Jeff Vice

Jeff Vice

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Total Reviews:
2740

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 81% Cairo Time (2010) " The at-times slow and indulgent pacing of Cairo Time will frustrate a few viewers, even if the Egyptian landmarks and scenery is stunning." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Sep 2, 2010
2/4 53% Going the Distance (2010) " In the end, the movie feels confused, conflicted and muddled. It winds up pleasing almost no one." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Sep 2, 2010
3.5/4 96% Restrepo (2010) " To say that the experience is powerful is putting it mildly." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Sep 2, 2010
1.5/4 73% Piranha 3-D (2010) " Its only saving grace, if the film can really be said to have one, is that the filmmakers were fully aware that they weren't making anything that could be taken seriously." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Sep 1, 2010
3/4 66% The American (2010) " The beautiful Italian scenery is almost worth the price of admission by itself." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Sep 1, 2010
1/4 72% The Last Exorcism (2010) " An ill-considered, laughably dumb coda sequence only compounds Exorcism's numerous problems." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 26, 2010
4/4 71% Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010) " [It] may not be thrilling, riveting viewing for some, but for animation fans, and for aficionados of Disney, the movie is must-see." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 26, 2010
3/4 84% Get Low (2010) " The story is as much a mystery as it is a drama. And there's quite a bit of low-key humor, mostly provided by Duvall and Murray, who's a hoot." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 26, 2010
2/4 59% Centurion (2010) " It's certainly not art, and it is not for the squeamish, but at least it does what it sets out to do." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 26, 2010
1.5/4 28% Takers (2010) " Takers is a pretty fitting name for a movie that swipes its only good moves from earlier, better heist thrillers and other classic films." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 26, 2010
66% Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) (2010) " Wild Grass is nearly the same movie as Amelie, only minus the charm and the appeal." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 19, 2010
69% Life During Wartime (2010) " This follow-up is not nearly as shocking and provocative as the earlier film. And it's not nearly as effective." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 19, 2010
76% Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) " It's a not-completely unwelcome and not-completely terrible sequel, one that actually betters its predecessor." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 19, 2010
51% The Switch (2010) " Bateman is good at playing this sort of man-child. Aniston is on cruise control, though she's not awful." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 19, 2010
2.5/4 41% The Expendables (2010) " You certainly can't say this over-the-top thriller skimps on action. The final third or so is wall-to-wall brawling, shootings and explosions." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 12, 2010
2/4 51% Holy Rollers (2010) " It feels more like a character novelty than anything else, and this potentially unique material is not really explored to its fullest." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 12, 2010
2/4 36% Eat Pray Love (2010) " Most of its supposed observations sound more like touchy-feely mumbo-jumbo than honest, useful information and advice." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 12, 2010
3/4 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) " Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is perhaps the closest any filmmaker has come yet to translating comic book material directly to the movie screen." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 12, 2010
2/4 46% Step Up 3-D (2010) " Using 3-D to tell this trite story is, as they say, like putting lipstick on a pig." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 5, 2010
2/4 52% Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2010) " The film quickly turns into a dull slog." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 5, 2010
3/4 79% The Other Guys (2010) " [The] matching-up of Ferrell and Wahlberg is inspired." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 5, 2010
3/4 81% Countdown to Zero (2010) " If even a quarter of this seemingly unbelievable material can be trusted, that makes this one of the scariest movies seen this year." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Aug 5, 2010
1.5/4 14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) " Acompletely unnecessary, nearly laughless sequel to the surprising 2001 hit, which stretched the one-joke, talking-animals concept as far as it could." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 29, 2010
1.5/4 54% The Killer Inside Me (2010) " One of the most repellent and reprehensible movies in recent memory." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 29, 2010
2/4 69% The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010) " This follow-up feels story and character thin, and it has a curiously exploitative feel to it." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 29, 2010
2/4 27% Charlie St. Cloud (2010) " It's a ludicrous blend of melodrama and supernatural elements, and the results suggest what might happen if sappy author Nicholas Sparks and twisty filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan ever joined forces." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 29, 2010
2/4 38% The City of Your Final Destination (2010) " This adaptation of the Peter Cameron novel is pretty dull, and the whole thing is so lacking in energy that it becomes a chore to watch." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 22, 2010
3/4 92% 9500 Liberty (2010) " The movie allows all sides in the issues debated to state their cases, using their own words. If anyone is seen in a negative light, it's only because their words and actions condemn them." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 22, 2010
2.5/4 93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) " The characters in the film feel real, even a bit lived-in, and it's because of the efforts of the cast; particularly those veteran actors who play the adults." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 22, 2010
2.5/4 70% Ramona and Beezus (2010) " Here's a summer movie release that's not filled with big explosions or action sequences, and one of the few films aimed at kids that isn't animated or in 3-D." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 22, 2010
1/4 6% Standing Ovation (2010) " It's an amateurish, poorly assembled and incompetently performed collection of musical comedy cliches." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 15, 2010
4/4 86% Inception (2010) " It's the kind of thing that only comes along once every few decades." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 15, 2010
3.5/4 80% Cyrus (2010) " Co-screenwriters/director Jay and Mark Duplass are smart enough to balance the darkly comic elements with equally effective dramatic moments." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 15, 2010
3.5/4 74% Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010) " As with all of Jeunet's films, this one is filled with delightful comic touches." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 15, 2010
3/4 41% The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) " When judged on its own merits, this action-fantasy is actually one of the more fun movies to come along this summer. It has a good combination of thrills and laughs." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 14, 2010
2/4 69% Ondine (2010) " Ondine works OK when it's trying to be a romantic fantasy. Screenwriter/director Neil Jordan can't leave well enough alone, though. His fable suddenly turns dark and nasty in the final third, when it becomes a thriller." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 8, 2010
3/4 94% Winter's Bone (2010) " The darkness that surrounds Winter's Bone almost overwhelms the entire movie. Fortunately, the thriller ends on a somewhat optimistic, even positive note." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 8, 2010
2/4 64% Predators (2010) " This story has been done to death, but the twists screenwriters Michael Fitch and Alex Litvak came up with are really inane. One of them is completely predictable, when you think about the casting." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 8, 2010
2.5/4 81% Despicable Me (2010) " There are some genuine laughs here, even if much of the material is predictable and a little unoriginal." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 8, 2010
1/4 12% Jonah Hex (2010) " Jonah Hex misfires. Repeatedly." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 6, 2010
2/4 80% I Am Love (2010) " It's yet another variation on the "loveless middle-aged woman finds happiness in the arms of a younger man," a trope of melodrama and television soap operas." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 1, 2010
1.5/4 6% The Last Airbender (2010) " There's no other way to say this: M. Night Shyamalan has completely lost it." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 1, 2010
2/4 49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) " It's still has the angst-filled melodrama that made the others so insufferable, and its attempts to be funny come off as cutesy and forced. Worse still, it's boring for long stretches." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jun 29, 2010
91% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010) " The smart, funny and occasionally foul-mouthed documentary feature shows what Rivers has gone through in both her personal and professional life to get to this point." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jun 24, 2010
2.5/4 81% Solitary Man (2010) " The comedy-drama is too downbeat for its own good, and the character is self-destructive and unsavory to the point of being completely unsympathetic." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jun 24, 2010
79% Mother and Child (2010) " As far as the stories are concerned, a couple of them are pretty good. But the nearly disastrous third section unravels the entire movie." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jun 24, 2010
10% Grown Ups (2010) " Its brand of "humor" consists mostly of insults, as well as sexual, flatulence and scatological jokes. Yet it's not these things that make the comedy so noxious. It's the ridiculous attempts to redeem itself and the characters at the end." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jun 24, 2010
3/4 53% Knight & Day (2010) " The lackluster Killers tried to do the same thing, to much less success. But this smarter, comic action-thriller has almost everything you could ask from a supposed "popcorn" movie -- especially in terms of action." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jun 23, 2010
87% Please Give (2010) " Holofcener allows her strong ensemble room to really explore their characters. Keener and Hall are the obvious standouts, but fresh-faced Sarah Steele is particularly good in support, as Kate's teenage daughter." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jun 17, 2010
99% Toy Story 3 (2010) " It's easily the best film of the summer so far ... if not the entire year." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jun 17, 2010
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