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Rafer Guzman

Rafer Guzman
Rafer Guzman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Phoenix, Los Angeles Times, Newsday

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 100% The Last Race (2018) An unorthodox but often mesmerizing portrait of a gritty local institution.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
2.5/4 46% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) A dark but entertaining second chapter in J.K. Rowling's five-film series.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/4 88% A Private War (2018) An intelligent and sophisticated biopic with a tour-de-force performance from Pike.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/4 80% Overlord (2018) Overlord has a bit of a video-game feel at times, though that just adds to the overall sense of pulpy, gory fun.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/4 85% Boy Erased (2018) A sensitive and beautifully acted adaptation of Garrard Conley's memoir.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/4 59% The Front Runner (2018) Jackman excels as a deeply flawed hero in this drama about a bygone political era.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
1/4 20% Nobody's Fool (2018) Once again, Perry puts a good cast into a muddy story that lacks a clear premise, plot or theme.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
1/4 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) A fruitcake of a movie, nutty and stale.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) McCarthy hits a career high in this funny-sad film about a talented miscreant.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2/4 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) By rights, this ought to be a glammed-up, sexually-charged, four-octave blowout. Instead, it's a stilted, stagy, hopelessly corny biopic, the kind of thing "Walk Hard" was meant to prevent.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2/4 36% Hunter Killer (2018) Generic big-screen genre-fiction. Cliched but watchable.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/4 76% Mid90s (2018) A terrific coming-of-age film from first-time director Jonah Hill. Sharp-eyed, tender and wise.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
1.5/4 71% Indivisible (2018) Middling production values, a sluggish script and low-energy performances make "Indivisible" a less-than-riveting experience.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 79% Halloween (2018) A solid addition to the deathless horror franchise.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
2.5/4 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Vivid and entertaining, yet never truly engrossing.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/4 88% First Man (2018) For better and for worse, First Man feels like a close cousin to Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, another film that masterfully reproduced the sights and sounds of a world-shaking event. The people involved, though, don't come quite as vividly to life.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
0.5/4 29% Venom (2018) "Venom" could become Marvel's version of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" or "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" -- a camp classic worth mocking again and again.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/4 96% The Hate U Give (2018) A teen-movie milestone that tackles the uncomfortable issue of racism in an engaging and relatable way.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) First-time director Cooper and co-star Gaga make beautiful music together in this glossy update of a Hollywood classic.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
2.5/4 79% Bad Reputation (2018) A short and sweet doc on the renegade female rock icon, with a treasure-trove of old footage and interviews.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) A gentle comedy-drama with wry humor and a sunset-colored wistful streak.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2.5/4 76% Smallfoot (2018) A think-for-yourself message makes this somewhat contrived kids' movie worth watching.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2.5/4 29% Night School (2018) The Haddish-Hart chemistry isn't totally combustible, but this good-natured back-to-school comedy has its moments.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/4 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) A short review of Moore's film could consist of three words: We knew that.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2/4 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Despite its special effects and two proven stars, "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" never manages to create the magic we keep hoping will materialize.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
13% Life Itself (2018) Fogelman's "Life Itself" seems to include almost every single thought and feeling he has ever had.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4/4 98% Science Fair (2018) An irresistible documentary that brims with youthful spirit and high ideals.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3/4 58% White Boy Rick (2018) A compelling if sometimes muddled true-life crime drama.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
1.5/4 11% Peppermint (2018) With its bloody but bland violence, "Peppermint" fails to deliver.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
30% Kin (2018) Random ideas, vague characters, stolen plot-points -- this thing barely qualifies as a movie.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2.5/4 59% Operation Finale (2018) A compelling if somewhat low-key historical thriller, elevated by fine performances from Kingsley and Isaac.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
1/4 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) The "Sesame Street" folks lost the lawsuit, but nobody was ever going to confuse the two productions. For one thing, "Sesame Street" is funny. "The Happytime Murders," written by Todd Berger, is almost completely laugh-free.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2/4 23% Mile 22 (2018) It delivers plenty of action but not a lot of thrills, and its copious bloodshed comes from characters who aren't fully fleshed out.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/4 81% Alpha (2018) A rugged adventure story for young viewers with strong stomachs.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
1.5/4 82% Puzzle (2018) Watching two people do a jigsaw puzzle could be fascinating in the right movie. This is not that movie.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
2.5/4 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Directed by Jon M. Chu with a combination of traditional aesthetics (silk dresses, tan hua flowers) and music-video excess (infinity pools, barge-raves), Crazy Rich Asians is nothing if not an escapist pleasure.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3.5/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee returns to form with a true-life story that works as comedy, crime drama and political alarm-bell all at once.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2.5/4 59% Dog Days (2018) A formulaic but sweet rom-com featuring a fresh cast of humans and canines.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2/4 45% The Meg (2018) A movie that wobbles unsteadily between straight-faced action epic and winking self-mockery.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2/4 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) "The Spy Who Dumped Me" feels destined to join "Rough Night," 2016's "Ghostbusters" and other movies that didn't know what to do with McKinnon. Her big-screen breakout role is still ahead of her.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3.5/4 99% Eighth Grade (2018) An achingly honest film about some of the ghastliest years of adolescence. Funny, tender and endearing.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3.5/4 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Gus Van Sant's biopic about a self-made artist brims with hard-won wisdom and terrific performances from unlikely actors.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Here is Cruise, 56, performing some of the most impressive feats of derring-do ever captured on screen. ‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
1.5/4 58% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) This animated kiddie fare is typically frenetic, but the monster-comedy shtick is beginning to feel zombified.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/4 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) A wild, wiggy piece of homegrown, hip-hop surrealism that skewers race, class and capitalism.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/4 46% Skyscraper (2018) A cheerfully derivative and hugely enjoyable piece of entertainment.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
3.5/4 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) A riveting, stranger-than-fiction documentary that plays out like a mystery novel.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2/4 53% The First Purge (2018) "The First Purge" provides a few decent jolts and passable action sequences, but it doesn't feel as clever or canny as past installments. ‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2.5/4 91% Eating Animals (2018) If "Eating Animals" gets you to think twice about that prepackaged beef or frozen chicken, it will have done its job.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2/4 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) So what does the sequel, "Sicario: Day of the Soldado," do? It gets rid of almost everything that worked so well in the original.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018