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Sandy Schaefer

Sandy Schaefer

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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 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 68% 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 73% 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 51% 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 43% 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 68% 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 30% 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 91% 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 78% 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 31% 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 48% 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 29% 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 13% 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 26% 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
2.5/5 55% Triple 9 (2016) "Triple 9 has elements of greatness, but its talented cast and inspired directorial flourishes are offset by messy storytelling choices. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 26, 2016
1.5/5 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "Gods of Egypt is a cheesy and visually unimpressive fantasy adventure that's too dull to make for fun campy entertainment. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/5 91% The Witch (2016) "The Witch is effectively unpleasant and creepy, but it works better as a psychological thriller than a horror film. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Zealander 2 aims to be bigger and crazier than its predecessor, but amounts to a serviceable (though less memorable) comedy sequel. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/5 49% How To Be Single (2016) "How to Be Single relies heavily on rom-com tropes, but succeeds in putting a more thoughtful and funny spin on many of them. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3.5/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Hail, Caesar! is a funny and madcap, if unfocused, farcical salute to Golden Age Hollywood from the Coen Brothers. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 6, 2016
2.5/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "The Finest Hours is a respectful dramatization of the real-life events that inspired it, but is too by the numbers to leave a strong impression. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2.5/5 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "13 Hours has elements of a lean and efficient action/thriller, but is bloated and overblown thanks to Michael Bay's directorial approach. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 15, 2016
2/5 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "Ride Along 2 is an uninspired retread of its predecessor, but manages to reach the (low) bar set for this action/comedy franchise. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 15, 2016
4/5 94% Carol (2015) "Carol is a visually rich period drama that boasts strong performances and refined direction, though some may find it easier to admire than love. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 60% Sisters (2015) "Sisters is an uneven mix of raunchy farce and sincerity that's elevated by the undeniable chemistry between Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 5, 2016
3/5 61% Joy (2015) "Joy is a decent biographical drama anchored by Jennifer Lawrence's performance, but fails to realize its greater ambitions. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 31, 2015
3.5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "The Big Short has its flaws, but is one of the more unique movies based on non-fiction literature in recent memory " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 25, 2015
2.5/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "Daddy's Home is a formulaic Will Ferrell comedy, but enough jokes hit their mark to make it a passable one, when all is said and done. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 25, 2015
3/5 80% Macbeth (2015) "Macbeth is an effectively grim and well-acted Shakespeare adaptation, but prioritizes style over substance. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2.5/5 65% Krampus (2015) "Krampus isn't as clever or scary as Christmas horror/comedies past, but provides enough kitschy fun for those craving a darker holiday yarn. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 4, 2015
4.5/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) "Brooklyn is a beautiful period drama and rich piece of romantic storytelling that boasts great performances. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 30, 2015
2/5 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "Victor Frankenstein is an entertainingly kooky, but otherwise messy and slapdash re-imagining of the Frankenstein mythos, for these reasons. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 26, 2015
3.5/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "The Good Dinosaur isn't as sophisticated as Disney/Pixar's best films, but still boasts a touching story and gorgeous animation. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 26, 2015
2.5/5 39% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "Secret in Their Eyes is a well-acted and politically-charged drama/thriller with ambitions that exceed its grasp. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 20, 2015
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "Spotlight is a well-crafted and thoughtful investigative docudrama that is buoyed by great performances. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 20, 2015
4/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "The Peanuts Movie succeeds at giving the Peanuts property a shiny fresh coat of paint, while keeping its heart and humanist spirit intact. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 6, 2015
1.5/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "Rock the Kasbah is a lazy comedy and outdated political farce that wastes Bill Murray's comedic talents. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 18% Jem and the Holograms (2015) "What good intentions Jem and the Holograms has are weighed down by its cheap aesthetic and thinly-drawn storyline. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) "Goosebumps is a fun, if frantic, scary adventure for kids that even captures the spirit of R.L. Stine's original books. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/5 27% Pan (2015) "Pan falls short at being either an imaginative origin story for Peter Pan and/or a satisfying standalone big-budget fantasy adventure. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 9, 2015
4/5 85% The Walk (2015) "The Walk is an entertaining and often thrilling piece of storytelling, in addition to being an impressive display of 3D filmmaking. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 2, 2015
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