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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
3/4 87% The Lovers (2017) Two fine performances anchor this half-funny, half-brutal story of a midlife marriage in crisis.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/4 19% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) The all-new cast is fine, but this "Wimpy" entry feels skimpy on jokes and charm.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/4 72% Alien: Covenant (2017) Gory, Gothic and more than a little goofy.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/4 55% Lowriders (2017) A well-intentioned but superficial story about a deep-rooted Hispanic subculture.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2/4 27% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) An unsuccessful mix of saucy wit and portentous sorcery.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B 90% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) A poignant look at an actor whose best work seemed yet to come.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 36% Snatched (2017) It's fairly funny, but something about it feels disappointing.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 74% Sleight (2017) An unlikely superhero origin story, executed with the style, themes and budget of independent cinema.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/4 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Any action film that sets its opening sequence to ELO's "Mister Blue Sky" can't be all bad, but the "Guardians" franchise will need more than an excellent vinyl collection from here on out.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
2/4 67% Free Fire (2017) Jocular gun violence and "colorful" characters make for an amusing but glib action-comedy.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/4 84% Disneynature Born In China (2017) Heavy on the cute-and-cuddly, but beautifully filmed throughout.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/4 87% Their Finest (2017) Charming period detail but underwhelming characters make this a backdrop without a story.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/4 79% Colossal (2017) It's a brilliant concept, executed by writer-director Vigalondo with a perfect balance of pop-culture irony and sincere storytelling.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Another spectacular entry in a dependably entertaining franchise.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
16% Queen of the Desert (2017) A lifeless, brainless costume drama from, of all people, Werner Herzog.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/4 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) It never digs very deep into its characters or its themes. Still, it's always encouraging to see a children's movie that actually tries to say something to its viewers.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/4 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Johansson's star power all but vanishes in this jumble of science-fiction cliches.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2/4 52% The Boss Baby (2017) The voice of Baldwin as an infantile CEO is the selling point here, but a few good lines aren't enough to recommend this chopped-and-strained comedy.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/4 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) An engrossing if somewhat glossy drama based on a real-life heroine.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2/4 68% Life (2017) Yep, it's another "Alien" clone. A few good gruesome moments, but that's about all.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
1/4 46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) [A] calculated, derivative attempt to turn a decades-old piece of junk culture into a new pile of box-office cash.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/4 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The follow-up is as wistful as the first film was wild, which is another way of saying "T2" feels like a ghost of its former self.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/4 79% Personal Shopper (2017) Another intriguing experiment from one of the oddest and most interesting partnerships in the movies today.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/4 52% The Belko Experiment (2017) Any movie that includes death by tape dispenser is worth seeing.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2.5/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) In the end, Beauty and the Beast still enchants, largely due to the irresistible story and Woolverton's still-intact touches. The hand-drawn original film, though, remains the real deal.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
1/4 20% The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017) Aims for the grandeur of "Lawrence of Arabia" but falls just shy of made-for-television special.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) An unusual combination of thunderous monster movie and gritty war film, "Kong: Skull Island" is a fresh take on a nearly 85-year-old classic.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2/4 66% Before I Fall (2017) Director Ry Russo-Young seems genuinely interested in tapping into these characters and reminding us what fresh hell adolescence brings each day, but the material resists her.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
2.5/4 92% Logan (2017) Logan provides a fitting finale to the Wolverine franchise. It isn't often a Marvel superhero gets to saddle up, tip his hat and ride off into the proverbial sunset.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
2/4 39% Rock Dog (2017) A sweet-natured but awfully clumsy animated tale. Best for very young viewers.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3.5/4 99% Get Out (2017) All told, this is a sharp, funny, brave movie that strikes the perfect balance between humor and horror. It's the year's first must-see.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) This action-fantasy creature-feature speaks a cinematic Esperanto - inelegant, unidentifiable, with bits and pieces borrowed from here and there.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
A- 100% Tower (2016) A haunting re-creation of a first-of-its-kind tragedy. Fifty years later, it seems, we're no closer to answers or solutions.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
0/4 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Breathtakingly, pulse-poundingly bad.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Funny, tender, outrageous - this unpredictable movie belongs in a category all its own.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The first film had its moments, but this action-packed follow-up is a major improvement. Wild, funny and thrilling.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/4 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Though this spinoff has less heart than "The Lego Movie," the nonstop pace and dazzling animation (once again by Animal Logic) should make it a crowd-pleaser.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
3/4 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Like many of Farhadi's films, "The Salesman" says something profound about politics without directly addressing the issue at all.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/4 25% The Comedian (2017) Fitfully funny but also meandering and muddled.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/4 17% The Space Between Us (2017) The movie often delivers on its promises. It is also, however, one clumsily plotted flick, with a screenplay by Allan Loeb that gambles everything on a twist ending you could spot from a galaxy away.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/4 42% Gold (2017) "Gold" mostly works. It's just a few ounces shy of solid entertainment.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/4 95% Paterson (2016) Jim Jarmusch's latest has moments of beauty that help compensate for a slightly static narrative.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/4 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) It's basically "Look Who's Talking" with a puppy instead of a baby.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B+ 91% The Witness (2016) It's a quietly effective documentary that works on two levels.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/4 84% The Founder (2017) Keaton is the special sauce in this smart, sharp movie about capitalism and its casualties.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 83% Julieta (2016) Pedro Almodóvar's latest isn't his strongest, but his vibrant, vivid world of women is always a great place to be.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 75% Split (2017) For most of its nearly two-hour running time, "Split" is quite enjoyable, a clever one-up of "Psycho" with some interesting twists and several funny-creepy moments.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
1/4 32% Monster Trucks (2017) Wants to be "Transformers" but feels more like made-for-video kiddie fare. Tough going if you're older than 9.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Possibly the nail in the coffin of this dreary vampire series.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Though well-made on every level, with gorgeous visuals and raw, heightened performances, "A Monster Calls" is more emotionally intense than the average children's movie - by a factor of maybe two or three hundred.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017