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
9.21/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Avi Offer A rousing journey brimming with warmth, humor and humanism. It's one of the best animated films of the year. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
9.9/10 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Avi Offer Lyrical, mesmerizing and genuinely heartfelt. A poetic cry for humanity. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2019
9/10 The Russian Five (2018) Avi Offer Thoroughly suspenseful, thrilling and intriguing. A very well-edited documentary. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
5/10 The Spy Behind Home Plate (2019) Avi Offer Dull and dry with thrills that fall flat. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
9/10 For the Birds (2018) Avi Offer A compassionate, fair and balanced documentary portrait. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
6.000001/10 Mouthpiece (2018) Avi Offer A bold, unconventional and surreal character study that's too heavy on the metaphors and flashbacks while low on warmth and wit. Its style often gets in the way of its substance. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
9.75/10 Renegade Dreamers (2019) Avi Offer Timely, enlightening and inspirational. Equally entertaining and provocative. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
5.420420 Booksmart (2019) Avi Offer Witless, tedious, shallow and unfunny. Booksmart wants you to laugh at someone being vomited on. Ah, Bartleby! Ah, humanity! EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
8.25/10 Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground (2018) Avi Offer A worthy introduction to a lesser known filmmaker. Well-edited and illuminating. A must-see for film buffs. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
5.25/10 Aladdin (2019) Avi Offer Brims with colorful, lavish set and costume design along with mostly exhilarating musical numbers, but the story beyond the music falls flat because it fails to pack an emotional punch and often becomes dull. It pales compared to the animated classic. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
5/10 The Tomorrow Man (2019) Avi Offer John Lithgow and Blythe Danner have chemistry together and give warm, tender performances, but they don't rise above the anodyne, contrived, schmaltzy and clunky screenplay that's concurrently overstuffed and undercooked. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
8.9/10 Walking on Water (2018) Avi Offer A mesmerizing, unique and breathtaking experience. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
4/10 Poms (2019) Avi Offer An unfunny, shallow and lethargic comedy that's even worse than last year's Book Club. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
5.25/10 Charlie Says (2018) Avi Offer A mildly engaging, but underwhelming and emotionally hollow crime drama that lacks depth and intrigue. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
3/10 The White Crow (2018) Avi Offer Performances that range from very wooden to mediocre fail to enliven the anemic, shallow and pedestrian screenplay. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
8.89/10 () Avi Offer Wickedly funny, campy and surprisingly heartfelt. It's better than Us and deserves to become a cult classic. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3/10 Rottentail (2019) Avi Offer It's like a Troma film low on laughs, campiness and scares. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
8.5/10 American Relapse (2019) Avi Offer Illuminating, heartbreaking and alarming. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
7.8/10 Buddy (2019) Avi Offer Not as witty nor entertaining as the cat doc KEDI, but it's nonetheless mildly engaging, charming and heartwarming. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
9/10 Isha Ovedet (2018) Avi Offer Quietly moving, understated and captivating with a convincingly moving performance by Liron Ben-Shlush. It's a cautionary and empowering tale thoroughly grounded in humanism. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
4/10 The Sex Trip (2017) Avi Offer A mostly witless, uninspired and unfunny screwball comedy. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
9/10 The Brink (2019) Avi Offer An illuminating, enthralling, humanizing and subtly terrifying documentary portrait of Steve Bannon. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
5.5/10 Us (2019) Avi Offer It bites off much more than it could chew with a story that's concurrently overstuffed and undercooked. Peele treats the audience as if they were stupid while hitting them over the head with symbolism and foreshadowing. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
7/10 I'm Not Here (2017) Avi Offer A heartfelt, but clunky and heavy-handed character study saved by J.K. Simmons' raw, bravura performance. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
8.735/10 Giant Little Ones (2018) Avi Offer Genuinely moving, nuanced and tender with a raw, charismatic performance by the underrated Josh Wiggins. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
9.5/10 Sharkwater Extinction (2018) Avi Offer An alarming, illuminating and emotionally gripping exposé. Forget about Captain Marvel and watch this powerful doc about the quest of a real-life hero, Rob Stewart, instead. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
1.25/10 Climax (2018) Avi Offer An exhausting, vapid, tedious and nauseating assault on the senses. It's one of worst and most pretentious films since Darren Aronofsky's Mother!. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
9/10 Run the Race (2018) Avi Offer Warm, wise and wonderful. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
9/10 One Million American Dreams (2018) Avi Offer Poignant, illuminating, enraging and well-edited. A powerful and eye-opening exposé. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
8.666/10 Greta (2018) Avi Offer A wildly entertaining, gripping and wickedly funny psychological thriller as well as an intriguing character study. Isabelle Huppert is terrific. It's this generation's Fatal Attraction. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
5.7/10 Todos lo saben (2018) Avi Offer Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem's solid performance barely compensate for a lackluster, underwhelming screenplay. It's not nearly as intelligent, taut and poignant as The Secret in Their Eyes, Tell No One or About Elly. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
8.88/10 Cold Pursuit (2019) Avi Offer Savagely funny! A wild, exhilarating roller-coaster ride. It's one of the best crime thrillers since Taken. Liam Neeson is in top form. It's destined to become a cult classic. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
6/10 Kill Mobile (2018) Avi Offer A mildly engaging, but shallow and uneven remake. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/10 Salafistes (2016) Avi Offer Consistently enraging and unflinching, but monotonous, tedious and shallow. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
8.9/10 The 5 Browns (2018) Avi Offer Equally poignant, heartbreaking and inspirational. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
9.5/10 What Is Democracy? (2018) Avi Offer Vital, profound and eye-opening. It's far more provocative, fair and balanced than any films that Michael Moore and Dinesh D'Souza have ever made. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
5/10 Rockaway (2017) Avi Offer Often contrived and clunky while falling emotionally flat with a dull screenplay and mediocre performances. It ultimately bites off much more than it could chew. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
5.17 Pledge (2018) Avi Offer Lean and mildly entertaining with unflinching violence, but it's ultimately too shallow and offers very little that's surprising, clever or inventive. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
8.22/10 Perfectos Desconocidos (2019) Avi Offer Warm, funny and witty with just the right balance of suspense and poignancy. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
5/10 Touch Me Not (2018) Avi Offer Bold and unconventional with poetic cinematography, but often emotionally vapid, tedious and exhausting. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
8.4/10 Intimate Strangers (2018) Avi Offer A wildly entertaining, intriguing and suspenseful social commentary. You'll never look at your cell phone nor your friends and lovers the same way again. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
2.282303/10 Between Worlds (2018) Avi Offer A dumb, lazy and cringe-inducing mess. Cage and Potente deserve better. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
8.45/10 Bitter Melon (2018) Avi Offer Bold, heartfelt and refreshingly unpredictable. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
6.45/10 The Devil Fish (2018) Avi Offer Mildly entertaining and visually stylish with better effects than the last two films, but ultimately forgettable. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
6.75/10 The Wedding (2018) Avi Offer Refreshingly nuanced, understated and unHollywood with exquisite cinematography and set design, but it ultimately leaves you cold and underwhelmed. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.5/10 Bernie the Dolphin (2018) Avi Offer Harmless and family-friendly with beautiful scenery, but often boring and lethargic. It makes Free Willy look like Citizen Kane. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
6.8843/10 The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Avi Offer Not imaginative nor clever enough to rise above mediocrity, but it's nonetheless an intense, occasionally terrifying ride with stylish production design and superb visual effects. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
9.89/10 Never Look Away (2018) Avi Offer A powerful, enthralling and sweeping saga with breathtaking cinematography and stellar, charismatic performances by Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2018
7.5314585/10 Becoming Astrid (2018) Avi Offer A mildly engaging, yet heartfelt biopic with a shallow screenplay elevated by Alba August's raw and tender performance. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2018
9.1/10 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Avi Offer Delightful, witty and exhilarating. It joins Incredibles 2 as one of the best animated films of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018