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
2/4 24% 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 35% 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 57% 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 40% 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 89% Rocketman (2019) Director Dexter Fletcher's energetically emotional musical is fantastically entertaining. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
2.5/4 57% 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 47% 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 15% 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 66% 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 73% 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 31% 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 72% 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 30% 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 93% 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 92% Gloria Bell (2019) Gloria Bell is a spellbinding treasure. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/4 47% 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 90% 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
3.5/4 94% Us (2019) Peele orchestrates events with marvelous confidence, his ability to fill every corner of the frame with a sense of foreboding uncertainty not to be taken lightly or casually dismissed. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/4 67% Triple Threat (2019) Even if it all is ridiculous I kind of loved this brutally visceral action extravaganza anyhow. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2.5/4 34% Wonder Park (2019) It's all so hyperactively paced and so frenetically animated I can't say the film as a whole left me satisfied. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 71% The Return of the Vampire (1944) But Legosi is the primary reason to give the film a look, and his playfully lithe performance is an utter delight. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
2.5/4 11% Valentine (2001) Jamie Blanks' Valentine has aged rather well. A movie I didn't care for at the time of its release, I now see a lot more of merit in this slasher than I did back in 2001. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
2.5/4 42% The Wedding Guest (2019) I did love that first half of the film something fierce, while Patel's performance is so stellar it makes me want to urge people to watch this independent effort in the theatre even with all of my reservations. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/4 92% Furie (Hai phuong) (2019) As violently compelling as events prove to be, the filmmaker still remembers to craft a complex, multi-dimensional lead character worthy of the audience's emotional investment. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
3.5/4 78% Captain Marvel (2019) The whole thing is so consistently entertaining it practically doesn't matter that not every piece makes as much logical sense as it probably should. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/4 60% Greta (2019) This vicious little performance is the raison d'être to give this feature a look. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
3.5/4 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a fiery marvel I didn't want to see end. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2019
3/4 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) There is a layer of unforced sensitivity to this film that is enchantingly sublime, Merchant bringing a level of lived-in authenticity that's wonderful. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/4 89% Arctic (2019) [Mikkelsen] brings a level of intense physicality that is coupled with a level of emotive sensitivity that's superb. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 38% Donnybrook (2019) I couldn't get any of what I just saw out of my head for hours after I had viewed it. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 76% Mega Time Squad (2019) Makes sense, right? Of course it doesn't, but that's all part of the genre stew that van Dammen has cooked up for the audience to enjoy. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) While not all of it is as fresh or as original as I'm certain Rodriguez and Cameron hope it is, that does not make what transpires any less magnetically thrilling. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2.5/4 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) There's just enough energetic pizazz and imaginative zaniness here to keep things interesting. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019