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
3.5/4 96% Knives Out (2019) [Rian Johnson's] latest is a satirically malevolent gold mine that refuses to follow the rules of the genre its narrative exists within. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/4 83% Queen & Slim (2019) [The] emotionally explosive Queen & Slim is a nightmare romantic thriller ripped straight out of today's headlines. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/4 82% The Report (2019) Driver commands the screen. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
3/4 93% Honey Boy (2019) Thanks to Har'el's assertively meditative direction and LaBeouf's profound, emotionally-modulated script Honey Boy is a dramatic tour de force. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
3.5/4 78% Frozen II (2019) [This] is a strong, richly rewarding sequel that deftly builds on the themes introduced in the first film and brought to thrilling conclusion here. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/4 91% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Hitting the screen like a shot of pure unfiltered adrenaline, director James Mangold's Ford v Ferrari is an outstanding historical character study. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
2.5/4 66% The Good Liar (2019) [The Good Liar] is a soggy thriller that I never felt an emotional connection to. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
3/4 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) [As] good as both Scott and Balinska are, and they are terrific, it is Stewart who runs away with the movie. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
2.5/4 47% Last Christmas (2019) 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. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
2/4 43% Midway (2019) There wasn't any tension or suspense, and by the time things came to an end I was almost thankful the movie was over. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
4/4 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) There is jubilation and wonder to be found in these remembrances, moments of pure bliss that are beyond imagining. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
2/4 22% Playing with Fire (2019) While I didn't like Playing with Fire the kids in the audience did. Maybe that's enough. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
4/4 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) "Doctor Sleep" is a monumental achievement of tension, suspense, forgiveness and sacrifice I'm not soon to forget. - Seattle Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/4 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The acting is universally spectacular, both Davis and especially McKenzie making an indelible impression. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/4 73% Harriet (2019) 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. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
2.5/4 62% Paradise Hills (2019) There's no tension as to where things are going to end up, the final images leaving me cold. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
2.5/4 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) [Hamilton is] as ferocious as ever as Sarah Connor, and to say the series has missed her is a massive understatement. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2.5/4 70% The Kill Team (2019) [Even] at only a scant 87-minutes I had trouble maintaining interest in all that was happening all the way through to the end. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
1.5/4 25% Countdown (2019) The final act is a groan-inducing slap to the face that had me wanting to throw popcorn at the screen in indignation. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/4 51% Black and Blue (2019) I wish I liked Black and Blue more. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3.5/4 92% The Lighthouse (2019) Eggers' moody, esoteric descent into madness is a showcase for two gifted actors at the height of their powers. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
3/4 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) 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. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/4 30% Trick (2019) 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. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2.5/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) 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. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
2.5/4 68% Wrinkles the Clown (2019) Nichols knew how to hold my attention, Wrinkles the Clown a celebration of petrifying delights that had my guts twisted into unbreakable knots. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
2.5/4 73% Low Tide (2019) 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. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
1.5/4 69% Joker (2019) 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. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/4 75% The Death of Dick Long (2019) [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. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/4 80% Abominable (2019) 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. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/4 89% Bliss (2019) Madison is a force of terrifying nature, her fracturing psyche a cornucopia of manic delirium that's as fascinating as it is discombobulating. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/4 71% Haunt (2019) Haunt ends up being a well-plotted, suitably sinister little shocker that proves to pack an agreeably malevolent little punch. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
3/4 84% Downton Abbey (2019) 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. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
3/4 84% Ad Astra (2019) 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. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
3/4 87% Depraved (2019) 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. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/4 88% Hustlers (2019) Scafaria is their champion, and her movie is their celebration, and I can't wait for audiences all over the world to get the chance to see that for themselves. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2.5/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) It's possible I liked the motion picture as much as I did thanks to my affinity for Tartt's novel. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/4 61% Satanic Panic (2019) [These] three women are a trio of energetic magnetism who leap off the screen, Stardust utilizing them to chant an incantation of blood, guts, friendship and feminism I openly adored. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3.5/4 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The Peanut Butter Falcon is a distinctly American fable of resilience and perseverance that's nothing less than wonderful, this marvelous riverboat journey one I am not soon to forget. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/4 40% Vita & Virginia (2019) There were moments in director Chanya Button's Vita & Virginia where I felt like she had made this delicate, painfully mesmeric drama just for me. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
3.5/4 89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) A soaring testament to the human spirit, the film is an entertaining cathartic joy that never shies away from the darker emotional complications that can arise when a person sets out try and better themselves and live a healthier life. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
2.5/4 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Faults, flaws and all this supposedly final chapter in the adventures of Mike Banning got the job done as far as I was concerned. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
3.5/4 89% Ready or Not (2019) This is a masterfully entertaining game of subterfuge, innuendo, romance and survival where the ultimate winners are the viewers who bought themselves a ticket to see it get played. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
1.5/4 46% Ode to Joy (2019) Ode to Joy is one strange little motion picture. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
2.5/4 42% Nekrotronic (2019) Nekrotronic is a bizarre, fast-paced hoot, its slapdash devil-may-care storytelling dynamics oddly working for me more often than they did not. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
3.5/4 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) It is almost as if the movie's more noticeable imperfections only end up making the feature as a whole even more infectiously intoxicating. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
2/4 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) [While] The Angry Birds Movie 2 is a vast improvement over its predecessor...this is still one franchise that still has a long way to go if it is ever going to win me over. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2.5/4 80% Good Boys (2019) Good Boys is pretty darn far from being a bad movie. That still doesn't mean I'm personally interested in watching it again anytime soon. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2/4 44% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) For all of the talent of its cast and crew this adaptation of Stein's best-seller stalls out on the track long before it has the chance to reach the finish line. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3.5/4 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) I loved this movie something fierce. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2/4 No Score Yet The Witches of Dumpling Farm (Wicked Witches) (2018) It just doesn't cast a very memorable spell, the whole thing lacking in the type of magic that might have gotten under my skin and made this one worthwhile. - MovieFreak.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019