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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

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

"Another infuriatingly unfunny and probably successful entry in the long-running animated franchise." ‐Newsday
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2.5/4 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"A nifty fright flick with glimmers of depth. Short and effective." ‐Newsday
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"An enjoyably old-fashioned entry in the new series. Short on back story, long on action, loads of fun." ‐Newsday
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/4 70%

Café Society (2016)

"Woody Allen's new period piece is no match for "Midnight in Paris," but the fine cast and bittersweet themes carry the day." ‐Newsday
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/4 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"It's a no-nonsense crime procedural that suits its hero." ‐Newsday
Posted Jul 11, 2016
2/4 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"The female-led cast is a promising idea, but this reboot of the 1984 classic isn't as fresh or funny as it could have been." ‐Newsday
Posted Jul 10, 2016
3.5/4 98%

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"A lopsided gem full of off-kilter humor, hard truths and real emotion. Great for preteens and up." ‐Newsday
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 75%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"An affectionate ode to the bond between humans and their animals." ‐Newsday
Posted Jul 7, 2016
1.5/4 36%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"Mostly, the inherent silliness of the original material reduces "The Legend of Tarzan" to mild camp." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 30, 2016
1/4 71%

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

"Feeble action and bogus plotting make this one of the dullest John le Carré adaptations you'll ever see." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2.5/4 55%

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

"Movie No. 3 in the action-horror franchise again tackles hot-button topics in an entertaining, if artless way." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"The bitter humor of director Todd Solondz has never been for all tastes, and this may be his bitterest yet. Painfully, lethally funny." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/4 77%

The Shallows (2016)

"A snack-size thriller that isn't quite enough to satisfy." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2.5/4 47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"Strong work from McConaughey as a charismatic leader, but the film's meandering historical scope will test your patience." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 23, 2016
1.5/4 55%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"Stylish and creepy, but also simplistic and hollow. As an indictment of the beauty industry, it's only skin-deep." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 23, 2016

Central Intelligence (2016)

"Hart and Johnson make a terrific team, though it's the latter who really shines in this action-comedy." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/4 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

""Finding Dory" upholds the Pixar tradition with plenty of inventive humor, cleverly drawn characters and emotionally resonant moments." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 14, 2016
2/4 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"Twice as preposterous and half as fun as the original." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/4 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Another year, another mix of "The Amityville Horror" and "The Exorcist." Solid acting and an emotional back story set this one slightly apart." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3.5/4 84%

Maggie's Plan (2016)

"Something between Shakespeare, Woody Allen and Noah Baumbach, a cautionary tale filled with Manhattanite wit and small moments that have the ring of truth." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 38%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"A loud, unattractive and most likely successful sequel to the 2014 hit." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2.5/4 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"It's about as briefly entertaining and disposable as the music it spoofs." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/4 58%

Me Before You (2016)

"As a romantic weepie, not bad. As a drama about a disabled man, possibly offensive." ‐Newsday
Posted Jun 1, 2016
3.5/4 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"Highly original and mordantly funny. Perfect for fans of Franz Kafka, Charlie Kaufman and other bleak surrealists." ‐Newsday
Posted May 26, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"Don't believe the negative hype. Though sluggish and overlong, the ninth film in the franchise has some entertaining moments." ‐Newsday
Posted May 26, 2016

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

""Alice Through the Looking Glass" feels as cluttered as an old curiosity shop, one filled with Burton's discarded odds and ends." ‐Newsday
Posted May 25, 2016
4/4 96%

Weiner (2016)

"Absolutely fascinating, with nearly unlimited and almost unbearably close access. This is the political documentary you never thought you'd actually see." ‐Newsday
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"Crowe and Gosling are fine, but they never form a genuine rapport. These actors are known for intensity and screen-hogging, not warmth or comedic timing, and here they seem to be moving in parallel but not fully in sync." ‐Newsday
Posted May 19, 2016
2/4 62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

""Neighbors 2" arrives with a feminist mandate and an eagerness to give women equal opportunity in the raunch department. None of the film's five writers is a woman, however, and it shows." ‐Newsday
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 43%

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

"The movie's story, by John Cohen, is pretty thin gruel, but Jon Vitti's smart-aleck script can be quite funny, and the brightly colored animation is appealing." ‐Newsday
Posted May 18, 2016
3/4 89%

Dheepan (2016)

"A compelling drama that might have worked even better without the action-thriller shadings. The unknown actors are pitch-perfect." ‐Newsday
Posted May 12, 2016
1.5/4 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"A potentially topical thriller marred by pandering dialogue and clumsy plotting. Spend your money elsewhere." ‐Newsday
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 84%

The Meddler (2016)

"Sarandon sparkles in this lightweight comedy-drama." ‐Newsday
Posted May 11, 2016
2.5/4 62%

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)

""The Man Who Knew Infinity" shines a welcome light on a lesser-known figure in mathematics, but it isn't as illuminating as it could have been." ‐Newsday
Posted May 5, 2016
2.5/4 80%

Look at Us Now, Mother! (2016)

"A small-scale but brave and frequently funny documentary from North Woodmere-raised filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum." ‐Newsday
Posted May 5, 2016
3/4 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"The third "Captain America" film entertains relentlessly, which is to say loudly and busily, but with enough humor and intelligence to make it seem less pandering than it actually is." ‐Newsday
Posted May 3, 2016
2.5/4 91%

Green Room (2016)

"Bloody violence and a shouty soundtrack make this a grisly DIY treat." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"Overall, "The Huntsman: Winter's War" feels like a movie that didn't need making, but at least it justifies it existence." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2.5/4 71%

A Hologram for the King (2016)

"An earnest but aimless-feeling adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 20, 2016
3/4 86%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"Another love letter to the magic hour of adolescence from director Richard Linklater." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2.5/4 30%

Criminal (2016)

"So-so pulp, elevated by Costner as a feral felon." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2.5/4 90%

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

"The franchise hasn't improved quality-wise, but the racially charged humor still crackles." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/4 94%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"Stunning animation and big-screen thrills, but be warned that this is a much scarier movie than the animated 1967 version." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/4 49%

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"A gonzo Russian action-flick shot entirely in first-person perspective. About as coherent as it sounds, but highly inventive and bloody great fun." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/4 52%

Demolition (2016)

"Gyllenhaal broods convincingly, but little else rings true in this contrived drama." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2.5/4 22%

The Boss (2016)

"A hit-and-miss comedy, but McCarthy leads a game cast through several memorable moments." ‐Newsday
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/4 88%

Born To Be Blue (2016)

"Fine work from Hawke as a self-destructive jazz icon in this uneven but compelling drama." ‐Newsday
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2.5/4 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"More intriguing than satisfying. There's solid acting and tingly tension, but the story doesn't quite add up." ‐Newsday
Posted Mar 30, 2016
2/4 29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"Old jokes and little plot, but the charming original cast almost compensates." ‐Newsday
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2/4 95%

Eye In The Sky (2016)

"A well-intentioned drama about wartime ethics, but the film's own morality is more dubious than it realizes." ‐Newsday
Posted Mar 23, 2016
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