NYC Movie Guru

NYC Movie Guru is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Avi Offer
Rating Title/Year Author
3.222423/10 John Henry (2020) Avi Offer A vapid, clunky and dull revenge thriller that offers no palpable thrills nor suspense. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
5/10 Color Out of Space (2019) Avi Offer Initially campy, hilariously offbeat and creepy before getting drowned in CGI and running out of steam. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
5.284849/10 Intrigo: Death of an Author (2018) Avi Offer An overwrought, dull and undercooked thriller stuffed with too many characters and not enough suspense and intrigue. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
4/10 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Avi Offer An overlong, dumb and shallow action thriller with not enough suspense, thrills and laughs nor any chemistry between the leads. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
4.293382/10 The Sonata (2018) Avi Offer An underwhelming gothic horror film that's too low on palpable scares and suspense. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
1.85/10 Like a Boss (2020) Avi Offer A witless, tedious, sophomoric and painfully unfunny attempt at comedy. Why wasn't it released straight-to-VOD? EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
5.25/10 Inherit the Viper (2019) Avi Offer Gritty, intense and atmospheric, but also shallow, pedestrian and monotonous. It's a dull, forgettable B-movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
8.5/10 The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2018) Avi Offer An illuminating, well-edited and inspirational documentary about an important pioneer in the field of zoology. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
9/10 Advocate (2019) Avi Offer A provocative and empowering documentary about Lea Tsemel, a brave human rights lawyer fighting for justice, empathy, fairness and, above all, democracy. She's a gift to humanity. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
3.25/10 The Grudge (2020) Avi Offer Overstuffed, uncooked and underwhelming. It's high on atmosphere, but too low on scares, suspense and intrigue. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
9.5/10 Little Women (2019) Avi Offer An engrossing romantic drama brimming with wit, warmth and marvelous performances. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
6.000003231/10 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Avi Offer A mildly entertaining diversion not as fun and surprising as the original, but the lively performances come to the rescue to invigorate the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
6.001/10 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Avi Offer It isn't among the best of the Star Wars franchise, but it has just enough exhilarating thrills, strong performances, impressive visual effects, and a coherent plot to be a mildly entertaining, harmless Spectacle. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
1.9/10 Cats (2019) Avi Offer A total misfire. Nauseating, anemic and cringe-inducing. The only way to experience it while clean and sober without any suffering is to wear eye shades and ear plugs. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
9/10 Midnight Family (2019) Avi Offer A gripping, thrilling and eye-opening fly-on-the-wall documentary. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
5.6/10 Little Joe (2019) Avi Offer Stylish and provocative, but emotionally inert and ultimately underwhelming with no way for the audience to feel connected to any of the characters. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
9.9/10 1917 (2019) Avi Offer One of the most exhilarating, audacious and powerful war films in years. It ranks up there with All Quiet on the Western Front, Apocalypse Now and Saving Private Ryan. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
2.5/10 Charlie's Angels (2019) Avi Offer Slick, but ultimately a shallow, dumb and overlong action comedy that's neither thrilling nor funny. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
5.5/10 Shooting the Mafia (2019) Avi Offer Stylishly edited and never dull, but ultimately a shallow and intellectually underwhelming portrait of a provocative subject. If only it were as brave, candid and illuminating as Battaglia's iconic photographs. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
9.99/10 Waves (2019) Avi Offer A mesmerizing, emotionally engrossing and thoroughly immersive experience. It's one of the most profound, poetic and haunting films of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
9.25/10 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Avi Offer A triumph! Warm, wise and wonderful. It's a perfect treat for the holidays that will nourish your heart, mind and soul. Tom Hanks deserves an Oscar! EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
6.85/10 Frozen II (2019) Avi Offer Heartwarming and breathtaking, but just mildly entertaining while lacking the freshness and catchy songs of the original. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2019
9/10 () Avi Offer Genuinely poignant, understated and captivating with raw, performances by Camila Morrone and James Badge Dale. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
9.188/10 Queen of Hearts (2019) Avi Offer A dark, engrossing and unflinching portrait of a dysfunctional family that makes Ordinary People and Murmur of the Heart look like a fairy tale. Trine Dyrholm gives a raw, brave performance. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
8.127899/10 No Safe Spaces (2019) Avi Offer Vital, timely and alarming. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
9/10 The Lighthouse (2019) Avi Offer A Bergmanesque trip down the rabbit hole of psychological horror with mesmerizing cinematography. It's bold, bizarre and brilliant. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
9/10 Tell Me Who I Am (2019) Avi Offer A powerful, brave and heartbreaking documentary. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
7.9434/10 Cyrano, My Love (2018) Avi Offer A whimsical, charming and amusing antidote for all of the heavy, downbeat awards films. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
8.5/10 Grâce à Dieu (2018) Avi Offer A captivating, provocative and unflinching procedural in the vein of All the President's Men. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
4.423886 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Avi Offer An overproduced, shallow and often dull experience that fails to be funny, thrilling nor heartfelt despite its talented cast. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
9.73889/10 Parasite (2019) Avi Offer A triumph of directing, writing, cinematography and acting. It's destined to become an all-time classic that will be discussed and analyzed for many years to come. Believe the hype. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
5.623433899/10 Semper Fi (2019) Avi Offer Contrived, undercooked and increasingly implausible despite solid performances by Jai Courtney and Nat Wolff. It's not nearly as gripping, powerful nor genuinely heartfelt as Conviction and Trial By Fire . EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
9/10 Dolor y gloria (2019) Avi Offer Warm, tender and profound. It's one of the best films of Almodóvar's career. Antonio Banderas gives an Oscar-worthy performance. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
8/10 The Bestowal (2018) Avi Offer Wise, honest and heartfelt albeit somewhat preachy. It's a perfect antidote to Hollywood's loud, vapid and mindless blockbusters. Fans of cerebral sci-fi films like The Man From Earth will love it. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
5.45/10 Sink or Swim (0000) Avi Offer Contrived, heavy-handed and underwhelming in spite of its charismatic cast. The filmmakers try too hard to please the audience without trusting their intelligence nor their emotions enough. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
9/10 Judy (2019) Avi Offer Exhilarating, tender and genuinely heartfelt. Renée Zellweger gives the performance of a lifetime. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
6.5/10 Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Avi Offer Searing, enraging and electrifying documentary, although not surprising. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
5.8/10 Always in Season (2014) Avi Offer A heartbreaking and horrifying exposé of modern racism, but unfocused and poorly edited. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
1.5242228/10 Corporate Animals (2019) Avi Offer Sophomoric, asinine, and painfully unfunny. You would have to be a dumb and shallow masochist to enjoy it. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
7.96/10 Ad Astra (2019) Avi Offer Mesmerizing visuals and a convincingly moving performance by Brad Pitt compensate for the screenplay's shortcomings. It's not as powerful as Contact and Interstellar, though. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
9.1/10 The Friend (2019) Avi Offer A wise, honest and tender story about the importance and meaning of friendship, compassion and empathy. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
8.75/10 Strange but True (2019) Avi Offer A taut, provocative and moving psychological thriller. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
4.93823/10 Promise at Dawn (2017) Avi Offer Overwrought, undercooked and underwhelming with too much narration and over-explaining. Could Charlotte Gainsbourg use some cheese to go with all that ham? EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
9.2/10 Tod@s Caen (2019) Avi Offer A delightful, smart and funny screwball comedy. It's the best romantic comedy since Love Actually. Omar Chaparro and Martha Higareda have as much chemistry together as Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant do in Bringing Up Baby. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
5.5542/10 Gwen (2018) Avi Offer A monotonous and underwhelming psychological thriller with stylish cinematography and a foreboding atmosphere, but it never rises above mediocrity. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
7.5/10 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Avi Offer A rousing white-knuckle thriller that's a rush of pure adrenaline. It's a funny, action-packed and ultimately satisfying slice of mindless entertainment. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
6.35832/10 Before You Know It (2019) Avi Offer Well-acted and sporadically witty with refreshingly complex roles for women, but it ultimately bites off more than it could chew and doesn't explore its many tragic elements deeply enough. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
9/10 Los Reyes (2018) Avi Offer Dog lovers, rejoice! Los Reyes>/i> is an unflinching, beautifully shot and engrossing documentary about man's best friend. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
8.5/10 Adam (2019) Avi Offer Tender, funny and refreshingly un-Hollywood. Nicholas Alexander gives a breakthrough performance. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2019
3.25/10 Good Boys (2019) Avi Offer A painfully unfunny, lazy and tedious screwball sex comedy. It's a new low for comedy and humanity. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2019