Cinesnark

Cinesnark is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Sarah Marrs
Rating Title/Year Author
Pin Cushion (2017) Sarah Marrs ...dark, weird, uncomfortable, sad, and occasionally dangerous. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2018
The Lodgers (2017) Sarah Marrs The Lodgers is low-key Gothic horror, less invested in jump scares than in its own moodiness. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2018
Sweet Virginia (2017) Sarah Marrs Sweet Virginia is a white-knuckle thriller that never lets up on the tension and dread. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2017
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Sarah Marrs It's a perfectly fine movie that could have been above-average good but was wrecked by too much story clutter and messy editing. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
The Social Network (2010) Sarah Marrs Even in a year flooded with excellent dramas, The Social Network is a standout. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Secretariat (2010) Sarah Marrs If you want to see a horseracing movie with your family about the triumph of spirit through sport and the unique bond between a horse and its rider, just stay home and rent The Black Stallion. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Hereafter (2010) Sarah Marrs Hereafter is another case of "poor material, decent direction". EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Morning Glory (2010) Sarah Marrs Morning Glory can't find its footing between romantic comedy... and biting workplace comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Unstoppable (2010) Sarah Marrs All around, Unstoppable was a pretty terrible movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
127 Hours (2010) Sarah Marrs Where the movie succeeds... it succeeds so well it's amazing. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) Sarah Marrs Not absolutely perfect, not exactly like the book, not enough, too much, give more, show me less-it's all of those things and still it's just RIGHT. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Black Swan (2010) Sarah Marrs The technical proficiency of Black Swan is eye-popping. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
All Good Things (2010) Sarah Marrs This movie isn't terrible. It's just forgettable. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Welcome to the Rileys (2010) Sarah Marrs Ken Hixon's (City by the Sea, Inventing the Abbotts) script is formulaic and doesn't take any chances... but [director Jake] Scott and his trio of actors elevate the material with light yet heartfelt touches. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
I Am Number Four (2011) Sarah Marrs Nothing about the movie felt fresh or inventive and it's hard to be interested when you're comparing it constantly to twelve different things that have come before. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Beastly (2011) Sarah Marrs Beastly isn't good but it's not nearly as awful as I expected. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Himlen är oskyldigt blå (Behind Blue Skies) (2010) Sarah Marrs In all, Behind Blue Skies is a serviceable coming-of-age tale, worth checking out if you're a Skarsgard fan. I'm sure Bill will be transitioning into English-language work shortly. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Red Riding Hood (2011) Sarah Marrs There's no tension or angst in this movie... and the cheapsies SFX and bored, disinterested performances from the cast killed whatever moody emo vibe Hardwicke was trying to evoke. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Battle: Los Angeles (2011) Sarah Marrs I didn't think it was possible to make SFX sequences more baffling and headache inducing than Transformers 2, but Battle: LA found a way. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Cracks (2009) Sarah Marrs ... [Director Jordan Scott] has her father's knack for visuals to boot-she'll be a formidable director one day soon. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Four Black Suits (4 mavra kostoumia) (2010) Sarah Marrs ... the laughs come more frequently and get progressively bigger. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Paul (2011) Sarah Marrs The jokes, while solid, didn't feel focused enough. Paul is a nerd love letter when it could have been a monument. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Sucker Punch (2011) Sarah Marrs ... just plain bad. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Source Code (2011) Sarah Marrs ... Source Code is a well-made sci-fi thriller, continuing the evolution of an interesting filmmaker in Duncan Jones. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
The Trip (2010) Sarah Marrs The Trip will undoubtedly stand out as one of the best of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Your Highness (2011) Sarah Marrs Your Highness is actually a pretty good looking film. It just isn't very funny. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Hanna (2011) Sarah Marrs Yes, this is a well-made, well-acted, entertaining movie. But it left me curiously empty afterward. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Water for Elephants (2011) Sarah Marrs While ultimately forgettable, it's a pleasant enough diversion while it's happening. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) Sarah Marrs It was WAY too long. It was WAY too bloated. It was WAY too self-indulgent. The plot was WAY too complicated. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
X-Men: First Class (2011) Sarah Marrs Good actors make you care, even if the story doesn't. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Super 8 (2011) Sarah Marrs I really enjoyed Super 8. Kind of loved it, even. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) Sarah Marrs I'd highly recommend Cave of Forgotten Dreams-it's interesting, informative, and it demonstrates perfectly just what a waste of time and money 3D is for every lame summer action movie that comes out. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
The Tree of Life (2011) Sarah Marrs As a film, The Tree of Life is stellar on every level. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Bad Teacher (2011) Sarah Marrs It wasn't ground-breaking comedy but I enjoyed it. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Green Lantern (2011) Sarah Marrs If you haven't seen it, DON'T BOTHER. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Sarah Marrs Where I do not give Bay any kind of pass, the problem I identify as uniquely his own and the reason I think that, no matter how technically proficient he is, he is a bad filmmaker, is his utter tone deafness to stereotypes and characterizations. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Horrible Bosses (2011) Sarah Marrs Horrible Bosses avoids the worst of the murder comedy pitfalls by making bad bosses the target of the plot. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Sarah Marrs Deathly Hallows part 2 struck all the right notes of action, adventure, friendship, courage and love. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Sarah Marrs It's the big hit Marvel needed to be and a strong platform for The Avengers... EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Attack the Block (2011) Sarah Marrs As a debut feature film for Cornish, as the first break for its young star Boyega, as a throwback creature-feature and as a genre/comedy, Attack the Block just works. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) Sarah Marrs Overall, I enjoyed Crazy, Stupid, Love for what it was-a movie of moderate means and moderate ambitions that is made interesting by a strong ensemble cast... EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Sarah Marrs The story has big ideas but is underwritten, the acting is pedestrian at best, and though the CGI apes are very well actualized, they still look cartoony at times. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
The Help (2011) Sarah Marrs It's worth seeing for the acting alone-Davis and Spencer are outstanding-but we should be asking ourselves the difficult questions the movie tries so hard to avoid. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Knight and Day (2010) Sarah Marrs Knight & Day was not the triumphant return for which Cruise was hoping. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
The Other Guys (2010) Sarah Marrs All I expected from The Other Guys was that it makes me laugh, and it did, for two hours straight. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Inception (2010) Sarah Marrs One of the best things about Nolan is that he writes his own material. He is in total control of the story. He isn't interpreting someone else's vision, he's translating his own thoughts to the screen. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) Sarah Marrs The Sorcerer's Apprentice wasn't bad so much as it was terribly dumb. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) Sarah Marrs Whenever I did start to really enjoy Eclipse, the score killed it stone dead. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
30 Minutes or Less (2011) Sarah Marrs 30 Minutes or Less wasn't terrible and when it did make me laugh, it made me laugh a lot. It was just built on the wrong comic premise. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Sarah Marrs Scott Pilgrim is not what you expect. It's not what the marketing made you expect. It's better than that. Funnier, sweeter, with eye-popping visuals and characters who feel so flawed and real they could be your own brother, sister, or friend. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2017