Sarah Marrs

Sarah Marrs
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Lainey Gossip, Cinesnark

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) This film does nothing. It means nothing. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
51% The Midnight Sky (2020) Midnight Sky hangs uneasily together, never quite finding an effective rhythm - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
87% News of the World (2020) The daddest movie of 2020. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
95% Soul (2020) Soul is ... for sure one of the best animated films of the year, but ... it lacks a certain whimsy to appeal to children. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
70% Tenet (2020) Anyone who insists Tenet is Important or Otherwise Notable is probably trying to sell you something. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Ma Rainey is a bitter, aching portrait of Black artists struggling against white capitalism - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
91% Promising Young Woman (2020) With teen-dream style and a heart of festering feminine rage, Promising Young Woman is a nightmare dressed as a daydream. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
83% Mank (2020) A rare miss from David Fincher. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
57% The Prom (2020) If you can just focus on Jo Ellen Pellman and tune literally everything else about The Prom out, you can maybe find the kernel of the film that works, but boy do you have to work hard to get there. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
97% Sound of Metal (2020) Sound of Metal is an above-average addiction drama, and Riz Ahmed is blazingly good as Ruben. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
90% In the Mood for Love (2001) In the Mood for Love is just that: a mood, a feeling, a fancy, transient as the population passing through Hong Kong, and as luscious as an illicit temptation. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
100% Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) Dick Johnson Is Dead is a deeply personal film, but anyone who has lost or is losing someone to dementia or Alzheimer's will recognize the common struggle within it. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
52% Hubie Halloween (2020) Fresh because it's the first Adam Sandler movie in ages that didn't make me want to scoop my eyeballs out with a spoon. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
81% Charm City Kings (2020) Charm City Kings has a lot of heart underpinning the flashy trappings of the bike riders' subculture. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) It hits all of the beats of a mid-life crisis movie, right down to the affair with a younger person, but Version does it with a style and insight frequently lacking in the genre. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
39% Rebecca (2020) Rebecca is a straightforward adaptation of a story already well told by a master, and one that, in side-stepping the previous adaptation, is left with very little to do. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
99% Totally Under Control (2020) Gibney, Harutyunyan, and Hillinger have crafted a precise timeline for the US's complete breakdown in pandemic response. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
86% On The Rocks (2020) In one way or another, this is ground Coppola has trod before, and previously to better effect in films like Lost in Translation, but for fans of hers, On the Rocks is a perfectly enjoyable 90 minutes - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
94% Memories of Murder (2003) Memories of Murder is a ghastly chord that, once struck, echoes forever. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
27% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Hillbilly Elegy is exactly the kind of movie that makes "Oscar bait" the target of ridicule. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
72% LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) Another blatant attempt to capitalize on Star Wars' popularity just in time for the holiday season, and maybe goose toy sales of Rey's yellow lightsaber. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
83% Happiest Season (2020) Happiest Season is charming, funny, and pretty much everything you can ask for from a holiday rom-com. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
91% The Water Man (2020) A family-friendly film that deals in grief in a slightly whimsical but grounded way. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
93% Another Round (Druk) (2020) ...a very humanist film, invested in the individual quirks and foibles of its characters. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
28% Antebellum (2020) Antebellum is a mind-boggling waste of creative talent. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
90% Enola Holmes (2020) An immensely fun caper comedy. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
79% I Am Greta (2020) I Am Greta humanizes Greta Thunberg as her international profile grows so big, she seems more symbol than person. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) Shadow in the Cloud strands talented performers in an increasingly silly plot. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
93% I Care a Lot (2020) I Care a Lot is the kind of savage black comedy that comes along once in a great while and entertains as much as it enrages. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Pieces of a Woman collapses under its own weight, stranding Vanessa Kirby's performance in a sea of overwrought camera moves. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
98% One Night in Miami (2020) One Night in Miami is a historical drama that breathes with life and vivacity... - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
96% Nomadland (2020) Chloe Zhao continues to paint moving, melancholy portraits of the modern American West and the people who inhabit it. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
76% Concrete Cowboy (2020) Though it treads familiar coming-of-age ground, the spectacle of the urban horseman is enough to make Concrete Cowboy feel fresh, and the solid cast keeps it afloat. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) The Broken Hearts Gallery is for anyone who has missed classic rom-coms with their contrivances and chemistry, featuring yet another spectacular performance from Geraldine Viswanathan. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
73% Mulan (2020) Mulan is an auspicious blend of battle epic and fairy tale that ought to inspire a new generation of would-be warriors. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) This film will confound and infuriate you, but it will also stick with you for a while. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
84% Lingua Franca (2020) Lingua Franca is painfully realist, and the ending is suitably realistic, with no easy answers or assurances of safety. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Sure to please fans of the original movies, Bill and Ted Face the Music is a bonkers adventure with a big, beating heart of sweetness and warmth. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
61% Project Power (2020) The untapped potential of Project Power is a little frustrating, but the combined efforts of Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominque Fishback at least make it watchable. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
59% Tesla (2020) As much as Almereyda tries to do justice to such an extraordinary mind, he ultimately still frames Tesla within pedestrian concerns like his business interests and the question of why he never married. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
83% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) She Dies Tomorrow perfectly captures the dreamy sameness of self-isolation, while at others it typifies the horror of being surrounded by mass death. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
80% The Old Guard (2020) The Old Guard is a decidedly grown up superhero movie. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2020
94% Palm Springs (2020) The wacky existential rom-com we need in 2020. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2020
64% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Fire Saga is perfectly enjoyable, and a much-needed dose of unrestrained joy - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) As a character study of the long-term effects of PTSD, guilt, and trauma, Da 5 Bloods is a rich and lively work. As a commentary on the Vietnam War, American race relations, and the entwining of the two, it is sharp and devastating. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
92% Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (2020) Renaissance art plays a significant role in Douglas, proof that the Renaissance was unintentionally hilarious, and that Gadsby's closest companion on the comedy shelf is Eddie Izzard. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
66% The Lovebirds (2020) A nice enough movie to while away an afternoon, but it is only notable for the combined star wattage of Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
67% Extraction (2020) A solid, B-grade action thriller. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man is a smart, lo-fi approach to a classic movie monster that tells a gripping, timely story. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
29% Bloodshot (2020) The only bright spot in this movie is Lamorne Morris. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020