Sandy Schaefer

Sandy Schaefer
Sandy Schaefer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Screen Rant CBR
Publications: Screen Rant, CBR

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Thankfully, that character drama takes the place of all the juvenile comedy Whedon wedged into his iteration, with the young, excitable Flash serving up plenty of organic humor on his own. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
93% Saint Maud (2020) Saint Maud might be too slow for those who prefer their horror on the fast-burn side, but others will be rewarded for their patience as the film builds a growing sense of dread. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
43% Locked Down (2021) Locked Down captures the drudgery of its characters' lives without merely feeling like a home movie some A-listers made during quarantine. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
91% Bloody Hell (2020) The film struggles to pay-off all of these threads and themes equally well from that point, but its plot takes enough unexpected zigs and zags to avoid running out of steam entirely before it crosses the finish line. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
55% Skyfire (2021) It's an unabashedly silly movie fueled by dodgy visual effects and formulaic plotting, but also a fun one that is genuinely charming in the way it unironically recycles cliches. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
21% Breach (2020) While Breach isn't scary or remotely original, there are moments when it provides some amusingly cheesy sci-fi action action/horror entertainment. Any film that finds a way to give Willis a flame-thrower is doing at least one thing right. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
88% Let Them All Talk (2020) Sometimes, a bunch of terrific actors sitting around and chatting with one another is all you really need to create an enjoyable piece of cinema. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
75% Wander Darkly (2020) Wander Darkly works as a display of its leads' talent, particularly Miller, it suffers from a derivative third act that tries to tie everything up in a fairly tidy bow, yet holds the movie back from realizing its true potential. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
3/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Face the Music is clearly a passion project for the minds behind Bill & Ted, and it results in a sequel that coasts by on its goofy humor and heart. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
2.5/5 61% Project Power (2020) While it's far from a refined genre-blending thrill ride, there's enough about Project Power that works to partially offset its fundamental problems. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
1.5/5 20% The Tax Collector (2020) Combined with Ayer's continued storytelling missteps, The Tax Collector amounts to a lot of blood and brutality without the soulfulness to match. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
2.5/5 79% Greyhound (2020) What you end up with is a better history lesson than drama, in spite of the obvious care with which Hanks brings the story of Greyhound to life. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
2.5/5 71% 7500 (2020) But despite the clever setup for this (almost) single-setting B-movie, some half-baked plotting and unfortunate stereotyping keep 7500 grounded. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
1.5/5 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) A jumbled mess of an adaptation, Artemis Fowl struggles to entertain on its own terms, much less as a Disney-fied re-imagining of its source material. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
3.5/5 87% Shirley (2020) While it can be too elliptical for its own good, Shirley is a frequently spellbinding blend of fiction and memoir anchored by a mesmerizing Moss. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
3/5 65% The Lovebirds (2020) Although it makes for a better rom-com than murder-mystery, The Lovebirds is an entertaining romp powered to life by Nanjiani and Rae's chemistry. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
2/5 47% Arkansas (2020) Arkansas struggles to find an internal rhythm - resulting in a laid-back crime film that suffers from flat execution, in spite of some bright spots. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3/5 93% Blue Story (2020) Blue Story can be messy in stretches, but it's undeniably passionate and carried by its simple, yet effective, and sometimes lyrical storytelling. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
2.5/5 67% Extraction (2020) Despite the spectacular stunt work, Extraction is a garden-variety action-thriller dragged down by its regressive white savior elements. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
2.5/5 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) For all its stylized flourishes and raw performances, True History of the Kelly Gang's confused narrative prevents it from fully taking off. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
3/5 71% Trolls World Tour (2020) As sweet, if packaged, as wrapped candy, Trolls World Tour serves up enough psychedelic visuals and positive messages to earn its keep. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
3/5 43% Sergio (2020) Uneven yet sincere in its execution, Sergio combines simplified political melodrama with a tragic love story powered by its leads' performances. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
2.5/5 26% The Main Event (2020) Both amusingly ridiculous and completely by the numbers, The Main Event makes for generally watchable (though very disposable) kid-friendly fluff. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
4/5 81% Tigertail (2020) Anchored by Yang's sensitive direction and a Tzi Ma performance teeming with life, Tigertail is romantic, thoughtful, and heartbreaking all at once. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
2/5 20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) Slapdash to a fault, Coffee & Kareem is an irreverent time-waster that can't make up its mind about whether it's sophomoric or subversive. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/5 100% Drunk Bus (2020) Thanks to its charming cast and even-handed blend of laughs and drama, Drunk Bus generally succeeds in putting a fresh spin on its familiar story. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
3.5/5 98% Blow the Man Down (2020) Armed with a truly feminine perspective, Blow the Man Down rises above being a Coen Brothers imitation to deliver a gripping and tightly-woven yarn. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
2.5/5 57% The Hunt (2020) A better survival thriller than social commentary via the horror genre, The Hunt only just holds together thanks to Betty Gilpin's virtuoso lead turn. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
2/5 37% Spenser Confidential (2020) Spenser Confidential has the makings of an amusingly pulpy blend of action, comedy, and noir, yet its middling execution drags the whole thing down. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
3/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) Though it lacks the grit and gristle of the best London adaptations, The Call of the Wild is elevated by Harrison Ford and a very good CGI doggo. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
2.5/5 38% Downhill (2020) Unlike Louis-Dreyfus' nuanced and sharply drawn performance, Downhill tends to sketch its uncomfortable comedy-drama scenarios a little too broadly. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) And yet, it's that very combination of simplicity in plotting and stylization that makes A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon such a joy to watch. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3.5/5 84% Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) Timmy Failure explores how kids use their imaginations as a buffer against the hardships of growing up in ways that are funny, smart, and heartfelt. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
2.5/5 64% Gretel & Hansel (2020) But even with its rich sense of style and intriguing coming of age twist, Gretel & Hansel's revisionist approach is too half-baked to totally work. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
2/5 13% The Turning (2020) The Turning is an atmospheric, if generic, psycho-horror movie that devolves into a confused and unintentionally tasteless mess during its third act. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
3/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) In the end, Bad Boys for Life settles for being a surprisingly entertaining sequel (no more, but no less) that partially evolves the Bad Boys brand. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
2/5 21% The Grudge (2020) Although it tries to revive the brand by including new ingredients and extra gore, The Grudge reboot is mostly a grosser rehash of what's come before. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
3/5 19% Cats (2019) Cats brings Webber's Broadway sensation to life as an audaciously bizarre spectacle sure to delight and divide as much as the original musical does. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
2.5/5 80% Code 8 (2019) Code 8 works better as a proof of concept than a standalone sci-fi thriller, serving up fascinating world-building with a fairly basic story. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
2.5/5 77% Richard Jewell (2019) What might've been a timely parable is instead presented as a capably crafted and acted, yet frustratingly reductive screed in Richard Jewell. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
2.5/5 68% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell is a competent dramatization that's hurt by its apolitical approach to the story it's telling, and struggles to provide fresh insight. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is well-acted and an undeniable technical achievement, yet its real-time storytelling is both the film's greatest strength and biggest problem. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2019
3/5 91% Uncut Gems (2019) Powered by Adam Sandler's note-perfect turn, Uncut Gems is a stylishly scuzzy work that's as propulsive as it is maddening and exhausting. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 83% Queen & Slim (2019) A moving love story at its core, Queen & Slim is a lyrical piece of cinema that resonates with social relevance, yet always feels very personal. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2.5/5 53% 21 Bridges (2019) Even with Chadwick Boseman (who's compelling as ever) at its disposal, 21 Bridges struggles to distinguish itself from other police thrillers. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/5 63% The Good Liar (2019) It might not break the mold, but there's a depth and undercurrent of darkness to the exquisitely-acted Good Liar that makes it electrifying to watch. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) What it lacks in substance, The Aeronauts compensates for with thrills and emotions, taking audiences on an exhilarating airborn heroes' journey. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.5/5 54% Noelle (2019) Thanks to its breezy humor and a chipper turn by Anna Kendrick, Noelle makes for a harmless (if disposable) addition to the Christmas comedy pile. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
3.5/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Between its thrilling racing sequences and underlying commentary, Ford v Ferrari makes for an entertaining spin on the traditional sports biography. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.5/5 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) Although it has trouble reconciling the differences between King and Kubrick's The Shining, Doctor Sleep is an affecting horror drama on its own. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019