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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 62% 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
4/4 100% 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 58% 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
28% 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 26% 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 8% 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 89% 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 59% 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 42% 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 65% 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 84% 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 68% 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 31% Home Again (2017) A glib and shallow take on female midlife crisis.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/4 85% It (2017) What makes this "It" work so well is the way it pulls us back into our own childhoods with a cast of young characters and the shared experiences - some horrifying, some hilarious - that bind them together.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
1.5/4 10% Tulip Fever (2017) All told, this movie about love during a bubble is a bust.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 82% Patti Cake$ (2017) A rough-edged charmer that puts its own stamp on the underdog story.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/4 100% Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Release (2017) It's hard to overstate how good Spielberg's movie is (this is the 135-minute Director's Cut) and how contemporary it feels even today.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
1/4 37% Leap! (2017) It understandably wants to deliver the message that you can achieve anything if you just put your heart into it. That might hold true for boxing, karate and even Olympic bobsledding - but ballet? What's French for "get real"?‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) "Logan Lucky" is his down-home version of the "Ocean's" franchise, with NASCAR instead of the Bellagio, but it's every bit as cheeky, fun and funny.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/4 50% The Glass Castle (2017) A remarkable and moving story, anchored by an Oscar-worthy Harrelson.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
1/4 9% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) Throw in a couple of ugly new characters and one semi-nauseating barf joke, and "The Nut Job 2" marks the emergence of a consistently tone-deaf animated franchise.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) A stock story, but the high scare-count should make this a hit with horror fans.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
1/4 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Despite two fine actors in key roles, and the efforts of a four-man screenwriting team to strip King's story down to its basics, "The Dark Tower" still makes virtually no sense, even by the rules of its own world(s).‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2.5/4 79% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) That feeling of familiarity tends to overshadow the more interesting and persuasive portions of this film.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/4 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) An absolute blast, with a never-sexier Theron in some of the best action scenes to hit a screen.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/4 17% Wish Upon (2017) In this somewhat disappointing summer at the movies, Wish Upon offers a welcome glimmer of magic.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) In its pulpy way, War for the Planet of the Apes -- vigorously directed by Matt Reeves from Mark Bomback's screenplay -- captures the zeitgeist.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
1/4 16% The House (2017) It's all meant to be wild and crazy, but somehow it seems simultaneously nasty and dull. ‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Director Jon Watts nicely handles the scenes of adolescent banter and awkwardness; if anything, they're more engaging than the action sequences.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2.5/4 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Not the freshest formula, you say? Perhaps, but it's hard to argue with success.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) The band Spacemen 3 once titled an album "Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To"... Edgar Wright, a major record-head, might appreciate this comparison: He makes movies out of ideas that are too crazy to make movies out of.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
3/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) Moody and compelling, with fine performances all around.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
0.5/4 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The movie redlines its engines throughout, but none of it works -- and at 149 minutes, it feels nearly a full hour too long.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
2/4 18% All Eyez on Me (2017) A badly botched biopic that won't earn Shakur any new fans and will disappoint the ones he has.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/4 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) An elegant, sumptuous and subtle adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) A blaring, bloated zombie of a movie.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/4 89% It Comes At Night (2017) An effectively creepy and at times gut-wrenching take on the pandemic genre.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017