds and a greying Atkinson is still relentlessly lovable." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2011
.5/5 6% Dream House (2011) " The real mystery here is how this mess of a movie got such a stellar cast." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2011
1.5/5 25% Killer Elite (2011) " Killer Elite has plenty of killing, but the only thing elite about it is the cast." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2011
2/5 22% Violet & Daisy (2013) " The balance of naivete and insularly sweet exchanges are pleasing and comical but the film's painfully derivative." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2011
3/5 58% Hysteria (2012) " Though the film is a fairly plastic British period piece with all the intimacy of a Hitachi Wand, the script captures some delicate and intelligent facets of a tensely conflicted era." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2011
4/5 90% Love Exposure (2011) " This four-hour opus about the fury of love and the love of fury is ritually fascinating, often excessive and, with a caution the film wields like a blade, achingly poignant." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2011
3.5/5 94% Pariah (2011) " What audiences expect from this butterfly awakening song they'll get in spades." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2011
4.5/5 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) " Martha Marcy May Marlene enters so richly into psychological horror it recalls those disturbing dramatizations of Jonestown that were big on TV in the '80s." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2011
3.5/5 78% Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012) " If you can overlook the Duplass' signature crash zooms and affectations of self-awareness, there's a lot to love here." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2011
3/5 85% The Ides of March (2011) " A stellar cast buoys this otherwise workmanlike political drama" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2011
3.5/5 30% Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011) " As divisive as his doc Kurt and Courtney, this made-for-British-TV doc by Nick Broomfield begins with the promise of neutrality-but it's a promise the film can't keep." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2011
3/5 77% A Dangerous Method (2011) " Poised for the sort of surprised, congratulatory attention Cronenberg enjoyed for his relatively restrained The History of Violence, with the true-ish historical heft adding to the film's cache." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2011
4/5 60% Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011) " Glee leaps past antiseptic politeness or political correctness-it's got its crosshairs on self-acceptance and personal pride, and the film proves the agenda is working." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2011
3/5 22% Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011) " In Spy Kids 4, women are warriors and men freely cry about their fathers, and it's this inversion that made me love the movie a little bit extra." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2011
5/5 83% !Women Art Revolution (2011) " A staunch declaration of identification and reverence." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2011
3/5 88% The Hedgehog (2011) " Ccontrary to all of my bitter nudging, I found [it] both sweet and charming. It's just me: I hate precocious children." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2011
3/5 67% Shut Up Little Man! (2011) " With all the early-phase irony swimming around this story, director Matthew Bate's short but cutting indictment of remix culture proves that we're still in a fix about our orientations to issues of ownership and classification." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2011
2/5 76% The Help (2011) " A chick flick for do-gooders, The Help suffers from a malady common to the discrimination drama: its treatment of inequality is more condescending than the prejudice it aims to remedy." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 9, 2011
2.5/5 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) " Director Seth Gordon gives us few thrills, little danger and no growth-potential." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2011
2/5 38% Monte Carlo (2011) " Next to all this totally awesome glitz, it's "be happy with who you are" philosophy is as convincing as Selena Gomez's British English." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 30, 2011
3/5 39% Cars 2 (2011) " Formally, everything's in order-it's an attractive film with some ingenious action sequences-but the problems overwhelm the pleasures, leading to the conclusion that this film's trouble is under the hood." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 20, 2011
3/5 11% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil (2011) " Quick as a flash and just as substantial, the sequel to 2005's Hoodwinked aims to one-up the fairy tale universe and cultural references of Shrek in one go." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 27, 2011
3/5 84% Nenette (2010) " It's a wonderfully moving meditation on the capacity of animals to inspire our imaginations and something applicable to educational markets as well as regular documentary audiences. " — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2011
3/5 93% Applause (2011) " Applause has moments of flourish and moments that reach towards something as pared down as Thea's play, but it ultimately can't match the candor Steen brings to the screen. Really, little can." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2011
3.5/5 90% Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2010) " Equally nostalgic and fresh-faced, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench is a bohemian musical that owes as much to Cassavetes Shadows as it does the French musicals of the '30s." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2011
3.5/5 92% Lovers of Hate (2011) " Lovers of Hate would be a family tragedy if the immature antics of the three characters didn't send you ping-ponging from sympathetic chuckles to guffaws of disgust." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2011
3.5/5 76% Cold Weather (2011) " There's much to like in these chilly climes." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2011
2/5 21% The Rite (2011) " Father Lucas is too practical for his job; he eschews pomp and circumstance and has a sex appeal that makes you skeptical of his celibacy." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2011
2/5 10% Little Fockers (2010) " To say the franchise is coasting along on fumes suggests it once ran on a full tank." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 21, 2010
3.5/5 89% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) " Both a father-son bonding picture and a Santa-skewering satire, this oddball tale of life on a snowy mountainside is consistently upbeat and surprising, with action intensity that stays sturdily at Goonies level." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2010
1/5 13% Yogi Bear (2010) " Besides the fire works disaster that followed Yogi's stunt, what could prevent Ranger Smith from making Yogi the attraction that saves the park? Inquiring minds sort of wonder. " — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2010
3.5/5 72% Somewhere (2010) " Stephen Dorff, who at first seems oddly cast, inhabits his role with the swagger of a wolf and the constitution of a sheep." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 7, 2010
4/5 37% Burlesque (2010) " This rags-to-sequins tale may be schmaltzy in its sincerity, but 'tis the season. Glitter is optional, but certainly encouraged." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 24, 2010
4/5 89% Tangled (2010) " An instant classic, Disney's animated revamp of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Rapunzel, has produced a spunky heroine that might just infiltrate the heavily-guarded princess canon." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2010
3/5 50% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) " A Secret of Nimh for a new era ... this time starring owls." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2010
3/5 29% The Virginity Hit (2010) " Has a surprisingly softer ethical edge than you'd expect." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2010
4/5 —— Biker Fox (2010) " Ultimately, the joy/suffering of Biker Fox revolves around our orientation to the man: Do we think he's a parody or is he "the real thing?" "Are we laughing with him or laughing at him?"" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2010
3.5/5 88% Etienne! (2010) " Precisely all that you'd hope for but far more adorable than you can imagine." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2010
2.5/5 —— Chut doi seung giu (Nobody's Perfect ) (2008) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 27, 2010
5/5 72% The Last Exorcism (2010) " At my tent revival, I'll pray The Last Exorcism goes platinum." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2010
2.5/5 100% Modern Love Is Automatic " A jagged little jawbreaker made by and for aggressive youth-culture addicts." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 20, 2010
3/5 36% Eat Pray Love (2010) " The film knows the aesthetic of enlightenment, the filmmakers demonstrate adoration for their subject, but whether or not the film grasps the principle further is very arguable." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2010
3.5/5 71% The Parking Lot Movie (2010) " An uplifting, high energy doc about an independent parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia, this film has what so many films reach towards and miss: character." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2010
3/5 42% Dinner for Schmucks (2010) " Each comic plays it so strong that "over the top" ceases to hold meaning." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 29, 2010
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