Sarah Marrs

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
22% Men in Black International (2019) Ten year olds might like it for the goofy alien bits. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
98% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 still orbits the "friendship is good" universe established by the first Toy Story, but it reaches for much deeper meaning by asking what it means to live purposefully. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) A sad, limping finish for the X-Men franchise. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2019
55% Ma (2019) ...perfectly serviceable, if forgettable... - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
90% Rocketman (2019) This is the biopic of a queer rock icon we deserve. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
56% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin gets a pass thanks to the undeniable charm of its star, Mena Massoud. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) It will work on small children who don't know better, but woe betide anyone else who gets dragged along. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Endgame is a summer camp goodbye-sad for the friends we won't see again, but happy for the time we got to spend together. Endgame makes sure it was time spent well. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
91% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! wears a big heart on its sleeve. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Technically it's good but also, what are we supposed to get out of this except an echo of the fear we've already felt? - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
94% Us (2019) Us is an incredibly effective horror movie, finely tuned to cause stress in the audience, with plenty of nerve-wracking moments and scares. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) ...a story that can only be about a woman, about her frustrations and setbacks and the way the world works against her, and what happens when she stops trying to work with the world and just does her own thing. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
20% Serenity (2019) Serenity is a disaster, but it's so bad it crosses into fascinating. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
No Score Yet Behaving Badly (2014) Oh my God, it's so boring. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
88% The Vanishing (2019) Pretty okay. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
38% Glass (2019) This Glass is half empty. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) ...demonstrates the any-person nature of heroes with cleverness and heart. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) A revisionist Western road movie comedy with a heaping side of existential drama and great performances. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
96% Roma (2018) Roma is small life drama writ large. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
85% Dumplin' (2018) Cheesy, schmaltzy, weirdly shallow for a film that Is Making A Point, Dumplin' is the worst of the Netflix factory line...and yet, at the same time, it's impossible to dislike it. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) ...trying to update a medieval story for modern times doesn't quite work. But at least Mary Queen of Scots is watchable. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
65% Aquaman (2018) I'm not saying Aquaman is good. But it is extremely watchable, totally insane good time. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) A kitschy Lynchian dream. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite is funny and sexy and sad and weird, and ultimately a portrait of loneliness, as no one ends up with what they need, only whatever power they can grab. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
15% Robin Hood (2018) Well this didn't work out at all. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
81% Boy Erased (2018) I feel bad marking this rotten because the subject is so important, but the execution is just not there. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Kills any interest that might have existed for more fantastic beasts. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The worst case scenario of homogenized, generic filmmaking. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
63% Outlaw King (2018) Points for technical proficiency, but otherwise Outlaw King doesn't justify itself. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) A weirdly punishing portrait of Freddie Mercury. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
36% Hunter Killer (2018) Hunter Killer is basically what you think it is-a low-rent Hunt for the Red October that is a straight-up ludicrous hero fantasy. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Keira Knightley's performance is completely off the rails and really the only watchable thing in this movie. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a misanthrope's character study, a candid revelation of a shocking literary scandal, and a brilliant performance from Melissa McCarthy. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) A cut above your typical slasher fare. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
29% Venom (2018) Venom is the worst parts of the Sam Raimi and Sony reboot Spider-Men combined. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) A blackly comedic take on all those tropes common to salacious "women's entertainment", done in a way that actually empowers women. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
87% First Man (2018) First Man is as much a spectacle as it is an emotional experience, and in that way feels as old-fashioned as its protagonist. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) The Predator dismisses itself as "dumber than group one", which, no argument. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
73% Assassination Nation (2018) It actually defies logic that this movie works. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) A haunting piece of cinema, fully evocative and intimately illuminating. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
91% Widows (2018) Widows is a heist movie with a mind and a voice and a total lack of fear in using both. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) It is perfectly fine. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
60% The Front Runner (2018) Gary Hart is the least interesting character in the story, which is kind of a problem when he's the protagonist. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
79% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Equal parts pulp, examination of the class divide, and ESCANDALO. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
53% Destination Wedding (2018) Destination Wedding isn't a rom-com, it's a horror movie about a woman trapped with a men's rights activist. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) It's not adding anything new to the Star is Born canon, but it is a solid retelling for a new generation. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
79% Alpha (2018) It's fine. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
23% The Happytime Murders (2018) Not funny, not clever, and not nearly as shocking as it thinks it is. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
91% Searching (2018) An extremely well plotted thriller with enough satisfying twists and turns to keep you entirely engaged. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee at his fiery best. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018