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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+ 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Sparrow even jumps over a shark in Dead Men-a zombie shark, but a shark nonetheless.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
C+ 83% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) James' essentially humanist mode of documentary filmmaking can't cut through the surface of the surface.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B 82% The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo) (2017) The film boasts one of Diaz's most dramatically conventional, involving, and satisfying narratives.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
C+ 79% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) Afterimage suffers from a clunky script and an overdetermined formal palette.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
B+ 72% Alien: Covenant (2017) There are long sections of Alien: Covenant that amount to the best filmmaking Scott has produced in decades. By the standards of contemporary blockbusters, it's a very deliberate film.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
C+ 37% Snatched (2017) Snatched is a movie in the flimsiest sense; in terms of craftsmanship, the best that can be said is that it clears the very low bar set by the typo in the expository opening crawl.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
C+ 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Though King Arthur gives him a chance to over-indulge his well-established taste for randomly speed-ramped action, Ritchie can barely muster any behind-the-camera enthusiasm for the high-fantasy elements.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
C+ 84% Risk (2017) It's a patchy and seemingly unfinished film.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
B 87% The Lovers (2017) Much of what makes The Lovers so compelling is the way it observes the differences between Mary and Michael, two people who are escaping the same marriage in the same way for different reasons.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
B 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Likable and irreverently funny for what it is.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
C 40% How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) How To Be A Latin Lover is basically an Adam Sandler movie without the Happy Madison shingle.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
C- 21% Rupture (2017) What sinks the film is Shainberg's insipid direction.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
C+ 94% Tramps (2016) The plot and characterizations are as self-consciously phony as anything in the early French New Wave, but minus the experimental intent, the commentary on genre and the gaze, or the extreme personal investment.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B 65% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) A high-pitched, ululating fart of a movie, coming from an art filmmaker once known for his miserablism.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
C 48% The Promise (2017) What does a movie that can't even mount a competent horse chase-despite repeated attempts-have to say about the murder of 1.5 million people?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
C 47% Sand Castle (2017) It's that paradigm shift of war in the buzzing age of mass media: There is literally nothing more horrific than war, and yet nothing seems to become overfamiliar more quickly through modern media saturation.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
A 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) The cast is terrific, with a revelatory turn from Charlie Hunnam as Fawcett; the handsome English actor brings so much poise to the role that one can't help but think that he's been getting the wrong scripts for most of his career.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
C+ 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) For something that is so flagrantly silly, F8 is awfully prone to lapses of self-seriousness and speechifying, with its own small zoo of animal-metaphor-based monologues.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
B- 93% Mimosas (2017) Laxe latches onto the innate "stranger in a strange land" quality of his star.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
C 65% Gifted (2017) What's left, once one accounts for the suffocating and stultifying plot mechanics? Polished cutesiness; attractive shots of beach sides; and a good, mostly underutilized ensemble cast.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C+ 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) The finest film ever made about the Smurfs.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
C- 38% Aftermath (2017) The movie shows little interest in either dramatic context or the realities of human behavior.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
C 31% The Assignment (2017) Calling it disappointing would be an understatement.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
B 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Johansson's Kubrickian performance and the technical precision of the camera make its artifice seem almost haunting.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
C+ 73% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) It's such a conceptually fertile film that one wishes that it weren't also a bore.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B+ 95% Karl Marx City (2017) Essayistic and very effective.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
D- No Score Yet Slamma Jamma (2017) In that grand tradition of incompetent fly-by-night curios that goes back to the early years of the talkie, it is packed with abrupt melodramatic incidents, nonsensical subplots, and blurted dialogue.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
C+ 46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) This is the conundrum of Power Rangers: The closer it gets to fantasy spectacle, the less imaginative it becomes.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
B- 95% I Called Him Morgan (2017) All we have are the known facts, and that is all that I Called Him Morgan provides in the end.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
C 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) There is one scene that conjures the spirit of the original.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
B- 95% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) Koreeda is deeply fond of his characters, and he never tires of letting them find measures of bliss in small things and compromises.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
B+ 100% Taipei Story (Qing mei zhu ma) (1985) It may not be the complete masterpiece that it has sometimes been hailed as-only a terrifically accomplished and affecting film that is one of many possible entry points into the work of a great filmmaker.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
B 79% Personal Shopper (2017) Stewart makes the scenes of her character's day-to-day life seem unrehearsed and intimate, as though the movie were peering in on someone whose thoughts were always someplace else.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
B- 81% Actor Martinez (2017) [A] funny, low-key head-scratcher ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
C 34% The Last Word (2017) That it starts off promisingly and then seems to drop off in quality has more to do with MacLaine's performance than with Pellington's fitful direction or Stuart Ross Fink's cutesy script.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
D 19% The Shack (2017) Most of its running time is taken with mollifying conversations between Mack and the movie's New Age-meets-Bible Belt oversimplifications of the Holy Trinity. It fits right into a long tradition of quasi-mystical pseudo-parables.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
C- 24% Table 19 (2017) It's as tired as "The Breakfast Club remade with adults" implies.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
C 39% Wolves (2017) Freundlich's forte (if it can ever be called that) lies in giving hackneyed films a veneer of sophistication, nabbing overqualified actors, and giving thankless roles to talented women ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
C 20% Collide (2017) Unexceptional, a hodgepodge of corny voice-over and repetitive, anticlimactic plotting, with Hoult and Jones miscast as a couple of party-hardy American expats.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
C 39% Rock Dog (2017) It took nine people to write the cheap-looking animated film Rock Dog, and not one of them ever stopped to consider the fact that the dog of the title never rocks.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
C- 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) At least this cloying attempt to stir nationalist and diasporic pride is good for the occasional, inadvertent laugh.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
B- 35% The Great Wall (2017) Think of the result as The 13th Warrior as remade by Leni Riefenstahl.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
C 28% Fist Fight (2017) Nothing that happens in Fist Fight suggests any relationship to the realities of money or the human body, or even the basic rules of space and time. But who cares, right?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
D 29% In Dubious Battle (2017) A John Steinbeck adaptation so conventionally dismal that it makes one better appreciate the artsy, dawdling garbage that is the actor turned dilettante's usual stock in trade.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
B+ 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Wick has become an Orpheus figure, with killing as his art. He punches lit cigarettes straight into henchmen's mouths and pins assailants down with the barrel of his shotgun while he reloads for a point-blank shot to the chest.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
C+ 35% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Anderson is an artist of zombiod head-shots and secret testing facilities, and Jovovich is his muse. But they can't all be masterpieces, can they?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
C+ 50% Kung-Fu Yoga (2017) Tong embraces garish, conspicuous kitsch.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B 100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017) It leaves a heck of an impression.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 75% Split (2017) Split is funnier, campier, and more freewheeling than anything its writer-director has done-slightly overlong, but reminiscent of Brian De Palma films like The Fury and Femme Fatale in its refusal to be boring.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
C+ 56% Detour (2017) Detour is just film-school-ish synthesis, right down to the cinematography-midterm shot lit through venetian blinds and the anachronistic analog static on the motel room TV ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017