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Stephanie Merry

Stephanie Merry
Stephanie Merry's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Washington Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 46%

The Duelist (Duelyant) (2016)

"Most fans of costume drama don't head to the movies expecting explosive exit wounds, and few action fans are going to be wowed by ostentatious lapels." ‐Washington Post
Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/4 56%

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"None of the visual flourishes can make up for the way the story sags in its final stretch." ‐Washington Post
Posted Nov 22, 2016
2/4 71%

Bleed For This (2016)

"No amount of feints will change one fact: "Bleed for This" has no new moves." ‐Washington Post
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 45%

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"Lee might be a pioneer, but what good is that when he leaves his story behind?" ‐Washington Post
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 100%

The Uncondemned (2016)

"The movie is a worthy legacy, revealing an important bit of history that could easily have been forgotten." ‐Washington Post
Posted Nov 3, 2016
2.5/4 95%

Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016)

"Although it's lovely to look at, the movie is disjointed and is told through a seemingly random collection of vignettes, some of which are more memorable than others." ‐Washington Post
Posted Oct 27, 2016
1/4 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Action movies don't have to be believable or poignant. They just have to get your adrenaline pumping. But the movie lacks inspiration in that department, too ..." ‐Washington Post
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 92%

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016)

"The moving twists and turns of the love story and the bright comedy elevate an otherwise familiar story line. The mix of genres works, too." ‐Washington Post
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 89%

Do Not Resist (2016)

"Calls attention to a trend that has led to some startling societal changes." ‐Washington Post
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/4 83%

Girl Asleep (2016)

""Girl Asleep" isn't easy to categorize. It's a wild curiosity that shifts on a whim. In that sense, there couldn't be a better metaphor for the inner workings of a teenage girl's mind." ‐Washington Post
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2.5/4 81%

Denial (2016)

"Hare's screenplay is efficient at delivering facts, but just the facts. The movie may be competent at telling its story, but it's missing one key ingredient: feeling." ‐Washington Post
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 81%

Tanna (2016)

"The movie is a tremendous accomplishment, especially considering that the cast had never seen cameras before - much less movies - yet still agreed to star in the drama." ‐Washington Post
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2/4 90%

Front Cover (2016)

"The film's examination of the first-generation American experience feels fresh. The delivery, however, is hardly original." ‐Washington Post
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 77%

Goat (2016)

"This isn't an easy film to watch. But it's even harder to forget." ‐Washington Post
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2.5/4 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Subtlety isn't the strong suit of "Queen of Katwe." But beneath the hackneyed aphorisms, there's a thrilling story worthy of our attention." ‐Washington Post
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 95%

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"It all feels a little glossy, but who can complain when the vibes are so good and the tunes so catchy?" ‐Washington Post
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/4 81%

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

"By turns fascinating and unseemly." ‐Washington Post
Posted Sep 15, 2016
1.5/4 15%

The Wild Life (2016)

"It's no great shock when a movie based on a beloved book falls short of the original, but few fail as confoundingly as "The Wild Life."" ‐Washington Post
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2.5/4 48%

Complete Unknown (2016)

"Even if it's not quite as thrilling as it first seems, "Complete Unknown" poses questions that practically beg for animated conversation ..." ‐Washington Post
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/4 93%

Starving The Beast (2016)

""Starving the Beast" is ... a worthwhile documentary. Learning isn't always fun, but that doesn't make it any less valuable." ‐Washington Post
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/4 100%

Ixcanul (2016)

"It all looks fascinatingly foreign to American eyes, but María's story - about rebellion and consequences, oppression and heartbreak - is anything but." ‐Washington Post
Posted Aug 25, 2016
1.5/4 45%

Hands of Stone (2016)

""Hands of Stone" seems hellbent on setting a world record for most subplots, and the scenes are spliced together so rapidly it's as if some projectionist - or the digital equivalent, anyway - accidentally hit fast-forward." ‐Washington Post
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2.5/4 65%

Nerve (2016)

"Not only does it uncannily evoke the feelings of awkwardness, alienation and excitement that come with being a teenager, but it conjures the kind of suspense that will give your armrests a workout." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jul 28, 2016
2.5/4 59%

Bad Moms (2016)

"For a movie that traffics in the messiness of life, "Bad Moms" wraps up a little too tidily. Then again, maybe a happy ending is just what an audience full of exhausted moms deserves." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jul 28, 2016
1/4 13%

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

"The movie's idea of hilarity is a pun on the word "duty."" ‐Washington Post
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/4 60%

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

"Within the first few minutes, Edina and Patsy have tripped, fumbled or flailed a half dozen times. It's tiresome, but not nearly as painful as the seemingly endless cameos." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/4 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"Something's missing. Although the movie is tense, it's not the white-knuckle experience you might expect, with the most suspenseful scenes coming across as manufactured." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jul 12, 2016
2/4 79%

Seoul Searching (2016)

"The adolescents at the camp in "Seoul Searching," which takes place during the summer of 1983, fall a little too easily into stereotypes." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2.5/4 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"It's bizarre and vulgar, but also too funny to resist." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2.5/4 76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"You wouldn't exactly call the movie a thrill, but it's curiously engrossing all the same." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2.5/4 68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"For all its body-centric gags, the movie sneaks up on you, offering the chance to examine the way we live instead of wandering around on autopilot." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 87%

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016)

""Strangers" offers an inspiring look at creative people from very different walks of life who nonetheless communicate beautifully with one another. They don't need to speak a common language: Their dazzling music says it all." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2.5/4 70%

Central Intelligence (2016)

""Central Intelligence" won't win any points for originality, but that doesn't make it any less funny." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/4 90%

Art Bastard (2016)

"Cenedella is rough around the edges, yet he remains fascinating." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
0.5/4 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"Here's hoping the next chapter languishes in development hell forever." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 94%

Presenting Princess Shaw (2016)

"Shaw is a complex character and an underdog worth rooting for." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jun 2, 2016
1/4 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

""I fear I may never see you again," Alice laments to the Hatter toward the end of the movie. After one sequel too many, we can only hope she's right." ‐Washington Post
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/4 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"The movie is worthwhile, thanks to a marriage of peculiar humor and thought-provoking content." ‐Washington Post
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"The jokes are surprising timely, reminding viewers of the ways men and women are held to different standards." ‐Washington Post
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 68%

The Wait (L'attesa) (2016)

"The lead actresses, like the story, work in subtle ways. There's plenty of potency in small gestures, anecdotes and shared glances." ‐Washington Post
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 97%

Dark Horse (2016)

"At times, the documentary's unhurried pace verges on the slow. Ultimately, though, it is such a feel-good story that it's best not to rush things." ‐Washington Post
Posted May 12, 2016
1/4 19%

Mothers and Daughters (2016)

"Somehow channeling the tone of both a Lifetime movie and an after-school special, "Mothers and Daughters" shambles into theaters oozing schlock and melodrama, just in time for Mother's Day." ‐Washington Post
Posted May 5, 2016
2.5/4 80%

The Family Fang (2016)

"The Fang's eccentric pranks are enough to give the movie a fresh and amusing twist on the typical family drama about the psychic wounds of childhood, and the lengths to which kids will go in seeking their parents' approval." ‐Washington Post
Posted May 5, 2016
1.5/4 8%

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016)

"The director should have listened to the advice Hemingway himself gives the kid: "It's the power of less."" ‐Washington Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 79%

The First Monday in May (2016)

""The First Monday in May" isn't a deep examination of its subjects, but at least it's breathtaking to look at." ‐Washington Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 73%

Miles Ahead (2016)

"Miles Ahead isn't interested in gritty realism. It isn't really interested in facts at all. But it does seem to capture some essence of Davis that alone would make the movie worth watching, even without the killer soundtrack." ‐Washington Post
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 98%

April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016)

"In truth, the story is practically beside the point with all the spectacular visuals." ‐Washington Post
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/4 89%

My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016)

"The movie masterfully crystallizes the unruly, episodic nature of memories, re-creating the way certain small things stay with us while other, much larger events recede into a haze of cigarette smoke." ‐Washington Post
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2.5/4 70%

Take Me To The River (2016)

"The menace never becomes palpable, whether because of illogical plot lines or questionable casting. The stakes are so high, but the suspense never rises to the occasion." ‐Washington Post
Posted Mar 31, 2016
1.5/4 29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"With so many warmed-over jokes, you'd think that the delivery would at least be on point. But everything, including the timing, feels off." ‐Washington Post
Posted Mar 24, 2016
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