Vincent Mancini

Vincent Mancini

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
FilmDrunk
Total Reviews:
120

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B 82% Wild (2014) " Once again, ValleĆ© has taken an obvious awards movie that shouldn't be very good and made it mostly okay. It's the kind of movie that makes me want to say "good job," but also "why?"" — FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 19, 2014
D 40% Tusk (2014) " Tusk, based on one of Kevin Smith's Smodcasts, smakes a strong case for a smintervention. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 19, 2014
B- 88% Foxcatcher (2014) " Foxcatcher is great at being an awards movie, and not so great at telling the story of what it's actually supposed to be about. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 16, 2014
A- 88% The Drop (2014) " Tom Hardy plays such a lovable sweet boy that he makes Ryan Gosling look like he shoots child porn by comparison. The Drop is the best kind of movie-movie, good while dancing right on the edge of being bad. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 11, 2014
B- 78% Rosewater (2014) " A good story imperfectly told, Jon Stewart's directorial debut is equal parts impressive and sort of boring. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 10, 2014
C+ 90% Mommy " There's potential in Dolan's beautifully-styled visuals, sure, but at a certain point, a really pretty tracking shot doesn't count as a narrative choice. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 9, 2014
D+ 50% The Judge (2014) " Imagine 'My Cousin Vinny,' but much longer and without any of the good parts. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 8, 2014
B+ 86% The Trip To Italy (2014) " Consists entirely of dueling impressions, food porn, and spirited breakdowns of Alanis Morissette songs. Of course I loved it. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 5, 2014
B 7% The Identical (2014) " Imagine if Tommy Wiseau from the The Room was an evangelical Christian Elvis impersonator who made a royalty-free biopic starring himself as twins. Hell yes you should see this, probably twice. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 5, 2014
C- 35% The November Man (2014) " It sort of works as an R-rated Bourne with no shakey cam, until about 40 minutes in when the screenwriter's check clears and everyone stops caring. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 28, 2014
D+ 46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " The whole movie consists of shiny hot rods and dick wounds, like an 11-year-old and his grumpy grandpa playing GI Joes together." — FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 22, 2014
C- 40% Life After Beth (2014) " Life After Beth is compelling while you're wondering what it is, and then tedious once you realize the filmmakers don't know either. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 15, 2014
B- 78% Get On Up (2014) " Excruciating to see such bizarre personality dumped inside the homogenized Hollywood piping bag of pedestrian biopics, but sitting through two hours of a movie that never goes more than 10 minutes without a James Brown song is never going to be that bad." — FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 1, 2014
A- 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Narratively conventional, but with world building of such supercharged weirdness that every frame is a dorked-up roller coaster ride. It actually made me thankful for CGI. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 31, 2014
B 48% I Origins (2014) " A decent film based on a pretty dopey idea, it enchants by leaving you to wonder if all the discursive elements are eventually going to add up to something." — FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 26, 2014
A 99% Boyhood (2014) " It's a bit of a gimmick movie, sure, but it's a brilliant gimmick. A coming-of-age movie where the characters actually come of age, imagine that. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 17, 2014
C 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " An extended grunt lecture about understanding delivered by stock characters. In order to get credit for "not offering easy answers," you actually have to ask a question. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 11, 2014
A- 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " A messy bit of inspired madness. I love a film that's just shy of feeling like it could've been a suicide note. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 3, 2014
B- 66% The Rover (2014) " A beautifully shot, hyper-violent, post-apocalyptic Twin Peaks car movie starring a mud-caked murderous road hobo that either needs to be more articulate or more absurd, but sort of gets caught in between. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Jun 20, 2014
A- 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " It works by correctly realizing that the most absurd thing about 22 Jump Street is the fact that a movie called "22 Jump Street" is even being made at all. This is a grand feat of self awareness. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Jun 13, 2014
C+ 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " A lot of talent and craft wasted on non-stop exposition trying to justify a plot conceit we'd already accepted. Meanwhile, the actual aliens are vaguely rendered and abstract. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Jun 6, 2014
C+ 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " For me, Seth MacFarlane is a bit like the Ron Paul of comedy, with three good ideas for every one REALLY bad one, three genuinely funny gags to one so bad it makes me groan until I start to see flashy things in my field of vision." — FilmDrunk
Posted May 30, 2014
B 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Painfully, charmingly earnest, and intensely entertaining even when it's not making much sense. Does that one incredible action sequence make up for a creaky plot and Booboo Stewart? It's up for debate. " — FilmDrunk
Posted May 23, 2014
B 73% Godzilla (2014) " Didn't really make any sense, but it didn't matter because a monster basically used an ICBM for a dildo at one point and it was all I could do not to throw confetti in the air and run around my seat with joy." — FilmDrunk
Posted May 15, 2014
B 88% Chef (2014) " There's an important distinction between food porn and food propaganda, and Chef doesn't always know the difference. Still, mostly delightful whenever Favreau isn't making a 5th-grade book report about social media. " — FilmDrunk
Posted May 9, 2014
B- 73% Neighbors (2014) " There's a difference between a loose plot that you can have fun with and a loose plot that the actors entertain themselves by constantly jumping out of. Sometimes for a scene as a whole to be funny, you need a cop, not a "funny cop."" — FilmDrunk
Posted May 9, 2014
C 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " This is what happens when you're no longer making a movie, but building a cross-platform media franchise. It's not a movie so much as a casualty of a mass-marketing campaign. " — FilmDrunk
Posted May 2, 2014
D 46% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " Don't be fooled, it's not hope or love that Heaven Is For Real is peddling. It's a divisive paean to a bogus cultural divide created by a coalition of opportunists who don't mind making money selling that same poisonous lie." — FilmDrunk
Posted Apr 24, 2014
B 19% Transcendence (2014) " It had an unsatisfying ending, but a popcorn movie that seems genuinely curious and asks interesting questions about the world is rare and wonderful enough that I don't care nearly as much about the answers." — FilmDrunk
Posted Apr 17, 2014
C 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " If you want a drinking game to play during Dom Hemingway, drink every time someone says "Dom Hemingway." Drink double every time Dom Hemingway says "Oy'm Dom 'emingwaiy!" You will be drunk. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Apr 11, 2014
C- 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " A breathless mix of pointless plot twists, fight scenes filmed badly, and teasers for future projects that felt less like watching a movie than having one explained to you. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Apr 3, 2014
B+ 77% Noah (2014) " To see such a profound meditation on man's relationship to God come from a movie full of prehistoric hoodies, pregnancy tests performed by magic leaf, and CGI rock people is gloriously insane. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Mar 28, 2014
C+ 78% Veronica Mars (2014) " Basically, this is a movie for people who read US Weekly but are smart enough to feel embarrassed about it." — FilmDrunk
Posted Mar 14, 2014
B+ 65% Bad Words (2014) " The joke premises might not be so creative, but the execution of them is sublime. It seems to be a light comedy designed for gleefully vulgar English majors (see: wheelhouse, my)." — FilmDrunk
Posted Mar 13, 2014
A- 100% Blind (2004) " Eskil Vogt has delivered, in one movie, a comedy that doesn't elbow you in the ribs and a "disability drama" that doesn't grab you by the lapels screaming "ISN'T THIS SAD?!" " — FilmDrunk
Posted Feb 25, 2014
B- 89% Calvary (2014) " Full of promise, but Calvary settles hard into a film about inevitability in its third act. And I have a hard time finding insight in a closed circle of inevitability. If everything the characters do is inevitable, why did we bother?" — FilmDrunk
Posted Feb 22, 2014
B- 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Famed provocateur Lars Von Trier has taken his subversiveness to a whole new level by making a "sex film" that's intensely tedious. At least, slightly tedious for those of us who didn't find the idea that sex isn't shameful to be a revelation. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Feb 18, 2014
B 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The downside of incredibly choreographed, ornately patterned, sumptuously appointed music box scenes is that they tend to render the characters as sexless wooden figurines. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Feb 11, 2014
D+ 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " The Monuments Men's mission to protect the world's priceless art might've been interesting if it had actually been explained. Mostly though, we just get "Haha, look at the old guys try to soldier!"" — FilmDrunk
Posted Feb 6, 2014
C+ 33% Labor Day (2014) " This sensual romance between Prison Biscuits Brolin and Lady Nightgown nearly succeeds in making an enjoyable Nicholas Sparks movie until an ending so saccharine it'd make a hummingbird puke. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Jan 31, 2014
D+ 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " That Awkward Moment has taken Sex & The City and made everyone younger, dumber, and hornier, while simultaneously making them hipper, sharper, and more sophisticated, like some insidious Hitler Youth infomercial for Manhattan." — FilmDrunk
Posted Jan 30, 2014
B- 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " Basically a more meatheaded version of Argo, a story of heroic Americans that's somewhat one-sided and plays fast and loose with the truth at points and has a preposterous Hollywood ending, but is pretty entertaining nonetheless. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Jan 10, 2014
A 94% Her (2013) " Her was brilliant at constantly stroking my boner for subtle absurdity." — FilmDrunk
Posted Jan 7, 2014
B+ 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " While it is fun, hilarious, and entertaining as hell, Wolf of Wall Street isn't slimey enough for a film about a slimeball. It's the slimeball's dream reality. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Dec 27, 2013
A- 93% American Hustle (2013) " If David O. Russell's earlier movies sometimes felt like an attempt to create layered, Kid A-style concept albums, American Hustle feels more like him onstage at the Silverdome, banging out the loudest open chord he can and hip thrusting at the audience." — FilmDrunk
Posted Dec 25, 2013
B 92% Nebraska (2013) " Frequently hilarious, and the kind of balanced portrayal of small-town life that you rarely see. It's just too bad the dull construction made it feel like it was trying to give me seasonal affective disorder." — FilmDrunk
Posted Dec 18, 2013
A+ 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Llewyn Davis inhabits this world that's fulfilling only in these fleeting moments, where freedom and uncertainty and beauty and heartbreak are all wrapped up with one another. His only reward is the songs, which is why they're so good." — FilmDrunk
Posted Dec 12, 2013
C- 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) " A sloppy, derivative "downtrodden" piece about broken down soldiers and shuttered factories that's basically "Bad Springsteen Song: The Movie." " — FilmDrunk
Posted Dec 5, 2013
D 42% Oldboy (2013) " Like if McDonald's did an American version of kimchi and served us ketchup on cabbage. It's not going to please any fans of the original, and you might like it as a separate entity, but probably only if you're desperately hungry and an idiot." — FilmDrunk
Posted Nov 27, 2013
B 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Aimed at a generation of kids who are generally perceived as being entitled celebrity wannabes aspiring to their own reality shows, the hero of The Hunger Games is, essentially, a chick who's really good at being famous. " — FilmDrunk
Posted Nov 22, 2013
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