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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
2.5/4 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) The sturdy formula still works, more or less, as does the chemistry between the two stars.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
1.5/4 19% Dolittle (2020) Downey veers dangerously into Johnny Depp territory in this elaborately staged but charmless adaptation of the classic childrens' books.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
3/4 84% Just Mercy (2020) A compelling legal drama with fine performances from Jordan and Foxx.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
0/4 51% Underwater (2020) "Alien" knock-off No. 963 traps its cast in a deep-sea story as lifeless as the Mariana Trench.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
3/4 93% Clemency (2019) An intensely focused character study, driven by a bone-deep performance from Woodard.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
3/4 89% 1917 (2020) An immersive war film driven by bravura camerawork and spectacular effects.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/4 95% Little Women (2019) Louisa May Alcott's classic novel gets a subtle update in this sharp and engaging film.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
1.5/4 20% Cats (2019) Fans of the stage musical may swoon, but others will be severely allergic.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/4 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) After more than 40 years, the "Star Wars" series comes in for a smooth landing.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
2/4 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The charismatic cast from the previous film feels ill-used in this lackluster sequel.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3.5/4 91% Uncut Gems (2019) A vivid crime thriller featuring a fever-pitch performance by Sandler.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
2.5/4 74% Richard Jewell (2019) A compelling account of a hero smeared by the media, though Eastwood's film treats one real-life reporter almost as badly.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
2.5/4 68% Bombshell (2019) A whirlwind tour through one of American television's sleazier episodes.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
2/4 82% Queen & Slim (2019) The movie burns with outrage, but its inability to express itself clearly can be maddening.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
3/4 97% Knives Out (2019) A frothy whodunit, '70s style, with a cast of today's A-list stars. Great fun.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2/4 51% 21 Bridges (2019) Kirk, an Irish director whose credits include HBO's "Game of Thrones," keeps the action moving at a decent clip. Overall, though, the movie is as generic as its ersatz New York backdrop.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2.5/4 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" is a mix of genuinely moving moments and slightly winking artifice.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
2.5/4 No Score Yet Conscience Point (2019) A solid documentary in which a Long Island culture-clash opens a window onto larger issues.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) "Frozen II," by contrast, turns out to be a fairly typical sequel: overly busy and meandering, but sure to please all the young Elsas in the audience.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
63% The Good Liar (2019) It's mostly good fun, though the final plot contrivance feels like a letdown. Still, with McKellen and Mirren for company, you could do a lot worse than "The Good Liar."‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) "Marriage Story" provides a case study in what has and hasn't changed when it comes to the complications of marriage, separation and parenthood.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2.5/4 46% Last Christmas (2019) It's equal parts '90s rom-com and Golden Age of Hollywood schmaltz, and hard to fully resist.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
67% Krampus (2015) It's a pleasantly perverse idea with potential for grisly humor, cultural satire and the kind of murderous fantasies that run through all our heads when relatives overstay their welcome.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
1.5/4 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) "Doctor Sleep" should have let "The Shining" rest in peace.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/4 73% Harriet (2019) A conventional but engaging biopic about a crucial American figure.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
3.5/4 96% The Irishman (2019) What sets "The Irishman" apart is the ruminative mood that seeps into Scorsese's usual point-blank violence.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
2.5/4 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) As a passable piece of entertainment that re-teams old talent and adds a new wrinkle or two, the movie generally succeeds.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
3.5/4 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) "Motherless Brooklyn" is a gorgeous-looking, beautifully acted film noir with a richly detailed script and sensitive direction from its star.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
2/4 52% Black and Blue (2019) A topical thriller that doesn't live up to its potential.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2/4 61% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) "The Current War" works well enough as a historical overview but never quite makes us care about the people at its center.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2.5/4 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) The movie's humor is never mean-spirited or partisan, and most people will leave the theater reasonably entertained and unoffended. Unless they're zombies.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
2/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) It's a technologic marvel that uses digital magic to achieve a level of vividness and realism unparalleled in film history. And it's a routine Hollywood blockbuster with more spectacle than originality.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
2.5/4 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) A sensitive, artful and rather odd retelling of a well-known news story.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/4 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) A comeback story whose lead actor is indeed making a comeback, a disco-dandy period-piece and an ebullient comedy with an irresistibly inspirational message.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
2/4 69% Joker (2019) A ghastly-good Phoenix can't save this slice of faux social commentary.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3.5/4 83% Judy (2019) A heart-stopping performance by Zellweger, who leaves it all on the floorboards as one of Hollywood's most dazzling and tragic stars.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
2/4 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Director Adrian Grunberg goes for an almost horror-flick level of gore: blasted-off faces, bisected bodies, trisected skulls, you name it.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
2/4 84% Ad Astra (2019) "Ad Astra" may reach for the stars, but its own gravitas pulls it down.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
2.5/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Though often entrancing, the movie isn't saying quite as much as it thinks it is.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/4 84% Downton Abbey (2019) A big-screen bonus episode of the popular series that should thoroughly satisfy fans.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3.5/4 87% Hustlers (2019) A high-heeled crime caper with rollicking energy and an emotional left hook. Think "Goodfellas" in glitter.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
2.5/4 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) It's a tender-hearted film eager to find the saving grace of humor amidst horror. That's to be commended, even if it only partly succeeds.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
2/4 63% It Chapter Two (2019) An awkward mix of humor and horror that brings Stephen King's "It" to a disappointing end.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/4 44% After the Wedding (2019) A beautifully acted drama with a tantalizing mystery at its center.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
2/4 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Grade-A performances, but the movie is more irksome than endearing.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/4 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) A heartfelt ode to the promise of youth and the transformative power of music.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2.5/4 87% The Nightingale (2019) A flawed but compelling combination of historical drama and revenge thriller.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/4 60% Brian Banks (2019) All told, "Brian Banks" might be a bit out of step with its moment. Taken on its own, though, it's a solid and satisfying true-life drama.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
1/4 23% The Kitchen (2019) A misguided crime drama that mistakes vile behavior for female empowerment.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/4 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) The movie demands too much of Dora and doesn't give her enough help to do it well.‐ Newsday
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019