Rafer Guzman Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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 44%

Office Christmas Party (2016)

"As with so many parties, if you manage your expectations, you might have a pretty good time." ‐Newsday
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/4 96%

La La Land (2016)

"Romantic, inventive, visually dazzling - and yet, Damien Chazelle's ambitious movie promises slightly more than it delivers." ‐Newsday
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/4 87%

Jackie (2016)

"An ambitious but jumbled drama in which the central figure remains elusive. Portman's performance gets lost in the chaos." ‐Newsday
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/4 97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"A heart-wrenching drama anchored by Affleck, who notches up yet another subtle, stunning performance." ‐Newsday
Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/4 23%

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

"This sequel's main cast is still in fine form, but the rehashed jokes feel past their prime." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 22, 2016

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"Beatty's first directing effort in 20 years is so self-serving and half-baked it could have been made by Hughes himself." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 96%

Moana (2016)

"A lively adventure driven by an independent heroine and the Broadway-ready songs of "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Gorgeous animation, too." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/4 60%

Allied (2016)

"A grand wartime romance with nods to Hitchcock and "Casablanca." Thoroughly satisfying." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/4 71%

Bleed For This (2016)

"Vinny's remarkable comeback story can make for compelling viewing." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 45%

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"Ang Lee's unprecedented use of digital technology makes for a hyperreal immersion into the mind of a traumatized soldier." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 17, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" spinoff is sheer magic, a grand fantasy-adventure that already feels like an old family favorite." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 13, 2016
2/4 50%

Almost Christmas (2016)

"A standard entry in a formulaic genre, though the actors occasionally sparkle." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 10, 2016
2.5/4 93%

Arrival (2016)

"A familiar story about a close encounter, though well crafted and unusually moody." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 10, 2016
2.5/4 20%

American Pastoral (2016)

"McGregor's directorial debut is a well-crafted drama but lacks the depth of Roth's masterful book." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3.5/4 85%

Christine (2016)

"A gripping, often agonizing character study with a tour de force performance by Rebecca Hall." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 87%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"An unusual pro-peace war film from director Mel Gibson. Solidly entertaining and impressively faithful to the facts." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/4 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"A deeply personal and visually mesmerizing drama that just might be the year's best movie." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"Director Scott Derrickson and his co-writer, C. Robert Cargill, keep Doctor Strange balanced, just barely, between trippy psychedelia and plain incoherence." ‐Newsday
Posted Nov 2, 2016
2.5/4 20%

Inferno (2016)

"Silly and implausible, but mostly watchable." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/4 57%

Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016)

"What begins as an earnest attempt to reach across the aisle turns into an unofficial Clinton campaign ad." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/4 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"A low-key, good-natured comedy that never quite explodes the way it should." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"Cruise gives his all to a cardboard cutout action figure, making this sequel an enjoyable popcorn flick." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 20, 2016
0.5/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Poorly conceived and woefully executed, almost on par with Affleck's notorious bomb, "Gigli."" ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2/4 76%

Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)

"Unless you're a loyal Hart fan, his latest concert film won't bowl you over." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2.5/4 81%

Denial (2016)

"Facts and opinions duke it out in this thought-provoking if slightly low-key drama based on true events." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/4 72%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"An ambitious, intelligent and unsettling film from writer-director-star Parker." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 6, 2016
1.5/4 43%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"Preposterous and slightly cheesy, like an "erotic thriller" from the 1990s." ‐Newsday
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"Peter Berg's disaster film about a real tragedy aims only to entertain, and succeeds. Larger lessons, however, are in short supply." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Predictable and very Disneyfied, but Mutesi's remarkable story carries the day." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2.5/4 92%

Harry & Snowman (2016)

"A modest but touching documentary about two underdogs who took each other to the big time." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2/4 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"An uneven adaptation of the Ransom Riggs book, with creepy-funny characters but an extremely muddled story." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2.5/4 63%

Storks (2016)

"Clever jokes and cute moments mostly make up for the contrived story." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"An ethnically diverse cast and snappy action scenes make for an entertaining update of the 1960 classic." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 61%

Snowden (2016)

"A sympathetic but subtle portrayal of a young whistleblower who broke the law and paid a price." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/4 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"No match for the 2001 original, but the endearing cast makes this third installment better than expected." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/4 60%

Hillsong - Let Hope Rise (2016)

"A one-note documentary on a one-note band, though fans may enjoy getting screen time with their favorite members." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 14, 2016
1/4 15%

The Wild Life (2016)

"A confused, charmless take on the Robinson Crusoe story." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/4 85%

Sully (2016)

"The event itself remains a stunner, but Clint Eastwood's somewhat drab drama sheds no new light on the media-shy pilot." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 8, 2016
1/4 33%

Max Rose (2016)

"A bummed-out, unfunny Lewis seems to be the main selling point for this dreary drama." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3/4 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

""The Light Between Oceans" hangs on the screen like a large, lovely painting in a beautiful old frame." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 1, 2016

Morgan (2016)

""Morgan" works as a reasonably effective sci-fi thriller - perhaps even more so if you've never seen a movie by Ridley Scott." ‐Newsday
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/4 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"Kubo and the Two Strings is a visually dazzling film set in an ancient, magical Japan. And now, the bad news. As a narrative, Kubo and the Two Strings is nearly incomprehensible." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 17, 2016
4/4 87%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"A real-life screwball comedy with a solid gold cast. Grant may have just sealed his first Oscar nomination." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2.5/4 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"A sense of fun is notably missing, but the movie works well - maybe too well - as an emotionally wrenching story about a child who must put childhood behind him." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"A gleefully vulgar and very funny spoof of the Pixar formula." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet

The Brooklyn Banker (2016)

"An overly familiar mob drama, though the authentic Brooklyn settings add color." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3.5/4 82%

Indignation (2016)

"A beautifully realized adaptation of Philip Roth's novel about minor decisions and major consequences." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 4, 2016
1.5/4 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"Ayer tries to bring his trademark realism to the action sequences, but it gets lost in the realm of comic-book fantasy." ‐Newsday
Posted Aug 3, 2016
2/4 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"A ho-hum entry in the previously electrifying franchise." ‐Newsday
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/4 59%

Bad Moms (2016)

""The Hangover" for working mothers, only funnier, smarter and sweeter." ‐Newsday
Posted Jul 28, 2016
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