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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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 25% The Goldfinch (2019) Ambitious and undeniably gorgeous to look at, The Goldfinch is a sprawling mess that never finds the rhythm it needs to really come alive as a film. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3.5/5 100% The Parting Glass (2018) The Parting Glass is an intimate and affecting drama fueled by great acting and sharply-drawn observations of human behavior and familial dynamics. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Gleefully schlocky and willing to wear its social commentary on its sleeve, Ready or Not makes for a wonderfully bonkers and exhilarating thrill ride. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
2.5/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Angel Has Fallen struggles to bring greater depth to the otherwise (mostly) enjoyably cheesy throwback elements the franchise is known for. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/5 93% Kingdom (2019) Often melodramatic and unapologetically goofy, Kingdom combines manga tropes with stylized combat scenes to make its subject matter entertaining. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
2.5/5 46% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Even with a terrific performance by Cate Blanchett to propel it through its rough patches, Where'd You Go, Bernadette never truly finds its footing. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) Powered by Chadha's energetic direction, Blinded by the Light overcomes its formulaic narrative to deliver an infectiously endearing experience. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
3/5 72% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Angry Birds Movie 2 has no delusions about it own slightness and makes up the difference with gleefully silly, yet unexpectedly clever cartoon mayhem. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
2.5/5 59% Brian Banks (2019) Good intentions and Hodge's eloquent, stirring performance help to compensate for Brian Banks' shortcomings as a thinly-sketched inspirational biopic. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2.5/5 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) The Art of Racing in the Rain's main conceit wields mixed returns, resulting in a family dramedy that's whimsical and manipulative in equal measure. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Thanks to del Toro and Øvredal's combined efforts, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark does justice by the delightfully sinister books that inspired it. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Fueled by LaBeouf and Gottsagen's screen chemistry, The Peanut Butter Falcon makes for a charmingly funny and often touching adventure. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
2.5/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw is partially successful in evolving the Fast & Furious property, yet mostly comes off feeling like a branding exercise for The Rock. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4.5/5 99% The Farewell (2019) Thanks to Wang's deeply personal direction and Awkwafina's subtly profound performance, The Farewell offers a touching and truly authentic experience. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Bolstered by strong performances and immersive production design, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is an introspective and rewarding film from Tarantino. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
3.5/5 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) The Art of Self-Defense is a witty and idiosyncratic takedown of machoism that doesn't shy away from its uncomfortably terrifying aspects. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3.5/5 82% Crawl (2019) Thanks to Aja's confident direction and Kaya Scodelario's warrior performance, Crawl makes for a terse and otherwise exhilarating viewing experience. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar is a mixed bag that blends unsettling horror with bizarre comedy, resulting in a film that's equal parts fascinating and frustrating. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Home offers enough thrills, jolts, and even heartfelt storytelling to compensate for the lack of depth to its horror elements. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
2.5/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday is a fluffy and ultimately half-baked 'What if?' fantasy that partially gets by on its zestful storytelling and endearing performances. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
2.5/5 64% Child's Play (2019) Despite its mixed success as a satire of the Digital Age, Child's Play is an otherwise entertainingly bloodthirsty re-imagining of the slasher brand. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
2/5 32% Shaft (2019) Shaft is a bland requel that sacrifices the qualities that make this franchise relevant, in order to crack tired jokes about millennials instead. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Though The Secret Life of Pets 2 features plenty of cutesy animal shenanigans, this only does so much to compensate for its flimsy and episodic story. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 80% Late Night (2019) Late Night works as a gently funny (if somewhat toothless) dramedy, thanks to a combination of authentic performances and Kaling's sincere writing. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/5 54% Ma (2019) Ma is elevated by Octavia Spencer's terrifically creepy performance, even as it struggles to realize the full potential of its horror movie premise. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) King of the Monsters offers the campy pleasures of an old-school Godzilla sequel, despite going overboard with its relentless kaiju battles. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
2.5/5 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die's premise simply isn't developed enough to sustain the entire film, even with a great cast and Jarmusch's dark wit at its disposal. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/5 57% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn is a creepy, bloody genre mashup that fails to fully explore the fascinating questions it raises about the dark side of being a superhero. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin is a jubilant and energetic Disney retelling that mostly succeeds in updating the animated version, even if it never feels quite as magical. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/5 79% Photograph (2019) Photograph finds joy in the spaces between its story mechanics, which makes it easier to appreciate the film's occasionally patience-trying methods. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Character 3 - Parabellum offers enough dynamic set pieces and dazzling fight choreography to offset its flaws as a continuation of John Wick's story. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2/5 14% The Hustle (2019) Even with an enjoyably cheeky performance by Anne Hathaway at its disposal, The Hustle makes for a tedious repackaging of a fun comedic premise. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2.5/5 55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Despite a captivating performance by Zac Efron, Extremely Wicked is is hamstrung by its lack of focus and fails to offer a fresh perspective on Bundy. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/5 81% Long Shot (2019) While it offers some laughs and has the makings of a decent rom-com, Long Shot gets bogged down in its scattershot attempts at political satire. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 51% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien is an earnest and well-acted dramatization of the storyteller's experiences that's hindered by its adherence to the typical biopic framework. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2.5/5 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Despite a lack of originality and substance, The Curse of La Llorona makes for an entertaining funhouse ride of a movie set in The Conjuring universe. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 73% Teen Spirit (2019) Teen Spirit is a simple yet exuberant coming of age story that, like the catchiest pop songs, successfully infuses an old formula with new life. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/5 83% High Life (2019) As contemplative and unsettling as it is, High Life struggles to develop its bleak sci-fi vision into an engaging and cohesive piece of cinema. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/5 89% Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2019) Master Z delivers its fair share of pulpy entertainment and stylish martial arts fights without bringing anything particularly fresh to the genre. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 89% Missing Link (2019) Missing Link is quite the visual feast, but its unremarkable narrative and characters (save for the charming Mr. Link) leave something to be desired. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 100% The Head Hunter (2019) Armed with a pulpy spirit and plenty of monster gore to go around, The Head Hunter makes for enjoyably gnarly fantasy horror B-movie entertainment. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4.5/5 93% Us (2019) Us manages to be funny, freaky, and thrilling all at once, and marks another step forward in Peele's evolving sense of storytelling and craftsmanship. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2/5 44% Captive State (2019) Captive State makes an admirable attempt to buck genre conventions, but the resulting film is a muddled and otherwise incoherent sci-fi allegory. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 88% Made In Abyss: Journey's Dawn (2019) Made in Abyss stumbles a little during its jump to the big screen, but its mythology remains as fascinating and bizarre as ever in Journey's Dawn. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2.5/5 55% Five Feet Apart (2019) Five Feet Apart is a well-acted YA romance and provides some welcome representation, but eventually finds itself bogged down in shlocky melodrama. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/5 46% The Kid (2019) The Kid is a well-intentioned attempt to make a contemplative western, but ultimately mistakes gritty violence and broodiness for substance. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/5 85% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is respectfully restrained to a fault, but its earnest and authentic outlook provides the biopic with a beating heart. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2.5/5 60% Greta (2019) Greta is far more silly than sinister, but is partially saved by Isabelle Huppert's gloriously theatrical performance as the film's titular character. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The Hidden World is an exhilarating and beautifully-crafted finale that brings the How to Train Your Dragon series to a stirring conclusion. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3.5/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Fighting with My Family succeeds as a crowd-pleasing sports movie, thanks to its sharp wit and sincere appreciation for its working-class characters. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019