Sara Michelle Fetters

Sara Michelle Fetters
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I'm a Seattle city girl trying to make it as a film critic and freelance entertainment journalist in the wilds of Washington State. When I'm not watching (and writing about) movies, I also read (constantly), eat out (mmmmm - mexican food), shop (you can never have enough shoes), hang out with friends, play softball & basketball, watch the SuperSonics avidly (even if they do, at the moment, stink) and have far too unhealthy a fascination with Kelly Clarkson.
Favorites:
I hate this question. There are far too many to list.
Location: Seattle

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 86% Les Misérables (2020) Events slowly build to explosion, the ending purposefully open-ended with no one being in the right and almost everyone being in the wrong. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
3/4 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Smith and Lawrence don't appear to have missed a beat, the zippy intimate agency of their chemistry every bit as strong as it has ever been. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
1.5/4 17% Dolittle (2020) I've concluded that director Stephen Gaghan's whimsically comedic fantasy-adventure Dolittle just wasn't for me. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
3/4 53% The Sonata (2020) Andrew Desmond's feature-length narrative debut The Sonata is a literate, methodically paced throwback thriller that plays a little like a Hammer production from the mid-to-late 1960s. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
2/4 21% Like a Boss (2020) Even at a brisk 83 minutes the comedy plods around aimlessly for much of its running time, building to a foregone conclusion that I saw coming from a mile away. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.5/4 89% 1917 (2020) I couldn't take my eyes off of the screen. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/4 49% Underwater (2020) Underwater gets the job done. I liked it a lot. Heck, I'm likely to head to the theatre and see it again before January ends. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
2/4 19% The Grudge (2020) It is a pity that the whole thing goes so obnoxiously off the rails just as it's building to a conclusion. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
3/4 84% Just Mercy (2020) Cretton keeps things emotionally grounded while also crafting an authentically hardscrabble milieu that is bracingly sincere. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
3.5/4 91% Uncut Gems (2019) There is nothing polite about brothers Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie's newest hyper-adrenalized ticking clock drama Uncut Gems. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/4 95% Little Women (2019) Ronan is flawless. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
2/4 20% Cats (2019) Cats might be a mess, but it's a one-of-a-kind incredibly memorable mess (for better and for worse), and for all I know that's entirely by design. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2019
1.5/4 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) [This] is the first time I feel like The Force is no longer with the franchise and the Darkside of corporate cookie-cutter greed has proven to be victorious. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5/4 52% Rabid (2019) It's possible this remake could grow on me when I take the time to watch it again. Here's hoping that ends up being the case. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
3/4 40% Black Christmas (2019) Female empowerment is the game of the day, and watching these ladies take charge of their lives, their emotions, their bodies and their futures is as empowering as it is flat-out terrific. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2019
3/4 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) For my money I think this is the best cinematic entry into the world created by author Chris Van Allsburg yet. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
3/4 72% The Aeronauts (2019) [The] breathtaking spectacle of it all is glorious. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
3.5/4 97% Knives Out (2019) [Rian Johnson's] latest is a satirically malevolent gold mine that refuses to follow the rules of the genre its narrative exists within. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/4 82% Queen & Slim (2019) [The] emotionally explosive Queen & Slim is a nightmare romantic thriller ripped straight out of today's headlines. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/4 82% The Report (2019) Driver commands the screen. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
3/4 93% Honey Boy (2019) Thanks to Har'el's assertively meditative direction and LaBeouf's profound, emotionally-modulated script Honey Boy is a dramatic tour de force. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
3.5/4 77% Frozen II (2019) [This] is a strong, richly rewarding sequel that deftly builds on the themes introduced in the first film and brought to thrilling conclusion here. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Hitting the screen like a shot of pure unfiltered adrenaline, director James Mangold's Ford v Ferrari is an outstanding historical character study. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
2.5/4 64% The Good Liar (2019) [The Good Liar] is a soggy thriller that I never felt an emotional connection to. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
3/4 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) [As] good as both Scott and Balinska are, and they are terrific, it is Stewart who runs away with the movie. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
2.5/4 46% Last Christmas (2019) Clarke is wonderful, running around in a bright green elf suit with jaunty pointy-toed shoes showcasing a wild abandon that only grows more captivating as things progress. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
2/4 43% Midway (2019) There wasn't any tension or suspense, and by the time things came to an end I was almost thankful the movie was over. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
4/4 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) There is jubilation and wonder to be found in these remembrances, moments of pure bliss that are beyond imagining. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
2/4 21% Playing with Fire (2019) While I didn't like Playing with Fire the kids in the audience did. Maybe that's enough. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
4/4 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) "Doctor Sleep" is a monumental achievement of tension, suspense, forgiveness and sacrifice I'm not soon to forget. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/4 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The acting is universally spectacular, both Davis and especially McKenzie making an indelible impression. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/4 73% Harriet (2019) Thanks to a powerhouse performance from Erivo and stellar direction from filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, biographical drama Harriet frequently lives up to the weight of expectation. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
2.5/4 62% Paradise Hills (2019) There's no tension as to where things are going to end up, the final images leaving me cold. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
2.5/4 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) [Hamilton is] as ferocious as ever as Sarah Connor, and to say the series has missed her is a massive understatement. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2.5/4 70% The Kill Team (2019) [Even] at only a scant 87-minutes I had trouble maintaining interest in all that was happening all the way through to the end. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
1.5/4 26% Countdown (2019) The final act is a groan-inducing slap to the face that had me wanting to throw popcorn at the screen in indignation. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/4 52% Black and Blue (2019) I wish I liked Black and Blue more. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3.5/4 91% The Lighthouse (2019) Eggers' moody, esoteric descent into madness is a showcase for two gifted actors at the height of their powers. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
3/4 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Never trying to be more than the kid-friendly spectacle it is, this is still a thoroughly enjoyable adventure, and unlike the first one I'm actually quite happy I gave it a look. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/4 30% Trick (2019) Trick isn't much of a Halloween treat, and like a sour apple stuffed with razor blades washing the bad taste of this one out of my mouth is going to be difficult to do. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2.5/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man [is] a perplexing conundrum, and for a thriller about an assassin who never misses a shot this is one motion picture that has a whole lot of trouble consistently hitting the target. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
2.5/4 69% Wrinkles the Clown (2019) Nichols knew how to hold my attention, Wrinkles the Clown a celebration of petrifying delights that had my guts twisted into unbreakable knots. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
2.5/4 73% Low Tide (2019) If not a great movie, it's just good enough to make me curious to see what the filmmaker has up his sleeve next. More importantly, it helps make his thoughtfully meditative debut worthy of a look. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
1.5/4 69% Joker (2019) Joker wasn't for me, and even if I were to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight and have a sudden desire to see the world burn that still doesn't mean I see my opinion changing anytime soon. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/4 74% The Death of Dick Long (2019) [For] those willing to take the plunge into the animalistically risqué unknown, The Death of Dick Long gallops to the finish line with authoritative tenacity. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/4 81% Abominable (2019) Abominable is as entertaining an animated feature as I've seen this year, audiences of all ages almost certain to thrill to its avalanche of pleasures for many years to come. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/4 89% Bliss (2019) Madison is a force of terrifying nature, her fracturing psyche a cornucopia of manic delirium that's as fascinating as it is discombobulating. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/4 71% Haunt (2019) Haunt ends up being a well-plotted, suitably sinister little shocker that proves to pack an agreeably malevolent little punch. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
3/4 84% Downton Abbey (2019) While Downton Abbey will undoubtedly please fans of the series more than it will newcomers to the material, this movie is nevertheless a great deal of breezy fun. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
3/4 84% Ad Astra (2019) Gray is such an exquisite cinematic craftsman it's unlikely I could have torn my eyes away from the screen even if I had wanted to try and do so. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019