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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader, AV Club, Ebert Presents At The Movies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) A poor man's Towering Inferno, despite the hefty $156 million budget.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
D 29% Passage to Mars (2016) Unable to develop any of the team members as personalities or to evoke the supposed otherworldliness of its arctic setting, it becomes a testament to the fact that a sense of wonder doesn't mean jack without the talent or art needed to express it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
B+ 96% The Age of Shadows (Mil-jeong) (2016) While the notion of a cop and perp who could be friends under different circumstances is nothing fresh, The Age Of Shadows puts its own spin on it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
C 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Occasional one-liners and nihilistic truisms are all that the cast has to work with, and they don't give much in the way of characterization.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
C 33% Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bête) (2016) Belongs to the most rote category of interpretations, hinting at nothing darker than a fascination with sulking bad boys bored by wealth.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
D 15% The Wild Life (2016) The sort of uninspired international pre-sales item that usually goes straight from a basement booth at the Cannes film market to a Netflix parent's peripheral vision.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
A- 85% Sully (2016) [A] plainspoken and disarmingly delicate conception of heroics, which might be Eastwood's best work since Million Dollar Baby.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
C 43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) None of it ... comes within spitting distance of the original's highs, like its dance sequence, so awkwardly staged and poorly directed that it actually becomes charming.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
C- 35% Max Rose (2016) The elderly Jerry Lewis cuts a more poignant and vulnerable figure than Max Rose deserves.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
D 12% The Sea of Trees (2016) This is Van Sant's nadir: a sophomoric metaphysical drama that benefits from the director's pictorial eye (the forest looks fittingly ominous), but succumbs to the sentimentalism that has long been his Achilles' heel.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
C 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Though writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz's choice to portray boxing as a mostly mental sport-the art of psyching out an opponent without tripping yourself up-gives it some novelty, the movie is left grasping for a through-line.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
C+ 87% Mia Madre (2016) The most personal parts of Mia Madre are also the most thinly conceived.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
B- 25% Ben-Hur (2016) The sort of elemental re-imagining of the source material that no one in their right mind would ever expect it to be.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
C+ 60% War Dogs (2016) A meandering comedy dependent on its leads' natural high-strung (and often high) rapport.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
C+ 72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) A rocky marriage of believable performances and groan-inducing pop psychology.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
B+ 73% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) How often does a film come along in which what the audience expects and wants is indistinguishable from the dark zones of a character's subconscious?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
B- 89% Blood Father (2016) Gibson is still a terrifically charismatic presence who inhabits damaged, self-destructive rascals, perhaps because that's how he wants to be seen.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
D 11% Nine Lives (2016) Very little of it makes sense, even when accounting for human-feline mind-swaps, and everything is cheap, from the recycled gags ... to the small, cramped sets and shortage of background extras.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
B- No Score Yet League Of Gods (Feng Shen Bang) (2016) League Of Gods is breathless to the point of being nonsensical, continually introducing new twists of information about characters who have barely been on screen.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
C+ 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Even the idea of nihilist camaraderie, which should come naturally with the Peckinpah-by-way-of-post-Crisis-DC premise, feels like a load of hooey; the characters are often too busy posing to exchange more than a few words at a time.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
B+ 100% Homo Sapiens (2016) One might argue that 20 minutes or so is enough, but what Homo Sapiens offers in its succession of carefully framed shots is sometimes too tantalizing to resist.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
B- 81% Equity (2016) Equity may not be the fanciest or flashiest of financial thrillers-more like off-brand David Fincher or Steven Soderbergh-but it gets the job done.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
B- 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) Studious in its homages to somber masters past and present, The Childhood Of A Leader pulls out intriguing moments whenever it threatens to turn repetitious.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
B+ 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) The movie bounces along, hurtling its heroes over colliding wreckage and into currents of artificial gravity, pausing just long enough for a punchline or a knowing exchange of looks.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
C 70% The Infiltrator (2016) With this ersatz sting flick, [Furman's] made something so amateurish and baffling that it comes around to being memorable.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
B 68% Men Go To Battle (2016) It might seem apolitical at first glance, but Men Go To Battle's ramshackle vibe has its subversive qualities.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
C 28% Fathers And Daughters (2016) Fathers And Daughters attacks the base urge for sentimental gratification as though it were on a suicide mission.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
B- 91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) Gondry offers up his take on the long-running European tradition of unambitious, naturalistic coming-of-age portraiture.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
B- 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) For all its flaws, Election Year has those baseline pleasures associated with violent American B-movies of the 1970s and '80s-that mix of simplicity and scuzzy, juicy execution.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
C+ 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Resurgence ends up falling victim to its attempts to differentiate itself while remaining completely derivative.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
C+ 78% The Shallows (2016) A fitfully entertaining mix of offscreen gore and Maxim-esque T&A.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B+ 91% Three (Saam Yan Hang) (2016) A rollickingly entertaining movie.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B+ 81% Cosmos (2016) From the hold-music smooth-jazz score to the overtly theatrical performances, everything about Cosmos is designed to confound.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
C- 69% Central Intelligence (2016) A shambolic high-concept farce that doubles as a cautionary tale of where studio comedies go wrong.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
B 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Now You See Me 2 gets giddy on its own unreality.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
C+ 67% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) It touches on the novel's pessimism, decadence, and politics only in brief, fervid moments.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
B 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) It's when Popstar lampoons the specifics of modern-day pop materialism (awkward social media endorsements, over-sharing, an obsession with branding and catchphrases) that it finds its most inspired gags.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
C 45% Approaching the Unknown (2016) Too high-minded to ever stoop to suspense or fun ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
C+ 80% Jia Zhangke, a Guy from Fenyang (2016) The problem with art like Jia's is that a straightforward approach isn't going to reveal anything that isn't already there in the work or document anything that the movies don't already document themselves.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
B- 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Much of what makes X-Men: Apocalypse legitimately interesting also makes it frustrating and lopsided.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
B+ 94% Kaili Blues (Lu Bian Ye Can) (2015) Bi Gan's debut feature Kaili Blues ducks and doubles back like a fugitive trying to lose a tail, finding itself in stranger and stranger places.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
B 92% The Nice Guys (2016) The Nice Guys is funny enough when it sticks to its heroes-whether pinned in a tight spot or bickering with each other-that its less-than-compelling intrigues and digressions come as an acceptable trade-off.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
B+ 100% Kill Zone 2 (Saat po long 2) (2016) Cheang keeps the movie in a state of exaggerated emotion; it opens with the choral "Lacrimosa" from Mozart's Requiem and a slow-mo shot tinted arterial red, and rarely lets up from there.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
B+ 61% High-Rise (2016) As in Ballard's novel, the building isn't just a dystopian microcosm of alienation and stratification, with the wealthiest living at the top. It also seems to create a new reality of its own ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
C+ 81% Sunset Song (2016) Stultifying in spots, the period drama Sunset Song marks an unexpected misstep for Terence Davies, the eccentric filmmaker whose movies evoke limbo states of memory and repressed feeling using a very British vocabulary of drab spaces.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
B+ 83% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) Perhaps too ambitious for its own good (or at least its budget), the film is impossible to dismiss, even if it exhausts its reserve of ideas.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
A 96% Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) (1964) Behind its substantial charm and light touch is a movie that's more morbid, alienated, and personal than it lets on.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
C 89% Dheepan (2016) Dheepan aspires to be a Taxi Driver for today's Europe, but ends up as a crude cross between Death Wish and Ken Loach.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
D 0% Term Life (2016) This is the kind of material that can't be elevated without help from behind the camera. Instead, the actors are left to gesture aimlessly through a stupefacient fog of clichés and insipid direction.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
C- 13% Special Correspondents (2016) Whatever point it might have is dulled by Gervais' cursory direction and a shortage of real-world overlap.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016