Sarah's Backstage Pass

Sarah's Backstage Pass 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 Knight Adamson
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/4 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Sarah Knight Adamson While grand in scale, the characters are lost in the dark storyline. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
3.5/4 Beirut (2018) Sarah Knight Adamson No doubt, this is Hamm's finest role to date after his Mad Men series... EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
3.5/4 Ready Player One (2018) Sarah Knight Adamson If escapism is what you're looking for in a popcorn movie, then Ready Player One is worth the price of admission. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
3.5/4 A Quiet Place (2018) Sarah Knight Adamson Tight editing builds the suspense in this excellent horror film. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
3.5/4 Blockers (2018) Sarah Knight Adamson As a comedy, the film is hysterical; all three leads performances are unmistakably funny. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
3/4 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson If you're in the mood for non-stop action and silliness, this mindless popcorn movie fits the bill--both Smith and Lawrence are hysterical together. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
3.5/4 The Fencer (2015) Sarah Knight Adamson Above all, the film serves as a tribute to Endel Nelis. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
2/4 Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Sarah Knight Adamson Its tone is more of a Transformers film, (loud, crunchy, whip-lash filming, somewhat teen-centered) and wait, let's not forget those continued earsplitting explosions. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
3/4 Thoroughbreds (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Although disturbing to watch...we can't look away due to a director's sharp lens. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
3.5/4 Journey's End (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Bleak stuff...however, it's powerfully moving. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/4 Black Panther (2018) Sarah Knight Adamson It is epic in so many ways and important for all of us to experience, start discussions about, and champion. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
2/4 Red Sparrow (2018) Sarah Knight Adamson This is not entertainment, especially when the drawn-out brutal scene goes on and on and on. Way too gross and unnecessary. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
3/4 A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Sarah Knight Adamson While both beautiful and family-centered, those new to the source material may wonder what exactly is happening. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
3.5/4 The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson As a Dickens fan myself, I appreciated the films attempt to bring the author to the forefront... EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
3/4 Coco (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Yes, the set design is gorgeous in the land of the dead, and the family-centered theme is a winner... however, Coco's story-line didn't wow me. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/4 Lady Bird (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Oscar-worthy performances, outstanding direction, great script (so real, raw and emotional) along with tremendous editing... EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
2/4 The Greatest Showman (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson My question is, why not focus on the real facts by digging deeper? What a shame, not only to Barnum's character but also to Lind's. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/4 Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Bening's incredible performance grows deeper as Grahame's situation grows in difficulty... EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
2/4 Downsizing (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Too bad Hong Chau's character showed up so late in the film, she could have possibly saved it... EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/4 Aus dem Nichts (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson As a courtroom thriller, In the Fade delivers. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
2/4 The Commuter (2018) Sarah Knight Adamson I'm a Liam Neeson fan, but he needs to find better scripts. This one is way too long, overly complicated and unrealistic. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
4/4 Jane (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Here's a family-friendly winner of a film... EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
3.5/4 Paddington 2 (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson The comedy, acting, set design are all outstanding. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/4 The Gentlemen (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Guy Ritchie's return to his signature British crime caper movies-provides Hugh Grant with a terrific role-while Charlie Hunnam shines in the spotlight. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
1/4 Dolittle (2020) Sarah Knight Adamson Unfortunately, Dolittle is a prime example of an ill-advised notion that a filmmaker, in this case writer/director Stephen Gaghan, known for his intensely violent films can effectively cross over into classic children's literature. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
3.5/4 Just Mercy (2019) Sarah Knight Adamson This is a tough film to watch due to the injustices that are at the core, although the courage and heroism displayed by Bryan Stevenson shine brightly. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
3.5/4 Bombshell (2019) Sarah Knight Adamson Roach has crafted a compelling "ripped from the headlines" film that evolves somewhat like a grabbing page-turner book. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
2/4 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Sarah Knight Adamson All your favorite cast is back, although a very confusing script. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
3/4 Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson The zaniness won me over by the film's endless parade of creative ridiculous gadgets and weapons. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/4 Stronger (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Talk about a winner! Jake Gyllenhaal's gritty, multifaceted Oscar-worthy performance gives us a realistic and profound sense of what it means to be a true hero. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/4 Victoria & Abdul (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Judi Dench is fabulous as Queen Victoria. She's the reason to see this film. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/4 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson When the big reveal finally happens, it is played out in grandiose bravura that most of us crave in a big production such as this. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/4 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson This isn't Deadpool, but close. It is the perfect popcorn movie that's full of entertainment and great special effects... EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/4 Only the Brave (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Outstanding performances by Brolin, Connelly and Teller. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/4 T2 Trainspotting (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson T2 is uproariously funny, from the opening scene to the zany re-visiting all of the old gang. The idiosyncrasies of each guy are accentuated, which adds to the lunacy of tone. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/4 Beauty and the Beast (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson This live-action remake may not be necessary, but it's still a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/4 Kong: Skull Island (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Kong: Skull Island is a ton of fun...however, I don't think upgrading to 3D is necessary-I saw it in 2D and was still blown away. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson More of the same, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 The Fate of the Furious (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson The quality of these films has enhanced over the years; you know what you're in for when you buy a ticket, which is typically an enjoyable ride. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson I appreciated the historical importance of this film and [the] stellar acting by the entire cast. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/5 Colossal (2016) Sarah Knight Adamson Wow, this is a creative twist on a very serious subject. Anne Hathaway is fantastic in her quirky role. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
2.5/4 Life (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson A decent but forgettable thriller that adds nothing new to the Doomed Space Crew genre. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/4 Wonder Woman (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Gal Gadot's performance is fantastic to watch, she not only carries the entire film, but she also brings strength, intelligence, compassion and beauty to her role. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
2.5/4 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson King Arthur would've been a mess if its cast hadn't gone all-in with dedicating themselves to their roles... EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
2.5/4 Alien: Covenant (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Say what you will about Prometheus, but I would take a film that makes me think over a bunch of CGI'd cat-and-mouse chase-horror sequences and an uninspired plot... EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
2/4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Only for diehard franchise fans. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/4 Baby Driver (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson We hollered and clapped. It's that kind of movie. Ultimately cool. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 Paris Can Wait (2016) Sarah Knight Adamson I enjoyed the slow pacing, the stunning cinematography and the culinary delights. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
1/4 Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson No one has the energy or desire to care after suffering through two and half hours of a film that is nothing short of a chaotic mess... EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 Cars 3 (2017) Sarah Knight Adamson Fans of the franchise will be relieved... EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020