Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Publications:
AV Club , Chicago Reader , Ebert Presents At The Movies
Total Reviews:
309

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B- 61% 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 16% 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+ 58% 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- 15% 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- 92% 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+ 67% 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+ 49% 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- 17% 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- 94% 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+ 25% 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
C 59% Hellion (2014) " The movie falls into an all too familiar indie torpor." — AV Club
Posted Jun 12, 2014
B 85% 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- 82% 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
B+ 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " An entertaining, effects-driven black comedy, with shades of Starship Troopers in its depiction of warfare as a futuristic turkey shoot, the movie is distinguished more by how fluidly it handles its high-concept premise than where it takes it." — AV Club
Posted Jun 5, 2014
C+ 49% Maleficent (2014) " A movie that doesn't quite work as a fantasy or as a subversion of the same." — AV Club
Posted May 29, 2014
C- 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " Like much of MacFarlane's work, A Million Ways suffers from an inability to maintain consistent characters or to make plot funny." — AV Club
Posted May 29, 2014
C 85% Korengal (2014) " Korengal deals with memories rather than realities, and yet leaves those memories unexamined." — AV Club
Posted May 29, 2014
C- 63% The Grand Seduction (2014) " A confused, toothless comedy about a tiny fishing community whose residents lie, bluff, and bribe their way into a lucrative oil company contract." — AV Club
Posted May 29, 2014
B 92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " For better or worse, X-Men: Days Of Future Past is the first Marvel movie to truly embrace comics-style storytelling." — AV Club
Posted May 22, 2014
A- 93% The Dance of Reality (2014) " Jodorowsky's first movie in 23 years, and the best thing he's done, film-wise, since The Holy Mountain." — AV Club
Posted May 22, 2014
C- 14% Blended (2014) " Tame by Sandler's current standards, the movie feels like a throwback; it brings to mind the blandly crappy movies Sandler made 10 years ago, rather than the brazenly crappy movies he makes today." — AV Club
Posted May 22, 2014
A 87% The Immigrant (2014) " Gray is the most underappreciated of this country's major filmmakers; his movies distill a century's worth of American feature film-a little late silent cinema here, a little New Hollywood there-into a distinctly personal style." — AV Club
Posted May 15, 2014
D+ 29% SX_Tape (2014) " It's a bad movie, the kind that presents itself with countless opportunities to create suspense or dread and wastes them." — AV Club
Posted May 15, 2014
C 61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " The lessons are broad, familiar, and largely un-compelling." — AV Club
Posted May 15, 2014
C 83% Belle (2014) " A slice of Masterpiece Theatre cheese in which a biracial heiress makes her way through 18th-century English society while her guardian tries an insurance fraud case involving a slave ship." — AV Club
Posted May 8, 2014
C 71% Palo Alto (2014) " [Coppola's] sense of visual composition, which betrays a Gus Van Sant influence, ensures that Palo Alto remains interesting to look at even as it runs out of ideas." — AV Club
Posted May 8, 2014
C 33% Stage Fright (2014) " Stage Fright has a weakness for predictability; it practically revels in it." — AV Club
Posted May 8, 2014
B+ 31% God's Pocket (2014) " John Slattery's feature-length directorial debut, God's Pocket, fits snugly within the tradition of the actors' picture, the granddaddy of today's big ensemble films." — AV Club
Posted May 8, 2014
D+ 12% Walk Of Shame (2014) " Feels like the Hollywood equivalent of a joke about the boss' golf game at a company Christmas party." — AV Club
Posted May 2, 2014
B- 67% Beneath The Harvest Sky (2014) " Directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly are documentarians making their fiction debut, and they pack the movie with seemingly authentic, nitty-gritty details about life in the potato country of far northern Maine." — AV Club
Posted May 1, 2014
C- 52% Decoding Annie Parker (2014) " A multi-decade drama painted in the broadest strokes possible." — AV Club
Posted May 1, 2014
C- 21% The Protector 2 (2014) " Cheese is just about the only thing The Protector 2 has going for it." — AV Club
Posted May 1, 2014
B- 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " A silly pile-up of exaggerated action clich├ęs-and much of the time, it's pretty fun." — AV Club
Posted Apr 24, 2014
C+ 66% The German Doctor (2014) " Limited by a severely rigid metaphorical framework that requires every action and character to signify either uniformity (bad) or diversity (good)." — AV Club
Posted Apr 24, 2014
C- 23% The Other Woman (2014) " All of a sudden, a spotted Great Dane squats in the middle of a Manhattan apartment and out plop several gleaming, glistening CGI turds. It's one of those cases where a Hollywood movie inadvertently summarizes itself in a single shot." — AV Club
Posted Apr 24, 2014
D+ 8% A Haunted House 2 (2014) " Though even the most accomplished improvisers occasionally rely on shtick, Wayans simply recycles the same gags; his "improv" is all shtick, with little riffing and no sense of flow." — AV Club
Posted Apr 18, 2014
C 46% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " Unfortunately, Heaven Is For Real isn't really a movie about religion so much as an attempt to appeal to the broadest possible audience of conservative evangelicals." — AV Club
Posted Apr 16, 2014
C+ 62% Draft Day (2014) " Throughout, the movie repeats the same dialogue setup, with a character asking whether another character is familiar with some football fact or anecdote, hearing a variation on "yes," and then telling it anyway." — AV Club
Posted Apr 10, 2014
C 44% In the Blood (2014) " Stockwell never manages to balance his affection for the Caribbean setting with suspense." — AV Club
Posted Apr 3, 2014
B 92% The Retrieval (2014) " The movie's flaws are not missteps, but steps not taken." — AV Club
Posted Apr 3, 2014
D+ 54% Breathe In (2014) " There's low-key, and then there's limp." — AV Club
Posted Mar 27, 2014
C- 20% Sabotage (2014) " A sloppy DEA whodunit, distinguished by its scatological humor and gore." — AV Club
Posted Mar 27, 2014
D+ 75% Anita (2014) " Anita repeatedly succumbs to hero worship, drawing attention away from the social forces working against Hill and ignoring the nitty-gritty detail work of feminism in favor of a sugary empowerment high." — AV Club
Posted Mar 20, 2014
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