Sara M. Fetters

Sara M. Fetters

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Sara M. Fetters's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

DVD Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
10/10 94%

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

"Watching this [Blu-ray] disc is almost like seeing the movie for the very first time, the image so crisp and clean it's downright breathtaking." ‐
Posted Feb 17, 2009
9/10 90%

Chungking Express (1996)

"Criterion is really setting a new standard with these Blu-ray releases. Both Bottle Rocket and The Third Man really blew my mind, but their transfer of [this] might just be their best yet amongst this first wave of releases." ‐
Posted Feb 17, 2009
5/10 14%

Mirrors (2008)

"Mirrors is less than the sum of its parts, a gorgeously photographed and constructed horror-thriller undone by stupid, almost indefensibly dumb script brutally undercutting everything about it that works." ‐
Posted Feb 17, 2009
9/10 89%

Zodiac (2007)

"The Blu-ray transfer is pretty close to perfect. Not that this is a surprise. The same could have been said about that HD-DVD transfer back when the format war was still being fought." ‐
Posted Feb 17, 2009
8/10 85%

Bottle Rocket (1996)

"Criterion certainly knows what they're doing because each one of their Blu-ray releases just keeps knocking my socks clean off. Truly outstanding." ‐
Posted Feb 17, 2009

The Comebacks (2007)

"My advice? Stop giving studios reasons to make these abominations and leave The Comebacks in the discount bin where they belong." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Feb 1, 2008

Sydney White (2007)

"Heck, if I were a 12-year-old girl I probably would have enjoyed watching it immensely, the film is just light enough on its feet and quick enough with a quip it's hard to work up enough effort to actually loathe it." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Feb 1, 2008

Feast of Love (2007)

"Yet the picture bathes in emotional truth. While certain aspects don't necessarily work overall, this is one tale almost impossible not to appreciate." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 24, 2008

Surf's Up (2007)

"Informative, entertaining and most of all fun, for all that I find wrong with the film this is one family friendly DVD that definitely gets it right." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 17, 2008

The Reaping (2007)

"I didn't really mind it the first time I watched the film back in April, but seeing it again on disc (it took me three viewing to get through it) I was kind of agog at just how bad it actually was." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 17, 2008

A Mighty Heart (2007)

"And while it isn't exactly an upper (how could it be?), the film is still a soaring testament to the power of hope and the importance of a free press. Most of all it is a profound aria of truth, the picture an emotional powder keg almost impossible to for" ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 17, 2008

Evan Almighty (2007)

"Don't get me wrong, this is a bad movie and one that is nowhere near as funny as the filmmakers and studio want it to be. I am just saying it isn't the antichrist of Hollywood comedies ($200-million budget or not)." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 17, 2008

Amazing Grace (2007)

"The whole things ends up being like a rather benign history lesson taught be a well-intentioned if rather humdrum professor, and sad to say by the time it was over I felt like the film had just entered one ear only to rush right outside the other." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 17, 2008

Deck the Halls (2006)

"Sitting at home, I freely admit I couldn't even watch the thing for a second time, turning it off barely twenty minutes in and absolutely refusing to go any further." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 17, 2008

Home of the Brave (2006)

"The film offers nothing but moralistically simple platitudes, and while I respect the fact unabashed Hollywood liberal Winkler doesn't put his politics front and center his and co-writer Mark Friedman's script is still nothing either man should feel good" ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 17, 2008

License to Wed (2007)

"License to Wed is bad. Really bad. It's unfocused, brutal, misogynistic, sacrilegious and monumentally poorly written. Worst of all, it just isn't very funny." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 17, 2008

The Namesake (2006)

"It's a clich?true, but this movie took my breath, and as soon as I find the time I'm positive I'm going to slip the DVD back in my player and watch it again." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 17, 2008

Waitress (2007)

"It is a wonderful movie and even a better DVD, and for those looking to have nothing more then a good time this is the disc you've been searching for." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 17, 2008

Arctic Tale (2007)

"There are a couple scenes of sublime power and mesmerizing grace, while the saga of these animals and their familial bonds is far more profoundly moving then any I could have imagined." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 17, 2008

The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

"One of my happiest delights in 2007 was watching the Ben Stiller comedy The Heartbreak Kid fail miserably at the box office." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 17, 2008
6/10 95%

The Guns of Navarone (1961)

"Is it enough? For some it will be. Unfortunately for my part I wanted more, The Guns of Navarone a WWII disappointment the sands of time hasn't been remotely kind to." ‐
Posted Jun 27, 2007
9/10 92%

The Caine Mutiny (1954)

"While certain elements of the film can't help but feel dated, overall this is one of the most emotionally involving court room dramas to ever see the light of day." ‐
Posted May 17, 2007
10/10 95%

To Catch a Thief (1955)

"So it goes without saying I think this DVD Special Collector's Edition is worth the upgrade." ‐
Posted May 8, 2007
8/10 82%

Major League (1989)

"Let's be clear, I realize it isn't the best picture ever made but, for me at last, it is certainly still one of the most purely entertaining. I love to watch it, and almost twenty years after its original release I haven't grown tired of it just one bit." ‐
Posted Apr 11, 2007
9/10 94%

Re-Animator (1985)

"The film is absolutely brilliant, one of the very best to be released during the 1980's, and those thinking it is just a silly little gross-out gore-filled horror comedy have an entirely different thing coming to them." ‐
Posted Apr 11, 2007
7/10 81%

The Natural (1984)

"For those who have not seen the film, this new disc makes for a decent rental, a solid if unspectacular journey into mythological Americana impossible to detest." ‐
Posted Mar 30, 2007
7/10 54%

Payback (1999)

"The third act problems that plagued it back in 1999 still hurt it here in 2007. But I still don't think this production gets the attention and the respect it deserves." ‐
Posted Mar 30, 2007
6/10 16%

The Return (2006)

"I liked it, not a lot but still enough to admit so in public, and if the studio had the guts to show it to me back in November I'd have said the very same thing then, too." ‐
Posted Mar 2, 2007
8/10 88%

Gandhi (1982)

"It goes without saying the director has never made a movie as good as this one, so much of it delivered with such exacting detail and grace it's hard to fathom this was only the fifth film made by the one-time British character actor." ‐
Posted Mar 2, 2007
4/10 20%

The Marine (2006)

"The Marine isn't very good. That said, it really isn't supposed to be. It's an '80's-style action film more concerned with explosions and fisticuffs than it is with either story or character." ‐
Posted Feb 28, 2007
7/10 33%

Flyboys (2006)

"It is a freewheeling aerial adventure that's difficult not to enjoy, and while I wouldn't exactly urge a person to buy this bare-bones DVD edition sticking it in your Netflix queue would be hardly a waste of time." ‐
Posted Feb 28, 2007
6/10 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"Put simply, unless you absolutely must have this motion picture and love it above almost anything else, than by all means please replace your original copy and exchange it for this one." ‐
Posted Feb 28, 2007

Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2006)

"The cast does what they can but this movie does them in at every turn, and as much as I wanted to at least enjoy the dancing Miller stages each tango or salsa with about as much excitement as a tax audit." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Grand Prix (1966)

"Somehow, because of Frankenheimer's kinetically visceral filmmaking, the banality of Robert Alan Aurthur's screenplay and story never really matters." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 30, 2007

She's the Man (2006)

"Be that as it may, Dreamworks has done a rather commendable job bringing She's the Man to DVD with all the usual bells and whistles expected of a moderately successful teen comedy." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Silent Hill (2006)

"This DVD release only contains one special feature and thankfully it's fantastic." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Just My Luck (2006)

"There are also two featurettes, one your basic behind-the-scenes piece while the other looks intimately at the concert sequence taking up the majority of the third act. Quite frankly, neither is all that interesting..." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Phat Girlz (2006)

"Well, maybe not a cheer, but at least a tiny bit of polite applause, this hit-and-miss romantic adventure far more entertaining then I'd ever thought it would have been." ‐ RopeofSilicon
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

"The good news is that Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties is nowhere near as awful as the 2004 original. The bad news is that it still isn't very good." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2007

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

"Realizing this, you'd think Sony would go out of their way to make the DVD release of their biggest 2006 hit something memorable. They didn't." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2007

John Tucker Must Die (2006)

"Fox's DVD release of John Tucker Must Die is exactly what you would expect it to be." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Material Girls (2006)

"It is no wonder the thing wasn't screened for critics when it was released back in July." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Taps (1981)

"The extras are economical yet excellent, while the brand new Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer makes the picture look better than it probably ever has before." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Backdraft (1991)

"Yet Universal still felt the need to dip into their vaults and unleash a two-disc special edition DVD upon the buying public. The results are passable if unnecessary." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2007

The Omen (2006)

"As weak as the film is, Fox's new DVD release of it is certainly exceptional." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2007

Miami Vice (2006)

"For fans of the director, this one is one to own. For everyone else, the movie is a slam-bang rental sure to entertain even the most hard to please cop film fanatic." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2007

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

"Finally, MGM brings this tale of doggie disasters and scantily clad stupidity back to DVD in a smashing two-disc collector's edition that was truly worth the wait." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2007
7/10 55%

Mommie Dearest (1981)

"From Dunaway's monstrously titanic performance to a hackneyed script dripping in syrup and schmaltz, Mommie Dearest is one of Hollywood's all-time bizarrely satisfying B-movie so-bad-its-good melodramatic schlock cheese-fests." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2007
8/10 90%

Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

"Did I want more? Yes. Does wanting more affect how I feel towards the picture? Sure, if only a little bit." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2007
10/10 95%

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

"The movie is a knife to throat, and anyone who walks away unimpressed hasn't the first clue what great cinematic entertainment really is." ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2007
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