Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% 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
3/4 75% When Animals Dream (2015) "Joining the indie monster-girl genre alongside "Ginger Snaps," "Teeth" and "Let the Right One In" is this melancholy Danish werewolf tale from debut director Jonas Alexander Arnby. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 26, 2015
3/4 71% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) "Feels like an homage to the early work of Wes Anderson with its plinky soundtrack, solipsistic banter and emphasis on uniforms. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 26, 2015
2/4 48% American Ultra (2015) "What begins as a clever action-comedy a la "Pineapple Express" or Eisenberg's earlier "Zombieland" devolves into a standard shoot'em-up, with gore splashed around to distract us from the dearth of wit. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/4 65% Digging For Fire (2015) "Per Swanberg's signature style, the dialogue is largely improvised, the performances loose and funny. This may be his most star-studded cast yet, but the work is as intimate ("mumblecore" is so passé) as ever. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 19, 2015
83% Mistress America (2015) ""Mistress America" never falters in its case study of a complicated female friendship. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 12, 2015
2.5/4 93% The Gift (2015) "A dark and ultimately quite nasty psychological thriller from actor/writer/debut director Joel Edgerton, who manages to yank the carpet out from under his audience a couple of times. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Frank, poignant and daring, "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" invites you into the mind-set of a sexually adventurous 16-year-old girl - and suggests you leave your judgment at the door. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 5, 2015
2/4 61% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "The movie itself seems equally divided between the sensibilities of hyperverbal writer Diablo Cody and music-centric director Jonathan Demme, and ends up falling into a muddy gap between the two. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 5, 2015
3/4 96% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "The definitive portrait of a man still frequently cited as the world's greatest actor. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 29, 2015
2/4 53% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) "Narrator Jason Bateman, voicing an animated yellow mini-figure, visits various camps who worship at the altar of the interlocking plastic brick. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 29, 2015
2.5/4 34% The Ardor (2015) "After a while ... the sheer brutality and uncomplicated menace of the thugs is wearying. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) ""Trainwreck" is a corrective to a lot of outdated clichés. It's very funny and sweet and even a little weepy, and it has maybe the best scene ever filmed of dirty talk gone wrong. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 84% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "The result is a viscerally unsettling experience, and a testament to the enduring relevance of the study's findings on the psychology of incarceration. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3.5/4 95% Tangerine (2015) "[A] fresh, funny and acutely human comedy about a day in the life of some of Hollywood's edgier residents. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 8, 2015
3/4 97% Amy (2015) "It's clear the smart, passionate singer knew her own mind - and the consequences of what she was doing to her body. But her tragic end, and the highly publicized chaos leading up to it, shows self-awareness wasn't enough. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2/4 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "There's a saying in time-travel sci-fi that the process degrades the traveler, and the "Terminator" movies have been through too many plot-accelerators, shedding brain cells along the way. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2/4 40% A Little Chaos (2015) "The film certainly doesn't lack for engaging talent - but none can save it from a fundamentally thin plot. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 24, 2015
1/4 26% Burying the Ex (2015) "Joe Dante's "Burying the Ex" is missing the key ingredient every good zombie movie needs: brains. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/4 49% Manglehorn (2015) "The tone and focus of David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn" careens around so much it's hard not to end up as irritable as its title character. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3/4 82% The Overnight (2015) "It's a kinder, gentler sex comedy, and that's pretty sexy. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 17, 2015
2/4 56% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) "To me, the Great Men Who Wrote Epic Poetry But Were Otherwise Intolerable trope leaves much to be desired. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 11, 2015
88% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 9 "Forcing your heavily invested viewers to watch a little girl being burned at the stake isn't good television. It's a jerk move. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 8, 2015
3/4 100% Every Last Child (2015) "Grim but worthwhile, this documentary on the war against polio in Pakistan often recalls our own anti-vaxer movement, with needlessly sickened children the depressing commonality. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 3, 2015
0/4 0% United Passions (2015) "Tedious, amateurish and hilariously ill-timed ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 3, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 8 "To sum up: Winter isn't coming - it's here. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 1, 2015
1.5/4 19% 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 89% 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 13% 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 62% 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 8% 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
50% 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 51% 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 68% 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 84% 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 97% 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 32% 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 63% 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 5% 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 94% 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 21% 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 45% Home (2015) "Like the timorous Boov, "Home" has little interest in risk-taking. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 25, 2015
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