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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
2.5/4 53% 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 12% 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 59% The Commuter (2018) In the end, "The Commuter" feels both overstuffed and empty.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/4 88% 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 31% 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 77% 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 81% 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 92% 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 88% 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 31% 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 50% 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 55% 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 96% 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
3/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) A fresh visual style makes this middle "Star Wars" a welcome addition to the saga.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3.5/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) A renegade biopic with punk-rock energy and an in-your-face performance from Robbie.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) The main attraction here is Gary Oldman as Churchill. As an act of physical transformation and emotional expression, it's something close to supernatural.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) A role-reversal monster movie with gorgeous visuals from Guillermo del Toro and a knockout performance from Hawkins.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Disaster Artist (2017) In the end, "The Disaster Artist" decides that the only bad movies are the ones that fail to bring us joy. "The Room" certainly can't be accused of that.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
2/4 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) "Wonder Wheel" isn't one of Allen's worst, but it's definitely a third-tier effort.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Unearthed fan footage and gorgeously restored concert clips make this a must-see for Beatles fans.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
2.5/4 97% Coco (2017) Coco makes sure to cross every item off its Mexican checklist -- tamales, sombreros, a shot of what looks like tequila -- but that's not the same as immersing us in a culture.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
1.5/4 49% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Despite Washington's best efforts, Roman J. Israel, Esq. feels like it was named after the wrong character.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
2.5/4 44% The Star (2017) All told, The Star should be a safe bet for families during the upcoming holiday season.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
4/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) One of the best movies about adolescence to come along in years.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
1.5/4 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League thinks of itself as a massive event, a culture-rocking fusion of star-power and intellectual property. Instead, it's another bloated blockbuster with generic effects, stock action scenes and strained dialogue.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
2.5/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) If the mix of tones never quite jells ... the movie is mostly entertaining, with a couple of sparkling moments from the ensemble cast.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) "A Bad Moms Christmas" is pretty typical of Hollywood seasonal fare: a fine cast and a few passable moments, but the material is more miss than hit.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/4 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) A quiet, intimate drama that's less concerned with violent outbursts and emotional catharsis than with private thoughts and humbling moments.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
1/4 28% Suburbicon (2017) A misguided mix of nasty comedy and civil rights drama.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Turns down the Shakespearean pretensions, cranks up the humor and delivers what is essentially an action-comedy with swords and capes.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
1/4 7% The Snowman (2017) Dreary as a Nordic winter, and almost as long.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/4 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) A sugary version of what should have been a bittersweet story.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/4 88% Only the Brave (2017) The movie overall can feel more than a little formulaic, but as a tribute to real-life heroes, Only the Brave serves its purpose.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/4 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) A stranger-than-fiction story told with respect, sympathy and a touch of humor.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/4 62% The Foreigner (2017) A rare dramatic role from Chan, but that's not enough to recommend this dull action-thriller.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/4 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) None of it would work ... without Winslet and Elba, whose smarts and sex-appeal shine through - even with a teensy bit of fake dirt pressed onto their cheeks.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A visually dazzling follow-up to one of science fiction's most iconic films.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
1.5/4 5% Flatliners (2017) ... the low-aiming remake feels like just another generic horror flick.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2/4 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) "Victoria and Abdul" is hampered by the restrictions of a Hollywood period piece: It's glossy and sentimental, with a feel-good message about racial prejudice.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/4 91% Our Souls at Night (2017) A disappointingly subdued reunion for Fonda and Redford.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/4 87% American Made (2017) Cruise doesn't seem fully suited to the role of lovable reprobate, but he knows how to capture an adrenaline rush and his charisma is, as ever, undimmed.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/4 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) "Ninjago" is such a carbon copy that it barely counts as its own movie.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/4 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) A winning combination of sports movie and civil rights story, with ace performances from Stone and Carell.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/4 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Fans of the 2014 hit might be disappointed by this sluggish and slightly distasteful sequel.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 89% First They Killed My Father (2017) A sincere attempt to paint a portrait of a country gone mad.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 100% Strong Island (2017) A view of systemic racism through a highly personal and artistic lens.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 69% mother! (2017) The director of "Black Swan" and "Noah" combines both to come up with this tough-to-categorize movie.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
1/4 32% Home Again (2017) A glib and shallow take on female midlife crisis.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017