Jim Vejvoda

Jim Vejvoda
Jim Vejvoda's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): IGN Movies
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T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 33% The New Mutants (2020) The New Mutants has not been dissimilar to its teen protagonists, an oddball locked away from the world by some big, powerful entity. And as it turns out, like them, it didn't deserve such ill-treatment. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
7/10 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Bill & Ted Face the Music is a pleasant escape for the quarantine-stricken, a sweet and entertaining romp that defies expectations by largely recapturing what worked about the series so many years later. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
6/10 47% Unhinged (2020) With any other actor as the menacing lead, Unhinged would have been a TV movie or straight-to-streaming release, but Crowe and a few well-executed scenes of action still manage to hold the viewer's interest throughout. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
7/10 40% Capone (2020) Capone seems destined to become a cult film, as it's part character study and part body/psychological horror tale, and features a Tom Hardy performance that's clearly Acting with a capital A. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
8.0 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) A gripping, atmospheric approach to the legend of Australia's most notorious outlaws with its tense pacing and unsettling, relentless score keeping the viewer on edge throughout and an aesthetic that is both grungy and grand, intense yet intimate. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
8.0 90% Blood Quantum (2020) While the uniqueness of its milieu -- shot with a gritty, earthy, you-are-there quality -- and its social commentary are among the film's strongest elements, Blood Quantum also offers some fun, B-movie gore and gruesome kills to enjoy. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
42% The Last House on the Left (2009) It's those small actor-y moments, along with some of Dennis Iliadis' directorial choices, that elevates Last House above so many other horror remakes. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
23% Leap Year (2010) If you like pat romantic comedies with paper-thin characters and recycled plots then Leap Year will entertain you. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
4/10 7% Fantasy Island (2020) Blumhouse's theatrical adaptation of the TV classic Fantasy Island never quite works as a horror film, a comedy, or a melodrama despite its attempts at being all three. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2020
7/10 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is an entertaining but deeply flawed final chapter that ultimately plays it too safe. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
6.8/10 65% Lady and the Tramp (2019) Lady and the Tramp isn't as fetching as the original but families & dog lovers should enjoy this flawed, sweet remake. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
8/10 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Terminator: Dark Fate largely succeeds where the last three installments have failed to make the franchise pop again. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
7/10 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Although marred by pacing issues and some shoddy CGI, It Chapter Two still has enough creepy set-pieces and solid performances to bring the saga to an effective, albeit formulaic, conclusion. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
10/10 68% Joker (2019) Joaquin Phoenix's fully committed performance and Todd Phillips' masterful albeit loose reinvention of the DC source material make Joker a film that should leave comic book fans and non-fans alike disturbed and moved in all the right ways. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
5.5/10 24% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen has a good cast and strong premise, but it never quite finds its footing and falls into gangster cliches. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
7.8 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's not Tarantino's best work, but it's still better than the best efforts of other filmmakers. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
7.7 83% Crawl (2019) Alexandre Aja's Crawl is a fun monster movie that relentlessly preys on humans' most primal fears. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
8.8/10 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Far From Home ends Marvel's Phase Three with a hell of a bang, thrusting its young wallcrawler into a treacherous but hugely exciting new era. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
6.3/10 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) The X-Men make their last stand again, this time with only marginally better results, in Dark Phoenix. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
8/10 98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) You'll be missed, you mangy sons of bitches. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
8.5/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The action is bloody and over-the-top and the emotional throughline remains solid as we follow John Wick on his journey to either save his skin or die trying. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
5% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) It's a videogame adaptation that loses sight of what made the game popular to begin with: it was fun. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
8.8/10 90% Shazam! (2019) The very fun and funny Shazam! is DC's most joyful and sweet movie since the era of Christopher Reeve's Superman. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
8/10 58% Pet Sematary (2019) Pet Sematary is a fun and frightening film -- if by fun you enjoy seeing characters go to hell and back. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
6.8/10 28% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) It's certainly not the weakest movie in this series but it also doesn't necessarily bring as much new to the table as might have been expected given the compelling folklore the film borrows from. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
8.5/10 96% Springsteen on Broadway (2018) Springsteen on Broadway nicely showcases Bruuuuuuuce's artistry and deconstructs his self-created mythology even as it ultimately doesn't reveal as much about the man's own flaws and fears as it appears to in the moment. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
7.5/10 65% Aquaman (2018) The glee that director James Wan clearly has playing in the world of Aquaman is infectious. He's made a movie for both types of 10-year-olds: literal kids and those who are 10 at heart. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
7/10 91% Bumblebee (2018) It was nice to enjoy a Transformers movie again. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
6.7/10 53% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) It's intellectually intriguing and well-acted, but the inconsistent visual effects undermine the necessary suspension of disbelief... Still, it's a thoughtful and dramatic interpretation, which sets it apart from most incarnations of The Jungle Book. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
8/10 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) The sequel finds room to grow on the original film's premise by exploring not only a larger world beyond video games but also new and more complicated dimensions to the core friendship at the heart of these movies. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
7/10 39% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The Girl in the Spider's Web is a leaner, pulpier screen adventure for Lisbeth Salander, one that places her at the forefront while relegating journalist Mikael Blomkvist to second banana. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
7.3/10 60% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody is fun but entirely superficial, playing it safe rather than trying to be as bold or brazen as its larger-than-life subject. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
62% My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009) Surprisingly fun slasher pic makes for a Bloody good time. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
8.3/10 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) An engrossing, well-made crime flick bolstered by several fine performances from its ensemble cast. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
9/10 79% Halloween (2018) While no entry in the franchise has surpassed the original film, this Halloween sequel is truly a cut above the rest and a great piece of horror entertainment even for those unfamiliar with the series. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
6.5/10 33% The Predator (2018) With its bawdy sense of humor, disorderly cast of characters, and hardcore kills and action, The Predator does a lot right to reinvigorate the 31-year-old series. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
7.4/10 61% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King is no Braveheart, but it's an engaging enough piece of swords & shields entertainment to add to your queue. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
5.9 92% The Death of Superman (2018) [It] continues the generic sameness in the animation quality of the mainstream DC animated films. They all look the same, move the same, have the same vibe -- they're all perfectly rote, with nothing to distinguish one entry from the next. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
7.7/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) It never quite improves upon or distinguishes itself from previous entries in the decades-old franchise, but seeing Tom Cruise perform the Impossible still entertains. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
7/10 69% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo: A Star Wars Story commits to being a charming and fun exercise in repackaging nostalgia and pre-owned protagonists. It's just too bad its script never fully committed to seeing through Han's arc ... to its preordained end. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
5.5/10 51% Rampage (2018) Rampage is utterly ridiculous, campy, yet also self-aware enough to be kinda sorta dumb fun. ... But even The Rock can only do so much when a movie's this absurd. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
7.5/10 88% Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018) Not everything about Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay works, but the film's sense of humor, willingness to kill off key characters, and exploration of a spiritual subject matter make it worth a look-see. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
7.5/10 88% Annihilation (2018) Overall it's a bold undertaking that doesn't play it safe and features some strong performances. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
9/10 97% Black Panther (2018) Not everything about Black Panther works across the board but a huge amount of it does - and does so wonderfully. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
8.9/10 92% The Shape of Water (2017) It is poetic yet accessible, and earnest without being maudlin. Its biggest flaw is that its plot ultimately takes a surprisingly conventional route for such an otherwise unconventional Hollywood release. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
7/10 40% Justice League (2017) It's messy and flawed but it still offers enough entertainment value (mostly thanks to its likable characters) to make it worthwhile. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
7.7/10 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor: Ragnarok is a lot of fun, but its heart belongs to Planet Hulk and not the realm whose existence is at stake. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
7.5/10 85% American Made (2017) Featuring one of Tom Cruise's best performances in recent years, American Made is a darkly funny, dizzying crime film that nevertheless ultimately feels inconsequential and overly familiar. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
8.5/10 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Kingsman: The Golden Circle is as cheeky, cartoonish, and crazy as its predecessor, but it's also commendably unafraid to demolish what had come before it if it's in service of the story. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
6.8 out of 10 48% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Showcases plenty of cool creatures and ideas for sci-fi fans to savor, but if only the movie's central characters and their relationship were as exciting and interesting as all that impressive eye candy. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017