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Sandy Schaefer

Sandy Schaefer
Sandy Schaefer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ScreenRant

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Certain segments are far more engaging than others, but overall The Ballad of Buster Scruggs makes for an intriguing piece of anthology storytelling.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/5 39% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The Crimes of Grindelwald has its moments of wonder and delight, but gets bogged down in its efforts to build out the Fantastic Beasts franchise.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 99% Roma (2018) Yet another impressive technical accomplishment for Cuarón, Roma explores the filmmaker's memories of childhood in a truly immersive and vivid manner.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Beautiful Boy is well-acted and handles a sensitive topic with the care it deserves, yet ends up being an 'important' film more than a well-made one.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
4.5/5 91% Widows (2018) Widows masterfully blends high-art craftsmanship with a sharply drawn pulpy narrative to deliver a crime flick that's equally smart and entertaining.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 85% Boy Erased (2018) Well acted and thoughtfully directed, Boy Erased is a compassionate memoir that nevertheless struggles to leave much of an emotional impact.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 84% Ben is Back (2018) Buoyed by the affecting performances from Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges, Ben is Back makes for a compelling (though uneven) exploration of addiction.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) McCarthy and Grant make for a delicious pair of miscreants in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a memoir brimming with sharp wit and social observations.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/5 61% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria is an alluring blend of sociopolitical allegory and visceral supernatural horror that yields imperfect, yet all the same fascinating results.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
2.5/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Despite a strong performance by Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody plays out as an excessively sanitized version of Queen's story, rather than a labor of love.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2/5 33% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Johnny English Strikes Again is harmlessly silly on the whole, but may even leave fans of the previous Johnny English movies feeling underwhelmed.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/5 79% Halloween (2018) Driven by a committed Curtis, Halloween is mostly effective in the way it takes the slasher franchise back to its roots, yet builds on its foundation.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 71% Beautiful Boy (2011) Beautiful Boy is well-acted and handles a sensitive topic with the care it deserves, yet ends up being an 'important' film more than a well-made one.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 80% Apostle (2018) Apostle blends atmospheric storytelling with grisly brutality to mixed results, but makes for an effectively nasty (and bizarre) horror movie overall.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3.5/5 79% 22 July (2018) Despite some general storytelling issues, Greengrass succeeds in delivering another well-crafted and intelligent docudrama-thriller with 22 July.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3.5/5 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The Old Man & the Gun is a pleasantly breezy cops and (aging) robbers tale anchored by Redford's charismatic performance - be it his last one or not.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Goosebumps 2 is perhaps more successful than its predecessor when it comes to being genuinely menacing and scary for the juice box crowd, yet still light-hearted enough to avoid traumatizing them.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 61% The Oath (2018) The Oath is a clumsy, but ambitious directorial debut for Barinholtz and provides a blisteringly satirical examination of the modern political divide.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Fueled by strong performances and Cooper's precise direction, A Star is Born is a moving (and tear-jerking) love story by way of showbiz melodrama.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2.5/5 33% The Predator (2018) The Predator aims to revitalize the sci-fi action franchise with fresh ideas, but succeeds at delivering mindless action more than cohesive mythology.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2.5/5 27% The Nun (2018) The Nun is a thinly-sketched Conjuring spinoff that's light on real scares, but offers enough stylish atmosphere to make up (some of) the difference.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) The Little Stranger is a gripping adaptation that's more Gothic drama than horror-thriller, but may haunt you long after its credits are done rolling.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3/5 52% Papillon (2018) Papillon is an effectively stark prison escape (and survival) adventure with solid performances, but only digs so deep into its themes and characters.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
2/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) Mile 22 isn't lacking when it comes to hard-hitting action, but is undone by its confused narrative and over-rushed attempt at franchise-building.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3.5/5 45% The Meg (2018) The Meg is an entertaining underwater monster movie and summer thrill ride that wholeheartedly embraces its inherent cheesiness without overdoing it.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4/5 71% Christopher Robin (2018) Christopher Robin is a re-imagining full of heart and soul that, like the best Disney features, has something of value to offer audiences of all ages.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The Spy Who Dumped Me is an enjoyable female buddy romp that delivers sharp action and solid laughs - despite its shortcomings as a spy movie parody.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
3.5/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is a well-crafted dramatization of real events and one of Spike Lee's more effective cinematic sermons on racism in recent memory.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
4.5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Fallout is not only (easily) the best pure action movie of Summer 2018, it's also the perfect culmination of the Mission: Impossible films thus far.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
4.5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade masterfully captures the emotional horror of being a Generation Z middle-schooler, yet tells a universally relatable coming of age story.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
2.5/5 53% The First Purge (2018) The First Purge is as schlocky and ham-fisted as the Purge films before it, yet its political subtext justifies the franchise's continued existence.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
2.5/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Day of the Soldado is a competent thriller but, without the original Sicario's artistic flourishes and substance, it's somewhat forgettable.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/5 55% Tag (2018) Tag is a fun (and funny) summer action/comedy that has more style than you might be expecting and makes for a good showcase for Renner the action star, broken arms and all.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary has more spooky ideas than it knows what to do with, but enough of what it throws at the wall sticks to make for one twisted horror movie.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
2.5/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Hotel Artemis makes for an intriguing exercise in pulpy sci-fi noir, even though the film's story leaves something to be desired.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/5 71% Adrift (2018) A solid dramatization of real world events, Adrift is nevertheless more compelling as a grisly survival drama than a love story.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3.5/5 100% Cold November (2018) Cold November forgoes convention in order to explore a young woman's experience growing up in a way that packs a subtle, yet lasting punch.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
3.5/5 86% Cargo (2018) Cargo is a slow burn zombpocalypse drama that hits some familiar beats, yet there's a rich humanism at its core that makes the journey meaningful.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/5 86% Tully (2018) Theron's performance keeps Tully's warts and all portrayal of motherhood on course, even when the film's plot mechanics threaten to derail it.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2.5/5 37% Life of the Party (2018) McCarthy and Falcone stay firmly within their comfort zone on Life of the Party, but their take on the college comedy sub-genre is good natured fun.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3.5/5 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You Were Never Really Here has less success breaking the mold for its genre, but explores the often ignored corners in thoughtful and intriguing ways.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2.5/5 52% Rampage (2018) Rampage doesn't blend action, comedy, and heart as well as The Rock's best tentpoles, but there's good dunderheaded fun to be had here.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place lives up to the ambitious challenge that it sets for itself, taking audiences on a compelling and suspenseful journey along the way.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) An impressive work of technical showmanship, Ready Player One nevertheless falls short of recapturing that old-school Spielberg blockbuster magic.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/5 80% Unsane (2018) Though it bites off more than it can chew, Unsane makes for an effectively creepy and visually experimental B movie psycho-thriller.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
2.5/5 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Though entertaining in the moment and briskly paced, Tomb Raider never overcomes feeling like a video game that you watch instead of play.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3.5/5 97% The Light of the Moon (2017) The Light of the Moon delves into the messy realities of the emotional and physical fallout of rape, giving rise to a moving yet sensitive drama.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
2/5 20% Mute (2018) Despite some promising elements, Mute struggles to explore philosophical questions within a sci-fi setting in a way that feels innovative and fresh.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Anchored by Jennifer Lawrence's performance, Red Sparrow is a slow-burn spy/seductress thriller that's shiny on the surface, yet lacking in depth.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is a great MCU superhero adventure that smoothly blends rich narrative substance with sheer popcorn entertainment.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
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