Sara Michelle Fetters


Sara Michelle Fetters
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I'm a Seattle city girl trying to make it as a film critic and freelance entertainment journalist in the wilds of Washington State. When I'm not watching (and writing about) movies, I also read (constantly), eat out (mmmmm - mexican food), shop (you can never have enough shoes), hang out with friends, play softball & basketball, watch the SuperSonics avidly (even if they do, at the moment, stink) and have far too unhealthy a fascination with Kelly Clarkson.
Favorites:
I hate this question. There are far too many to list.
Location: Seattle

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 88% Arctic (2019) [Mikkelsen] brings a level of intense physicality that is coupled with a level of emotive sensitivity that's superb. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 41% Donnybrook (2019) I couldn't get any of what I just saw out of my head for hours after I had viewed it. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 71% Mega Time Squad (2019) Makes sense, right? Of course it doesn't, but that's all part of the genre stew that van Dammen has cooked up for the audience to enjoy. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) While not all of it is as fresh or as original as I'm certain Rodriguez and Cameron hope it is, that does not make what transpires any less magnetically thrilling. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2.5/4 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) There's just enough energetic pizazz and imaginative zaniness here to keep things interesting. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/4 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part might not be as awesome as its forerunner but that doesn't make it any less worthwhile. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
1.5/4 46% What Men Want (2019) What Men Want isn't just a waste of time, more egregiously it also squanders an appealing star turn from actress Taraji P. Henson. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
2.5/4 23% Miss Bala (2019) Hardwicke's latest is undeniably generic. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2.5/4 82% Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) In the end Dragon Ball Super: Broly gave me something of a tiny headache. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
3/4 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Overflowing in intelligence, imagination and wit that's as infectious as it is exhilarating. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
2.5/4 93% Don't Come Back from the Moon (2019) The ethereally barren strangeness of both the locale and the bizarre events are fascinating. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
3.5/4 93% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War is a stunning piece of episodic storytelling that's positively breathtaking in its invigorating emotional magnitude. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
2/4 14% An Acceptable Loss (2019) For all of the film's high-minded aspirations it's just too silly and stupid to be able to live up to any of them. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
3/4 37% Glass (2019) I was riveted with the breadth and depth of Shyamalan's continued dissection of comic book mythology and culture. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2/4 77% Pledge (2019) A purposefully exploitive mixed bag to say the least. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
1.5/4 40% The Upside (2019) A tedious slog that plays up a number of regressive stereotypes and caricatures while also lapsing into cheap, sexually questionable bits of slapstick comedy I found personally loathsome. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/4 84% Rust Creek (2019) What's great about Lipson's script is that she doesn't make even a passing attempt to transform this story into a romance. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
2.5/4 48% Escape Room (2019) Robitel sets up a number of winning set pieces for his characters to attempt to get themselves out of. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
3/4 72% Destroyer (2018) Thanks in large part to Kidman's internalized tenacious ferocity, Destroyer became a cold-blooded thriller I had no wish to tear my eyes away from. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
3.5/4 94% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) This movie is a marvel. See it at once. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
3.5/4 72% On the Basis of Sex (2019) The film is a magnificent showcase for Jones, the talented actress giving one of the best performances of her career. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
2/4 66% Vice (2018) Vice just seems content to make supercilious fun of everything, its most pointed barbs not so much directed at Dick Cheney and his enablers so much as they are at the audience itself. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
3/4 65% Aquaman (2018) Wan's descent into comic book fantasia is close to incredible, even its frequent missteps overflowing in an infectious giddy fervor that's close to wonderful. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/4 93% Bumblebee (2018) There's way more than meets the eye going on here, and I for one I'm blissfully happy about that. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3/4 80% Ben is Back (2018) I liked this one a lot, and if not for a lumpy third act it's possible I'd have considered this to be one of 2018's best motion pictures. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
.5/4 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) [Welcome to Marwen] is an inexcusable, tone-deaf misfire that does a huge disservice to the person it is supposedly trying to celebrate... - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/4 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Overflowing in heart, genuine human emotion and eye-popping spectacle. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
2.5/4 70% The Mule (2018) While a second-tier effort from the Oscar-winning veteran that still makes The Mule better than a lot of other filmmakers' first tier selections... - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
2.5/4 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) There was a distancing effect that kept me from being able to connect with either woman as strongly as I wanted to. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/4 26% Mortal Engines (2018) As interesting as this world is and as spectacularly realized as much of it might be, at a certain point all of the missteps can't help but take an almost catastrophic toll. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/4 81% The Quake (Skjelvet) (2018) Andersen shows he's assertively capable of staging scenes of mass-destruction on a relatively minimal budget... with thrilling aplomb. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.5/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) A superheroic stew that's as tasty as it is filling. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/4 59% Vox Lux (2018) The filmmaker bounces around to so many different thematic points the overabundance of them just becomes assaultive. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/4 94% The Favourite (2018) I found myself wanting to live inside each and every frame of this marvelous achievement. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/4 96% Roma (2018) The beauty of this achievement is undeniable. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3/4 77% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) The entire crop of young actors who make up this ensemble are tremendous. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3/4 79% Green Book (2018) While I can recommend the drama it isn't without some rather substantial reservations... - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
2.5/4 59% The Front Runner (2018) It can all feel more like a history lesson than it does a dramatic narrative endeavor... - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/4 84% Creed II (2018) The fact it all works as well as it does is a testament to how rich the performances are as well as the kinetically captivating efficiency of Caple's direction. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3.5/4 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) There is a melancholic grace and an emotive understanding to the ways in which friendships change and evolve over time, the continuous inventiveness of the film in that regard catching me by surprise. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.5/4 94% Wildlife (2018) The jittery physicality of Mulligan's portrayal is frequently surprising. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/4 81% Instant Family (2018) The core of the film is so strong, so pure, that any missteps Anders might take with this story don't feel as egregious or as damaging as they have in many of his more unabashedly slapstick endeavors. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It's a callous, perplexingly frustrating way to tell a story, and for large portions of the feature I sat scratching my head in appalled disbelief. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/4 91% Widows (2018) Davis is superb as Veronica. Her grief is palpable. Her pain is omnipresent. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 81% Boy Erased (2018) The film's episodic nature and overtly melodramatic tendencies are its undoing... - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
2.5/4 63% Outlaw King (2018) It achieves a belligerent urgency that's suitably thrilling. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
2/4 58% The Grinch (2018) This movie is so shockingly bland, so immediately forgettable, so pedestrian in its plotting, that I found watching it to be fairly laborious. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
2/4 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Alvarez's movie is shockingly boring... felt more like a 1988 made-for-TV adaptation of a Robert Ludlum novel than it did anything else. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2.5/4 67% Welcome to Mercy (2018) The final 15 minutes are explosive. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
1.5/4 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) [It's] possible I hated this overblown mess of a musical biopic something fierce, and I'd rather not say another word about it. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018