Sarah Marrs

Sarah Marrs
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Lainey Gossip, Cinesnark

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) A fun and loving, if deliberately shallow, portrait of Rudy Ray Moore. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
98% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy is more than just an indulgence by Shia LaBeouf... - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
39% Seberg (2019) Kristen Stewart's strong performance and the great costume design make Seberg passable. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
45% The Laundromat (2019) Intolerably smug. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
59% Harriet (2019) Harriet is a solid, if formulaic, biopic. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
89% Ford v Ferrari (2019) I wish it came in a more interesting, inventive package, but Ford v Ferrari is perfectly serviceable. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
98% Knives Out (2019) A GREAT murder mystery. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
86% Just Mercy (2019) Just Mercy is a procedural made in the prestige drama mold, with an old-fashioned appeal. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) More like A Beautiful Day to CRY. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
76% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit is sweet and whimsical, with an undercurrent of a darker reality... - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
94% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) The Personal History of David Copperfield shows how much Charles Dickens still has to say about our world today and is a great stage for some incredibly fun performances... - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
85% The Report (2019) "The structure at least breaks up the really dry bits with the really upsetting bits, so that's...something." - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) If you HAVE to watch a "Has Fallen" movie, watch this one. It's the least likely to make you want to claw your soul from your very body and leave this plane of existence. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
79% Good Boys (2019) The emotional core of the movie is strong enough to keep it going when the humor doesn't. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) ...illustrates how Alice Guy-Blaché, thought to be the first female director, fell through the cracks of history, and makes a case for Guy-Blaché's place among the titans of early cinema. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw is indefensibly dumb, and it is a LOT of fun. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) ...a story about the power of stories, particularly how folklore is often wielded against women. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
22% The Kitchen (2019) An enormously frustrating waste of potential. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) A meandering, pensive portrait and wish fulfillment of the brand only Tarantino can deliver. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die is either going to be the best movie you've seen in a while, or an absolutely pile of garbage you yearn to set on fire, and nothing in between. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) I am so incredibly frustrated by this movie. WHAT A PREMISE! And just NOTHING on the delivery. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
83% Midsommar (2019) This is a film meant to be examined from every angle, but first you just have to let it wash over you like a weird, violent waterfall. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) If the movie is slightly overburdened by Avengers business, the joys of the humor and Peter's emotional journey make up for it. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) Watching this version of The Lion King is like going to the zoo and staring at a lion while listening to "The Circle of Life". - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
22% Men in Black International (2019) Ten year olds might like it for the goofy alien bits. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 still orbits the "friendship is good" universe established by the first Toy Story, but it reaches for much deeper meaning by asking what it means to live purposefully. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) A sad, limping finish for the X-Men franchise. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2019
54% Ma (2019) ...perfectly serviceable, if forgettable... - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) This is the biopic of a queer rock icon we deserve. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin gets a pass thanks to the undeniable charm of its star, Mena Massoud. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) It will work on small children who don't know better, but woe betide anyone else who gets dragged along. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Endgame is a summer camp goodbye-sad for the friends we won't see again, but happy for the time we got to spend together. Endgame makes sure it was time spent well. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
91% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! wears a big heart on its sleeve. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
77% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Technically it's good but also, what are we supposed to get out of this except an echo of the fear we've already felt? - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
93% Us (2019) Us is an incredibly effective horror movie, finely tuned to cause stress in the audience, with plenty of nerve-wracking moments and scares. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) ...a story that can only be about a woman, about her frustrations and setbacks and the way the world works against her, and what happens when she stops trying to work with the world and just does her own thing. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
20% Serenity (2019) Serenity is a disaster, but it's so bad it crosses into fascinating. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
No Score Yet Behaving Badly (2014) Oh my God, it's so boring. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
89% The Vanishing (2019) Pretty okay. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
37% Glass (2019) This Glass is half empty. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) ...demonstrates the any-person nature of heroes with cleverness and heart. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) A revisionist Western road movie comedy with a heaping side of existential drama and great performances. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
96% Roma (2018) Roma is small life drama writ large. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
85% Dumplin' (2018) Cheesy, schmaltzy, weirdly shallow for a film that Is Making A Point, Dumplin' is the worst of the Netflix factory line...and yet, at the same time, it's impossible to dislike it. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) ...trying to update a medieval story for modern times doesn't quite work. But at least Mary Queen of Scots is watchable. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
65% Aquaman (2018) I'm not saying Aquaman is good. But it is extremely watchable, totally insane good time. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) A kitschy Lynchian dream. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite is funny and sexy and sad and weird, and ultimately a portrait of loneliness, as no one ends up with what they need, only whatever power they can grab. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
15% Robin Hood (2018) Well this didn't work out at all. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
81% Boy Erased (2018) I feel bad marking this rotten because the subject is so important, but the execution is just not there. - Lainey Gossip EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018