Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Publications:
AV Club , Chicago Reader , Ebert Presents At The Movies
Total Reviews:
343

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 50% Fishing Without Nets (2014) " At once busy and simplistic, the movie lacks A Hijacking's suspense and moral urgency and Captain Phillips' fleshed-out performances. What it offers instead is a slick sense of style and a surfeit of credible detail. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 25, 2014
B- 83% The Two Faces of January (2014) " January skirts by on its tastefulness and appreciation for the source material, however single-minded. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 25, 2014
C 80% Tracks (2014) " Davidson's journey appears meaningless, little more than a succession of pretty vistas for the dirt-caked trekker to squint at while having flashbacks of her childhood. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 24, 2014
F 0% Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014) " Prime Mystery Science Theater 3000 fodder, cut-rate to the point of incoherence. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 24, 2014
C+ 66% 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+ No Score Yet Cavalo Dinheiro " The most overtly surreal of Costa's Fontainhas films. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
C No Score Yet 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- No Score Yet 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- 92% 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 60% Tokyo Tribe " An often fun, thoroughly brainless movie ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
A- 67% Jayuui Eondeok (Hill of Freedom) " The prolific South Korean writer-director's funniest work ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
A- No Score Yet 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+ 83% 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 No Score Yet 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+ 67% 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 67% Pasolini " A flawed film of unvarnished integrity. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
B 92% 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+ 18% 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+ 79% 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- 57% 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- No Score Yet 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+ 23% 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+ 54% 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
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