Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% 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
B+ 96% Queen of Earth (2015) "Not all of Queen Of Earth gels perfectly, but when it does, it can be breathtaking. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 25, 2015
C- 41% No Escape (2015) "Despite its illegible chase scenes, awkward slow-motion shots, and fumbling attempts at political commentary, No Escape manages to be intermittently interesting, thanks to an off-beat supporting turn from Pierce Brosnan. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 25, 2015
B 47% American Ultra (2015) "It's demented, occasionally inspired, and often very funny. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 20, 2015
B- 38% She's Funny That Way (2015) "Broad, occasionally clunky, sometimes funny, scattered with poignant grace notes, and, in its own peculiar way, endearing. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 20, 2015
C 20% Air (2015) "At least it's interesting to look at, if only at first. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 13, 2015
C 89% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "There's little to distinguish the movie from any number of overlong hit-by-hit music biopics of the nodding-approvingly-from-behind-a-mixing-console variety. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 13, 2015
B 61% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "As in Demme's best early work (Handle With Care, Melvin & Howard), there is both an affection for a uniquely American type of oddball and a clear-eyed sense of their foibles. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 6, 2015
C+ 55% Paper Towns (2015) "Despite its glimmers of self-awareness, Paper Towns works neither as a teen romance nor as a subversion of the same. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 23, 2015
C 38% Lila & Eve (2015) "Lila & Eve turns on a third-act plot twist that viewers will be able to guess within the first 10 minutes, but which the movie insists on foreshadowing so incessantly that the reveal becomes redundant. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 16, 2015
C+ 39% Irrational Man (2015) "Though Irrational Man's existentialist moral crisis is mostly hokum, the movie still has a whiff of charm, thanks to a handful of good one-liners, a little misdirection, and Phoenix's off-kilter performance ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 16, 2015
B 79% Ant-Man (2015) "An enjoyable, intermittently inspired effects-driven comedy and a welcome antidote to the over-burdened world-saving that seems to define big-screen superhero stories. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 16, 2015
B+ 95% Tangerine (2015) "For all of Tangerine's movement ... and all of its slapping and arguing, it's the movie's quietest, softest moments that register most strongly ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 9, 2015
C+ 20% Self/less (2015) "Self/less never really gets over the fact that much of it consists of a bland-ish, raincoat-clad everyman driving around and pointing guns at people before the inevitable, underwhelming confrontation with the big bad. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 9, 2015
B 100% Stray Dog (2015) "Stray Dog isn't so much a movie about trauma as it is about people trying to make meaningful lives out of whatever pieces they've been given. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 2, 2015
C+ 75% Big Game (2015) "If nothing else, Finnish writer-director Jalmari Helander has a knack for cooking up premises so absurd that they can't help but intrigue. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 25, 2015
C- 36% Max (2015) "Like some toxic-sludge mutant grown in the racks of a mom-and-pop video store, Max crosses alarmist plotting with canine hijinks and hamfisted family drama that would feel at home in the era of the white clamshell VHS case. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 25, 2015
C+ 26% Burying the Ex (2015) "One gets the sense that Dante's gifts are better served by big sandbox productions like the underrated Looney Tunes: Back In Action, which allow him to pursue any and every idea. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 18, 2015
B 88% Dope (2015) "In an era full of indifferent, cookie-cutter indies, an excess of ideas and personality is hardly a bad thing. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 18, 2015
C+ 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "The kind of self-consciously quirky, slapdash movie that still leaves a viewer eager to find out what its director will do next. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 11, 2015
D+ 56% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) "It's left with little to do except point out that difficult artists can be hard on the people around them and to showcase some good poetry being read poorly. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 11, 2015
C+ 86% The Wolfpack (2015) "What starts as a nonfiction mood piece grows frustratingly opaque as the brothers begin to venture out into the real world, meet girls, and get jobs. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 11, 2015
B+ 94% Charlie's Country (2015) "Part of the movie's mischievous charm lies in De Heer and cinematographer Ian Jones' sophisticated use of Steadicam, which moves almost exclusively with Charlie, often seemingly in a struggle to keep up with his brisk, determined walk. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 4, 2015
C- 17% Wild Horses (2015) "What a shambles. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 4, 2015
B+ 81% Results (2015) "With Bujalski, this is business as usual, but by the standards of the contemporary indie rom-com, it's refreshingly unpredictable and thoughtful. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 28, 2015
C 50% San Andreas (2015) "It's hard to appreciate San Andreas as much more than a series of special effects vistas: impeccably detailed, completely plastic. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 28, 2015
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 51% 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- 65% 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+ 84% 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 63% 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+ 66% 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+ 87% 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 18% 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+ 90% 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 17% 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- 77% 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+ 85% 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 44% 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 85% 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
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