Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, Chicago Reader, Ebert Presents At The Movies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 20% Skin Trade (2015) "A no-frills, no-winks throwback to the mid-1980s heyday of the American-style action movie, crossed with the one-on-one, mixed-martial-arts sensibilities of today's direct-to-video action flicks. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 7, 2015
A- 100% Apu Trilogy "This is Ray growing as a film artist, becoming as confident with the frame as he had been on paper. Apu grows with him. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 7, 2015
B 55% Saint Laurent (2015) "Though it's sometimes abstract to a fault, Saint Laurent captures both the private frustration and the private sense of accomplishment that comes with making art. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 7, 2015
B- 67% Reality (2015) "A viewer can't help but take it as an artistic statement, even though nothing-not even the nods to Mulholland Dr.-suggests that Dupieux's motivated by anything more than a hankering to make something weird and funny. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 30, 2015
C+ 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "It struggles, like so many Thomas Hardy adaptations before it, to find a purpose for itself beyond "widescreen study guide." Picturesque and impersonal, it evacuates incident upon incident, as though Hardy's plotting were the runs. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 30, 2015
B+ 69% Kung Fu Killer (2015) "Here, in this entertaining, preposterous goof of a kung fu movie, are all those values missing from the mainstream of American action filmmaking ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 23, 2015
C 61% The Water Diviner (2015) "Its emotional thrust ... is made limp by indiscriminate direction and the kind of quantity-over-quality mindset that invites tacked-on romances and dream sequences that play like dream-sequence parodies. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 23, 2015
C- No Score Yet The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (2015) "It has neither the colorful flair of authentic Hong Kong martial arts movies, nor the first Man With The Iron Fists' over-stuffed pastiche of the same. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 16, 2015
C+ 69% The Dead Lands (2015) "Abstract, synth-scored finale notwithstanding, it's another plodding take on the hero's journey, with New Zealand's rugged terrain cut into an indistinguishable mass of karst rock and dry grass. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 16, 2015
B 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Binoche and Stewart inhabit their characters' complicated friendship, whether they're doing the nuts-and-bolts, behind-the-scenes business of managing a career or getting drunk at a small casino. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 9, 2015
B- 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Make no mistake, this is a film of ideas-sadder, quieter, more delicate than the Hollywood sci-fi standard-where every sliding wall of opaque glass suggests something about technology and the way people would use it. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 9, 2015
100% Rebels of the Neon God (2015) "This is a near-masterpiece, and one of the most assured and accomplished debuts of the 1990s. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Apr 8, 2015
C+ 88% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "Pop oral history at its most formless and fannish: fixated on juicy tidbits, points of influences, and historical cameos, and sorely lacking a point of view. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 2, 2015
D 19% Do You Believe? (2015) "A deranged melodrama where any sense of soapy, campy fun is undercut by the preachy, self-serious tone. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 26, 2015
C 89% The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2015) "A fans- and detractors-only affair. At its worst, it feels like a highbrow transgressive-celebrity-cameo skit. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 26, 2015
B+ 74% Welcome To New York (2015) "What Ferrara, Depardieu, and co-writer Christ Zois have created is a character who can't distinguish between sex and rape-a monster who knows he's a monster, but not why. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 26, 2015
B+ 86% La Sapienza (2015) "Green doesn't so much use his characters as mouthpieces as emotionally invest them in art, turning opinions into feelings. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 20, 2015
B+ 91% Jauja (2015) "Mortensen injects the director's esoteric, anti-psychological themes with a psychological reality that makes them all the more tantalizing. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 19, 2015
C 16% The Gunman (2015) "The Gunman is too disorganized and sloppy to make sense as political commentary or to work on the most basic level as a globe-trotting chase thriller. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 19, 2015
B- 79% Danny Collins (2015) "The directorial debut of Dan Fogelman, writer of Crazy, Stupid, Love and Last Vegas, the movie combines the compulsive sub-plotting of the former with the retirement-age asides of the latter. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 19, 2015
C+ 84% Cinderella (2015) "It's easy to get swept up in the prettiness of it all, and hard to give a damn whether it might end one minute or the next. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B- 60% Run All Night (2015) "Even though he never gets a grip on the over-complicated plot, the director hasn't lost his knack for those elemental qualities that make a good action flick. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B 40% Two Men in Town (2015) "Even if the accents are questionable or inconsistent, there's still a sense of place and geography that's rare in contemporary American film. This is the county-sized world of a parolee, where everything seems small except the horizon. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 5, 2015
B+ 89% Buzzard (2015) "Think Vampire's Kiss on a DIY scale, with motels and basement rec rooms in place of brownstones and nightclubs and a bladed Power Glove in place of plastic fangs. That's Buzzard in a nutshell. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 5, 2015
C 84% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "In this glossy informational mode of filmmaking, organization is everything, and director Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) isn't much of a storyteller. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 5, 2015
B 70% The Salvation (2015) "There's no harmonica-flavored faux-Morricone score, no cutesy references; this isn't an homage, but a director putting an outmoded genre style to work in a brisk, violent frontier flick. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 26, 2015
C+ 56% Focus (2015) "Focus' problem isn't that its stars lack charm, but that it's squeezed into tight spaces between protracted explanations of setups, backstories, and twists-a poor example of the every-shot-must-convey-narrative-information school of filmmaking. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 26, 2015
C 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "It's watchable, which is the kind of faint praise that usually damns a movie, but in this case is a credit to Robinson's and Corddry's performances ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 19, 2015
B- 53% Digging Up the Marrow (2015) "Much of Digging Up The Marrow plays like Green's love letter to his fans and to the importance of fandom in genre filmmaking. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 19, 2015
D+ 21% Old Fashioned (2015) "It must be pretty neat to make a movie that mostly consists of people telling you how chivalrous and morally right you are and how much everybody loves you, but that's no excuse for making it this boring. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 12, 2015
B- 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Slick entertainment, provided the viewer turns off whatever part of their brain is responsible for recognizing and parsing subtext. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 12, 2015
C 13% Seventh Son (2015) "Seventh Son is brisk and unpretentious, though the fact that these two qualities can be considered remarkable probably says more about the state of modern genre filmmaking than it does about the movie itself. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 5, 2015
B 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "What's sort of remarkable is the way the Wachowskis manage to digest all of their high- and low-brow influences into something like a cohesive worldview. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 5, 2015
B+ 99% Timbuktu (2015) "The kind of mature polemical filmmaking that can't help but seem singular, because few political-issue-type directors try it, and even fewer get it right. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 29, 2015
A- 100% Hard to be a God (2015) "It is grotesque and deranged and Hieronymus Bosch-like, and damn if it isn't a bona fide vision-but of what, exactly? " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 29, 2015
B- 11% The Boy Next Door (2015) "So lurid and campy that it registers as inspired, Rob Cohen's low-budget thriller The Boy Next Door takes a Lifetime Original premise ... and pumps it full of Oedipal references and yellow lighting. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 22, 2015
B+ 34% Blackhat (2015) "It has a lot of raw energy, and raw energy goes a long way in a movie that mostly consists of people typing and pointing at screens. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 15, 2015
C 4% Vice (2015) "A bargain-bin high-concept sci-fi thriller full of Joel Schumacher-esque canted Steadicam moves, leaden expository dialogue, and cheap fluorescents-glued-to-the-wall sets. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 15, 2015
B 98% Paddington (2015) "If the film seems head-and-shoulders above the average effects-driven family-matinee flick, it's because it never gives the impression that it's trying to be anything more (or less) than good-natured and fun to watch. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 13, 2015
C- 9% Taken 3 (2015) "Because Mills' hyper-competence never seems exciting, it instead becomes giggle-inducing. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 9, 2015
A- 76% Beloved Sisters (2015) "This is a world where everyone is continually waiting for letters, visitors, inheritances, and a future that promises personal and political freedom; as such, it can't help but be poignant. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 8, 2015
B- 60% The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2015) "Its slow-going opening stretch and assorted mawkish subplots might just be the price a viewer has to pay for the sight of Yang and Hawk slugging it out in a biplane as it careens down a seemingly endless escape tunnel ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 2, 2015
B 73% American Sniper (2015) "American Sniper is imperfect and at times a little corny, but also ambivalent and complicated in ways that are uniquely Eastwoodian. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 23, 2014
C+ 50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "Frankly, there isn't a whole lot about this scenario that isn't disturbing on some level. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 18, 2014
B- 86% Top Five (2014) "A disorganized, dawdling mess of a movie that is rarely anything less than charming. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 11, 2014
C 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "At least DeMille knew how to put on a show; the best this offers are a few bursts of Old Testament camp ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 11, 2014
C 9% Dying of the Light (2014) "It plays out as a more or less conventional direct-to-video-style thriller, distinguished by a handful of subtexts and images that might have been developed in a different version, but here register as mere quirks. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 4, 2014
B 89% Still Alice (2015) "Still Alice is rarely anything short of compelling, in part because its sense of progression and scale offers such a distinctively unsentimental take on the terminal-countdown tearjerker. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 4, 2014
B 72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "Frenetic and frequently funny, Penguins Of Madagascar represents the DreamWorks Animation franchise style -- which boils down to self-aware, but naïve, talking animals who learn kid-friendly life lessons -- at its most palatable. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 25, 2014
C- 32% Extraterrestrial (2014) "A movie of pure, undigested clichés, set to a generic pattern of jump scares and fake-outs. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 20, 2014
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