Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: New York Post

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 84% Little Monsters (2019) Forsythe nails a handful of funny juxtapositions, but too often leans into mean-spirited and tired yuks. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/4 23% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Trying for humane drama but landing somewhere nearer basic-cable shtick, it asks a bowl-cutted Portman to deliver accusatory lines like, "I read your emails while you were in space!" with a straight face. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/4 68% Sister Aimee (2019) "Sister Aimee" is a true original - apparently, just like its namesake. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/4 83% Abominable (2019) Although the movie's conclusion may be foregone, it's still enjoyable getting there. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
1.5/4 26% Zeroville (2019) Franco seems to be aiming for comedy, but there are few laughs to be had. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
1/4 22% Running with the Devil (2019) A tiresome parade of gory and sexist cliches that are, frankly, insulting to a cast that includes Laurence Fishburne, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Leslie Bibb and Clifton Collins Jr. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
58% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) At almost two and a half hours, "Motherless Brooklyn" could stand to be tightened up, but it's an engaging take on a genre that can fall easily into hacky cliches. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
82% Color Out of Space (2019) Full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
42% Seberg (2019) A bland period piece with an irritating lack of focus. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
No Score Yet Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019) Orner's documentary takes some satisfying turns. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/4 83% Judy (2019) No matter how well you know "Over the Rainbow," you may never hear it as heartbreakingly performed as Zellweger sings it here. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
61% Harriet (2019) What better entry point for learning about one of America's real-life superheroes than this bravura performance from Erivo? - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
87% Ford v Ferrari (2019) I imagine many viewers will be more than happy to be whisked away by "Ford v Ferrari." - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
2.5/4 68% Joker (2019) ...it's certainly worth seeing for Phoenix, whose mournful eyes and choking laugh perfectly embody his character's lifelong query: "Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?" - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
93% The Lighthouse (2019) By turns funny, sinister, haunting, historically fascinating and mythical, "The Lighthouse" is one of the best films of the year. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/4 98% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) "Dolemite Is My Name" kicks off the Eddie Murphy comeback that's been a very long time coming. And this comic biopic is a blast from start to finish. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
82% Just Mercy (2019) This is Jordan and Foxx's show, and the duo has terrific acting chemistry - even when "Just Mercy" stretches on a bit longer than maybe it needs to. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) But this is no straightforward biopic, and for that we can probably be glad. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) There is nobody to root for here, an issue that leads to checking one's watch midway through the show. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
2/4 5% Jacob's Ladder (2019) As the plot moves forward, it loses interest in the metaphysical torment that made the original so gripping. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/4 79% Good Boys (2019) The filmmakers have their finger on the pulse of the exquisite awkwardness of the tween years. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet Funny Women of a Certain Age (2019) No one could make the argument that new ground is really being broken here. Still, comedy often functions as comfort food, and it's good fun to see this collective railing against it all. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/4 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Disney, take note: This is how to do a winning live-action update of a cartoon. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2.5/4 No Score Yet John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown (2014) It's a testament to John Leguizamo's storytelling chops, and general spazzy likability, that his new one-man show on HBO is so much fun despite feeling overly familiar. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3.5/4 98% Love, Antosha (2019) "Love, Antosha" manages to be both a deeply sad farewell and a fascinating introduction. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
1.5/4 63% The Mountain (2019) This is the kind of movie that gives art-house movies a bad name. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
2.5/4 42% Stuber (2019) Not surprisingly, "Stuber" is less interested in the artfulness of fight scenes than in getting the plot where it needs to go. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) "Midsommar" is no slouch on chills, but they creep up slowly, like a bad trip from one of the Swedes' festive glasses of hallucinogenic tea, and are leavened with an occasional dash of humor. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
2.5/4 72% The Plagiarists (2019) The satire's so meta that its whiny protagonists threaten to eclipse the joke. - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
2/4 64% 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 93% 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 56% 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 90% 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 59% 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 33% 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 66% 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 54% J.T. LeRoy (2019) Who doesn't love a good imposter story? - New York Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
1/4 29% 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 83% 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 54% 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 63% 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