Sarah Sluis

Sarah Sluis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International
Total Reviews:
61

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
81% If You Build It (2014) " More informative than emotional, the documentary catches some of the angst involved in such an undertaking, but always appears to be engaging with the subjects at a respectful arm's length." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 9, 2014
89% White Reindeer (2013) " Dark as the coal in a stocking, this black comedy will appeal to those looking for a non-traditional holiday movie to (not) get into the spirit." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 4, 2013
84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " What Gibney offers is uniquely cinematic: an emotional connection to a beguiling man, who gives you reason both to respect and revile him." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 7, 2013
94% After Tiller (2013) " Empathetic, intimate look inside late-term abortion clinics that focuses on the experiences of doctors and their patients." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 19, 2013
73% Populaire (2013) " Like biting into a stale cupcake, Populaire is all decoration, no substance." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 4, 2013
99% Short Term 12 (2013) " What's refreshing about this drama is that it bows neither to the stereotype of a horrifying institution, à la One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, or a syrupy tale of a problem teen who undergoes a dramatic transformation." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 22, 2013
95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " Remarkably complex documentary about Indonesian genocide has the unrepentant, unpunished perpetrators make a movie about what they did in 1965." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 17, 2013
40% Only God Forgives (2013) " Immersive visuals and music don't compensate for the thin narrative and flat acting in this violent, revenge-fueled tale set in Bangkok." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 15, 2013
93% Frances Ha (2013) " Spot-on, exquisitely crafted portrait of a floundering 20-something." — Film Journal International
Posted May 13, 2013
98% Mud (2013) " Against a lush Mississippi River backdrop, a boy's coming-of-age is spurred by a friendship with an outlaw." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 23, 2013
80% Warm Bodies (2013) " A misunderstood zombie falls in love in a genre mash-up that's surprisingly sweet and funny." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 1, 2013
87% Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2013) " Documentary on the life of hunters in Siberia is a welcome antidote for coddled city dwellers who need a reminder that humanity survived before Internet connections." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 25, 2013
4% Playing for Keeps (2012) " Bland romantic comedy is the cinematic equivalent of processed food." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 7, 2012
26% War of the Buttons (2012) " World War II-set tale of children from neighboring towns who battle each other has some cute moments, but unsuccessfully walks the line between a light coming-of-age story and serious subject matter." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 12, 2012
76% Premium Rush (2012) " Experience a bike messenger's view of Manhattan with Premium Rush, where racing through an intersection becomes a death-defying puzzle. Realistic stunts help compensate for plot holes and weak characterization." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 23, 2012
74% The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012) " Sibling rivalry gets its due in this sometimes funny but slight comedy from the Duplass Brothers." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 5, 2012
6/10 63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) " A notch above the standard romantic comedy, The Five-Year Engagement gets points for its realistic premise and regular, if mild, laughs." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 27, 2012
98% The Island President (2012) " Primary meets environmental documentary. A must-see now that political strife has forced the film's subject, President Mohamed Nasheed, to resign." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 4, 2012
56% Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission (2012) " Timid documentary tags along on a man's $30 million ride into space without probing deep enough to provoke awe, insight or emotional involvement." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 13, 2012
91% Arthur Christmas (2011) " A charming and inventive exploration of the mysterious workings of Santa, his sons and his elves. This animated tale is sure to be popular for Christmases to come." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 1, 2011
36% In Time (2011) " The rich live forever and the poor scrape by with just a day on their clocks in this sci-fi dystopia, which favors action sequences and trite catchphrases." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 28, 2011
71% Margaret (2011) " Precisely imagined, far-reaching portrait of a teenager coping with the fallout of a tragic accident." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 30, 2011
84% Contagion (2011) " Taut with energy from start to finish, Contagion's portrait of a global epidemic is just the right mix of scary, informative and emotionally powerful." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 8, 2011
58% Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) " Lush and creepy, this traditional haunted-house film becomes repetitive during its second half." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 25, 2011
81% Azur et Asmar (Azur and Asmar: The Princes' Quest) (2006) " Magical tale about a French and Arab boy's adventures, but the sparkling artwork is dulled by the lackluster plot." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
77% Role Models (2008) " Two boyish mentors bond with their charges in a swift comedy that lampoons Big Brother programs and the world of live-action role-play." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
64% Where God Left His Shoes (2007) " A neorealist glimpse of a father trying to find a job on Christmas Eve, with a magnetic performance by David Castro in the role of his son." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
39% Inkheart (2009) " Cobbled-together fantasy about a dad who can "read" characters in and out of books." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) " Cinematic impulse buy that sparkles through its 100 minutes." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
25% Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009) " Teen sensations can put on an impressive act, just don't ask them to fake-act their "rock-star life."" — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
45% The Education of Charlie Banks (2009) " The story of a street kid hiding out in a preppy college never leaves familiar ground." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
70% Bart Got a Room (2009) " Sweetly neurotic countdown-to-the-prom captures teen life in South Florida." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
36% Gigantic (2009) " Romance and comedy are deftly balanced in an observation of the beautiful but strange" — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
26% Land of the Lost (2009) " Danny McBride and Will Ferrell make it worth a trip to Land of the Lost." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
81% Under Our Skin (2008) " An infectiously persuasive account of chronic Lyme, a disease that has politicized the medical community." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
48% My Sister's Keeper (2009) " Tearjerker that aims for rarefied feelings as well as knee-jerk, sentimental moments." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
57% Paper Heart (2009) " Twee mockumentary bestills love-seeking hipster hearts." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
84% Earth Days (2009) " History of the environmental movement told by its activists is small in scope, but contains fascinating morsels that sustain interest." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
73% The Age of Stupid (2009) " An eye-opening look at individual contributions to global warming." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
57% Nos enfants nous accuseront (Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution) (2008) " Documentary about a movement to bring organic food to French schoolchildren is best when it observes, not lectures." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
56% Fix (2009) " An energetic, handheld-camera account of a day spent trying to deposit someone in rehab." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
66% Youth in Revolt (2010) " Michael Cera adopts a mischievous alter ego in an attempt to reunite with his dream girl in a familiarly peculiar story." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
16% When in Rome (2010) " When in Rome never delves deep into anything, but whisks us through the conventions of romantic comedies so quickly there's barely time to groan. " — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
18% Valentine's Day (2010) " A collection of intertwined romances with the fleeting "aww" factor of a candy sweetheart." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
18% The Back-up Plan (2010) " Nothing to see for anyone who's already viewed their fair share of formulaic romantic comedies." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
27% Remember Me (2010) " Thoughtful and a step above the typical romantic drama." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
79% Mother and Child (2010) " An emotional and intensely realistic examination of three women with ties to adoption." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
15% Sex and the City 2 (2010) " An echo of the series' glory, but that won't stop the fans. Costumes and one-liners take precedence over female bonding." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
80% Cyrus (2010) " A man battles with his girlfriend's son in this realistic, understated comedy filled with the awkwardness of real life." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
10% Grown Ups (2010) " Five forgettable characters reunite for a (lame) joke-filled weekend." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2011
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