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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 20% Mile 22 (2018) It delivers plenty of action but not a lot of thrills, and its copious bloodshed comes from characters who aren't fully fleshed out.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/4 84% Alpha (2018) A rugged adventure story for young viewers with strong stomachs.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
1.5/4 83% Puzzle (2018) Watching two people do a jigsaw puzzle could be fascinating in the right movie. This is not that movie.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
2.5/4 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Directed by Jon M. Chu with a combination of traditional aesthetics (silk dresses, tan hua flowers) and music-video excess (infinity pools, barge-raves), Crazy Rich Asians is nothing if not an escapist pleasure.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3.5/4 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee returns to form with a true-life story that works as comedy, crime drama and political alarm-bell all at once.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2.5/4 62% Dog Days (2018) A formulaic but sweet rom-com featuring a fresh cast of humans and canines.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2/4 48% The Meg (2018) A movie that wobbles unsteadily between straight-faced action epic and winking self-mockery.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2/4 45% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) "The Spy Who Dumped Me" feels destined to join "Rough Night," 2016's "Ghostbusters" and other movies that didn't know what to do with McKinnon. Her big-screen breakout role is still ahead of her.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3.5/4 98% Eighth Grade (2018) An achingly honest film about some of the ghastliest years of adolescence. Funny, tender and endearing.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3.5/4 75% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Gus Van Sant's biopic about a self-made artist brims with hard-won wisdom and terrific performances from unlikely actors.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Here is Cruise, 56, performing some of the most impressive feats of derring-do ever captured on screen. ‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
1.5/4 61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) This animated kiddie fare is typically frenetic, but the monster-comedy shtick is beginning to feel zombified.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/4 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) A wild, wiggy piece of homegrown, hip-hop surrealism that skewers race, class and capitalism.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/4 48% Skyscraper (2018) A cheerfully derivative and hugely enjoyable piece of entertainment.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
3.5/4 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) A riveting, stranger-than-fiction documentary that plays out like a mystery novel.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2/4 52% The First Purge (2018) "The First Purge" provides a few decent jolts and passable action sequences, but it doesn't feel as clever or canny as past installments. ‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2.5/4 90% Eating Animals (2018) If "Eating Animals" gets you to think twice about that prepackaged beef or frozen chicken, it will have done its job.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2/4 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) So what does the sequel, "Sicario: Day of the Soldado," do? It gets rid of almost everything that worked so well in the original.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2.5/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) "Ant-Man and the Wasp" has its moments, but it doesn't quite measure up to the original.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) A poignant tribute to the mild-mannered father-figure who served as moral compass to generations.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/4 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) A sparkling gem with an indie-rock soul. Offerman turns in his best big-screen performance yet.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
1.5/4 55% Tag (2018) A potentially cute comedy spoiled by a weird mean streak.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2.5/4 51% Superfly (2018) The nuance-free script, by Alex Tse, sometimes results in an unintentional laugh, but the film overall is more entertaining than not.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
4/4 89% Hereditary (2018) Aster just might be... a major new talent. With this film, at least, he's so good it's scary.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2/4 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 is a heist movie that doesn't have nearly enough scams, cons, disguises, switcheroos or any of the stuff you'd want from a heist movie. ‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/4 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Fallen Kingdom sticks to the series' dependable template.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
2/4 73% Adrift (2018) A true story, told semi-truthfully. In the end, it's so-so.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3.5/4 94% First Reformed (2018) A "Taxi Driver" for the present day, with Hawke in a career-best performance.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3/4 85% Upgrade (2018) Upgrade is hugely enjoyable and delivers just about everything it promised. In another summer of computer-generated blockbusters, it's a handmade blast of entertainment.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
2/4 53% 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 38% 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 94% RBG (2018) A watchable, informative and occasionally moving life history.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3.5/4 85% 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 86% 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 53% 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 23% 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 83% 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 83% 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 84% 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 49% 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 80% 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 21% 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 28% 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