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.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 39%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"The film stalls out in moments of emotionally blasé treacle that feels inelegantly forced into the proceedings." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
4/4 92%

Certain Women (2016)

"With Certain Women, Reichardt has delivered something exemplary once again." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/4 81%

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

"The fact Ouija: Origin of Evil exists is minor marvel in and of itself considering how little is thought of the first film. The fact it's good? Potentially even great?...I don't even know what to say." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"[I] enjoyed almost every single second even in the face of unparalleled ridiculousness." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/4 94%

Demon (2016)

"A paranormal descent into madness and mayhem that's hauntingly good." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
4/4 98%

Under The Shadow (2016)

"Under the Shadow cannily uses a fairly standard, if also expertly staged, ghost story to obsess over a character-driven story arc involving issues of marriage, motherhood, religious fundamentalism and feminism." ‐
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/4 54%

The Dressmaker (2016)

"Moorhouse's willingness to push the envelope and dive into the darkest aspects of the tale with such macabre relish allows the emotions swirling within this maelstrom to resonate all the deeper." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2.5/4 74%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

" A vital movie, maybe even an important one, Parker's directorial debut is visually impressive, viscerally hypnotic and emotionally complex. It is also not the instant masterpiece it was initially pegged to be." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
1.5/4 43%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"Blunt's impressive performance [is] the single saving grace that keeps it from going off the rails completely." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/4 100%

Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016)

"Long Way North is a small-scale gem deserving of being seen be as many as possible, the lessons learned mixed with the visually resplendent delights combining to make the film an emotionally optimistic sensation I unabashedly adored." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/4 81%

American Honey (2016)

"Arnold remains a craftily intelligent filmmaker, and there's a lot more going on here than just a documentary-like overview of youth culture in the face of extreme poverty." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 98%

The Babadook (2014)

"Davis gives one of the best performances you will see this, or in any other, year." ‐
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/4 83%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Ultimately, Deepwater Horizon, as terrific as Wahlberg, Russell and Rodriguez all might be, is more a technical marvel than it is anything else." ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/4 33%

Masterminds (2016)

"While the movie itself failed to steal my heart it managed to abscond with just enough of my affection I'd be tempted to give it a second look at some point in the not so distant future." ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 64%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"I'm not sure how Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will be received by the masses, but for my part, even with a handful of strong reservations, Burton's interpretation of Riggs' source material kept me suitably intrigued." ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/4 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"I loved the way that the film shows so much patience, that it allows things to develop at their own naturalistic pace." ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"Even with its fair share of shortcomings the entertainment factor remains high enough throughout to make giving it a shot exceedingly worthwhile." ‐
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 77%

Goat (2016)

"A shocking descent into debauchery that's as gripping as it is disgusting, [with] Neel delivering a searing portrait of abuse I'm not sure I could have torn my eyes away from had I wanted to try." ‐
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 64%

Storks (2016)

"The fact the new animated comedy Storks is anything other than absurd is hardly shocking; that it's as supremely entertaining, as messy and as nonsensical as it ultimately might be, certainly is." ‐
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"Even if the movie doesn't do anything new, it shows that when talented filmmakers pool their talents and give a project their all even the most tired of subjects and stylistic choices can suddenly feel fresh." ‐
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/4 63%

Snowden (2016)

"This movie is just rehashing the arguments that have already taken place, all of which results in a discussion I just didn't care to engage in." ‐
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 82%

Sully (2016)

"Clint Eastwood's latest outing is easily the most streamlined and economical motion picture of the acclaimed actor-turned-director's Oscar-winning career." ‐
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2/4 39%

Morgan (2016)

"Even with the majority of the cast working at a relatively high level, the movie is never able to overcome its more obnoxious shortcomings." ‐
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/4 58%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"Fassbender is glorious, while Vikander is his equal." ‐
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/4 40%

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

"Aja, while not at the height of his powers, still does a marvelous job, managing to keep the melodramatic nature of the scenario from overwhelming things." ‐
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/4 44%

Hands of Stone (2016)

"Unfortunately, Jakubowicz just doesn't seem to have the first clue as to how to give any of this the sort of emotional zip Durán's story calls for." ‐
Posted Aug 26, 2016
2/4 10%

The Sea of Trees (2016)

"The Sea of Trees does not work." ‐
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 92%

Southside With You (2016)

"People need to see Southside with You. It's a wonderful romance. Wistful, ebullient, full of energy and life, Tanne's movie crosses races and political boundaries." ‐
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"For Alvarez and Sayagues, the film is additional proof these are two guys who know their stuff, and watching them continue to work over the coming years is likely going to prove to be a real, delectably frightening treat indeed." ‐
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 73%

Disorder (Maryland) (2016)

"It all allows the film to have an eerie, old school noir aesthetic that's reminiscent of Fritz Lang coupled with the psychologically destructive emotional pathos of Claude Chabrol. Yet Winocour manages to make things feel unique." ‐
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/4 20%

Let's Be Evil (2016)

"While I get the feeling Morris could be a terrific young talent worth keeping an eye on, she's practically the only reasons to care about anything that's happening here." ‐
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/4 29%

Narcopolis (2015)

"Narcopolis never rises above mediocre as far as story is concerned, building to a supposedly slam-bang stunner of a finish that's nowhere near as inspired as I think the director intends it to be. " ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
2.5/4 62%

Truth (2015)

"Truth, as much as I agree with many of its contentions, fails to hold itself to the same level of scrutiny as it does those going after Mapes and Rather, and as such never feels as authentic as it should have." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
2/4 35%

Our Brand is Crisis (2015)

"A head-scratching disappointment that's as frustratingly unsatisfying as anything I've seen this year." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
2.5/4 29%

Burnt (2015)

"It's all too familiar, too rudimentary, and while the kitchen they're working in is top-of-the-line the meal they ultimately prepare isn't that much better than a Denny's breakfast left under the heat lamps a few minutes too many." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
2.5/4 79%

Tales of Halloween (2015)

"As anthologies go, this one is a heck of a lot of fun, even the misses having a spunky, go-for-broke attitude worthy of going a tiny bit crazy for." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
2.5/4 45%

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

"I had trouble believing Landon and company were going to be able to pull this type of horror-comedy hybrid off. But they do, more or less, the strengths of the performances and the number of solid laughs winning me over." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3.5/4 94%

Room (2015)

"Room is a lithe, deeply moving wonder that builds to a miraculous coda." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
2/4 65%

Spectre (2015)

"It is a tired retread that offers little new or original, taking 007 to the one place he's arguably never been before: irrelevance." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3.5/4 87%

The Peanuts Movie (2015)

"To paraphrase a speech made once upon a time in a pumpkin patch, there's no hypocrisy to be found in any of this, just sincerity, pretty much as far as the eye can see." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/4 69%

Miss You Already (2015)

"Barrymore and Collette bring their 'A' game, while Hardwicke's stewardship is gloriously strong." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/4 52%

I Smile Back (2015)

"I Smile Back might not rewrite the addiction or mental illness melodrama rule book but that doesn't make it less affecting, Silverman's spectacular performance alone making the price of a ticket well worth spending." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
4/4 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"Spotlight giving center stage to unsung warriors for truth who understood telling the story right, without embellishment, without melodramatic editorial excess, was the greatest victory of them all." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
2/4 33%

My All American (2015)

"My All American means well, and as a film it isn't without merit; sadly there just isn't enough of it for this inspirational sports story to emerge victorious." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
2.5/4 44%

The 33 (2015)

"While the elements that do not work frustrate, the stuff revolving around those who truly deserve to be labeled as heroes thankfully never does." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/4 71%

The Hallow (The Woods) (2015)

"By the time The Hallow builds to its breathtakingly personal climax, it's hard not to be impressed by what Hardy has accomplished." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/4 70%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"Still a strong effort, and I respect the heck out of the filmmakers' collective efforts to maintain thematic fidelity to the overarching ideas Collins' novels deftly end up exploring. " ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/4 74%

Trumbo (2015)

"Trumbo is a solid effort made close to unmissable thanks in large part to Cranston's magnificence, the resulting biopic a gripping return to a Hollywood of yesteryear where the themes being examined couldn't be more appropriately timely." ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/4 39%

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

"This remake was a welcome punch to the gut I couldn't help but be moderately impressed by" ‐
Posted Aug 22, 2016
1/4 26%

Ben-Hur (2016)

"This new version of Ben-Hur is consistently at war with itself." ‐
Posted Aug 19, 2016
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