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Sandy Schaefer

Sandy Schaefer
Sandy Schaefer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ScreenRant

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 77% Split (2017) Split is the best M. Night Shyamalan creation in recent memory, as anchored by a great performance (or, rather, performances) by James McAvoy. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 20, 2017
3.5/5 78% Patriots Day (2017) Patriots Day is more effective as a suspense thriller than a stirring docudrama that explores the complexities of real-life heroism. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 14, 2017
3/5 83% Silence (2017) Silence is beautifully-crafted and well-acted, but often frustrating in the way that it examines spirituality through historical drama. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 14, 2017
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures is the rare true story-based historical drama that succeeds at being as inspirational and feel-good as it aspires to be. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/5 95% Fences (2016) Fences struggles to make the leap from the stage to the big screen, but is kept afloat by the powerhouse performances of its leads. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 30, 2016
4.5/5 93% La La Land (2016) Anchored by the two great performances from its leads, terrific musical numbers and stylish direction, La La Land is a proper crowd-pleaser and a heartfelt salute to old Hollywood that harkens back to the past in order to create something fresh. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 70% Sing (2016) Sing is a narratively slight, but energetic animated musical romp that succeeds in staying light on its toes throughout its running time. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 21, 2016
4.5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea is an affecting examination of the grieving process, brought to life through strong direction and compelling performances. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 17, 2016
3/5 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Nocturnal Animals has style and ambition to spare, yet as a whole Tom Ford's dark psychological thriller rings hollow. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 25, 2016
3.5/5 61% Allied (2016) Allied is most compelling as a dramatic spy thriller - less so as a sweeping romance that unfolds against the backdrop of WWII. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/5 95% Moana (2016) Moana is a funny, heartfelt and richly-crafted hero's journey adventure that effectively puts a Disney spin on Southern Pacific culture ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The Edge of Seventeen captures the spirit of classic John Hughes comedies - at the same time, refining and innovating Hughes' storytelling approach. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 18, 2016
4.5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is one of the most poignant, poetic and beautiful movies of the year. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is a smart tale of alien contact that boasts great visuals and performances, if also more brains than heart. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge is a grisly WWII movie that excels as an action/thriller, but has mixed success in realizing its loftier thematic ambitions. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Thanks to the efforts of its talented cast and crew, Ouija: Origin of Evil is more solid horror film than soulless franchise continuation. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The Birth of a Nation is a work of passion-fueled filmmaking and messy storytelling that struggles to make the grand statement it aims for. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Deepwater Horizon effectively turns the real-world disaster into an action/drama that's more disturbing than thrilling to watch. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 31% Masterminds (2016) Although not a disaster, Masterminds is a disposable and middling off-kilter heist comedy that squanders its cast's talents on subpar material. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) Queen of Katwe is a heavy-handed variation of the Disney inspirational sports drama formula, but a sincere and well-meaning one too. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Bridget Jones's Baby is a perfectly enjoyable addition to the Bridget Jones franchise, if not a particularly meaningful one. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 85% Sully (2016) Sully amounts to a respectable yet unmemorable account of real-life heroism, despite fine performances and capable direction. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Strong performances and beautiful cinematography elevate The Light Between Oceans, yet soap opera contrivances and uneven writing hold it back. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Hell or High Water makes for a contemplative dramatic thriller that is fueled by great performances and strong direction. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/5 60% War Dogs (2016) Wars Dogs is a solid movie, but only partly succeeds at blending Todd Phillips' brand of bro-comedy with social/political commentary. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/5 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) Pete's Dragon succeeds as a dramatic reimagining of its predecessor - giving rise to a soulful modern fairy tale in the process. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Jason Bourne is a serviceable Bourne franchise installment, but an uninventive and unnecessary epilogue to the original Bourne movie trilogy. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/5 76% Lights Out (2016) Lights Out makes for a lean and mean scare-delivering machine, but is less effective as a supernatural horror parable. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) The Infiltrator is a stylishly crafted and well-acted dramatic thriller, but breaks little new ground despite fascinating subject matter. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3.5/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The Secret Life of Pets isn't a mold-breaker for animated movies, but it's a consistently funny and inspired madcap romp nonetheless. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3.5/5 75% The BFG (2016) Steven Spielberg's The BFG is a technically impressive adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel - one with whimsy and heart to spare. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 1, 2016
2.5/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) There's a great Tarzan adventure somewhere in Legend of Tarzan, but the movie is too overstuffed and rough around the edges to fly high. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) The Neon Demon is a stylishly surreal, but hollow, horror/thriller - and another Nicolas Winding Refn film bound to divide audiences. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/5 47% Free State of Jones (2016) Free State of Jones is well-crafted and tells a worthwhile story, but makes for a better history lesson than moviegoing experience. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson's comedic chemistry save Central Intelligence from being a passable, yet forgettable, mainstream action/comedy. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jun 17, 2016
4/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) The Conjuring 2 isn't as innovative a horror film throwback as its predecessor, it's an excellent ghost story in its own right. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/5 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is essentially a solid Lonely Island sketch over-stretched to fill a feature-length running time. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2.5/5 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Alice Through the Looking Glass is more of a shiny, yet hollow, Disney product than meaningful continuation of Alice's story. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 27, 2016
3.5/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) The Nice Guys is an entertainingly breezy buddy-detective romp that steadfast Shane Black fans ought to get additional mileage from. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/5 57% Money Monster (2016) Money Monster is a well-directed and well-acted dramatic thriller weighed down by heavy-handed social commentary and implausible plot beats. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 13, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Captain America: Civil War is a great superhero blockbuster that lays the groundwork for even bigger and better things to come in Phase 3 of the MCU. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 6, 2016
3.5/5 76% Keanu (2016) Keanu may be a glorified feature-length Key and Peele skit, but it's also an entertaining and thematically-layered action/comedy parody. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 30, 2016
2/5 30% Criminal (2016) Despite a fun performance from Kevin Costner, Criminal is a half-baked action/thriller that fails to properly explore its sci-fi premise. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/5 22% The Boss (2016) The Boss isn't a mold-breaker for Melissa McCarthy's brand of humor, but it is a solid mainstream comedy elevated by its star. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 11, 2016
2.5/5 49% Hardcore Henry (2016) Hardcore Henry is only partly successful at using the first person POV format to create a unique cinematic experience. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 11, 2016
2.5/5 30% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) It's not exactly a bar-raising sequel, but My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has enough of its predecessor's charm and sincerity to earn a passing grade. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) Allegiant is a subpar installment in The Divergent Series that fails to justify the decision to split the final Divergent novel into two movies. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2.5/5 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) The Brothers Grimsby is a middle of the road action/comedy where Sacha Baron Cohen's R-Rated comedy brand offers diminishing returns. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 11, 2016
2.5/5 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is an uneven, but otherwise passable wartime comedy/drama anchored by Tina Fey's performance. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2/5 25% London Has Fallen (2016) London Has Fallen is an uninspired sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, but has some of its predecessor's cheesy action movie throwback charm. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 4, 2016