Avi Offer

Avi Offer
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: NYC Movie Guru

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7.24239/10 66% Jungle Cruise (2021) A pleasant and fun diversion for the whole family that remains afloat with its wit and charm. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
8.6824/10 85% The Evening Hour (2021) Genuinely moving, captivating and nuanced with strong performances. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
9.14258/10 94% The Green Knight (2021) A breathtaking, cerebral and exhilarating experience brimming with visual poetry. Like all truly great films, it transcends words. Dev Patel gives the best performance of his career. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
4.81/10 38% Here After (2021) Clunky, contrived and uneven despite an intriguing premise. It's not nearly as poignant or haunting as the upcoming Nine Days nor as imaginative, bold or breathtaking as What Dreams May Come. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
5.45/10 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) A poorly-shot, anemic, overlong bore that can't be saved by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson's moving performances. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2021
4.25/10 28% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Despite the charisma of Don Cheadle, it's a dumb, exhausting, poorly acted and silly sequel - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2021
5.895128/10 55% Settlers (2021) Breathtaking and visually stylish with decent, moving performances, but unimaginative, underwhelming and, ultimately, forgettable. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2021
9.0024/10 100% Eyimofe (This is My Desire) (2021) An engrossing and unflinchingly honest slice-of-life that's just as powerful as a Ken Loach film - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
3.86274/10 40% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) A shallow, bland and underwhelming B-movie with tedious, nauseating action and stylish production design. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
5.4282345/10 51% Old (2021) Old is like Jaws without the horror and suspense or like The Exterminating Angel without the intellectual depth and imagination. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
5.522249/10 92% Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021) Mildly engaging and stylishly, but unsurprising, overlong, incomplete and occasionally exploitative. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
8.96/10 100% Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters (2021) Captivating, illuminating and emotionally resonating. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
6.00001/10 46% Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) A dumb, but fun B-movie. It's a lean and slick white-knuckle thriller. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
6.00000420/10 82% Mama Weed (La Daronne) (2021) An uneven, silly and overstuffed mess that's saved by its charming and talented cast. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
8.75/10 91% The Witches of the Orient (2021) Captivating, stylishly edited and ultimately rousing. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2021
7.5/10 84% The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 (2021) Entertaining, thrilling and occasionally moving, but broad or profound enough in scope. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
9/10 No Score Yet 915 (2020) Gripping, unflinching and provocative. A powerful and searing doc. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
9.25/10 99% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) A well-edited, transcendent music doc that finds just the right balance between entertaining the audience and provoking them emotionally as well as intellectually. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
9/10 100% Being a Human Person (2021) Fascinating and candid. It shows Andersson's intelligence, charisma and his vulnerability. show his intelligence, charisma and his vulnerability. He's brilliant, sensitive, funny, fragile and strong all at once. In other words, he's human. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
4.832714/10 60% A Dim Valley (2021) An elliptical, enigmatic parable that's well-shot, but meandering, cold and undercooked. Maybe it would be best to experience A Dim Valley while high or drunk. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2021
8.71245284/10 49% The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) A funny, warm-hearted and delightfully zany comedy. It's like a kid-friendly Charlie Kaufman movie on crack. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2021
3.619125458/10 81% Black Widow (2021) A lethargic, clunky and overlong bore that's low on thrills, suspense and excitement. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2021
9.174/10 100% Cousins (2021) Breathtaking! A genuinely heartfelt, captivating and sweeping epic. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
7/10 88% Zola (2021) An exhilarating, wild and unflinching ride. Taylour Paige gives a breakthrough performance. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
9/10 91% Sublet (2021) An engrossing and gentle story about friendship, love and, above all, human beings. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
5.781348/10 81% God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2021) A well-acted, but lethargic and underwhelming story that fails to pack an emotional or intellectual wallop. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
3.82379/10 59% F9 (2021) Loud, dumb, exhausting and batshit crazy. It's best experienced while drunk or high. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
8.45/10 86% Werewolves Within (2021) Scary and funny. One of the best horror comedies since Shaun of the Dead! - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
8.89/10 83% Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide (2021) A compelling and informative introduction to the life and work of Kenny Scharf. His perseverance, passion for art as well as for his inner child are very palpable. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
9.25/10 71% Against the Current (2021) Breathtaking, thrilling and poignant. A triumph! - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
8.45/10 67% Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) A charming, witty and big-hearted adventure for the whole family. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
9.45/10 96% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021) Powerful, heartfelt and illuminating. One of the best documentaries of the year. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
8.942/10 95% The Sparks Brothers (2021) Funny, witty and insightful. A refreshingly unconventional doc about a refreshingly unconventional band. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
7.0681328/10 91% Luca (2021) A mildly entertaining, harmless diversion that panders, mostly, to young audiences without the sophistication found in far better Pixar films about friendship like Ratatouille. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
8.4238/10 25% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) A total blast! Sizzling, explosively funny and rousing . It's unapologetically outrageous, over-the-top and mindless fun. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
9.75/10 93% Asia (2021) Powerful, engrossing and profoundly human. Shira Haas and Alena Yiv give raw, natural performances. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
9.023814/10 88% Undine (2020) One of the most mesmerizing, poetic and heartfelt love stories since The Shape of Water. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
5.8642/10 79% Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog (2021) Family-friendly and sporadically poignant, but too clunky, dull and by-the-numbers to be truly powerful, memorable and engrossing. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2021
8.25/10 74% Cruella (2021) Wickedly funny, witty, and full of pizzazz. It's a thrilling comedy and fascinating psychological drama with stellar performances by Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
7.653138/10 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) An exhilarating and rousing spectacle that must be seen on the big screen. Millicent Simmonds gives a radiant and charismatic performance. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
4.84267666/10 46% Seance (2021) It has neither enough scares to be an effective horror film nor the suspense and intrigue needed to make an an effective psychological thriller. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2021
7.284163244/10 88% Dream Horse (2021) Toni Collette's unbridled warmth and charisma saves an often contrived, pedestrian and dull underdog tale that's neither moving nor engaging enough to rise above mediocrity. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2021
8.9834732/10 98% Drunk Bus (2021) An equally funny, perceptive and heartfelt coming-of-age story about friendship and self discovery. It's kindred spirits with Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2021
5.7831268/10 50% American Fighter (2021) Despite exhilarating, well-choreographed fight scenes, it's shallow, unfocused and fails to pack an emotional punch. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
7.9447/10 74% When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl) (2019) A tender, gentle and often engrossing story that leaves the true horrors of the Holocaust to the imagination of the audience. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
5.13489 62% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) With a leaner, more focused and thrilling plot, it could've been as entertaining as one of the many B-movies that The Cannon Group used to release back in the 80's. Instead, it's a dull, lethargic, meandering bore that wastes its talented cast. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2021
5.2666/10 37% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) A dumb reboot that's just as gory as expected, but sorely lacking in suspense. Chris Rock, playing against type, is miscast. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2021
6.127422/10 75% Duty Free (2021) A heartfelt documentary that ultimately bites off more than it could chew. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2021
5.62139/10 61% Profile (2021) Not nearly as thrilling nor as terrifying as THE ABOLITIONISTS, a real documentary about the hunt for sex traffickers, nor as suspenseful, intelligent or bold as ARLINGTON ROAD. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
9.184216/10 93% The Perfect Candidate (2020) A heartfelt, provocative and refreshingly un-Hollywood human rights story. - NYC Movie Guru EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021