Sarah Knight Adamson

Sarah Knight Adamson
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 68% Joker (2019) "Joker" is a proceed with caution film, with an Oscar-worthy performance by Joaquin Phoenix. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3.5/4 No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Fleabag (2019) The ultra-talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge's solo theater performance shines a light on female issues--taking us on an outrageous, hysterical roller coaster ride. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
4/4 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) A gorgeous, painful tribute to an American way of life that doesn't exist anymore; finding moving beauty in a foreseeable tragedy that will warm your heart. - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Quentin Tarantino's 60s soundtrack cinematic masterpiece serves as a love letter to Hollywood filmmaking in the late 60s, and to the love of a city. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2019
3/4 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Cosby narrates the film and is brutally honest on his regrets, cocaine and heroin drug use, his fears, his belief in family and his intense need to perform. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
4/4 99% The Farewell (2019) A heartfelt look at culture and family traditions no other film has captured such depth. - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2019
4/4 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Pixar has raised the bar again in "Toy Story 4" in that the multitude of lessons to be learned are worth not only the price of admission but perhaps a fixture in the family movie library. Yes, it's that good. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/4 98% Maiden (2019) Empowering, with themes of courage and strength--a must-see for all. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
4/4 96% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Morrison's wide-ranging impact throughout the literary world is remarkable, she's an inspiration to all. - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3.5/4 89% Rocketman (2019) Perhaps the best element of this musical is the fast paced choreographed dance moments combined with all of the cast breaking out into song at any given moment. - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/4 91% Framing John DeLorean (2019) An excellent film that leaves no stone uncovered in its pursuit of peeling back the layers of a genius who turned corrupt. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/4 32% Being Frank (2019) The movie has a great message for kids and teens...stand up and be heard...call the adults out...especially if you feel they are wrong and in this case, Frank is oh so wrong... - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
4/4 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) Farming life, up close and personal--as close as you'll ever see to living life in perfect harmony with nature. - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3.5/4 97% Booksmart (2019) Oliva Wilde's directing debut is actually 'smart,' and savvy, and silly-just the right ingredients for a sure-fire comedic hit. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
2.5/4 57% Aladdin (2019) Guy Ritchie's "Aladdin" remake introduces kids to new methods to 'get their way' by torturing Jasmine's dad, the Sultan-this will never be 'okay' in a children's movie. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
3/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Halle Berry's feisty character (Sofia) is a welcome breath of fresh air. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
2.5/4 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) A confusing narrative does little to enhance the film, although it is a gorgeous display of animation with stunning colors--it's impossible to follow. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
4/4 81% Long Shot (2019) Pairing Seth Rogen a gonzo journalist with Charlize Theron, a successful Secretary of State is opportune the 'oil and water' pair remind us of the unlikely "Notting Hill"pair. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3.5/4 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) "Avengers Endgame" at its best-illustrates the qualities of being a true hero-all while Marvel's greatest cinematic hits are warmly and entertainingly revisited! - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
3.5/4 66% The Public (2019) Check out "The Public" at a theater near you, offering over due enlightenment on 'The Public Library' system in America and the homeless. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/4 99% Amazing Grace (2019) The voice of an angel takes us to church-Be prepared to be lifted-up-quite possibly to the heavens-by merely viewing this euphoric musical performance by the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3.5/4 90% Shazam! (2019) Shazman is the new superhero kid on the block as Zachary Levi's energetic, yet heartfelt performance nails his DC character for years to come! - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
1.5/4 47% Dumbo (2019) The CGI Dumbo looks adorable-it's just too bad the little fellow has such a miserable life and that he's actually not the star of his own film, also non kid-centered and lacks heart. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
3/4 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Larson shines, as she's made the independently strong character her own -- serving as a role model to all young girls worldwide -- however, the scenes between her and a younger eyepatch-less Fury are my favorite. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/4 99% Apollo 11 (2019) "Apollo 11" is a visual delicacy to be savored long after the extensive credits roll." - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
1.5/4 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) No doubt, we have to talk about those creepy big eyes-from start to finish they are disconcerting-which is a shame, as Alita, (Rosa Salaza) the spunky female lead character doesn't need them to be alluring. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/4 44% What Men Want (2019) Hilarious slapstick comedy starring a magnificent Taraji P. Henson, with satisfying components of sisterhood, family, romance, and workplace. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) It's as if the comic book itself has come to life. An achievement of storytelling at the top of the heap; wildly entertaining from start to finish! - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
3.5/4 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) "Moonlight's" director Barry Jenkins followup is everything we'd expect from a visual master storyteller. - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
3.5/4 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Emily Blunt's performance is the reason to see this updated sequel to the 1964 movie "Mary Poppins" that starred Julie Andrews. - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2018
3.5/4 59% The Grinch (2018) A fresh update from the 1966 cartoon film; its bright, colorful set designs, dry humor, and messages of love and kindness are perfect for the holidays. - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2018
3.5/4 82% Instant Family (2018) If you've ever wondered how the foster care system works in America, "Instant Family" provides an up close & personal snapshot from Sean Anders the co-writer and director. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/4 33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) There's no place for violence in this classic Christmas tale, especially with a cracking bullwhip. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Melissa McCarthy goes deep inside the psyche of a 'down on her luck' author by creating empathy for the character. An Academy Award nomination is sure to follow. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
3/4 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury is worth the price of admission! - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3.5/4 90% Studio 54 (2018) Infamous by name, New York's Studio 54, served as a glitzy yet, dingy playground for the rich & famous. Director Matt Tyrnauer's documentary sheds a bright neon light. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
2/4 76% Smallfoot (2018) Sadly, overly-stuffed "Smallfoot" invents modern fairy tale notions about Yeti's, with mediocre animation, and songs without actually teaching anything of substance to kids. - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
3.5/4 87% First Man (2018) Quote from the past, "Behind every successful man there is a woman." Claire Foy as Janet Armstrong, shines as she's written to portray strength, love, uncertainty, and fortitude. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
3/4 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Parents, proceed with caution as Slappy, may be too scary for the younger set, although generally a fun Halloween family film for all ages. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Undeniably, "A Star is Born" shines due to the realistic chemistry between Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. This Oscar worthy film delivers on all fronts! - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/4 96% Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) The poignancy of Fonda's point of view on the various topics adds tremendously to the unfolding of this excellent film. Fonda makes no excuses saying, "I am what I am." - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
1.5/4 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Here's what's truly infuriating-the fact that the beloved young-adult novel of which the film is based fell into the hands of the "Hostel" series horror-famed director Eli Roth. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3.5/4 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Despite the ambiguous genre of this excellent diabolical modern-suburbia film-for sure it's one of the best times I've had at the movies in a long time! - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
3.5/4 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Jon M. Chu's adaptation of Kevin Kwan's book stands on its own, adding key scenes, tweaking character's roles while at the same time bringing the over-the-top opulence to life - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/4 100% 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie (2018) Lee Aronsohn's personal story is to our benefit; set against the stunning Rocky Mts, he's preserved the band's legacy while giving a historical look at Boulder, CO in the 70s. - Hollywood360 Radio EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
4/4 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee's film is one of the years best; Ron Stallworth's memoir is told with passion & admiration-aptly Lee's finale reminds us of our current gut-wrenching racial tensions. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/4 73% Christopher Robin (2018) Oh bother, as Winnie the Pooh would say; this is not the live action over-the-top film kids and adults may expect; however, it is true to the laid-back nature of the books. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
4/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The stunts are reminiscent of "Fast and Furious" via 'Tokyo drifting' cars, has the feel of "Mad Max," while distinctly retaining its own identity with HALO jumps and more. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.5/4 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Still on a high from seeing this sun-kissed, fresh sea-breeze, light & airy film. My audience laughed, sang & clapped at the end. There were even a few tears, including mine. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
1.5/4 62% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Kids and parents deserve quality films--given this is the third strike-the Hotel Transylvania film series is out. - Sarah's Backstage Pass EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018