Rafer Guzman Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Rafer Guzman

Rafer Guzman
Rafer Guzman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Phoenix, Los Angeles Times, Newsday

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 44%

Office Christmas Party (2016)

"As with so many parties, if you manage your expectations, you might have a pretty good time." ‐Newsday
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/4 96%

La La Land (2016)

"Romantic, inventive, visually dazzling - and yet, Damien Chazelle's ambitious movie promises slightly more than it delivers." ‐Newsday
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/4 87%

Jackie (2016)

"An ambitious but jumbled drama in which the central figure remains elusive. Portman's performance gets lost in the chaos." ‐Newsday
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/4 97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"A heart-wrenching drama anchored by Affleck, who notches up yet another subtle, stunning performance." ‐Newsday
Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/4 24%

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

"This sequel's main cast is still in fine form, but the rehashed jokes feel past their prime." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 22, 2016
56%

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"Beatty's first directing effort in 20 years is so self-serving and half-baked it could have been made by Hughes himself." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 96%

Moana (2016)

"A lively adventure driven by an independent heroine and the Broadway-ready songs of "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Gorgeous animation, too." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/4 61%

Allied (2016)

"A grand wartime romance with nods to Hitchcock and "Casablanca." Thoroughly satisfying." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/4 71%

Bleed For This (2016)

"Vinny's remarkable comeback story can make for compelling viewing." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 45%

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"Ang Lee's unprecedented use of digital technology makes for a hyperreal immersion into the mind of a traumatized soldier." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 17, 2016
74%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" spinoff is sheer magic, a grand fantasy-adventure that already feels like an old family favorite." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 13, 2016
2/4 50%

Almost Christmas (2016)

"A standard entry in a formulaic genre, though the actors occasionally sparkle." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 10, 2016
2.5/4 93%

Arrival (2016)

"A familiar story about a close encounter, though well crafted and unusually moody." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 10, 2016
2.5/4 20%

American Pastoral (2016)

"McGregor's directorial debut is a well-crafted drama but lacks the depth of Roth's masterful book." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3.5/4 85%

Christine (2016)

"A gripping, often agonizing character study with a tour de force performance by Rebecca Hall." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 87%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"An unusual pro-peace war film from director Mel Gibson. Solidly entertaining and impressively faithful to the facts." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/4 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"A deeply personal and visually mesmerizing drama that just might be the year's best movie." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"Director Scott Derrickson and his co-writer, C. Robert Cargill, keep Doctor Strange balanced, just barely, between trippy psychedelia and plain incoherence." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 2, 2016
2.5/4 20%

Inferno (2016)

"Silly and implausible, but mostly watchable." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/4 57%

Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016)

"What begins as an earnest attempt to reach across the aisle turns into an unofficial Clinton campaign ad." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/4 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"A low-key, good-natured comedy that never quite explodes the way it should." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Cruise gives his all to a cardboard cutout action figure, making this sequel an enjoyable popcorn flick." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 20, 2016
0.5/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Poorly conceived and woefully executed, almost on par with Affleck's notorious bomb, "Gigli."" ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2/4 76%

Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)

"Unless you're a loyal Hart fan, his latest concert film won't bowl you over." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2.5/4 81%

Denial (2016)

"Facts and opinions duke it out in this thought-provoking if slightly low-key drama based on true events." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/4 72%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"An ambitious, intelligent and unsettling film from writer-director-star Parker." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 6, 2016
1.5/4 43%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"Preposterous and slightly cheesy, like an "erotic thriller" from the 1990s." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Peter Berg's disaster film about a real tragedy aims only to entertain, and succeeds. Larger lessons, however, are in short supply." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Predictable and very Disneyfied, but Mutesi's remarkable story carries the day." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2.5/4 92%

Harry & Snowman (2016)

"A modest but touching documentary about two underdogs who took each other to the big time." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2/4 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"An uneven adaptation of the Ransom Riggs book, with creepy-funny characters but an extremely muddled story." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2.5/4 63%

Storks (2016)

"Clever jokes and cute moments mostly make up for the contrived story." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"An ethnically diverse cast and snappy action scenes make for an entertaining update of the 1960 classic." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 62%

Snowden (2016)

"A sympathetic but subtle portrayal of a young whistleblower who broke the law and paid a price." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/4 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"No match for the 2001 original, but the endearing cast makes this third installment better than expected." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/4 60%

Hillsong - Let Hope Rise (2016)

"A one-note documentary on a one-note band, though fans may enjoy getting screen time with their favorite members." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 14, 2016
1/4 15%

The Wild Life (2016)

"A confused, charmless take on the Robinson Crusoe story." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/4 85%

Sully (2016)

"The event itself remains a stunner, but Clint Eastwood's somewhat drab drama sheds no new light on the media-shy pilot." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 8, 2016
1/4 33%

Max Rose (2016)

"A bummed-out, unfunny Lewis seems to be the main selling point for this dreary drama." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/4 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

""The Light Between Oceans" hangs on the screen like a large, lovely painting in a beautiful old frame." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 1, 2016
40%

Morgan (2016)

""Morgan" works as a reasonably effective sci-fi thriller - perhaps even more so if you've never seen a movie by Ridley Scott." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/4 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"Kubo and the Two Strings is a visually dazzling film set in an ancient, magical Japan. And now, the bad news. As a narrative, Kubo and the Two Strings is nearly incomprehensible." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 17, 2016
4/4 87%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"A real-life screwball comedy with a solid gold cast. Grant may have just sealed his first Oscar nomination." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2.5/4 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"A sense of fun is notably missing, but the movie works well - maybe too well - as an emotionally wrenching story about a child who must put childhood behind him." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"A gleefully vulgar and very funny spoof of the Pixar formula." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet

The Brooklyn Banker (2016)

"An overly familiar mob drama, though the authentic Brooklyn settings add color." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3.5/4 82%

Indignation (2016)

"A beautifully realized adaptation of Philip Roth's novel about minor decisions and major consequences." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 4, 2016
1.5/4 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"Ayer tries to bring his trademark realism to the action sequences, but it gets lost in the realm of comic-book fantasy." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 3, 2016
2/4 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"A ho-hum entry in the previously electrifying franchise." ‐Newsday
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/4 59%

Bad Moms (2016)

""The Hangover" for working mothers, only funnier, smarter and sweeter." ‐Newsday
Posted Jul 28, 2016
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