Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Sara Stewart's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 15% Aloha (2015) "There are grand, romantic speeches that will endure forever from Crowe's earlier work - "Jerry Maguire," "Say Anything . . ." - but you can't build an entire movie on them. Nobody wants two hours of "You had me at hello." " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 28, 2015
1/4 0% Unfreedom (2015) "The awkwardly titled "Unfreedom" clearly waves the flag for acceptance and nonviolence - but it would be more effective if it invested as much in some cinematic nuance. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 27, 2015
3/4 88% When Marnie Was There (2015) "Subtle, sometimes really sad and honest about the struggles of adolescence, "Marnie" is a worthy last entry from Ghibli before the studio reportedly goes on hiatus. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 20, 2015
1.5/4 8% Aloft (2015) "Llosa's tableaus are also striking - there is a suggestion here that this is an impoverished, futuristic wasteland - but their back story is elusive to the point of meaninglessness. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 20, 2015
2/4 26% Every Secret Thing (2015) ""Every Secret Thing" comes up short. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 13, 2015
2.5/4 53% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) "The film fails to represent how singular and influential the late Giger is in popular culture. It glosses over his cinematic work ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 13, 2015
2.5/4 75% Good Kill (2015) "Niccol's film may not be perfect, but it shines a light on a subject many viewers will know vaguely by name - and not much more. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 13, 2015
2/4 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "I'm a sucker for outtakes during end credits, even - maybe especially - when they're attached to subpar comedies like this one. Everyone was having such a hilarious time! I wish I could say the same! " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 7, 2015
48% Grace and Frankie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Grace and Frankie is not entirely worthy of them, which is disappointing, especially since its co-creator, alongside Howard J. Morris, is Marta Kauffman, a co-creator of Friends. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted May 7, 2015
1/4 55% Saint Laurent (2015) "Too long by about an hour, director Bertrand Bonello's portrait of the French designer during his heyday, between 1967 and 1976, saunters as languidly as its subject through nightclubs, business dealings, fittings and drug-fueled bacchanals. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 7, 2015
3/4 63% Marie's Story (2015) "Améris keeps the film tightly focused on the relationship between the two talented actresses, occasionally drawing back to contrast Marie's turbulent early days with the beauty of the French countryside. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 29, 2015
3/4 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Ultimately, this is a romance, so our heroine never strays too far from the appointed path - and its swoony end - but the director also gives her space to explore what it might be like to, well, just have your own piano. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 29, 2015
4/4 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "As the credits roll, it's hard not to just root for the sensitive, progressive, fiercely creative Cobain and wish that he'd lived long enough to find a little peace of mind. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/4 29% Misery Loves Comedy (2014) "Pollak obviously had fun, but you get the feeling the best bits never made it in. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 22, 2015
3/4 62% The Water Diviner (2015) "Crowe makes the most of his own quiet presence, and this ode to the world's never-recovered soldiers and their families is a fitting meditation on the insanity of war. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 22, 2015
1/4 6% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "This wisp of a plot is just an excuse for James to do his one trick over and over: Bluster, then screw up humiliatingly. Is it never funny? No, it's not never funny. It's just not funny nearly often enough. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/4 93% Monkey Kingdom (2015) "You couldn't do much better than "Monkey Kingdom" to get kids invested in learning about, and protecting, the natural world. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 15, 2015
2/4 57% Antarctic Edge: 70 South (2015) "Doesn't feel likely to hold the average film viewer's attention, and makes Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" seem like a summer action flick by comparison. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 15, 2015
4/4 97% Game of Thrones: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Despite flitting between seven settings, the episode is as dark and compelling as ever, hinting at a looming shift in power and perspective. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 10, 2015
2.5/4 31% Desert Dancer (2015) ""Desert Dancer" does manage to movingly convey the chilling, ultimately triumphant experience of Ghaffarian's struggle for creative expression under a regime that tried to crush it. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 9, 2015
1.5/4 23% Broken Horses (2015) "Built around a distasteful portrayal of Buddy's mental disability as both magical and monstrous, Indian director Vidhu Vinod Chopra's "Broken Horses" is an otherwise predictably violent tour through drug gang warfare on the Mexican border. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 8, 2015
1/4 16% Last Knights (2015) "This ponderous drama from director Kazuaki Kiriya quickly gets weighed down by its own blood-drenched armor. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3/4 57% The Girl Is In Trouble (2015) "Ultimately, it's not so much the story - centered around a coke-fueled murder - that compels as Onah's familiarity with his setting. He's got a great feel for the vibrancy of downtown and the diversity of its population. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 1, 2015
2/4 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Car racing, vengeance, logic-defying stunts and stuff blowing up. Too much stuff blowing up, really. We came for the cars and their reckless, gorgeous drivers; we can get explosions anywhere. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 31, 2015
2/4 47% Home (2015) "Like the timorous Boov, "Home" has little interest in risk-taking. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 25, 2015
4/4 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "Many of the images - and Salgado's accounts of taking them - are as soul-shattering as they are breathtaking. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 25, 2015
2/4 22% Tracers (2015) ""Tracers" is fun to look at, if not too bright, and even includes a line I can only assume is a winking reference to Lautner's claim to fame: "There can only be one alpha in every pack." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 18, 2015
3/4 91% Amour Fou (2015) "Hausner's film feels authentically quiet and slower-paced for the time period ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 18, 2015
91% iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "So far, so good; in many ways, "iZombie" echoes its noir predecessor, "Veronica Mars," right down to the tiny (hoodied) protagonist who frequently provides wry narration. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 16, 2015
3/4 96% It Follows (2015) "Unlike many working in this genre, Mitchell doesn't punish young women for having sex: This is a gender-blind demonic delivery vehicle. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 13, 2015
2/4 84% Cinderella (2015) "This "Cinderella" is all dressed up with nowhere very interesting to go. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1/4 6% Home Sweet Hell (2015) "It's high time Katherine Heigl sent up her image as a controlling bitch in heels; too bad her dark comic turn takes place in an otherwise dreadful, misogynistic slog of a film. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Straight Outta Tompkins (2015) "Only in his early 20s, Zephyr Benson makes a remarkably assured debut as writer, director and star of "Straight Outta Tompkins," his tongue-in-cheek title for his past as a middle-class drug dealer in lower Manhattan. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3/4 84% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "Tobacco companies have fallen far in recent years, but this zingy documentary explores how very high their p.r. machines set the bar for public misdirection. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3/4 92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "It will be fascinating to watch the fallout from this scathing indictment of a system that, the movie claims, has all but encouraged sexual predators to do their worst. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 25, 2015
2/4 29% Out Of The Dark (2015) "A horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 25, 2015
0/4 33% Everly (2015) "Why, Salma Hayek? Why? " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 25, 2015
2/4 79% McFarland USA (2015) "Given the film's Disney stamp, you can see the feel-good coming a mile away, though the plot's never fleshed out enough to really distinguish it within the underdog-team genre. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 18, 2015
2.5/4 39% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) "An interesting study in mashing up race and class stereotypes, though the film's rambling plot may leave your brain feeling a little mashed, too. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2015
3/4 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Gone are the truly dreadful aspects of the book, and the biggest surprise may be that Ana and Christian have developed senses of humor. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 10, 2015
2.5/4 77% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "Ultimately, for the show's fans, it may not matter if "Sponge Out of Water" shows a hint of mildew. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 4, 2015
3/4 71% The Voices (2015) "Ryan Reynolds is chillingly perfect as a nice-guy factory worker struggling with schizophrenia and murderous impulses in this tonally wild indie, which is nearly too horrifying to be funny - but not quite. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 4, 2015
3/4 95% Girlhood (2015) "[A] vibrant portrait of a teenage girl (Karidja Touré) who joins a female gang as an escape from her life in the projects. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 36% Song One (2015) "Captures a similar, unselfconscious beauty in the way music can make sense of big, ungainly emotions - as James puts it, "for three to five whole minutes." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 21, 2015
2/4 63% Son of a Gun (2015) "Begins with an enticingly dark first act in jail, but descends steadily downward into a mass of clichés. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 21, 2015
3/4 61% 12 Monkeys: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The series doesn't stray too far from the standard, gloomy/serious-sci-fi palette but also occasionally erupts into cool visuals that should appeal to the sci-fi (er, Syfy) crowd. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/4 63% Still Life (2015) "Pasolini has a gem in Marsan, a virtuoso actor who plays the role delicately where another might have laid on the pathos too thick. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 15, 2015
1/4 81% Man Seeking Woman: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The issue is mostly that the absurdist scenarios just fall flat, visually. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 15, 2015
1/4 27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "Hart is such a skilled comic - his lightning-fast riffs are almost always funny, even when they're in the midst of hateful dreck like this - that I can't believe he can't talk his way into better material. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 15, 2015
2/4 32% Dark Summer (2015) "The mumbly dialogue between the three teens - realistic though it probably is - makes it hard to care too much about Daniel's housebound fate. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 7, 2015
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