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
3/4 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Eisenberg is sensational. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
4/4 100% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell is one of the best films of 2019. Heck, it might even be one of the best of the entire decade. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
1.5/4 52% The Lion King (2019) I felt no love for this remake, it's overall storytelling mediocrity a circle of never-ending disappointment I couldn't wait to be finished with. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/4 83% Crawl (2019) Crawl ended up being one of the most enjoyably suspenseful films I've had the pleasure to see this summer. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/4 42% Stuber (2019) Nanjiani and Bautista find a variety of ways to make all of this work no matter what sort of nonsense Clancy's script requires them to do. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/4 92% Sword of Trust (2019) In a role tailormade for his uniquely sardonic skills, Maron is wonderful. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2/4 82% Midsommar (2019) [This] thriller was one descent into sunshine-filled pagan madness I could have done without. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2.5/4 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The fun of Spider-Man: Far from Home is watching the younger members of its cast agreeably interact with one another. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/4 20% Euphoria (2019) [The] superlative performances from Vikander and Green anchor the proceedings in intimately naturalistic substance that's achingly authentic. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
3.5/4 94% Wild Rose (2019) Wild Rose is just plain lovely. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
2/4 63% Yesterday (2019) As enjoyable as the movie can be it oddly flatlines right at the moment it should be building to a knockout crescendo. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
3/4 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Home is such a massive amount of sinister fun it might be my favorite entry in The Conjuring universe outside of the 2013 first film. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
2/4 64% Child's Play (2019) The design of the Chucky doll is underwhelming. The film's emphasis on over terror oftentimes works against its best interests. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
3.5/4 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The heartbreak is palpable. As is the joy. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
4/4 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) Walking out of the theatre afterwards I knew for certain I just watched one of the best motion pictures I'd see in all of 2019. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
2.5/4 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) This is strangely Jarmusch's most listless effort in quite some time, maybe ever. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
2/4 22% Men in Black International (2019) This fourth chapter in the long-running franchise is oddly unremarkable and is seemingly against taking anything akin to a risk. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/4 31% Shaft (2019) This feels more like a junior-grade, not particularly well thought out Harlem-set Beverly Hills Cop reboot than it does a gritty, hard-edged Shaft sequel. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/4 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Worst of all, because Jean isn't at the center of her own story, the film's climax ends up being something of a bizarrely unemotional irritation. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
2.5/4 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) This second chapter in Max's story is refreshingly amiable. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/4 80% Late Night (2019) Thompson gives another superlative performance, one that is far more than a few withering glares, cutting remarks and pithy comebacks. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/4 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) I thoroughly enjoyed director Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It made me smile. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
3.5/4 90% Rocketman (2019) Director Dexter Fletcher's energetically emotional musical is fantastically entertaining. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
2.5/4 56% Aladdin (2019) I enjoyed watching [Aladdin], this colorful Arabian fairy tale a musical remake I happily sung along with. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
4/4 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart is one of the best movies of 2019. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is a highflying ballet of bloodshed and carnage that's altogether remarkable. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
2.5/4 48% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) The Sun is Also a Star might be the most infuriating film I've seen in 2019. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3/4 95% Shadow (2019) Shadow is a masterful spectacle of human frailty and intellectual dishonesty that only grows in resonance as it goes along. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
1/4 14% The Hustle (2019) The Hustle just isn't very good, and the only con being pulled is on any audience member who has found themselves coerced into buying a ticket. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
2/4 67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) But when the earth begins to shake and villains finally show their true colors things get far less interesting. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3/4 81% Long Shot (2019) Theron is great, the Oscar-winner proving once again there's practically nothing she can't do once the cameras start rolling. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 75% I Trapped The Devil (2019) I Trapped the Devil is an austere shocker worth checking out. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2/4 30% The Intruder (2019) [All]I kept thinking about as I walked home was just how angry those last few seconds ended up making me. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) This is a solid adventure that fans will go nuts for. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/4 59% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) This is an immersive drama that held me spellbound for all 142-minutes of is sprawling, singularly focused narrative... - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2019
3/4 73% Teen Spirit (2019) But while not exactly believable, this is still a feisty modern-day fairy tale that brought a great big smile to my face. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2019
2/4 31% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) It's rather boring, and even if some individual moments do strike a suitably unnerving tone this is still a rather forgettable affair difficult to get excited about. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2019
3.5/4 92% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) Long Day's Journey Into Night is a piece of cinematic poetry where every syllable has wormed its way into my soul and has aggressively refused to release its vice-like grip. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
2.5/4 92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) Penguins is arguably the cutesiest, most kid-friendly and relatively informationally thin of all of the films [Disneynature] has produced up to this point. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
2.5/4 36% Out of Blue (2019) I just wasn't clear what it was I was supposed to be taking away from anything I had just watched. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3.5/4 80% The Wind (2019) A striking psychological horror-western, director Emma Tammi's debut The Wind is something special. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/4 100% The Most Dangerous Year (2019) [Vlada] Knowlton's feature couldn't be more timely or essential. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/4 89% Missing Link (2019) Missing Link is an amusing romp into the imagination that won a lasting place in my heart. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
1.5/4 46% Little (2019) Little is a big case of missed opportunities left to rot in the sun, the resulting stench so heinous here's hoping I'll never have to smell their like again anytime soon. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3.5/4 93% Diane (2019) Place manages to twist herself physically and emotively into such pretzel-like knots I was astonished by the emotional magnitude of what it was she was doing. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2019
1.5/4 57% Pet Sematary (2019) [Pet Sematary] not so much horrifying as it is frustrating, and as such it doesn't do a darn thing for me. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
3.5/4 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Gloria Bell is a spellbinding treasure. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/4 46% Dumbo (2019) I believed an elephant could fly, this Disney remake a beguiling fantasy that does its animated predecessor proud. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/4 91% Shazam! (2019) While a little leisurely paced, I still can't say there was any time watching Shazam! where I felt DC's latest superhero was failing to deliver the goods. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2/4 27% The Aftermath (2019) When all of these various plot strands do finally collide they do so with a heavy-handed thud that's both obnoxiously coincidental as well as being emotionally disingenuous. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019