Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Publications:
AV Club , Chicago Reader , Ebert Presents At The Movies
Total Reviews:
339

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
C+ 59% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " None of the people or places the imposing, gravelly-voiced hero visits would seem out of place in a middling episode of Law & Order: SVU." — AV Club
Posted Sep 18, 2014
B+ 100% It Follows " Despite all the fun-to-unpack ideas swirling around Mitchell's premise, this is first and foremost a showcase for his considerable talents as a widescreen visual stylist ..." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
C+ 50% The Judge (2014) " It's better than one would expect from the director of Shanghai Knight and Fred Claus, without being especially interesting in any regard." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
B+ —— Cavalo Dinheiro " The most overtly surreal of Costa's Fontainhas films." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
C —— The Lesson " The intentional lack of artifice has the effect of making all of the movie's deck-stacking-evil banks, bad husbands and fathers, semi-corrupt cops, sleazy loan sharks-seem even more artificial." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
C- —— I'm Not Lorena (No Soy Lorena) " Frankly, the movie is visual slop, and first-time director Isidora Marras' sub-procedural flashbacks don't do it any favors." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
A- 100% Goodbye to Language 3D (2014) " As far as purely aesthetic experiences go, I doubt anything I'll see anywhere this year will beat Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye To Language." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
B —— Tokyo Tribe " An often fun, thoroughly brainless movie ..." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
A- —— Jayuui Eondeok (Hill of Freedom) " The prolific South Korean writer-director's funniest work ..." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
A- —— La princesa de Francia (The Princess Of France) " It plays like a chamber piece for face, voice, and bokeh." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
A 100% Phoenix " One of the best new movies I've seen this year." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
D+ 80% The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument " It has noble intentions, but seems aimed more at subscribers than viewers; it's never a good sign when a movie's most visually and dramatically compelling moment is a three-minute clip from The Dick Cavett Show." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
C —— Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 (2014) " An uncharacteristically weak effort from the prolific, genre-jumping Hong Kong director." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
B+ 80% Ned Rifle " Repeating himself without ever lapsing into self-parody, Hartley has made a movie that will seem awfully familiar to his fans, but which also looks, sounds, and moves like nothing else on the current American indie landscape." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
B 60% Pasolini " A flawed film of unvarnished integrity." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
B 89% Eden " Delicate, lifelike filmmaking ..." — AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
B 71% God Help the Girl (2014) " Inconsistent in a way contemporary productions rarely are, its shortcomings the result of an excess of creative energy, rather than a lack thereof." — AV Club
Posted Sep 4, 2014
C 7% The Identical (2014) " Viewers will probably find themselves wishing there was a sense of personality on screen to match the eccentric passion that clearly went into putting the project together." — AV Club
Posted Sep 4, 2014
A- 99% Starred Up (2014) " What the movie excels at, among other things, is putting the viewer into the prison life mindset, laying dramatic groundwork that allows the audience to intuit when an unspoken rule-like crossing the prison's strict racial boundaries-has been broken." — AV Club
Posted Aug 27, 2014
C 7% Are You Here (2014) " Are You Here is shot, cut like a quality cable series, and plotted like an adaptation of a Boomer writer's lesser novel." — AV Club
Posted Aug 21, 2014
C+ 17% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) " It's easier to appreciate what When The Games Stands Tall doesn't do than it is to admire what it does." — AV Club
Posted Aug 21, 2014
C+ 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " With its third entry, the Sylvester Stallone-led Expendables franchise finally becomes the live-action Saturday morning cartoon it was always destined to be." — AV Club
Posted Aug 14, 2014
B 71% Jealousy (2014) " Philippe Garrel's movies feel like ghost stories: delicate, enigmatic, and haunted by some indelible, unnameable presence, which a viewer can't help but suspect is the director's own past." — AV Club
Posted Aug 14, 2014
C 76% Moebius (2014) " When it comes down to it, this a movie where the only major female characters are intentionally interchangeable and exist only to castrate men." — AV Club
Posted Aug 14, 2014
B 43% Step Up: All In (2014) " It's the rare movie that knows its limitations, but also understands how to use form to best convey its strengths ..." — AV Club
Posted Aug 8, 2014
B- 69% What If (2014) " What If is proof that, with a likable cast and a good grasp of tone, it's possible to make a decent romantic comedy out of the genre's most played-out clich├ęs." — AV Club
Posted Aug 7, 2014
C+ 20% Into The Storm (2014) " If the protagonists were swapped out for another group of people, Into The Storm would remain more or less unchanged, the only differences being cosmetic." — AV Club
Posted Aug 7, 2014
A- 71% The Strange Little Cat (2014) " One of the most confident and unusual first features in recent memory." — AV Club
Posted Jul 31, 2014
D+ 78% Get On Up (2014) " Get On Up is the Hollywood biopic at its near-worst -- a formless, extravagant assortment of historical incidents and lip-synched musical numbers ..." — AV Club
Posted Jul 31, 2014
C- 37% Child Of God (2014) " Child Of God is a lurid backwoods exploitation cheapie that just happens to be based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy." — AV Club
Posted Jul 31, 2014
B- 60% Hercules (2014) " A scaled down club-and-sandals movie with a good ratio of scenery-chewing to choppy-shutter-angle skull-cracking." — AV Club
Posted Jul 25, 2014
C 18% And So It Goes (2014) " And So It Goes is a mediocre movie, starring two great actors who've certainly done worse, that benefits from baseline competence and lowered expectations." — AV Club
Posted Jul 24, 2014
B+ 66% Lucy (2014) " The sheer weirdness of Lucy's imagery ... prevents it from registering as run-of-the-mill summertime "dumb fun."" — AV Club
Posted Jul 24, 2014
B- 58% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " Delivers the classic genre thrill of watching archetypal strangers band together in order to get from Point A to Point B." — AV Club
Posted Jul 17, 2014
D+ 18% Sex Tape (2014) " Gag and plot often seem unrelated, as though Segel and his regular co-writer, Nicholas Stoller, were trying to protect the characters from the consequences of their actions." — AV Club
Posted Jul 17, 2014
C- 14% Rage (2014) " Rage has knife fights, foot chases, car chases, point-blank shotgun blasts, and Peter Stormare as a wheelchair-bound Irish mobster-and somehow manages to make them all seem dull." — AV Club
Posted Jul 9, 2014
B- 90% Closed Curtain (2014) " A spotty meta movie that might leave a viewer wishing Panahi could go back to making films that aren't about himself-which seems to be the point." — AV Club
Posted Jul 9, 2014
C+ 68% Me and You (2014) " An underwhelming coming-of-age fable that skirts around its own lurid undertones." — AV Club
Posted Jul 3, 2014
B- —— My America " Shot in a bare rehearsal room, the project finds Hartley adapting his style-in which the movement of actors is often choreographed around a severe camera angle-to each writer and performer." — AV Club
Posted Jul 3, 2014
C+ 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " The movie's continually reiterated theme of lasting friendship is unlikely to affect even the most impressionable young viewers ..." — AV Club
Posted Jul 2, 2014
C- 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Bay seems to have exhausted himself. The fourth, longest, and flimsiest entry in the director's signature franchise finds Bay mostly in cruise control ..." — AV Club
Posted Jun 26, 2014
A- 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " Though shocking violence and black humor run through the length of the movie, what comes through most strongly is its pessimistic political conscience; were the movie less earnest, it might seem Verhoeven-esque." — AV Club
Posted Jun 26, 2014
C+ 82% Begin Again (2014) " Little more than a corny, overstuffed, "let's put on a show" musical." — AV Club
Posted Jun 26, 2014
D+ 24% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " Ditches the bizarre cult-of-personality trappings of the original, leaving only the blandest of ensemble relationship comedies." — AV Club
Posted Jun 19, 2014
C+ 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Eastwood's integrity puts the movie in a double bind; he wholly commits to an underdeveloped drama that was designed only to set up extended musical numbers, and, in the process, makes the songs seem intrusive and padded." — AV Club
Posted Jun 19, 2014
B 83% Witching and Bitching (2014) " Plenty of movies sympathize with outcasts, but only De La Iglesia's sympathize with their ugliest feelings: envy, resentment, and self-loathing." — AV Club
Posted Jun 12, 2014
C 59% Hellion (2014) " The movie falls into an all too familiar indie torpor." — AV Club
Posted Jun 12, 2014
B 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Ironically, 22 Jump Street is kept together by the formula it ceaselessly mocks." — AV Club
Posted Jun 12, 2014
B- 58% Rigor Mortis (2014) " A discolored, comparatively humorless, slow-build horror movie whose connection to the hopping-vampire craze would seem tenuous if it weren't continually asserting it." — AV Club
Posted Jun 5, 2014
B- 83% Dormant Beauty (2014) " Though the movie eschews facile sloganeering, few of its characters or narrative threads are able to develop beyond their function as metaphors." — AV Club
Posted Jun 5, 2014
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