Jim Vejvoda

Jim Vejvoda

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
IGN Movies
Total Reviews:
126

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
7/10 22% Sabotage (2014) " Sabotage is far more effective than its action-centric trailers have suggested, with the film more a mystery-thriller that actually offers Arnold Schwarzenegger and the cool ensemble a chance to act and not just shoot guns." — IGN Movies
Posted Mar 28, 2014
5.9 out of 10 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Need for Speed feels like the snuff film of racing movies." — IGN Movies
Posted Mar 12, 2014
5.9/10 25% Pompeii (2014) " The visual effects, which only become more important as the film progresses, vary in quality." — IGN Movies
Posted Feb 21, 2014
5.8/10 33% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " Tthis is a very disjointed movie given to some weird "what movie are we in now?" tangents." — IGN Movies
Posted Feb 20, 2014
5.5 out of 10 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " Winter's Tale is a staggering mess, sloppy and unstructured in its execution and a waste of all the considerable acting talent involved." — IGN Movies
Posted Feb 12, 2014
5.9 out of 10 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " George Clooney's WW2 film The Monuments Men is a big mess that wastes its stellar cast and plays like a rough cut." — IGN Movies
Posted Jan 29, 2014
97% The Hurt Locker (2009) " Not only the best film made so far about the war in Iraq, but also one of the best thrillers of the year." — IGN Movies
Posted Jan 13, 2014
6 out of 10 43% Cold Comes The Night (2014) " Even with the likes of Cranston as its main adversary, Cold Comes the Night is pretty humdrum." — IGN Movies
Posted Jan 8, 2014
9/10 87% True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014) " True Detective is an impeccably acted, scripted, and directed show that actually finds something new to mine in the cops and serial killers genre. " — IGN Movies
Posted Jan 8, 2014
7 out of 10 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a sweet and well-meaning movie whose intent is to inspire and uplift its audience, but it approaches its message with all the subtlety of a sugar rush." — IGN Movies
Posted Dec 23, 2013
9/10 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Action-packed, briskly-paced and featuring a stellar cast, Man of Steel is the best Superman film since the 1978 original and proves DC can match Marvel in the massive scale department." — IGN Movies
Posted Dec 21, 2013
9.5 out of 10 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Scorsese has made a GoodFellas for a new generation in The Wolf of Wall Street, another blackly comic crime epic about a very different kind of outlaw: the renegade capitalist." — IGN Movies
Posted Dec 17, 2013
8.5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " It's a breathlessly told, action-packed crowd-pleaser that restores the luster of the saga for those underwhelmed by its predecessor and leaves you excited for the final chapter in the trilogy." — IGN Movies
Posted Dec 6, 2013
8.6 out of 10 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Featuring a stellar cast led by Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks is a heartfelt ode to the pain of creation." — IGN Movies
Posted Nov 12, 2013
8.7 out of 10 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Out of the Furnace is one of the year's best-acted and gutsiest films, gutsy because it dares to stick to its figurative guns until the bitter end." — IGN Movies
Posted Nov 11, 2013
5 out of 10 8% Diana (2013) " The soapy biopic Diana, starring Naomi Watts as the late Princess of Wales, is more like Razzie bait than Oscar bait." — IGN Movies
Posted Nov 3, 2013
6 out of 10 47% Last Vegas (2013) " We'll never know what it would it have been like to have seen the De Niro of the Raging Bull era opposite Douglas in his Wall Street years but we'll always remember that sequence in Last Vegas when a guy in a thong shakes his junk in De Niro's face. " — IGN Movies
Posted Oct 30, 2013
8.5/10 60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) " While not every comedic bit here works, there are still enough that do to make Bad Grandpa a raucously fun movie-going experience and a real treat for Jackass fans." — IGN Movies
Posted Oct 23, 2013
6.6 49% Parkland (2013) " While conspiracy theorists won't find much to appreciate or explore in Parkland, the lay person will get a sense of the emotional devastation caused over those four days in 1963." — IGN Movies
Posted Oct 1, 2013
7.3 out of 10 29% The Family (2013) " While we've seen the witness relocation/fish out of water scenario played out onscreen before, The Family puts a charming, darkly funny spin on it thanks to director Luc Besson and his great cast." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 12, 2013
6.6/10 58% Riddick (2013) " Offers predictable popcorn flick fun amidst all the CGI and brutish behavior." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 5, 2013
4 out of 10 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " The unfunny and unengaging Grown Ups 2 aims for the lowest possible comedy targets and fails to hit even those." — IGN Movies
Posted Jul 11, 2013
6.5/10 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " Veering between gruesome villains and silly humor, the film never quite figures out what works and when enough's enough." — IGN Movies
Posted Jul 2, 2013
6.7/10 11% After Earth (2013) " After Earth is completely watchable genre entertainment, but it would have been nice to have had more to recommend the film than simply announcing that Shyamalan hasn't laid another egg." — IGN Movies
Posted May 29, 2013
8/10 95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) " Director Steven Soderbergh's dramedy features great performances by Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the story of entertainer Liberace and his longtime lover." — IGN Movies
Posted May 24, 2013
8 out of 10 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " While it never quite reaches the dizzying heights of Fast 5, Fast & Furious 6 is nevertheless a true joyride that ties the story back to the series' beginning even as it sets up future adventures." — IGN Movies
Posted May 17, 2013
7.9/10 49% Pain & Gain (2013) " Michael Bay proves he doesn't need pyrotechnics to make an entertaining movie in the darkly comic true crime tale Pain & Gain, featuring Dwayne Johnson in an impressive performance." — IGN Movies
Posted Apr 23, 2013
7.5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " This film isn't without its ludicrous moments and formulaic faults, but Olympus Has Fallen is still a solid, old school action-thriller featuring a fine cast and a sincere execution by director Antoine Fuqua that lifts it above other fare of this sort." — IGN Movies
Posted Mar 19, 2013
6 out of 10 41% Parker (2013) " Parker has a few good fight scenes, but overall it wastes its cool ensemble cast and never really amounts to much more than a TV episode of a crime show." — IGN Movies
Posted Jan 25, 2013
6/10 60% The Last Stand (2013) " The Last Stand is a formulaic action flick, but it still delivers enough decent car stunts, shoot-outs and fistfights to warrant a look-see for Arnold fans." — IGN Movies
Posted Jan 15, 2013
9.4 out of 10 88% Django Unchained (2012) " Quentin Tarantino doesn't shy away from the horrors of slavery in Django Unchained even as he delivers a weird, wild, and bloody violent crowd-pleaser in this raucous salute to the spaghetti western." — IGN Movies
Posted Dec 11, 2012
5.5 out of 10 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " If there are two things this movie teaches us that FDR liked, it was his stamp collection and booty (martinis are probably a close third)." — IGN Movies
Posted Dec 5, 2012
7.9/10 65% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " Peter Jackson's fourth trip to Middle-earth can't quite recapture the greatness, emotional impact or charm of the LOTR films, but there's still much to enjoy about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." — IGN Movies
Posted Dec 3, 2012
9.1 87% Life of Pi (2012) " Director Ang Lee delivers a gracefully realized, visually gorgeous, and emotionally powerful film." — IGN Movies
Posted Nov 20, 2012
7.8 out of 10 62% Hitchcock (2012) " Fine performances from Hopkins & Mirren elevate this solid, but TV movie-esque biopic of director Alfred Hitchcock." — IGN Movies
Posted Nov 14, 2012
8.3/10 90% Lincoln (2012) " With Lincoln, director Steven Spielberg and star Daniel Day-Lewis deliver a poignant portrait of the slain U.S. President's struggle to end slavery and the Civil War." — IGN Movies
Posted Nov 2, 2012
7.7/10 78% Flight (2012) " Flight is a fine drama with some very gripping moments, but there's something strangely disconnecting about it, enough so to keep you from fully investing in it." — IGN Movies
Posted Nov 1, 2012
8/10 93% Looper (2012) " Looper is one of the year's most engaging sci-fi films, one that works as both a thriller and a character piece about people faced with making big life decisions (often at the business end of Blunderbuss)." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 6, 2012
7.5 out of 10 65% The Expendables 2 (2012) " The action lover's dream team doesn't disappoint in The Expendables 2, a sequel that's bigger, bolder and more badass than the original." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 13, 2012
8/10 87% ParaNorman (2012) " ParaNorman is one of the best films of the year, animated or not." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 7, 2012
6/10 30% Total Recall (2012) " It's like a cover song by a decent, but forgettable tribute band. Their rendition hits all the proper notes, but lacks soul." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 1, 2012
9 out of 10 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " The Dark Knight Rises is a fitting emotional and narrative conclusion to this particular interpretation of the enduring story of Bruce Wayne the man and Batman the legend." — IGN Movies
Posted Jul 16, 2012
8/10 68% Ted (2012) " Ted is, hands down, the best comedy of the year so far." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2012
6 out of 10 56% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) " Like a comet that narrowly avoids colliding with Earth, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World misses the mark." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 21, 2012
5.5/10 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) " Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's heart may be in the right place -- and any film that makes people interested in reading up on the real Lincoln must be commended -- but overall the film is, ironically, bloodless." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 19, 2012
6/10 41% Rock of Ages (2012) " We finally get to see what Cruise's Lestat would have been liked had he starred in Queen of the Damned. ...If you love L.A., hair bands, and musicals, then you'll likely enjoy Rock of Ages for the valentine to all three that it is." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 14, 2012
7 out of 10 78% Brave (2012) " While a technical marvel, Brave is ultimately a lesser effort from a studio known for breaking new ground with such modern classics as Up, Toy Story, WALL-E and Finding Nemo." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 11, 2012
3 stars 43% Casa de mi padre (2012) " If you're a fan of Ferrell's comedy and like spoofs, you could do worse than spend a mere 84 minutes watching the exercise in silliness that is Casa De Mi Padre." — IGN Movies
Posted Mar 13, 2012
2 1/2 stars 26% This Means War (2012) " Eye candy for chicks with a plot that's merely filler (sort of like softcore porn without the sex)." — IGN Movies
Posted Feb 16, 2012
7/10 87% Luck: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) " The real charm of Luck is in its stellar ensemble cast, who bring life and humanity to Milch's uncompromising words and to Mann's slick, but emotionally aloof directing. " — IGN Movies
Posted Jan 29, 2012
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