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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 53% 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 67% 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 33% Home Again (2017) A glib and shallow take on female midlife crisis.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/4 84% 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 7% Tulip Fever (2017) All told, this movie about love during a bubble is a bust.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 84% 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 48% The Glass Castle (2017) A remarkable and moving story, anchored by an Oscar-worthy Harrelson.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
1/4 10% 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 68% 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 78% 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 75% 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 18% 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 17% 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 61% 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 17% 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 75% 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
3/4 84% Megan Leavey (2017) A somewhat low-key war drama, but it's hard to resist its sweet spirit and fuzzy warmth.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3/4 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) Faithful to the whoopee-cushion spirit of Dav Pilkey's books, with some sly humor for grown-ups.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) [Wonder Woman] isn't just a triumph for women, it's a triumph, period. This is grand entertainment with rousing action, sparkling humor, a romantic streak and a titanium-strength debut from Gal Gadot in the title role.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
2/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) A cartoonish Depp and a muddled plot send this fifth "Pirates" film to the bottom.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3/4 18% Baywatch (2017) A raunchy but good-natured adaptation of the preposterous 1990s television show.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3/4 83% 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 20% 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 70% 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 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) An unsuccessful mix of saucy wit and portentous sorcery.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
B 91% 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 72% 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 82% 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 66% 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 85% Disneynature Born In China (2017) Heavy on the cute-and-cuddly, but beautifully filmed throughout.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/4 88% 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 80% 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