Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: New York Post

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) "Annabelle Comes Home" is so low stakes it's barely a movie - more like a very special "Brady Bunch" episode in hell. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
2/4 62% Burn Your Maps (2019) Tremblay is charming as an eccentric kid marching to his own tune, but the film's attention wanders like a goat separated from its herd. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/4 94% Wild Rose (2019) A unique and gritty spin on the rising-star genre. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
2.5/4 53% The Dead Don't Die (2019) It's a fair amount of fun, but appears to have been made with minimal effort. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/4 89% Plus One (2019) It takes some nerve to attempt a new spin on the wedding rom-com, but co-directors and writers Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer pull it off with the effervescent "Plus One." - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/4 56% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) It's never a great sign when the biggest laughs a movie gets are during the end credits. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
1/4 32% Domino (2019) It's sad to see a director at the bottom of his game. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
2/4 No Score Yet The Poison Rose (2019) "The Poison Rose" doesn't aspire to transcend any clichés, and judging from the flagging energy level of the actors, everyone involved knows it. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 90% Q Ball (2019) Moving and dynamically shot... - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 90% The Souvenir (2019) Hogg sets "The Souvenir" in the 1980s but shoots her subjects with the long-armed reserve of a period piece; the ivory-complexioned Byrne bears a resemblance to 18th- and 19th-century European portraits glimpsed throughout. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
2/4 10% The Professor (2019) This may be the most well-suited role yet for the Depp of today: Perma-sloshed, on a tear to insult everyone around him and particularly enraged by anything he suspects of having a whiff of emasculation. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3.5/4 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) In a time when climate news is near-uniformly depressing, this is a nature documentary that pays loving and hopeful tribute to the complex web of life - and it won't scare your kids. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
2.5/4 67% Wine Country (2019) Amy Poehler's directorial debut never really leaves its Eileen Fisher-clad comfort zone, but it'll probably be a hit regardless with women of a certain age. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
2/4 51% Tolkien (2019) Karukoski never really succeeds in depicting the student, and later soldier, Tolkien as all that unusual. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
3/4 95% Shadow (2019) This is one "Shadow" that deserves to be in the spotlight. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 81% Long Shot (2019) It's blessed with an ace comic foil in Theron, who out-snarks Rogen in scene after scene. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
3/4 57% J.T. LeRoy (2019) Who doesn't love a good imposter story? - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
1/4 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) As '70s single mom Anna, Linda Cardellini gives the starring role her all, but she's mired within a repetitive plot, more invested in clichéd spooky sound effects (creaking doors! Mysteriously smashed objects!) than in Anna or her imperiled kids. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
3/4 84% Her Smell (2019) Elisabeth Moss is a primal, predatory force in "Her Smell," a female-centric spin on the classic debauched rock star story. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2/4 53% The Best of Enemies (2019) "The Best of Enemies" may have the best of intentions, but a 2002 documentary, "An Unlikely Friendship," offers a more illuminating look at this surprising chapter in history. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/4 64% Unicorn Store (2019) Ultimately "Unicorn Store" shows little appeal beyond, perhaps, a young-adult audience with a very high tolerance for glitter. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/4 91% A Vigilante (2019) The film manages to be both hopeful and devastating - and recommended viewing for anyone who subscribes to the facile notion that abused women should "just leave." - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/4 94% Us (2019) Is it a pointed cultural take or just a gleeful scare-fest? It depends on what you choose to take from it. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 94% The Mustang (2019) It's Schoenaerts, one of this generation's finest actors, who makes "The Mustang" a moving look at human potential for redemption and rehabilitation. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
2/4 57% The Hummingbird Project (2019) While its banter keeps the scenes moving along briskly, Vinny talks in that scammy "we're all going to be millionaires" way you've seen in umpteen other finance sagas. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
1/4 43% I'm Not Here (2019) There isn't a moment of "I'm Not Here" that didn't have me fervently wishing I wasn't here. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/4 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Playing a divorcé who refuses to go quietly into the invisibility of middle age, Moore dances her way through this intimate dramedy like the queen her character is. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
2.5/4 31% Mapplethorpe (2019) There are two things that make the flawed "Mapplethorpe" worth a watch: Matt Smith's dedicated performance, and a reverent inclusion of so much of the artist's work. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/4 41% The Wedding Guest (2019) Apte's character stays largely an enigma throughout, but her palpable frustration with the men and culture around her - plus the chance to vicariously visit Goa, that jewel of an Indian seaside getaway - makes "The Wedding Guest" worth an RSVP. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
95% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) "Birds of Passage" is a standout in the sprawling drug-empire genre, showing the effects of the trade on locals and refusing to romanticize the family at its center. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
1/4 38% Donnybrook (2019) A pointless exercise in gratuitous violence that imagines itself deep because it's got an opera-heavy score. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/4 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) It's almost impossible to resist "The Lego Movie 2" for its continued everything-is-awesomeness, even if it does fall back on the trope of playthings terrified of being relegated to the storage bin. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/4 74% Lords of Chaos (2019) Fascinatingly grim... - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/4 97% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) It's a quiet, slow burn but one that stays with you. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
1.5/4 37% Glass (2019) Its third act is so hopelessly inept, I'd have preferred the writer/director just default to a "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" ending, unceremoniously wrapping the film mid-scene... - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2/4 38% State Like Sleep (2019) Despite the film's wispiness... there is always something compelling about Waterston, who is usually the best part of any film she's in. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
3/4 74% Destroyer (2018) The particulars of the story are typical for the genre - a heist gone wrong, a slippery crime boss - but they're elevated to visceral levels by Kidman's hard-core performance... - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
2/4 33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Despite a sympathetic lead performance from Steve Carell, the fictionalized version bogs down in extensive animated doll sequences, so similar they grow increasingly tiresome. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
3.5/4 66% Vice (2018) Can someone please put Adam McKay in charge of all the biopics? - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
2.5/4 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) "Beale Street" is never less than righteous but can feel a little slow. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
1.5/4 27% Mortal Engines (2018) Most of "Mortal Engines" is a wearying blast of CGI and genre-cribbing. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/4 62% Vox Lux (2018) The film yields no insights into stardom's perils that surpass, say, the recent Netflix documentary on Lady Gaga's life. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
2.5/4 91% Mirai (2018) The painstaking animation becomes more and more elaborate, culminating in a child's-eye view of a bustling train station and a bullet train transformed into a demonic carriage for lost children. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3.5/4 96% Roma (2018) A gorgeous love letter to an alternately cloistered and turbulent childhood. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/4 91% Widows (2018) A gritty romp that makes the cliché-prone heist genre feel fresh again. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/4 66% Suspiria (2018) The finale should have you clutching your face "Home Alone" style as Guadagnino goes totally for broke. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3/4 91% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Gyllenhaal, a master at conveying a conflicted inner life, is pitch-perfect as she allows her concern for Jimmy to slowly slide off the rails of appropriateness. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2.5/4 88% After Everything (Shotgun) (2018) A promising, if flawed, start for this directing duo. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2/4 29% Little Women (2018) Niederpruem gives it her very earnest all, but falls short both on continuity issues... and on making her gradually aging cast match up. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3.5/4 99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) 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. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018