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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
2.5/5 35% American Assassin (2017) American Assassin is a preposterous, but lean and mean Mitch Rapp thriller adaptation elevated by Michael Keaton's turn as Rapp's grizzled mentor.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3.5/5 85% It (2017) As a coming of age parable, IT succeeds at being both horrifying and emotionally-resonant, even while adapting only half of King's original story.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 88% Good Time (2017) Good Time's inspired style, coupled with Pattinson's compelling performance, are enough to carry the film past its narrative shortcomings.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 86% Wind River (2017) Wind River is a decent, if flawed, directorial effort from Sheridan that showcases his strength as an actors' director, more than as a writer.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3.5/5 82% Detroit (2017) Detroit makes for a disturbing and unnerving portrayal of real historical events, but has less success as a work of sociopolitical commentary.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1.5/5 10% The Emoji Movie (2017) The Emoji Movie squanders the talents of its capable voice cast on an animated film that is as cynical in its outlook as it was in its conception.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4.5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk makes for Christopher Nolan's most intense and nerve-wracking thriller yet, delivering a strikingly terse viewing experience in the process.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) Rich in emotional honesty and equal parts funny/moving, The Big Sick successfully infuses the traditional rom-com formula with a modern sensibility.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming works as both a (very) funny high school comedy/drama and strong standalone superhero movie set in the MCU.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Despicable Me 3 offers enough in the way of zany, irreverent entertainment (with a dose of heart) to please steadfast fans of the franchise.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) War for the Planet of the Apes is as satisfying a conclusion to Caesar's journey as it is a compelling standalone, big-budget blockbuster experience.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
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 68% 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 70% 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 82% 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 86% 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 38% 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 44% 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 44% 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 34% 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 91% 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 34% 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 74% 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 84% 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 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
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/5 94% 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 92% 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 95% 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 73% 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 94% 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 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
Read More | 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
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 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
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 33% 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