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Sara Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Sara Smith's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Kansas City Star

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "Morgen's movie is an eye-level, straight-on gaze at the soul that would turn rock music on its head when it was so desperately needed. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 3, 2016
77% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Fear the Walking Dead isn't essential TV for anyone but Walking Dead fanatics, but with just six episodes in its first season, it's a fast-paced, character-driven look at the power of information. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 29, 2015
97% Wolf Hall: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "Cromwell has inhabited most history books as a shadowy figure, but Wolf Hall brings him into the light, quickly sketching the tragedies and triumphs that motivated England's most notorious lawyer to insert himself into royal politics. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 19, 2015
100% Fargo: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Season 2 of Fargo tells another gripping Midwestern gangster tale. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 12, 2015
49% The Bastard Executioner: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Every aspect of FX's new medieval drama is obscene, from the needlessly degrading sex scenes to the gleeful throat-slitting. Its most heinous offense is burying its promising premise in a pile of corpses before a talented cast can find the story's pulse. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 17, 2015
31% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 8 "This True Detective installment was so uneven, it can only be embraced as camp. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 12, 2015
59% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show's salty-sweet themes of loyalty and redemption contrast nicely with the vile comedic speeches Leary has made a career out of delivering. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 16, 2015
47% Scream: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The TV version of Scream has so much fun gutting its origin story for inspiration, it almost forgets to be scary. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 29, 2015
65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Although it was wise not to try to repeat the double interrogation format of the first season, there are clever nods to those closed-room confessionals, and the show eventually eases into rewarding drive-and-talks between Farrell and McAdams. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 22, 2015
98% Game of Thrones: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "If the first four hours of Season 5 are any indication, it's a more compelling, faster-paced and less frustrating journey than fans were treated to in "A Feast for Crows" and "A Dance With Dragons." " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 13, 2015
96% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 8 "Herein lies the addictive nature of the show - the action pauses for just a moment, the acting thrums with tension, and you feel satisfied that you have been a good student. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 6, 2015
98% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Daredevil stands alone as an artful, gritty ensemble drama that could elevate the superhero origin story like HBO's "True Detective" did for the crime procedural. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 6, 2015
58% The Comedians: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The results are equal parts hilarious and cringe-inducing, which is the desired effect of "The Comedians" itself. So it all works out. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 2, 2015
97% Younger: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Younger is from Sex and the City creator Darren Star, which in this case means it's a well-done but not earth-shattering excuse to watch actresses wear clothes on location around New York City. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 2, 2015
42% Weird Loners: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The actors don't seem like they're always on the same show, even when they're in the same scene. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 2, 2015
100% The Americans: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The moral quicksand that made The Americans so compelling for its first two seasons is deeper than ever. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 27, 2015
58% Sons of Liberty: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "You'll feel the drama unfold more viscerally if you aren't a history buff. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 27, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 10 "Tyrion Lannister, as they say in no-limit poker, is all in. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 7, 2015
91% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 9 "As Clint Eastwood said in Unforgiven, "We all got it coming, kid." " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 7, 2015
97% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 8 "Hello! My name is Oberyn Martell. You killed my sister. Prepare to die. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 7, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 7 "Never has Tyrion Lannister looked so small as he does this week, slouched in his filthy dungeon cell, the rush of last week's defiant speech fading. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 6, 2015
95% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 6 "We've never seen Tyrion angry before, not really.Peter Dinklage's epic courtroom confession, one of the best in recent television, dances along the edge of overwrought during the "on trial for being a dwarf" moment. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 6, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 5 ""Oathkeeper" is the best example yet of the showrunners' most basic challenge: keeping the action moving on all fronts while keeping the story coherent. It succeeds, despite feeling a bit manic. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 5, 2015
97% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 4 "The slave masters of Meereen are evil, no doubt, but crucifixion? Emilia Clarke ascending a pyramid as the tortured screams rise from below? This is how megalomaniacs are born. Soon she'll be unable to tolerate anything but the adoration. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 5, 2015
95% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 3 "If someone chops off Jaime Lannister's other hand, will he stop raping his sister? Because we could all use a break from that. Don't force us to feel sorry for Cersei. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 5, 2015
75% The Red Tent: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The Red Tent is an enjoyable tale of one woman's survival. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 10, 2014
96% Olive Kitteridge: Season One (TV, 2014) "There's no doubt Olive Kitteridge in any form would be a depressing exercise in entertainment. But McDormand's version, directed by Lisa Cholodenko... finds just the right amount of levity. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 6, 2014
79% Death Comes to Pemberley: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Death Comes to Pemberley, on paper and the small screen, is not as satisfying as a newly discovered Austen novel would be. But there's a reason those delightful, easy-to-read books end as the marriages begin. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 24, 2014
66% Gracepoint: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Gracepoint's story isn't implausible or boring, and the show is stuffed with scenes that will twist your gut and characters that will stick with you. (Full disclosure: Nick Nolte made me cry.) But how many times can we watch this same basic story? " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 1, 2014
90% Gotham: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Gotham will be well-served if it follows the example of [the] HBO drama, The Wire, rather than the melodrama of the WB's comic book show, Arrow. The pilot, for better or worse, offers plenty of both. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 18, 2014
66% Madam Secretary: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "This [is a] half-hearted attempt to cash in on the steamy political success of The Good Wife and Scandal. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 18, 2014
56% Legends: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It's a pleasure to watch Bean fall into his "legends," or fake identities, even as the show pushes the boundaries of what TV audiences might accept when it comes to instantaneous computer heroics. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 11, 2014
89% The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Like True Detective, The Knick benefits from a consistent vision and stellar cinematography. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 4, 2014
90% Manhattan: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Manhattan is the must-watch drama of the summer. You can watch it on the Cubs channel. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 25, 2014
81% You're the Worst: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It's Gretchen and Jimmy's repartee, their unrelenting need to voice their awful thoughts, that makes Worst worth watching. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 14, 2014
54% Married: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "But thanks to its excellent cast, led by Nat Faxon and Judy Greer as Russ and Lina, Married rises above its cliched setup. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 14, 2014
87% The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The lack of visual creativity is just one of many reasons why The Strain, despite being nauseating, isn't scary. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 11, 2014
68% The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The Leftovers has an inherently depressing premise that fascinates in its first few hours. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 27, 2014
98% Orange is the New Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "Luckily for us, as the show moves further afield from [Piper's] origin story, it reminds us again and again of that awful truth Piper still can't quite accept: that it's not all about her. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 2, 2014
61% Crossbones: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "[Lowe and Blackbeard's] dynamic evokes the tense partnership between Al Swearengen and Sheriff Bullock in Deadwood. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 26, 2014
78% Penny Dreadful: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Penny Dreadful is a smart, self-referential Dracula vs. the Wolf-Man vs. Frankenstein concept delivering the scares, chills and laughs that summer TV needs. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 12, 2014
36% Growing Up Fisher: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "NBC isn't shy about axing shows that get off to a shaky start, and Growing Up Fisher might suffer that fate if it doesn't quickly find something to do with this family. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 21, 2014
76% About a Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Walton and Stockham are a seamless comedy team straight out of the gate. Their banter is more salty and cynical than sappy, but that's how it gets to you. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 21, 2014
88% House of Cards: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "if House of Cards, which already has been approved for a third season, wants to retain its punch, it's time for someone to take Frank down a notch. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 10, 2014
43% Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014) "Sometimes slasher flick, sometimes courtroom drama, this Lizzie is a cynically dark, shamefully fun account of an all-American crime. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 24, 2014
64% Black Sails: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Black Sails is exactly like the 18th-century Caribbean pirates it brings to life: dirty, amoral and worth stomaching only when there are no women around. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 17, 2014
50% Flowers in the Attic (2014) "Lifetime goes there, then backs away from the issue immediately, making for some scenes that add nothing to the story but brief bouts of nausea. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 17, 2014
85% True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The taut script and spot-on dialogue takes us on a '90s noir roller coaster ride of Shakespearean tragedy with fearless literary aspirations, delivered by two actors at the top of their game. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 15, 2014
69% Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2013) "This season's repetitive tropes, recycled conflicts and predictable heartbreak are not worth the trouble this time around. I watched it, so you don't have to. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 9, 2014
61% Bonnie & Clyde: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch are pretty great as Bonnie and Clyde, despite a just-servicable script to explain how Clyde won Bonnie's anxiety-ridden, artistic heart: through her scrapbook. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 6, 2013
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