Vadim Rizov

Vadim Rizov

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Vadim Rizov's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, Boxoffice Magazine, GreenCine, L.A. Weekly, The Dissolve, Time Out, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 33% War Room (2015) "Much of what follows is turgid and, for non-believers, ridiculous. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 28, 2015
D- 10% Faith Of Our Fathers (2015) "It's obnoxious, to say the least, to use the Vietnam War as an excuse to affirm the importance of telling all and sundry about Jesus at all times (i.e., "testifying"), under all circumstances. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2.5/5 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "Loach lays on the sentimentality thick in the early stretches, and there's a stillborn romantic subplot that stubbornly refuses to enrich the main political text. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jul 2, 2015
D+ 93% The Farewell Party (2015) "The Farewell Party leaves no doubt as to where it stands on the right to die with dignity when facing terminal illness, but it's so clumsily made that it serves only to exasperate. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 21, 2015
B- 97% Iris (2015) "Viewer entertainment will vary in direct proportion to interest in the unusual but ultimately mundane details of Apfel's day-to-day. She is, for what it's worth, good company. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 28, 2015
2/5 26% Child 44 (2015) "Everyone overacts, leaning heavily on moments of unexpected shouting, with Hardy taking bottom honors. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Apr 16, 2015
C+ 18% Serena (2015) "There's simply not that much to see in the performances. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 26, 2015
C+ 79% These Final Hours (2015) "Incoherent and pointless as it is, These Final Hours moves with commendable swiftness. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 5, 2015
C- 29% Everly (2015) "There's the pervasive feeling that this is a prefab cult film that doesn't need to try too hard, instead offering cosmetic variations from a very limited playbook of gestures meant to provoke Pavlovian cries of "Awesome!" " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2/5 67% The World Made Straight (2015) "For all the good intentions and native hands behind the camera, The World Set Straight never seems particularly credible or convincing as a fresh look at regional history. " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Jan 9, 2015
78% The Grandmaster (2013) "Each punch, kick and impact is captured cleanly and coherently, Wong serving the spectacle of a big brawl rather than resisting its adrenalised charms. " ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Dec 5, 2014
B 84% Zero Motivation (2014) "Melancholy climactic trajectory aside, Zero Motivation is primarily very funny, thanks both to its game cast and Lavie's flair for unexpected gags ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 3, 2014
B- 100% The Circle (2014) "The romance between Ernst and Röbi acts as a microcosmic example of a larger debate whose broad terms remain familiar. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 20, 2014
C 72% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) "A disappointingly standard-issue addiction melodrama, this one the tearful case study of an adrenaline junkie whose compulsion threatens to push her family and loved ones away. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 23, 2014
C 73% Camp X-Ray (2014) "There's something insulting about this thoroughly well-intentioned film ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 16, 2014
C 29% Autómata (2014) "Autómata's generic urban 2044 dystopia is a realm of hazily gray CGI buildings, many rubble-strewn and abandoned. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2/5 38% The Liberator (2014) " It's a reminder of all the extras-heavy would-be epics that got tossed on film history's slag heap " ‐ The Dissolve
Posted Oct 1, 2014
C 81% Lilting (2014) "Woefully inadequate. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 25, 2014
4/5 90% Down by Law (1986) "Down By Law is oddly heart-warming, magnifying moments of unexpected camaraderie between kindred spirits who don't immediately ID each other as such. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 11, 2014
B- 71% Memphis (2014) "Much of Memphis seems content to idle in the same vein as its protagonist; amiably sleepy as it is, the movie could stand to commit to any narrative direction that would place it outside the realm of cryptic inertia. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 4, 2014
C 29% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) "Robin Hood systematically undercuts rapacious Florence, often quickly showing "what really happened" right after her delusory narration of events. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 28, 2014
C+ 91% 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 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 98% Boyhood (2014) "Could reveal itself as Linklater's defining cinematic statement. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 9, 2014
3/5 81% 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 49% 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
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 No Score Yet 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 77% 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 44% 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 90% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) "The film sadly turns cloying and queasy. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 4, 2012
3/5 69% 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
No Score Yet 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
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