Vadim Rizov

Vadim Rizov

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
AV Club , Boxoffice Magazine , GreenCine , House Next Door , L.A. Weekly , Movie-Vault.com , The Dissolve , Time Out , Time Out New York , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
295

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
C+ 81% To Be Takei (2014) " Takei alternates among admirable but uninspiring lecturing, the usual un-insightfully laudatory talking heads, and the dullest parts of the actor's days." — AV Club
Posted Aug 21, 2014
0.0/5.0 —— The Word (2014) " Scenes in The Word all too frequently consist of characters telling each other in great detail things we've just seen in the previous scenes, sometimes in the exact same language." — The Dissolve
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/5 18% Video Games: The Movie (2014) " There's little analysis, in-depth history, anecdotal humor, or even well-selected gameplay clips. Ironically, Video Games: The Movie is almost no fun whatsoever." — The Dissolve
Posted Jul 15, 2014
5/5 99% Boyhood (2014) " Could reveal itself as Linklater's defining cinematic statement." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 9, 2014
3/5 79% Salvo (2014) " A handful of superb action sequences stand-out in this otherwise formulaic tale of an angular Sicilian mafioso." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 20, 2014
4/5 93% Nugu-ui ttal-do anin Haewon (Nobody's Daughter Hae-Won) " Hopefully this will be the film to make Hong Sang-soo make him a regular fixture in UK cinemas." — Little White Lies
Posted Oct 10, 2013
5.9/10 48% Parkland (2013) " This is a meager kind of curiosity, telling us nothing about what the assassination meant historically or culturally." — Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3/5 86% In the Fog (2013) " In The Fog finds Loznitsa pinning down an assured narrative groove." — Little White Lies
Posted Apr 25, 2013
2/5 33% Escape From Planet Earth (2013) " The late Douglas Adams summed up Earth as "mostly harmless," a description that also applies to this eminently tolerable animated time-filler." — Time Out New York
Posted Feb 15, 2013
3/5 90% Lincoln (2012) " A rousing, rigorous and morally complex legal procedural more than a trad biopic. And all the better for it." — Little White Lies
Posted Jan 24, 2013
4/10 —— Pervyy uchitel (The First Teacher) (1966) Movie-Vault.com
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 90% Keep the Lights On (2012) " Monitoring the peaks and troughs of this fractious relationship is more fascinating than enjoyable." — Little White Lies
Posted Nov 1, 2012
2.5/5 78% Flight (2012) " Flight's true downward spiral is its own loss of momentum." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2012
3/5 87% Life of Pi (2012) " Technically adept, mildly engaging and thematically pedantic" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2012
2.5/5 45% Hotel Transylvania (2012) " Sandler makes cinema history with the fresh character of a sponge who glowers with pleasure as it soaks up urine" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2012
2.5/5 92% Side by Side (2012) " The pro-digital propaganda feel is a major detraction" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 7, 2012
3/5 100% Swandown " Misses a few socio-political tricks, but Kötting and Sinclair make for fine shipmates." — Little White Lies
Posted Jul 19, 2012
2.5/5 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) " The earth shakes and nothing changes" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2012
2.5/5 85% Easy Money (2012) " Betrayals will occur and loyalties will be tested, but it's the audience that ends up ripped off." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2012
97% Paul Williams Still Alive (2012) " Short and snappy, Paul Williams: Still Alive adroitly juxtaposes an archaic form of fame with one of its practitioners' present-day survival. " — GreenCine
Posted Jun 8, 2012
1/5 8% Battlefield America (2012) " Slapdashly assembled and lacking in dance thrills." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 5, 2012
2.5/5 91% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) " The film sadly turns cloying and queasy. " — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 4, 2012
3/5 70% Men in Black III (2012) " Exactly what you'd expect: amiable mediocrity and nicely laid-back performances with pricy special effects plugging in the gaps where jokes should be. " — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 22, 2012
4/5 85% Two Years at Sea (2012) " A remarkably lyrical and ideologically cohesive doc-fiction hybrid." — Little White Lies
Posted May 3, 2012
1.5/5 38% Oscar and the Lady in Pink Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2012
1.5/5 33% The Lady (2012) " Stolidly maudlin, this enervating sub-middlebrow pic is doomed to well-deserved commercial obscurity." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2012
—— Regrets (Les regrets) (2009) House Next Door
Posted Feb 22, 2012
2.5/5 85% Chronicle (2012) " Despite the low budget and non-famous leads, audiences may well respond to this brisk, topical drama." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2012
3/5 87% Miss Bala (2012) " The topical subject may draw larger-than-usual audiences, as will the undeniably formidable technical achievements." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2012
2/5 —— Greyfriars Bobby (2005) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 20, 2012
2/5 79% The Grey (2012) " When word gets out as to The Grey's more philosophical content, audiences will fade away." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 19, 2012
3.5/5 80% Haywire (2012) " Haywire is about the simple joys of action film virtuosity, and Soderbergh delivers." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 13, 2012
2/5 24% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) " Sex and abortion are the main topics of this installment, which tips between dullness and total camp." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 17, 2011
2/5 84% My Week with Marilyn (2011) " Incompetently assembled by veteran TV director Simon Curtis in his theatrical debut, Marilyn's so flimsy and low-stakes not even Williams' typically rigorous dedication and performance can lift it." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 11, 2011
4/5 71% Carnage (2011) " Relatively light-hearted for a Polanski film (no one dies), Carnage is fun verbal warfare cleanly filmed. " — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 4, 2011
2/5 51% Puncture (2011) " A typically improbable David & Goliath courtroom drama with a small lawyer battling the corporate medical establishment." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2011
3.5/5 86% The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2011) " It's an immersive, deliberately myopic portrait." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2011
3/5 63% Protektor (2011) " Ethically thorny and stylistically accomplished." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2011
2.5/5 69% sleep furiously. (2011) " Beautifully shot but more than a little sterile." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 29, 2011
3/5 100% The Interrupters (2011) " James keeps viewer attention the whole time, despite forcing unnecessarily sentimental music on his footage and chopping his scenes down to dramatic highlights rather than letting them play at length." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 29, 2011
1.5/5 0% Fading Of The Cries (2011) " A lame-brained zombies + evil wizards hybrid." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2011
2/5 89% Crime After Crime (2011) " Stylistically dull, Crime After Crime proceeds from one talking-head interview to the next, sticking to sentiment." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 5, 2011
0% A Love Affair of Sorts (2011) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 25, 2011
90% United Red Army (2011) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2011
3/5 63% True Legend (2011) " Bridged by rude comedy familiar to veteran viewers of Hong Kong martial arts cinema, True Legend is refreshingly unpretentious in comparison to the pompous nationalism of recent Chinese war spectacles like The Warring States." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 14, 2011
2.5/5 91% Caterpillar (2011) " Essentially a sexually charged two-hander with blunt allegorical implications, Kôji Wakamatsu's one-note follow-up to United Red Army is a disappointing affair, visually indifferent and thematically simplistic." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 13, 2011
2/5 50% Last Night (2011) " The glossy Manhattan footage, as hermetic as Woody Allen's rendition of New York, is engagingly expensive-looking at least, but the cast is barely given anything to work with." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 7, 2011
3/5 96% Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff (2011) " This is strictly talking heads fare, broken up with movie clips, stills and home movies; fortunately, Jack Cardiff's ephemera are better than yours." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 29, 2011
1/5 11% There Be Dragons (2011) " From its baldly overwritten dialogue to its claustrophobically stingy use of locations, Dragons is underdone in every way." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2011
77% Afterschool (2008) House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
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