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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
2/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Transformers: The Last Knight has a deeper mythos and bigger spectacle than its predecessors, yet still ends up being mostly hollow and cacophonous.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
2/5 22% The Book of Henry (2017) The Book of Henry awkwardly mashes together compelling individual elements, giving rise to a jarring and otherwise confounding viewing experience.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 66% Cars 3 (2017) Cars 3 offers more heartfelt storytelling and rich animation than its predecessor, yet falls short of raising the bar for the Cars franchise.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant plays it safe by mashing together the best elements of previous Alien films, delivering a solid sci-fi horror/thriller in the process.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Legend of the Sword's brazen reimagining of Arthurian mythos, coupled with Ritchie's style, makes for a bombastic yet entertaining King Arthur epic.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3.5/5 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doubles-down on everything that audiences loved about its predecessor, to still-entertaining but diminished returns.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
3.5/5 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) The Lost City of Z is a handsome and ambitious historical epic, if also one that's more intellectually engaging than emotionally compelling.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The Fate of the Furious is a solid addition to the franchise, but falls short of the bar set by recent Fast & Furious installments.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2.5/5 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) The Lost Village is standard, kid-friendly entertainment, but it succeeds at bringing the colorful Smurfs universe to playfully-animated life.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2.5/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Ghost in the Shell struggles to dig below the surface of its thought-provoking concepts and bring real depth to its striking visuals.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
2.5/5 67% Life (2017) Despite some promising elements, Life amounts to a middling (and derivative) sci-fi horror/thriller that never fully realizes its potential.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/5 46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Power Rangers has mixed success with its efforts to modernize the franchise, but offers enough playful storytelling and spectacle to offset its flaws.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island is a shared universe launchpad that fulfills its promise of big, goofy, monster mayhem - setting up even bigger things to come.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
3.5/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Beauty and the Beast does right by its predecessor, delivering a musical experience that both dazzles the eyes and plucks the heartstrings.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) X-Men movie franchise connections aside, Logan is a grisly and somber character drama that sends off Hugh Jackman's Wolverine on a high note.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2.5/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) Fist Fight may be as slight as a half-hour sitcom comedy, but enough of its R-Rated jokes hit their target to sustain the movie's brisk runtime.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2.5/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall is an odd mashup of Hollywood monster blockbuster and sweeping Chinese fantasy epic.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/5 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) While Fifty Shades Darker exceeds its predecessor in some ways, in other respects it's just as ridiculous (if not more so) by comparison.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The LEGO Batman Movie works as not only a funny riff on the Batman character and his legacy, but also as a great action/comedy on its own terms.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2/5 35% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) The Final Chapter meets the standard for mindless thrills set by the previous Resident Evil films, ending the series on more of a shrug than a bang.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/5 75% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3.5/5 80% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2017
3/5 85% Silence (2017) Silence is beautifully-crafted and well-acted, but often frustrating in the way that it examines spirituality through historical drama.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2017
4/5 93% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/5 93% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 73% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
3/5 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Nocturnal Animals has style and ambition to spare, yet as a whole Tom Ford's dark psychological thriller rings hollow.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
3.5/5 60% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/5 96% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 93% Arrival (2016) Arrival is a smart tale of alien contact that boasts great visuals and performances, if also more brains than heart.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/5 87% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 83% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Deepwater Horizon effectively turns the real-world disaster into an action/drama that's more disturbing than thrilling to watch.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 34% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 93% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 59% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 97% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/5 59% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/5 87% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/5 55% Jason Bourne (2016) Jason Bourne is a serviceable Bourne franchise installment, but an uninventive and unnecessary epilogue to the original Bourne movie trilogy. ‐ ScreenRant
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016