Jim Vejvoda

Jim Vejvoda

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Jim Vejvoda's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): IGN Movies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9.2/10 93% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 4 "This ultimately tense and violent episode, the halfway point of the series, sees Cohle go undercover and bloody mayhem ensue. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 18, 2015
9/10 100% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 3 "Hart's temper and insecurities get the better of him and the hunt for a suspect narrows in this week's engrossing episode of True Detective. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 16, 2015
9/10 100% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 2 "True Detective may not be the feel good show of 2014, but it sure is great at making you want to fall down this particularly bleak rabbit hole. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 10, 2015
9.7/10 100% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 5 "Time, crime, truth and lies are all part of this week's tense, creepy, and revelatory episode of True Detective. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 5, 2015
9/10 58% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 6 "We find out why Marty Hart and Rust Cohle had such a bitter falling out in 2002, and finally meet the power player somehow involved in the cult killings, in this fairly by-the-book (but still gripping) episode of True Detective. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 5, 2015
9/10 91% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 7 "True Detective has become more familiar and straightforward over the last two episodes as it resolves its central mystery, but the performances and overall execution of the show remain stellar. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 5, 2015
10/10 80% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 8 "This episode's ball-busting, "guy moments" between Marty and Rust... will undoubtedly be analyzed to death in term papers about the depiction of masculinity on the small screen. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 5, 2015
9/10 100% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 1 "While it might be too early in the year or the series to call True Detective the best new show of 2014, it certainly so far has every advantage going for it in that regard. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 4, 2015
8.6/10 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Ultimately, Avengers: Age of Ultron can't recapture the charm and majesty of seeing Earth's Mightiest Heroes assembled for the first time. That said, it's still a lot of fun and offers plenty of great action and character moments. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 21, 2015
92% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) "Heavy with humor, romance and suspense, Slumdog Millionaire is one of the best and most crowd-pleasing films of the year. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 22, 2015
94% The King's Speech (2010) "The handsomely made and deeply moving King's Speech is one of 2010's best and most heartwarming films, and it should clean up mightily come awards season. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 20, 2015
5.4 out of 10 34% Blackhat (2015) "Director Michael Mann's hacker thriller Blackhat suggests the once great filmmaker has nothing left to draw on in his artistic arsenal than the same old crime tropes he helped popularize and that he's fallen back on for too many years now. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 14, 2015
86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) "Despite the sheer force of imagination that's on display from the first frame to the last, Hellboy II simply feels like an unnecessary vanity project. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 8, 2014
98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) "What helps elevate How to Train Your Dragon above the glut of other recent animated fare is its message about tolerance and realizing that your enemy may not be as different as you think. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 8, 2014
7.0 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Director Ridley Scott gets lost in the desert at times in Exodus: Gods and Kings, his epic, but not entirely effective take on the story of Moses' journey from Prince of Egypt to Hebrew leader. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 3, 2014
3/5 90% Coraline (2009) "For all its shortcomings, Coraline nevertheless has more imagination, heart and inventiveness in it than most recent animated films. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 17, 2014
5.5 7% Ouija (2014) "Ouija is a routine horror flick with a by-the-numbers story, bland characters & familiar "scares" that fail to scare. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 23, 2014
8/10 82% The Book of Life (2014) "The Book of Life is one of the most glorious-looking animated movies in recent memory, chock full of vibrant imagery, wit, and nifty song choices. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 17, 2014
6/10 29% Annabelle (2014) "Serviceable, but not particularly memorable. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 2, 2014
8/10 89% The Drop (2014) "The movie's slow burn pacing may try some viewers' patience. But if you can hang in there until the final act -- where the movie ratchets up the tension, making one edgy with anticipation -- then you'll find the investment worth it. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 12, 2014
6/10 26% As Above, So Below (2014) "Ultimately, As Above/So Below is more unsettling and uncomfortable than it is scary. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3% Zoom (2006) "Although it is aimed at very young children, Zoom doesn't even work as a kid flick. It is truly one of the worst films of the year. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 28, 2014
5.8/10 6% Paranoia (2013) "A couple of business rivals trying to steal each other's cell phone secrets is just not that gripping to watch unfold, especially when it's anchored by such a dull protagonist. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 23, 2014
7.2/10 66% Lucy (2014) "Bolstered by Scarlett Johansson's confident performance and director Luc Besson's eye for action, Lucy will likely be a bit too much of a mind job for most viewers but it deserves kudos for its sheer loony ambition. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 23, 2014
7/10 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "A marked improvement over its predecessor, The Purge: Anarchy is a scarier and more effective thriller that also features a solid central performance from Frank Grillo. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 17, 2014
6/10 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) "A marked improvement over its predecessor, Planes: Fire and Rescue is a heartfelt albeit formulaic tribute to heroism. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 17, 2014
7/10 17% Sex Tape (2014) "As far as date night movies go, you could do far worse than the raunchy yet sweet Sex Tape, featuring solid comedic turns from Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, and Rob Lowe. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 16, 2014
6.6/10 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "Sinister director Scott Derrickson's "based on a true story" Deliver Us From Evil would've been better had it exorcized the cop movie cliches. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jul 2, 2014
65% Watchmen (2009) "I truly wanted to love Watchmen, but I never warmed up to it and ended up only liking it in parts. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 10, 2014
19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) "The first Transformers may not have been bigger, but it was certainly better. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 9, 2014
5.9/10 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) "MacFarlane's die-hard fans may find the silver lining in this movie, but everyone else will likely find A Million Ways to Die in the West one of this summer's big disappointments. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 30, 2014
8.8 out of 10 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "The epic and exciting X-Men: Days of Future Past is the biggest & best entry in the franchise since X2. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 13, 2014
5.5/10 50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) "The film doesn't ask you to do anything; it tells you what to feel, when to feel it, and lets you know that everything will play out just as expected so that you won't get startled. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 12, 2014
7.4/10 79% 42 (2013) "42 is a solid crowd-pleaser about courage, endurance, justice and tolerance, but also about love: Robinson's love for his wife, the bromance between Robinson and Rickey, and their love for the game of baseball. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 7, 2014
7.5/10 75% Son of Batman (2014) "Son of Batman, the 20th DC Universe Animated Original Movie, makes considerable alterations to the original Grant Morrison comic book tale, but still delivers plenty of entertainment value for Bat-fans. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 2, 2014
7/10 19% 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 22% Need For Speed (2014) "Need for Speed feels like the snuff film of racing movies. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 12, 2014
5.9/10 28% 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 28% 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 31% 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
98% 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 44% 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 85% 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 53% 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
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