Cynthia Vinney

Cynthia Vinney
Cynthia Vinney's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CBR Film Racket
Publications: CBR, Film Racket

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 63% The Exchange (2021) While it doesn't break any new ground, its depiction of a specific time and place combined with likable characters who are easy to root for makes it a pleasant way to pass an hour and a half. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
2.5/5 63% Jungle Cruise (2021) Jungle Cruise has its charms, but never completely enchants. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
3/5 61% Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) It won't necessarily stick with you, but the movie goes down easily enough to make for an amusing diversion. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
3.5/5 80% Black Widow (2021) [I]t's Black Widow's introduction of a whole new set of family relationships that is the most engaging and creative thing about the film - and what makes it worth watching. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
1.5/5 43% The Ice Road (2021) In the end, while The Ice Road seems like it should offer a certain amount of hokey fun, writer and director Jonathan Hensleigh has instead crafted a plodding bore of a film that's a hokey disappointment. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021
7/10 59% F9 (2021) The Fast and Furious franchise will never be high art, but between its reliable cast and exhilarating action, it often feels exactly like what the big-screen experience was built for. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2021
6/10 80% Every Single Someone (2021) Marko's take on the topic is stimulating enough to make Every Single Someone worth watching for its chilling glimpse into the lives of seemingly average young men. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2021
8/10 83% Untitled Horror Movie (2021) It's an exercise in creativity that sounds like a vanity project, yet somehow it works as both a self-aware satire of actors and the entertainment business and as a fairly convincing horror tale. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
26% The Woman in the Window (2021) The Woman in the Window is so thoroughly rooted in Anna's world that Adams is in almost every scene. Given her track record of phenomenal performances, it's no surprise the six-time Oscar nominee easily occupies the center of the story. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
4/5 90% The Get Together (2020) Both a lot of fun and touchingly relatable in its exploration of the unique trials and tribulations of one's 20s. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2021
4/5 95% Riders of Justice (2021) A fascinating take on a revenge thriller that subverts the genre as a means to comment on it. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2021
77% Stowaway (2021) Although the film's main focus isn't zero-g action or space adventure, Stowaway gets suspenseful, including a heart-pounding set piece outside the ship. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
52% Four Good Days (2021) Although Close and Kunis' performances are undeniable, Four Good Days never truly touches the heart. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
25% Above Suspicion (2021) Director Phillip Noyce has helmed some stand-out films, including Patriot Games, Rabbit-Proof Fence and Salt, but Above Suspicion doesn't pack the same excitement or visceral punch of those stories. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
66% Wrath of Man (2021) Wrath of Man has little else to recommend it. The dialogue is impressively awful, and, understandably, none of the actors seem to be able to deliver it convincingly. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
68% Army Of The Dead (2021) Army of the Dead packs in more plotlines than the typical monster flick, and most of them are surprisingly successful, despite keeping the film busier than it needs to be. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2021
3.5/5 78% The Water Man (2021) A family film that's likely to capture the imagination of many kids, even if it doesn't cast as potent a spell on adults - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
33% Trigger Point (2021) Trigger Point is solidly made and contains just enough action to be diverting, even though its abrupt ending makes it feel woefully incomplete. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
97% Shiva Baby (2021) Although Shiva Baby is a simple story, it's emotionally full, equal parts infuriating, touching, funny and sad -- and always disconcertingly uncomfortable. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
25% The Unholy (2021) Despite these shortcomings, The Unholy is reasonably entertaining, even though it never feels surprising or frightening. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
26% Voyagers (2021) Unfortunately, the final act devolves into a predictable, action-heavy conflict, and ultimately comes to a pat conclusion that feels much too easy given everything that came before. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
3/5 60% Dolphin Island (2021) The kind of movie I would have adored as a marine mammal-loving tween. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
4/5 100% 100 Days to Live (2019) A consistently absorbing watch that will keep you guessing to the very end. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
53% SAS: Red Notice (2021) This isn't the most memorable film, but it's a competent actioner that will satisfy anyone who enjoys gritty stories in which one good man goes up against a group of ruthless, well-prepared bad guys. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
25% Enhanced (2020) Enhanced is certainly derivative but it's also good escapist fun, even if it's the kind of film you'd be more likely to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon at home than in a theater. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
3.5/5 69% Happily (2021) a worthwhile experience for fans of the actors or curious dark comedy buffs - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
22% Chaos Walking (2021) Despite Holland's charmingly youthful screen presence... he comes across as an irritating child whose fascination with Viola seems to start and end with the fact that she's a girl. Star Wars' Ridley doesn't fare much better. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
3% Cosmic Sin (2021) Cosmic Sin, as directed by co-writer Drake, is just an excuse for people to shoot big guns at aliens (who generally look like people) and a spot of human/alien hand-to-hand combat. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
3/5 64% The Mimic (2020) a thought-provoking watch - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
3/5 94% West Michigan (2021) a recognizable coming-of-age story told through a unique lens that makes for an understated yet poignant viewing experience. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Raya and the Last Dragon's lovely visuals, action and humor keep the story moving along at an entertaining clip while the relatable plot and moving climax should make the movie an agreeable diversion for both kids and their parents. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
69% Moxie (2021) Moxie boasts solid performances by its large ensemble of up-and-coming talent... Awareness is important, of course, but by tackling the topic with so little nuance, the film doesn't add much to the conversation. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
37% Cherry (2021) Cherry feels like the Russo brothers' anti-MCU film, a very American tale where no heroes are coming to the rescue. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
78% I Care a Lot (2021) While the clever script lays the groundwork, without the shimmering performances of the ace cast, I Care A Lot would be a lot less watchable. Rosamund Pike, sporting a slick bob and a series of sophisticated dresses, is delicious as Marla. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
80% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) The movie is firmly committed to its own brand of silliness and is peppered throughout with gags both clever and ridiculous -- mostly ridiculous. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
75% The Mauritanian (2021) Although the depiction of torture and the way the American government ignored the rules set forth by its own justice system may invoke righteous anger, the film's approach is simply too businesslike to really make an impact. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
70% Land (2021) Land speaks to the healing power of nature and the value of nonjudgmental kindness but doesn't manage to fully convey the emotional depths of the story. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
3.5/5 93% Saint Maud (2020) Maud's journey isn't especially fun to watch, but it's satisfyingly intriguing and will stay with you even after the credits have finished rolling. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
2/5 49% A Nightmare Wakes (2020) The basic premise of A Nightmare Wakes is intriguing, but its execution leaves something to be desired. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
23% Brothers By Blood (2021) Brothers by Blood tells a story of the way violence begets violence, a generational cycle its characters ultimately can't escape. Despite that compelling foundation, however, the movie feels too remote to get under the skin. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
73% Palmer (2021) Palmer is a movie that will only challenge those who are bound by the most rigid gender norms. For everyone else, this is predictable comfort food that at least lacks an excessive amount of schmaltz. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
57% Malcolm & Marie (2020) While the movie, which was filmed in rich black and white, looks gorgeous and features bravura performances from its leads, it can be tough to watch. Still, the scenario it explores is engrossing enough to keep things interesting. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
37% Outside the Wire (2021) While in the end, the movie is fairly forgettable, it's fun and entertaining enough to spend two hours watching. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
94% The Delivered (Fanny Lye Deliver'd) (2019) I appreciated the strong performances and design elements, but they don't make up for the slow story, the pedantic arguments about religion or the movie's insistence that the terrible events of the film liberated Fanny - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
4/5 91% Minor Premise (2020) Smart, trippy and cleverly made sci-fi - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
91% The White Tiger (2020) This is a beautifully made film with especially noteworthy writing, directing, editing and cinematography that takes Belram from the slums of India to Delhi's grandest hotels. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
80% Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets (2021) None of this would land, however, if it weren't for Zumann's earnest, heartfelt performance. He perfectly balances James' anxiety with his underlying sweetness as well as his awkward idiosyncrasy. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) It's so much fun, it's easy to look past the overstuffed story to focus -- as the movie does -- on the resourcefulness, daring and strength of protagonist Maude Garrett (Chloë Grace Moretz). - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Unfortunately, while anyone can sympathize with the loss of a child, the characters in the film are so sketchily drawn outside of their response to this event that the film never achieves any genuine emotional resonance. - CBR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
3/5 100% The Other (L'Autre) (2020) In certain ways it's a meditation on grief, but it also explores how people embody different identities, not all of which are healthy. L'Autre explores these ideas in an impressionistic style that will baffle some viewers and intrigue others. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020