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
C 12% 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- 94% 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- 10% 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- 74% 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- 64% 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
C+ 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "For much of the movie, nothing happens, and it's not the rigorous, locked-in nothing of the long-take art film, but the slow-motion, music-montage nothing of the artsy American indie. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 20, 2014
B 80% Penance (2009) "In many ways, Penance plays like an object lesson in how a graceful sense of spacing and staging within the frame can overcome technical restrictions. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 13, 2014
B- 82% The Homesman (2014) "Integrity and personality can go a long way, especially in a movie as unquestionably flawed as The Homesman. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 13, 2014
C 77% Rosewater (2014) "Centrist mush-basic, boilerplate human-interest stuff that's too shapeless to completely work as drama, and too depoliticized to be taken seriously as anything else. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 13, 2014
B- 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Big Hero 6's considerable graces as an animated film-its fantastical layouts and bouncy sense of figure and motion-are offset by its deficiencies as a second-rate superhero flick. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 7, 2014
B+ 88% Actress (2014) "It isn't, by any means, a difficult movie, but neither does it take any easy routes. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 6, 2014
C- 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "If nothing else, The Theory Of Everything is an encyclopedia of lame shortcuts, from its grainy faux home-movie wedding sequence to its tendency to fade out the dialogue in order to underline-and inadvertently undercut-a traumatic moment. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 6, 2014
B- 71% Interstellar (2014) "Comes closer to mimicking the feel and structure of 20th-century hard sci-fi in the Arthur C. Clarke mode that just about any other movie. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 5, 2014
B- 36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) "Before I Go To Sleep turns a ludicrous premise into a fitfully suspenseful, consistently interesting exercise in audience manipulation. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 30, 2014
B 52% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) "Stonehearst takes off, subverting genre expectations by turning the inmates into representatives of modernity. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 23, 2014
D+ 38% 23 Blast (2014) "It is a heartfelt, earnest piece of flatly lit Americana, made in a hypnotically dull style usually associated with mid-century industrial filmmaking. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 23, 2014
B+ 85% John Wick (2014) "An underworld fantasy that grafts crisp action on to Rian Johnson-esque world-building, producing one of the more fully realized shoot-'em-up flicks in recent memory. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 23, 2014
C- 8% The Best Of Me (2014) "The Best Of Me is neither the best Sparks adaptation, nor the worst; it's merely the most recent. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 16, 2014
A 83% Listen Up Philip (2014) "It's a movie of aftermaths-yet it crackles with a sense of immediacy, the handheld camera pushing its way into tight emotional spaces, framing the actors in revealing and unflattering close-up. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 16, 2014
C+ 77% Fury (2014) "It's all very Peckinpah-or at least it could be, if Ayer had any sense of poetry. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 16, 2014
B- 83% Stretch (2014) "One can't help but read the film-which was dropped by its studio, and is now available digitally-as an expression of everything Carnahan hates about the movie business. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 9, 2014
C+ 40% You're Not You (2014) "Here's the frustrating thing about You're Not You: Wolfe clearly knows what he's doing and has the actors to pull it off, but he's tasteful to a fault. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 9, 2014
B 86% The Blue Room (2014) "[Amalric's] leanest, most morose, and most handsomely accomplished work, distinguished by enigmatic close-ups, lush orchestrations, and delicate lighting. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 2, 2014
C 88% The Good Lie (2014) "It's a sappy, but occasionally sensitive, coming-to-America story that hits all of the familiar beats. It has one very big problem, though, and she's played by Reese Witherspoon. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 2, 2014
A- 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Gone Girl isn't a movie about marriage or relationships or men and women, but about the way people assume established, familiar archetypes to please, manipulate, and entrap one another. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 2, 2014
C+ 67% 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- 82% 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 81% 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+ 65% 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+ 96% It Follows (2015) "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+ 47% 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+ 92% Horse Money (2015) "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- 86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (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 59% Tokyo Tribe "An often fun, thoroughly brainless movie ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2014
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