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
8.584234/10 Bloody Hell (2020) Avi Offer A wild, wickedly funny and suspenseful ride. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
2.8423181/10 Half Brothers (2020) Avi Offer Painfully unfunny, dull and nauseating. Asher is as annoying as nails on chalkboard. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
7.44224848/10 Nomadland (2020) Avi Offer A melancholic, understated slice-of-life with an Oscar-worthy performance by Frances McDormand that compensates for the film's lack of unflinching emotional depth. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
8.1842/10 Freaky (2020) Avi Offer A delightful cross between Friday the 13th, Freaky Friday and Heathers. Enormously entertaining, funny and zany. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
8.85/10 Ammonite (2020) Avi Offer A poetic, sweeping and tender love story. Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan give one of the best performances of their careers. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
6.7843295/10 Jungleland (2019) Avi Offer Captivating and moving albeit somewhat uneven and occasionally contrived. Jack O'Connor and Charlie Hunnam give raw performances. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2020
5.0666/10 Kindred (2020) Avi Offer A cross between Rosemary's Baby, Get Out and The Birds, minus the palpable suspense, intrigue and creepiness. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2020
5.5642243/10 Let Him Go (2020) Avi Offer Often anemic and meandering with clunky, stilted dialogue and an increasingly preposterous, over-the-top third act that takes a steep nosedive. Only the scenery along with the charismatic and strong performances keep the movie afloat. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2020
8.034/10 Synchronic (2019) Avi Offer A suspenseful, cerebral and surprisingly poignant journey. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
6.578/10 Radium Girls (2018) Avi Offer Not as powerful nor as gripping a Silkwood, but it's ultimately empowering with moving performances that enliven its pedestrian screenplay. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
4.983/10 On the Rocks (2020) Avi Offer Well-shot, but vapid, meandering, dishonest and cowardly. Compared to the far more honest, moving and profound 45 Years or the witty, warm and wise Shirley Valentine, On the Rocks falls flat and disappoints. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
7.3842/10 Martin Eden (2019) Avi Offer Exquisite costume design and cinematography along with emotionally resonating performances compensate for the lack of depth as the film grows darker and Martin becomes increasingly distant from the audience. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2020
8.0342/10 Love and Monsters (2020) Avi Offer A rousing adventure with just the right balance of comedy, action and drama. An exhilarating, thrilling and surprisingly moving journey. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
9.014748/10 Shithouse (2020) Avi Offer A genuinely engrossing, tender and wise slice-of-life channeling the films of Eric Rohmer and Richard Linklater with a sprinkle of John Hughes. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
8.75/10 The Kid Detective (2020) Avi Offer Witty, moving and intriguing. A bold, unpredictable and refreshingly unconventional murder mystery. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
4.224/10 Honest Thief (2020) Avi Offer A very dull, dark and asinine fairy tale that has completely lost its grip on reality and human nature. There are more holes in its plot than there are in Swiss cheese. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
4.4124/10 2 Hearts (2020) Avi Offer Hackneyed, shallow and lacking chemistry between the leads. It's so saccharine that it might end up giving you a cavity. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
9/10 Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something (2020) Avi Offer An illuminating, well-edited and inspirational documentary that captures what Harry Chapin was like as a musician and, more importantly, as a compassionate and empathetic human being. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
2.97/10 The War With Grandpa (2020) Avi Offer Lame, silly, mean-spirited and painfully unfunny. One of the worst family comedies in recent memory. Watch Home Alone or the underrated House Arrest instead. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
7.75/10 Yellow Rose (2019) Avi Offer Somewhat contrived, on-the-nose and not unflinching enough, but the performances breath life into the film because they radiate much-needed warmth, charisma and emotional truth. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
4/10 Mulan (2020) Avi Offer Cold, shallow and lackluster despite breathtaking cinematography and costume design. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
4.21382343/10 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Avi Offer An unfunny, overstuffed and witless sequel that feels rushed and while failing to live up to the cult classic original. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
6.000001/10 The Tobacconist (Der trafikant) (2018) Avi Offer Mildly engaging with some breathtaking imagery and fine performances, but overstuffed and ultimately underwhelming. See it for Bruno Ganz's final film performance. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
5.9 The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019) Avi Offer A slick and stylish slow-burning thriller that lacks suspense and leaves audiences feeling underwhelmed despite the palpable charisma of Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2020
5.45/10 The Banker (2020) Avi Offer Well-acted with fine production values, but too pedestrian, cold and contrived to be truly engrossing, potent and provocative. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
3.45/10 Nighthawk (2019) Avi Offer Almost as awful as Mad Max and The Hunger Games, but just as unimaginative, vapid and monotonous despite a suspenseful and intriguing first hour. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
6/10 The Booksellers (2019) Avi Offer Mildly engaging, but lacking thematic cohesion and limited in scope. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
9.2/10 Sorry We Missed You (2019) Avi Offer An emotionally resonating, eye-opening and unflinching slice-of-life. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
6.95/10 Onward (2020) Avi Offer Exhilarating and heartwarming, but silly, unevenly paced and preachy. A mediocre Pixar film that doesn't hold a candle to the animated classics from the Golden Age of Pixar Animation like Ratatouille and Toy Story. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
4.124/10 The Whistlers (2019) Avi Offer An uneven, convoluted and underwhelming mess that's neither as brilliant, witty and funny as a Aki Kaurismaki film nor as entertaining, bold and shocking as Tarantino film. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
8.45/10 Saint Frances (2019) Avi Offer Warm, funny and refreshingly honest. An engrossing and profound emotional journey. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2020
8/10 The Jesus Rolls (2019) Avi Offer Outrageously funny! A witty, exuberant and wildly entertaining screwball comedy. It will leave you in stitches. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
5.95/10 The Invisible Man (2020) Avi Offer An initially gripping and chilling psychological horror thriller that loses internal logic along with Hitchcockian suspense midway. Slickly edited, overlong and overproduced. Elisabeth Moss gives a convincingly moving performance, though. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
4.5/10 Greed (2019) Avi Offer A lazy, tedious and sophomoric satire lacking wit, laughs and bite. Even the talented Steve Coogan can't save it. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
6.65/10 Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019) Avi Offer A slow-burning, mildly engaging psychological crime thriller. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
9/10 Premature (2019) Avi Offer A warm, tender and refreshingly un-Hollywood love story. Zora Howard gives a breakthrough performance EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
5.6642/10 EMMA. (2020) Avi Offer A sumptuous and breezy, yet anodyne comedy of manners that's only sporadically funny and witty. The costume design is better than the movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
4/10 The Night Clerk (2020) Avi Offer An uninspired, anemic, dumb and suspense-free thriller with no style nor substance. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2020
4.0001/10 VFW (2019) Avi Offer Shallow, asinine and tedious. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2020
9/10 Balloon (2018) Avi Offer As spellbinding, taut and poignant as The Lives of Others. It will make you stand up and cheer! EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
8/10 The Call of the Wild (2020) Avi Offer Breathtaking! A heartwarming, family-friendly, epic journey well worth taking. Harrison Ford gives one of his best performances in years. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
2/10 Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (2020) Avi Offer Picturesque scenery doesn't compensate for mediocre performances and a lazy, asinine and increasingly preposterous screenplay that drains all of the fun, suspense, fun, humor and thrills from the film. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
8/10 The Misogynists (2017) Avi Offer A bold, unflinching and wickedly funny microcosm of America. You'll want a long, cold shower afterward. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2020
7.1/10 Olympic Dreams (2019) Avi Offer A charming, tender and genuinely heartfelt slice-of-life. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2020
6.1/10 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Avi Offer A mildly entertaining diversion that will engage kids without boring adults. Compared to the painfully anemic Dolittle and the cringe-inducing Mac and Me, it's like a breath of fresh air. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2020
4.1842/10 You Go To My Head (2017) Avi Offer Visually stunning and slick, but shallow, contrived and dull with not enough heart, mind and soul. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2020
5/10 Impossible Monsters (2019) Avi Offer Stylish and atmospheric, but undercooked and underwhelming. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/10 Enter the Fat Dragon (2020) Avi Offer Silly, tedious and juvenile. It's Kung Fu Hustle minus the laughs and thrills. The only funny thing about it is its title. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
7.25/10 The Times of Bill Cunningham (2018) Avi Offer An entertaining, briskly paced and solid introduction to fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, but it doesn't quite reach the insightful heights of the superior doc Bill Cunningham New York. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
8.3721/10 Come as You Are (2019) Avi Offer A heartfelt, witty and captivating film that transcends the genre of road trip comedy despite a few moments of contrivance and clunkiness. It's ultimately a story about the universal and relatable themes of friendship, dreams and freedom. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020