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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
2/4 58% Book Club (2018) A creaky late-life comedy, but Keaton and company give it some oomph.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
2/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Sorry, "Star Wars" fans: The first dud of the new series has arrived in "Solo: A Star Wars Story."‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2.5/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) The Deadpool movies occasionally push the bounds of taste, but they don't take real comedic risks. Viewed as more of an action-comedy, then, Deadpool 2 works passably well. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
1.5/4 39% Life of the Party (2018) Weak writing and halfhearted jokes run what could have been a hit for a talented star.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3/4 93% RBG (2018) A watchable, informative and occasionally moving life history.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3.5/4 86% Disobedience (2018) A riveting story about love, happiness and difficult choices. Flawless performances from Weisz and McAdams.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3.5/4 87% Tully (2018) [The] deceptively simple story takes on a range of unpredictable moods and shadings: wryly funny, claustrophobic, emotionally shattering. It's never quite clear where Tully is heading until, in a revelatory moment, it gets there.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
2/4 52% Bad Samaritan (2018) Bad Samaritan could have been a gem, if only it had put as much effort into its story as its setup.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
0.5/4 22% The Week Of (2018) There's no way audiences would pay to see The Week Of at a theater. Even streaming it might feel like a rip-off.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
3.5/4 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) A superhero-space-opera that will knock you off your feet and quite possibly bring a lump to your throat.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
2.5/4 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) A good-natured comedy with a sweet-and-saucy performance from Schumer.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
2.5/4 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) More chiller than horror flick, which means as many plot twists as scares. Lots of fun.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/4 84% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) It's a compelling story with much to recommend it: fascinating details about both men, plus an agonizingly close final game that will bring your heart into your throat.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2.5/4 81% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) Sgt. Stubby should work well for very young viewers whose imaginations will fill in the gaps.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/4 52% Rampage (2018) It's all a hoot, energetically directed by Brad Peyton (now on his third film with Johnson) and filled with inventive special effects that turn downtown Chicago into a jungle gym for the towering creatures.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
2/4 47% The Miracle Season (2018) This dramatization of a true story is long on sentiment, short on character and drama.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/4 79% Chappaquiddick (2018) John Curran's gripping story about a 50-year-old scandal has plenty to say about modern politics.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
1.5/4 23% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) An attempt at "Fatal Attraction," but the clumsy writing and slow pace prove lethal.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
3/4 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Wes Anderson's latest stop-motion movie is another lovely, artful trifle.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3.5/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) Spielberg deftly switches between the blinking, bleeping world of the OASIS and the grayer, grittier reality outside. Meanwhile, there's a touch of innocence that never lets us forget this dazzling spectacle is still basically a fairy tale.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
2/4 26% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) There's some potential for literary humor among the kid-oriented jokes here, but alas, "Sherlock Gnomes" doesn't have nearly the wit or charm of the original.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/4 35% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Sentimental, but not exactly meaningful.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2.5/4 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim Uprising aspires to be mindless entertainment and mostly succeeds, thanks to vigorous direction from first-timer Steven S. DeKnight and a reasonably charismatic star, John Boyega.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/4 79% Unsane (2018) With nods to Samuel Fuller's classic madhouse thriller Shock Corridor and a low-budget feel that gives the film an added sense of grit, Unsane qualifies as a minor masterpiece.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
91% Itzhak (2018) Semi-illuminating but quite enjoyable, thanks to its subject's warmth and charm.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3/4 48% Tomb Raider (2018) "Tomb Raider" is no masterpiece, but it's rare to see a franchise reinvent its hero so dramatically and so successfully.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
1.5/4 35% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) A slight improvement over the 2008 original, which is not saying much.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/4 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) The real letdown is that this ostensibly hip-and-with-it movie feels so square, especially when it comes to its trio of wise-women.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3/4 63% Every Day (2018) "Every Day" is, after all, trying to say something serious about love. And in its modest, teen-modulated way, it says it.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
2/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) "Red Sparrow" isn't trashy fun like "Atomic Blonde" and it certainly doesn't have the brains of a "Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy."‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2.5/4 81% Early Man (2018) Another gentle charmer from the "Wallace and Grommit" folks.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2.5/4 14% Winchester (2018) The Winchester Mystery House deserves a little better than "Winchester."‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
3/4 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Worth seeing for Bening's brave and touching performance as an actress past her prime.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3/4 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) In the end, "The Death Cure" makes for thrilling, if not deep-reaching, entertainment.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.5/4 41% Den of Thieves (2018) "Den of Thieves" may not be as moody as "To Live and Die in L.A." or as clever as "The Usual Suspects," but it works well on its own terms. As for Butler, it's like discovering him all over again.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
2.5/4 54% 12 Strong (2018) A fairly straightforward and enjoyable movie about an extremely complicated and demoralizing war. Its goal is to focus on a small group of heroes, and it shows little interest in the bigger picture.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
1/4 21% Forever My Girl (2018) Just about anyone with a level head would see "Forever My Girl" as the story of a narcissist manipulating a naive doormat.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/4 100% Paddington 2 (2018) All in all, "Paddington 2" has a warmth and wit that's missing from many a children's movie. Don't let your January go by without it.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
2/4 57% The Commuter (2018) In the end, "The Commuter" feels both overstuffed and empty.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/4 92% David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) The Last Five Years will be a must for even casual Bowie fans, who are most likely still reeling from their idol's absence. It captures the ever-changing artist in his most surprising incarnation yet: a mortal man.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
2/4 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) The execution can be a bit clumsy, especially the attempts at comic relief by Elise's assistants, the swaggering Tucker (Angus Sampson) and nerdy Specks (Whannell himself). ‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) With the pulsing rhythm of an action thriller and the dank core of a classic film noir, All the Money in the World is terrific entertainment that packs a philosophical punch.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) Chastain, who's in nearly every frame of the film, delivers an impressively intense, hammered-down performance.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Day-Lewis' declared final performance is perfect, the film less so. Sumptuously made, though, with a score to die for.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/4 87% The Post (2018) Steven Spielberg's drama about journalism under fire is so timely it's practically a headline itself. Fine work from Streep and Hanks throughout.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/4 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Despite the on-screen intelligence of Kendrick, plus a screenplay co-written by Mike White, this is a near-plotless, slapdash comedy marked by low-energy improvisation and strained slapstick.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2.5/4 51% Downsizing (2017) Alexander Payne's sci-fi comedy-drama is half-brilliant and half-meandering, but never boring.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2/4 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Jackman is a perfect fit to play the man who invented our notion of spectacle, but this is one unspectacular musical.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2.5/4 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) You may ask: Though good for an initial laugh, how long can this wrong-body comedy shtick pay off? The answer: pretty much the entire movie.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
3.5/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A complicated movie, erotic yet never graphic, heartfelt yet highly stylized. Chalamet delivers one of the year's best performances.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017