Sarah Marrs

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

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
21% 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
87% The Vanishing (2019) Pretty okay. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
37% 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
85% 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
94% 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
14% 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
37% 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
34% 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
94% 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
59% 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
70% 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
48% 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
22% 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
23% Mile 22 (2018) Incomprehensible and flat-out ugly in pretty much every way it can be. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
7% Slender Man (2018) Slender Man commits the double sin of being not only bad, but boring. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The world is on fire, enjoy this glass of champagne. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) A lovely but cringe-inducing film about one of the most precarious times in a person's life. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
45% The Meg (2018) Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Points for Kate McKinnon and a ruthlessly supportive female friendship. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
73% Christopher Robin (2018) The movie is okay, Tigger is a nightmare. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
89% Pin Cushion (2018) ...dark, weird, uncomfortable, sad, and occasionally dangerous. - Cinesnark EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
93% Blindspotting (2018) A little messy, but more often than not Blindspotting is a bold, freewheeling examination of race in class in gentrifying America. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Mission: Impossible - Fallout might as well start with an epigraph that says "Buckle up" followed by a giant explosion and an air horn. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) A little mundane for a subject as interesting and creative as John Callahan. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Equalizer 2 is a slow, ponderous affair that not even Denzel's considerable charisma can save. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018