Vadim Rizov

Vadim Rizov

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 100% 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 23% 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+ 78% These Final Hours (2015) " Incoherent and pointless as it is, These Final Hours moves with commendable swiftness. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 5, 2015
C- 33% 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 71% 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 83% 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 74% 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 72% Camp X-Ray (2014) " There's something insulting about this thoroughly well-intentioned film ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 16, 2014
C 30% 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 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 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
2/5 No Score Yet 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
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