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 96% In the Heights (2021) In the Heights is a joyously rhapsodic spectacle that deserves to be viewed on the biggest screen available. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
2/4 45% Spirit Untamed (2021) Spirit Untamed wasn't a horse I found a lot of enjoyment in riding. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2021
2/4 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) This third trip into the horrifying unknown with Ed and Lorraine Warren is a tedious bit of supernatural déjà vu. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
3.5/4 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) I never lost track of what was occurring where or to whom, tension rising incrementally with such violent intensity it almost became unbearable. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2021
3/4 74% Cruella (2021) There's not much of One Hundred and One Dalmatians author Dodie Smith's source material or its classic 1961 animated adaptation to be found inside Disney's Cruella, and I'm perfectly okay with that. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2021
3/4 76% The Retreat (2021) The Retreat is a well-made and amusing survivalist slasher film that gets the job done with suitably violent and gory aplomb. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
2/4 87% The Djinn (2021) I cannot say The Djinn did much for me. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
2/4 36% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Spiral: From the Book of Saw is a mixed bag of gruesomely bloody tricks. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
2/4 66% Wrath of Man (2021) Things get so convoluted if you told me the cast and crew were making up new plot elements as shooting went along I'd be tempted to believe it. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2021
3.5/4 92% Limbo (2021) I couldn't get facets of this drama out of my head, certain sequences so eloquently masterful it's likely they'll be burned into my brain forever. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2021
2.5/4 45% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) While it's no Hunt for Red October, this stripped-down, unapologetically retro thriller still gets the job done. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2021
1.5/4 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) This new adaptation of the popular video game series known for its bloodshed isn't much fun. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
3/4 83% Boys from County Hell (2020) Chris Baugh's raucous Boys from County Hell is a delightfully goofy horror-comedy filled with its fair share of blood and guts. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
2.5/4 62% The Banishing (2020) Can a 30-second scene right at the tail-end of a motion picture derail what had been up to that point 90 minutes of solidly creepy, emotionally authentic old-school haunted house fun? - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
2.5/4 34% Six Minutes to Midnight (2021) It's unfair of me to put it this way, but had I viewed Six Minutes to Midnight on PBS, I'd probably have felt it was just fine. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2021
2.5/4 21% Thunder Force (2021) Kindness permeates every cell of the picture, giving things a strange, comforting benevolence I was unapologetically drawn to. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
2.5/4 26% Voyagers (2021) While almost none of what transpires is a surprise, the film is solidly crafted and features a handful of strong performances. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
3/4 95% The Mortuary Collection (2019) Clever, inventive and consistently amusing, The Mortuary Collection is one of the best horror anthologies I've ever seen. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2021
3/4 76% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) The final battle in a neon-saturated Hong Kong is a thing of absolute beauty. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
3/4 84% Nobody (2021) Nobody whacked me square in the face. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
3/4 86% The Courier (2020) The Courier feels authentic, and that's what matters, Wynne's everyman journey into the unimaginable the trip of a lifetime. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2021
1.5/4 3% Cosmic Sin (2021) Cosmic Sin is 88 minutes of convoluted nonsense that can't decide if it is a straightforward sci-fi action flick or a serious treatise on the complex and murky ethics of warfare. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2021
3/4 97% Slaxx (2020) While not a perfect fit, Slaxx slays, and I can't wait to size it up again sometime soon. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
1.5/4 25% Stay Out of the Attic (2020) I just didn't care for Stay Out of the Attic. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
3/4 76% Pixie (2021) Cooke is the driving force propelling the juvenile Irish crime comedy Pixie to success, her transformation into pipsqueak firebrand Pixie O'Brien masterful. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2021
1.5/4 22% Chaos Walking (2021) [It's] hard to imagine a more forgettable piece of sci-fi hooey than Chaos Walking. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2021
1.5/4 No Score Yet The Devil Below (2021) The Devil Below is one of those films where I like the concept and the idea of it more than I do the finished product. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2021
3/4 95% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) My heart was touched, and all I wanted to do when this picture came to an end was watch it again from the beginning. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
3/4 90% The Vigil (2021) There is a touching human dimension to this tale that brought tears to my eyes. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2021
3/4 78% I Care a Lot (2021) Blakeson's confidence orchestrating all this vicious, unrepentantly debauched chaos is never in doubt. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
2.5/4 70% Land (2021) Land is a perfectly enjoyable survivalist adventure. It also didn't leave much of an impression on me. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
3.5/4 88% Supernova (2021) Supernova annihilated me. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
3/4 91% Little Fish (2021) Cooke is marvelous. She carries this movie through all of its various ups and downs with magnetic grace. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
3/4 80% The Night (2021) Spooky and unsettling, director Kourosh Ahari's eerie suspense yarn The Night got under my skin. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
2.5/4 80% The Undertaker's Home (La Funeraria) (2020) Argentinian supernatural horror yarn The Funeral Home is a textbook example of style over substance. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
2.5/4 45% The Little Things (2021) For a film obsessed with nailing every minute detail, it's those small missteps that make The Little Things a vexing conundrum. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
3/4 64% Wrong Turn (2021) [Wrong Turn] is a brutally uncompromising descent into unflinching terror that kept me on the edge of my seat. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
2.5/4 85% Our Friend (2020) [To] say I wasn't visibly moved would be a lie. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
3/4 38% No Man's Land (2021) I feel like No Man's Land gets far more right than it does wrong. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
1.5/4 37% The Marksman (2021) This is a ponderous slog of a tale that rarely achieves anything close to a lasting impact. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
2.5/4 55% Skyfire (2021) It's all far more entertaining than it likely has any right to be. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
3/4 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Kirby's magnificence alone makes Pieces of a Woman worthy of a look. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
3.5/4 71% Silent Running (1972) Douglas Trumball's Silent Running is a flawed classic, but that still makes it a classic. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
2.5/4 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) Shadow in the Cloud was a surprisingly enjoyable flight of monstrous fancy that helped me start the year off with a happy smile. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
4/4 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman is the year's most explosively shocking and forcefully controversial debut. It is also one of its best films. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
2.5/4 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) But my heartstrings were still tugged, and even if the contrivances required to bring things to a conclusion are a little obnoxious, I can't work up the energy to get bent out of shape about it. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2020
3/4 46% Monster Hunter (2020) Monster Hunter is exactly what you think it is going to be, nothing more, and certainly nothing less, and I'm okay with that. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
2.5/4 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Wonder Woman 1984 is worthwhile mainly because its sense of hopeful uplift is genuine. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
3/4 95% Soul (2020) Soul ends on the perfect note, its last moments overflowing in voluminous human insights so melodious I could happily hum its climactic tune for a lifetime and likely never grow tired of hearing it. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
3/4 77% Greenland (2020) But no matter how silly it all gets the reality of the situation for the family is rarely inauthentic, making the ridiculous stupidity even easier to digest. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2020