Sarah Marrs

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is two hours of: Look at these broken bodies but also admire how they look staged in this buttery morning light and emerald green fields. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) A film as much about aging and end-of-life regret as it is the mob. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
83% Queen & Slim (2019) The aesthetics are everything. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) The Aeronauts begs the question of what use is a historical biopic if the history is so dramatized it is barely recognizable to actual history. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) A heartbreaking character study of a couple in total meltdown. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
81% A Hidden Life (2019) A staggering work from a master filmmaker. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Jumanji: The Next Level still finds its way to some big laughs, and a nice resolution. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
37% 6 Underground (2019) A migraine headache in cinematic form. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
75% Richard Jewell (2019) It's a decent actor showcase, but Richard Jewell does little to illuminate this story and why we should care about it today. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
20% Cats (2019) Cats is a punishment. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
69% Bombshell (2019) It's like if Serena Joy narrated The Handmaid's Tale. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker is an unwieldy mix of fan service, mystery unboxing, and actual, effective character moments. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) A wacky spy caper that succeeds largely thanks to Kristen Stewart's surprise comedy performance. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
51% 21 Bridges (2019) A solid, even enjoyable cop movie. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
90% Dark Waters (2019) Dark Waters is a showcase for Mark Ruffalo, and an important story about holding corporations accountable for the harm they cause. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep loses some traction at the end, but the performances keep it going. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Dark Fate swings uncomfortably between the relatively grounded story of Sarah Connor and increasingly absurd action sequences. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
91% The Lighthouse (2019) ...there is nothing else like The Lighthouse this year. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
81% Little Monsters (2019) Little Monsters is mostly a mediocre horror comedy, an okay-ish latent rom-com, and a GREAT music video for Lupita Nyong'o covering Taylor Swift. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
67% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Double Tap has its moments, but overall there is nothing surprising or fresh or interesting here. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
44% The Addams Family (2019) The story feels lazy and reductive, rendering the Addamses toothless and uninspiring. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) There are some really cool visuals and beautiful, detailed costumes, but overall nothing quite justifies the talent and investment represented on screen. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
69% Joker (2019) It's kind of amazing such an empty spectacle has sparked so much heated debate, but then, comic book movies usually are over-hyped. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
82% Judy (2019) Judy doesn't really offer anything revelatory about Judy Garland, but it is a reminder of how compelling it can be to watch one great performer inhabit another. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
75% Radioactive (2019) Like most biopics, Radioactive is a little long because it insists on covering decades ... but Pike is so good as Marie, and her story is so interesting...that it is mostly enjoyable. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is one of the best films you'll see this year, and certainly the most insane. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) Downton Abbey is a very silly movie, but you know what? It's gorgeous to look at and genuinely funny. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) A fun and loving, if deliberately shallow, portrait of Rudy Ray Moore. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
93% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy is more than just an indulgence by Shia LaBeouf... - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
37% Seberg (2020) Kristen Stewart's strong performance and the great costume design make Seberg passable. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
42% The Laundromat (2019) Intolerably smug. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) Harriet is a solid, if formulaic, biopic. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) I wish it came in a more interesting, inventive package, but Ford v Ferrari is perfectly serviceable. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) A GREAT murder mystery. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
84% Just Mercy (2020) Just Mercy is a procedural made in the prestige drama mold, with an old-fashioned appeal. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) More like A Beautiful Day to CRY. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit is sweet and whimsical, with an undercurrent of a darker reality... - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
95% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) The Personal History of David Copperfield shows how much Charles Dickens still has to say about our world today and is a great stage for some incredibly fun performances... - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
82% The Report (2019) "The structure at least breaks up the really dry bits with the really upsetting bits, so that's...something." - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) If you HAVE to watch a "Has Fallen" movie, watch this one. It's the least likely to make you want to claw your soul from your very body and leave this plane of existence. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
80% Good Boys (2019) The emotional core of the movie is strong enough to keep it going when the humor doesn't. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) ...illustrates how Alice Guy-Blaché, thought to be the first female director, fell through the cracks of history, and makes a case for Guy-Blaché's place among the titans of early cinema. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw is indefensibly dumb, and it is a LOT of fun. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) ...a story about the power of stories, particularly how folklore is often wielded against women. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
23% The Kitchen (2019) An enormously frustrating waste of potential. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) A meandering, pensive portrait and wish fulfillment of the brand only Tarantino can deliver. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die is either going to be the best movie you've seen in a while, or an absolutely pile of garbage you yearn to set on fire, and nothing in between. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) I am so incredibly frustrated by this movie. WHAT A PREMISE! And just NOTHING on the delivery. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) This is a film meant to be examined from every angle, but first you just have to let it wash over you like a weird, violent waterfall. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) If the movie is slightly overburdened by Avengers business, the joys of the humor and Peter's emotional journey make up for it. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019