Sandy Schaefer

Sandy Schaefer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Sandy Schaefer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ScreenRant

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Hot Pursuit will provide some moviegoers with a few easy laughs, but others are likely to find it just boring and unfunny. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 8, 2015
3/5 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "The Age of Adaline is a ludicrous romantic fantasy, but solid craftsmanship and good acting make it an enjoyable one too. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 24, 2015
1.5/5 6% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "Die-hard Kevin James fans will get additional mileage from it, but Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is a pretty easy pass for everyone else. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3.5/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Furious 7 is another solid Fast and the Furious installment - one that (flaws aside) provides a nice farewell to star Paul Walker. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3.5/5 96% It Follows (2015) "The film might not be as deep as it aspires to be, but It Follows is one retro horror movie that's quite creepy and has style to spare. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/5 79% McFarland USA (2015) "McFarland, USA is by-the-numbers underdogs sport fare, but good direction and performances make it a respectable addition to the genre. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 20, 2015
2/5 13% Seventh Son (2015) "Seventh Son would be utterly forgettable, were it not for some decent directorial elements and the performances of Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 6, 2015
3/5 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "The SpongeBob Movie is essentially a kid-friendly stoner comedy, but also one that's clever and inspired enough to keep SpongeBob fans entertained. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 6, 2015
3/5 38% Black or White (2015) "It's far from ground-breaking in its social statements, but Black or White is still a solid comedy/drama buoyed by good performances all around. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 30, 2015
1.5/5 13% Mortdecai (2015) "Mortdecai lacks the wit and charm that would've been necessary for this farcical pastiche to work, resulting in another disappointment from Johnny Depp. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/5 98% Paddington (2015) "Thanks to its playfully idiosyncratic, yet thoughtful nature, Paddington maintains the innocence and charm of the Paddington character for a new generation. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3.5/5 72% Big Eyes (2014) "Tim Burton buttons down his kooky expressiveness with Big Eyes, but the resulting film is one of his better (and more self-reflective) in recent memory. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 25, 2014
4/5 90% Wild (2014) "Wild is more than a showcase for Reese Witherspoon's performance, it's a meditative journey that is refreshingly funny, insightful, and poignant. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/5 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Peter Jackson's Battle of the Five Armies ends his Hobbit trilogy on a somewhat underwhelming note, but it's worth taking that final trip to his Middle-earth. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/5 71% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "Its stars didn't need their own movie, but there's enough kid-friendly wit and non-stop humor to justify Penguins of Madagascar's existence. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 26, 2014
4/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Well-acted and often moving, Theory of Everything is ultimately an insightful love story that just happens to be about Stephen Hawking. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 26, 2014
3.5/5 95% Whiplash (2014) "Whiplash is a tense (but somewhat hollow) psycho-thriller that features a ferocious performance to remember from J.K. Simmons. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 14, 2014
3/5 77% Rosewater (2014) "Rosewater is emotionally sincere and thoughtful, but Jon Stewart's movie also very much feels like a first-time director's work. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 14, 2014
2.5/5 69% Laggies (2014) "Buoyed by Keira Knightley's empathetic performance, Laggies is a decent coming of adult age dramedy that (like its protagonist) is a bit too directionless. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Anchored by Jake Gyllenhaal's chilling performance, Nightcrawler is an effective neo-noir thriller that provides insightful social commentary on the side. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 31, 2014
4/5 92% Dear White People (2014) "Dear White People is a strong debut for a newcomer director, who tackles sensitive racial and cultural topics with wit, sensitivity, and thoughtful commentary. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 31, 2014
3/5 77% St. Vincent (2014) "St. Vincent is derivative of other (and better) indie filmmakers' work but thanks to Bill Murray's performance, it's still a pleasant and funny viewing experience. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/5 82% The Book of Life (2014) "The Book of Life works as a visually dazzling celebration of Mexican culture, though its conventional kids' movie elements leave something to be desired. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2.5/5 62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "Alexander is far less memorable than its source material, but it ultimately proves to be an affable (and refreshingly brisk) piece of family-friendly entertainment. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3.5/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "The Boxtrolls doesn't represent the Laika's best work, it's nonetheless another visually-inventive, witty, and energetic fairy tale adventure. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 26, 2014
2/5 39% Tusk (2014) "It has a memorably weird premise, sure, but Kevin Smith's Tusk generally fails to be either that funny and/or scary... much less interesting. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3.5/5 89% The Drop (2014) "The Drop is ultimately a solid mood piece, with strong performances that help elevate it above its derivative story elements. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 13, 2014
3/5 36% If I Stay (2014) "If I Stay's blend of teen romance and supernatural melodrama doesn't break the YA mold, but it's a decent addition to the genre nonetheless. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 22, 2014
2.5/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) "The Expendables 3 offers its share of old-school action thrills and fun, yet it has the same problems as its predecessors - and then some. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/5 68% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) "The Hundred-Foot Journey is a by the numbers, yet charming, handsome, and well-acted dramedy that the whole family can enjoy. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3.5/5 80% Get On Up (2014) "Get on Up has elements of greatness but ends up being just one step above a standard musician biopic - as result of its fairly derivative narrative " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 1, 2014
2.5/5 60% Hercules (2014) "If the phrase "Brett Ratner's Hercules starring The Rock" sounds like a fun movie to you, then you'll get your money's worth from Hercules. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2/5 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) "Planes: Fire & Rescue is a better made film than its predecessor on a technical level, but otherwise just as generic (in some ways, more so) on a storytelling level. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 18, 2014
2/5 23% Tammy (2014) "Tammy is another effective demonstration of McCarthy's comedic abilities - but much like its protagonist, the film is too jumbled and directionless for its own good. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3.5/5 86% Chef (2014) "Chef offers a pleasant cinematic road trip, which also works as a palate cleanser for Favreau the filmmaker. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 30, 2014
3.5/5 83% Belle (2014) "Belle might be a little too polite at times; though, it has an intelligence that should even make it appealing to moviegoers who aren't usually keen on corset period dramas. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 23, 2014
3.5/5 91% Locke (2014) "Locke has its flaws, but manages to satisfy as a minimalist work of social realism that is both dramatically-rich and often quite engaging. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 16, 2014
1.5/5 16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) "A glorified 90-minute distraction for kids - not an enchanting and memorable addition to the Wizard of Oz movie pantheon. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 9, 2014
3.5/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "Sets a new bar for big and splashy comic book blockbusters; unfortunately, while The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is enthralling, in the end, it's also pretty empty. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 2, 2014
2/5 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) "Full of intriguing concepts and potential, but by the end much of that promise goes unfulfilled - with the film as a whole nearly sliding off the rails in the process. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 25, 2014
1/5 8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) "Even fans of the series should wait until they can see Haunted House 2 at home - where they can take as many verbal potshots at its awfulness as they like. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 18, 2014
2.5/5 48% Rio 2 (2014) "Enjoyable music and traces of authentic Brazilian spirit provide reasonable compensation for Rio 2's derivative qualities and storytelling flaws (if only barely so). " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/5 65% Bad Words (2014) "Plays out as a farce that (sadly) just isn't all that insightful, witty, or creative with how it approaches its premise - one that is kind of funny but only goes so far. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "A wondrous celebration of everything that Wes Anderson holds dear - while moving farther away from being a universally recommendable title for casual viewers. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2/5 28% 3 Days To Kill (2014) "3 Days to Kill offers little substance that hasn't been handled more effectively in previous Luc Besson directed Euro-action/thrillers. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2.5/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) "Despite an often muddled story, the meaningful fantasy yarn about life and love in Winter's Tale will at least leave viewers with something to mull over afterwards. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 14, 2014
2/5 9% Vampire Academy (2014) "Vampire Academy will likely only satisfy fans of the books. To most everyone else, it's another disposable addition to the growing pile of cheap YA movie adaptations. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2.5/5 34% Labor Day (2014) "Labor Day is a sincere and earnest attempt to get at the deeper meaning of a rather soapy premise; unfortunately, the movie is only partially successful in its quest. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 31, 2014
2/5 22% Gimme Shelter (2014) "Gimme Shelter feels like the final result of a C-grade director having watched Precious and deciding that he could do better. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 24, 2014
2.5/5 10% The Nut Job (2014) "Nut Job is a decent (but entirely forgettable) animated crime/caper for younger audiences. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 17, 2014
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