Sarah Marrs

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
94% I'm Your Man (2021) I'm Your Man is most interested in how we relate to one another and what love is in an increasingly data-driven, artificial world - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
100% You Are Not My Mother (2021) Kate Dolan has fashioned a creepy, increasingly disturbing domestic horror anchored by terrific performances from Hazel Doupe and Carolyn Bracken. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
80% Violet (2020) A frank portrait of feminine anxiety. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
67% The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) A run of the mill biopic with some great acting and spectacular makeup and prosthetics - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
69% The Guilty (2021) It's only 90 minutes long. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
83% The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021) The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is another great Benedict Cumberbatch performance for the books, but it offers little more than an interesting art history lesson. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
91% The Power of the Dog (2021) This is not a sexy film of repressed longing, it's more like fancy emotional torture porn for the literary crowd. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2021
98% Petite Maman (2021) Perhaps we can never truly know our parents, but Petite Maman allows us to imagine a mother as a playmate, not just a progenitor. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2021
92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Shang-Chi is the best of the Marvel origin stories yet. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2021
84% Candyman (2021) The ideas are there-the continuity of violence, art and commercialism and exploitation, gentrification and haunting-but it doesn't go anywhere. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2021
88% The Green Knight (2021) What Lowery does in The Green Knight is make time tangible, anchoring this legend in a modern context. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
91% The Suicide Squad (2021) The Suicide Squad is fun and funny, though the over-the-top violence won't appeal to everyone. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
80% Free Guy (2021) Free Guy is free-wheeling and irreverent, a mash-up of game and movie references and jokes, and it has a surprisingly genuine heart of gold. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
62% Jungle Cruise (2021) It's hard to make colonization a cheery good time, but Jungle Cruise tries. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
52% The Tomorrow War (2021) The Tomorrow War desperately wants to be Independence Day for the 21st century, but it so fundamentally misunderstands the assignment that it's missed the science fair altogether. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
88% Zola (2021) Zola is stylish, sleazy, entertaining as hell, but also a sharp look at the intersection of toxic friendships and racism. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
79% Black Widow (2021) A throwback to the beginnings of the MCU when Marvel movies were a little simpler, a little more stripped down, and focused a wee bit more on character interactions than shoving 900 units of plot in our faces. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
59% F9 (2021) F9 is both the best and worst of what the Fast Saga has become. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
27% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) This movie is an empty vessel. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
74% Cruella (2021) Cruella does what all bad prequels do, answering questions no one is asking. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2021
91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) A Quiet Place Part II is still an effectively tense, scary sci-fi/horror mash-up, and, as theaters are reopening, a great film to experience with a crowd. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2021
62% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Not up to Taylor Sheridan's usual level, but a sufficient, bare-bones thriller unto itself. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2021
49% Coming 2 America (2021) While I like seeing Eddie Murphy back on screen, Coming 2 America is just so misguided it's impossible to enjoy. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) While Zack Snyder's Justice League is unquestionably better than what came before, it is still, ultimately, the same movie we've already seen. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) While it makes no sense, there is something very satisfying about watching King Kong punch Godzilla square in the face. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
56% The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) As is often the case with Lee Daniels' films, this is the kind of film where characters do not talk like real human beings, but Andra Day makes it work anyway. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
75% The Mauritanian (2021) The Mauritanian is fine, with a stand-out performance from Tahar Rahim. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Raya and the Last Dragon transcends formulaic storytelling with its heart and eye-popping visuals. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
45% The Little Things (2021) For all of its pedigree and effort, it's actually impressive how dull The Little Things is. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
57% Malcolm & Marie (2021) Malcolm & Marie is the world's most expensive Airbnb ad slash ad for Kraft Mac'n'Cheese. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
98% Minari (2020) Minari does not offer pat resolutions or simple homilies about the importance of family. It does, however, have a deep well of compassion for the Yis, and the countless immigrant families they represent. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Judas and the Black Messiah is a good introduction, but much as in real life, it ends before Fred Hampton can accomplish much more than just showing up. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
70% Land (2021) Land is an effective film, emotionally resonant without pushing manipulative buttons, a spare but beautiful meditation on grief and companionship. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
80% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) A kitsch-skewering, pastel-colored, friendship-celebrating absurdist parody, and an instant comedy classic. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
63% French Exit (2021) French Exit isn't a pleasure to watch, even with Michelle Pfeiffer doing her thing. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) This film does nothing. It means nothing. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
50% The Midnight Sky (2020) Midnight Sky hangs uneasily together, never quite finding an effective rhythm - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
88% 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
90% 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
54% 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
91% 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
54% 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
79% 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