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 MUBI

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T-Meter Title | Year
B 100% Mayor (2020) After more than an hour of modest documentary observation, the film suddenly becomes a thriller, with Osit, Hadid, and others holed up in the mayor's office as Israeli soldiers occupy the city center. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
C+ 21% Iron Mask (2019) [A]t least two-thirds of Iron Mask is funny on purpose. The rest, however, is eventually dragged down by compounding inertia. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
D 29% Vanguard (2020) There's no reason why a movie that features Jackie Chan, lion attacks, and machete-wielding henchmen on Jet Skis should be as boring as Vanguard. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
D 17% Stardust (2020) Lacking the real-life Bowie's music, artistry, or charisma, Stardust's lackluster version is simply a mediocre jerk who needs roleplaying therapy to deal with his demons. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
C+ 90% Mank (2020) For Fincher, this long-lost Hollywood is both a digitally simulated surface texture and a costume party; sometimes it resembles a Vanity Fair photo spread, sometimes a crypt. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
C- 40% Rebecca (2020) Manderley is in part a state of mind. In this Rebecca, that state is exasperating boredom. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
B 89% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Among the many quirks of this very idiosyncratic comedy is that it really is structured like a thriller or a horror film. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
D 45% A Rainy Day in New York (2020) This is a bad movie, with maybe two good jokes and some of Allen's clunkiest direction. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
B 94% Alone (2020) Nonetheless, there's something deeply appealing about an already stripped-down cat-and-mouse scenario that becomes dirtier and more elemental as it goes along, tracing a devolutionary arc from the rules of the road to primeval combat. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
B 56% Sibyl (2020) Triet's direction is witty, regularly finding clever and disorienting ways to break in and out of scenes while the more predictable developments of the plot take unexpectedly elongated paths. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
C+ 60% Tesla (2020) Like its visionary hero, the quirky biopic Tesla is a noble failure. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
D+ 19% The Tax Collector (2020) If one is going to make something this cliché, though, they should at least try to do a good job. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2020
C 77% Summerland (2020) One of those sapfests that flatters our modern attitudes by introducing them to our primitive ancestors. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
C- 61% Radioactive (2020) The problem with films like Radioactive is that they neither fulfill the biography's basic duty of elucidating the life and times of the subject nor offer a compelling artistic vision or drama as a substitute for the hard facts. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
B 79% Greyhound (2020) It... manages to make something gripping out of staggering numbers and distances involved in combat at sea -- even if its climactic stretch sometimes struggles with visual monotony. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
C+ 40% Wasp Network (2019) The result feels not unlike an engrossing hour-long TV pilot followed by a sizzle reel of the rest of the season. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
C 74% The King of Staten Island (2020) There was a time when Apatow, as both a director of his own movies and a producer of others, could make unlikely stars out of young actors like Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill. But the jokey riffs here lack the specificity of his funniest work. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
B+ 78% Tommaso (2020) What sets Tommaso apart are its diaristic qualities, held together by Dafoe's performance. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2020
C+ 55% Joan of Arc (Jeanne) (2019) But though it has a silly sense of humor, Joan Of Arc lacks a sense of surprise-something that can't be said of other recent Dumont projects. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
D+ 33% The Wrong Missy (2020) One can't shake the impression that Spade has been handed his unwanted leftovers. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
B- 65% On a Magical Night (Chambre 212) (2020) [W]e don't believe in these characters and conflicts any more than we believe that one's former paramours could be conjured in a hotel suite. But at least it's fun while it lasts. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
C 67% Extraction (2020) As a Netflix release, the film is literally a glorified direct-to-video action movie-albeit one that lacks the momentum and efficiency that defines the best entries in the DTV category. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
D 44% Endings, Beginnings (2020) [T]he truth is that it's a bad film that's bad for the simplest reasons: It's trite, repetitive, and boring, and it looks like a commercial, but not in a good way. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2020
C 89% Banana Split (2020) The problem with Banana Split isn't the surface phoniness or lazy comedy but the fact that the movie doesn't offer any insight into its ostensible subjects-among them break-ups, female friendship, and teenage jealousy. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
C- 37% Spenser Confidential (2020) An ending that teases the possibility of sequels, with Wahlberg's Spenser tackling more cases of police officers and emergency personnel who have been falsely accused of crimes, should elicit nothing but groans. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
B 92% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) What it all adds up to has some of the unevenness of a nightmare, the belly sweat and oscillating fans of muggy summer heat mixed up with unrealities. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
B+ 83% The Whistlers (2020) Playing with genre cryptograms of gangster villas, opera-loving killers, and glamorously lit cigarette smoke, the film never takes itself too seriously, even if its characters never seem to smile. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
B+ 98% Vitalina Varela (2020) [T]he surface quietudes, somnambulant movements, and rigors of a film like Vitalina Varela serve to turn every subtlety, every crinkling plastic bag and squeaky door, into a reverberating event. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
C- 5% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) What makes The Last Thing He Wanted ultimately so frustrating (while also elevating it a few notches above its awfulness as a thriller) is the fact that there are things it does quite well. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
C+ 87% I Was at Home, But... (Ich war zuhause, aber...) (2020) Despite its austere, theory-heavy minimalism, I Was At Home, But... is lopsided and lumpy, filled with longueurs in which the brain begins to check out. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
C+ 96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) But all that Farmageddon delivers is a not-unpleasant distraction for a cold, lazy afternoon. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
C+ 93% And Then We Danced (2020) If Akin knows how to direct better than this, he rarely shows it. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
C 29% The Rhythm Section (2020) Unfortunately, this cinematographic brain trust's idea of a visual style for The Rhythm Section mostly consists of making sure that everyone can tell that the movie was filmed with anamorphic lenses. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
B 86% Zombi Child (2020) For Bonello, whose previous films have emphasized emotional continuity over conventions of chronology and realism, it all seems to be part of the same continuum, suggesting a deeper, contradictory myth. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
C 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Bantering back and forth, Lawrence and Smith manage to recreate some of their screen chemistry-though not enough to make anyone want to go on another bumpy ride. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
B- 47% Underwater (2020) It's another movie about thin characters and bland monsters-albeit one that's better than the norm. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
C 72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Let's be honest: If you're asking the Rock to do voices, you're out of ideas. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
B- 77% Richard Jewell (2019) Like so many of the works of Eastwood's long late period, Jewell offers a story without much of an endpoint, with an uplifting coda that feels almost as jarring as the ending of American Sniper. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
C+ 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Maybe it's inevitable that the film ends up feeling like an extremely diluted combination of Matsoukas' two most famous music videos, crossing the political imagery of Beyoncé's "Formation" with the outlaw imagery of Rihanna's "We Found Love"... - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
B- 85% The Hottest August (2019) While it never feels completely defeatist, [Story's] film offers scattered snapshots of an uncertain society in its dog days. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
C 41% Midway (2019) With apologies to George S. Patton, Midway teaches us that wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by jawlines and cheekbones. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
C+ 86% Redoubt (2019) Barney's best work has occasionally pulled off the feat of being enthralling and ridiculous at the same time, though Redoubt sometimes ends up being merely the latter. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
B- 88% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) But whereas the films it quotes sought to create cryptic and contrapuntal meanings, Lapid errs on the side of the loudly obvious, building to a final shot that might as well be a thesis statement for the rest of the film. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
D+ 66% Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Awkward and unfunny in exceptionally long stretches, Reboot probably won't turn his diehard fans against him. But it's unlikely to win him any new converts either. For that, there's Clerks, Mallrats, or Chasing Amy. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
C+ 66% Mister America (2019) Running only a little shorter than the average season of On Cinema At The Cinema, it's never as cringe-inducingly funny or inventive as the webseries that spawned it. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
B- 26% Gemini Man (2019) Like its characters, Gemini Man is groan-inducingly sincere, but runs like a machine when it counts. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
C+ 81% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) The result often feels superficial; it is neither a definitive account of the creation of Scott's touchstone of horror and sci-fi, nor a cogent analysis of its aestheticized subtexts, those gritty and unnerving surfaces and the things lurking underneath. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
B- 75% The Death of Dick Long (2019) [I]t is probably best seen with zero foreknowledge. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
C- 26% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Rambo has always been a monster, but in his old age, he has become something even worse: no fun. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
A- 83% Ad Astra (2019) [A] mesmerizing sci-fi drama that takes us to a future where humanity has started to colonize the solar system and the stars have begun to lose some of their luster. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019