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MovieFreak.com is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Dan Scully, Sara Michelle Fetters
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 Les misérables (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Events slowly build to explosion, the ending purposefully open-ended with no one being in the right and almost everyone being in the wrong. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
3/4 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Smith and Lawrence don't appear to have missed a beat, the zippy intimate agency of their chemistry every bit as strong as it has ever been. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
1.5/4 Dolittle (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters I've concluded that director Stephen Gaghan's whimsically comedic fantasy-adventure Dolittle just wasn't for me. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
3/4 The Sonata (2018) Sara Michelle Fetters Andrew Desmond's feature-length narrative debut The Sonata is a literate, methodically paced throwback thriller that plays a little like a Hammer production from the mid-to-late 1960s. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
2/4 Like a Boss (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Even at a brisk 83 minutes the comedy plods around aimlessly for much of its running time, building to a foregone conclusion that I saw coming from a mile away. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.5/4 1917 (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters I couldn't take my eyes off of the screen. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/4 Underwater (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters Underwater gets the job done. I liked it a lot. Heck, I'm likely to head to the theatre and see it again before January ends. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
2/4 The Grudge (2020) Sara Michelle Fetters It is a pity that the whole thing goes so obnoxiously off the rails just as it's building to a conclusion. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
3/4 Just Mercy (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Cretton keeps things emotionally grounded while also crafting an authentically hardscrabble milieu that is bracingly sincere. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
3.5/4 Uncut Gems (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters There is nothing polite about brothers Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie's newest hyper-adrenalized ticking clock drama Uncut Gems. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/4 Little Women (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Ronan is flawless. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
2/4 Cats (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Cats might be a mess, but it's a one-of-a-kind incredibly memorable mess (for better and for worse), and for all I know that's entirely by design. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2019
1.5/4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [This] is the first time I feel like The Force is no longer with the franchise and the Darkside of corporate cookie-cutter greed has proven to be victorious. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5/4 Rabid (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters It's possible this remake could grow on me when I take the time to watch it again. Here's hoping that ends up being the case. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2019
3/4 Black Christmas (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Female empowerment is the game of the day, and watching these ladies take charge of their lives, their emotions, their bodies and their futures is as empowering as it is flat-out terrific. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2019
3/4 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters For my money I think this is the best cinematic entry into the world created by author Chris Van Allsburg yet. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
3/4 The Aeronauts (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [The] breathtaking spectacle of it all is glorious. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
3.5/4 Knives Out (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [Rian Johnson's] latest is a satirically malevolent gold mine that refuses to follow the rules of the genre its narrative exists within. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/4 Queen & Slim (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [The] emotionally explosive Queen & Slim is a nightmare romantic thriller ripped straight out of today's headlines. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/4 The Report (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Driver commands the screen. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2019
3/4 Honey Boy (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Thanks to Har'el's assertively meditative direction and LaBeouf's profound, emotionally-modulated script Honey Boy is a dramatic tour de force. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2019
3.5/4 Frozen II (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [This] is a strong, richly rewarding sequel that deftly builds on the themes introduced in the first film and brought to thrilling conclusion here. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/4 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Hitting the screen like a shot of pure unfiltered adrenaline, director James Mangold's Ford v Ferrari is an outstanding historical character study. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2019
2.5/4 The Good Liar (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [The Good Liar] is a soggy thriller that I never felt an emotional connection to. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2019
3/4 Charlie's Angels (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [As] good as both Scott and Balinska are, and they are terrific, it is Stewart who runs away with the movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2019
2.5/4 Last Christmas (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Clarke is wonderful, running around in a bright green elf suit with jaunty pointy-toed shoes showcasing a wild abandon that only grows more captivating as things progress. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2019
2/4 Midway (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters There wasn't any tension or suspense, and by the time things came to an end I was almost thankful the movie was over. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2019
4/4 Dolor y gloria (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters There is jubilation and wonder to be found in these remembrances, moments of pure bliss that are beyond imagining. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2019
2/4 Playing With Fire (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters While I didn't like Playing with Fire the kids in the audience did. Maybe that's enough. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2019
3/4 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters The acting is universally spectacular, both Davis and especially McKenzie making an indelible impression. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/4 Harriet (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Thanks to a powerhouse performance from Erivo and stellar direction from filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, biographical drama Harriet frequently lives up to the weight of expectation. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2019
2.5/4 Paradise Hills (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters There's no tension as to where things are going to end up, the final images leaving me cold. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2019
2.5/4 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [Hamilton is] as ferocious as ever as Sarah Connor, and to say the series has missed her is a massive understatement. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
2.5/4 The Kill Team (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [Even] at only a scant 87-minutes I had trouble maintaining interest in all that was happening all the way through to the end. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
1.5/4 Countdown (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters The final act is a groan-inducing slap to the face that had me wanting to throw popcorn at the screen in indignation. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/4 Black and Blue (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters I wish I liked Black and Blue more. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
3.5/4 The Lighthouse (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Eggers' moody, esoteric descent into madness is a showcase for two gifted actors at the height of their powers. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2019
3/4 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Never trying to be more than the kid-friendly spectacle it is, this is still a thoroughly enjoyable adventure, and unlike the first one I'm actually quite happy I gave it a look. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/4 Trick (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Trick isn't much of a Halloween treat, and like a sour apple stuffed with razor blades washing the bad taste of this one out of my mouth is going to be difficult to do. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2.5/4 Gemini Man (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Gemini Man [is] a perplexing conundrum, and for a thriller about an assassin who never misses a shot this is one motion picture that has a whole lot of trouble consistently hitting the target. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2.5/4 Wrinkles the Clown (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Nichols knew how to hold my attention, Wrinkles the Clown a celebration of petrifying delights that had my guts twisted into unbreakable knots. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019
2.5/4 Low Tide (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters If not a great movie, it's just good enough to make me curious to see what the filmmaker has up his sleeve next. More importantly, it helps make his thoughtfully meditative debut worthy of a look. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
1.5/4 Joker (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Joker wasn't for me, and even if I were to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight and have a sudden desire to see the world burn that still doesn't mean I see my opinion changing anytime soon. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/4 The Death of Dick Long (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters [For] those willing to take the plunge into the animalistically risqué unknown, The Death of Dick Long gallops to the finish line with authoritative tenacity. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/4 Abominable (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Abominable is as entertaining an animated feature as I've seen this year, audiences of all ages almost certain to thrill to its avalanche of pleasures for many years to come. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/4 Bliss (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Madison is a force of terrifying nature, her fracturing psyche a cornucopia of manic delirium that's as fascinating as it is discombobulating. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/4 Haunt (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Haunt ends up being a well-plotted, suitably sinister little shocker that proves to pack an agreeably malevolent little punch. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
3/4 Downton Abbey (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters While Downton Abbey will undoubtedly please fans of the series more than it will newcomers to the material, this movie is nevertheless a great deal of breezy fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
3/4 Ad Astra (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters Gray is such an exquisite cinematic craftsman it's unlikely I could have torn my eyes away from the screen even if I had wanted to try and do so. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
3/4 Depraved (2019) Sara Michelle Fetters A heartfelt, deftly mature 21st-century reimagining of author Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, indie auteur Larry Fessenden's Depraved is a movingly emotional monster movie that packs a pretty mean punch. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019