Vikram Murthi Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Vikram Murthi

Vikram Murthi
Vikram Murthi's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture, AV Club,, Movie Mezzanine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 100% Minding the Gap (2018) Director Bing Liu intimately understands how skateboarding represents a community and an escape.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
C 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) How To Talk To Girls At Parties mostly scratches at one mildly clever idea, trying, and ultimately failing, to draw blood.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
B 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) On Chesil Beach is a minor story by design, one that uses a lovers' quarrel to interrogate evolving social values, but sometimes it's the most minor stories that contain some of the most overlooked ideas.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
C 66% Come Sunday (2018) Come Sunday can't shake its middling script and perfunctory direction, both of which iron out the myriad complications brought forth by Pearson's change of heart.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
B 76% Roxanne Roxanne (2018) By shaping Roxanne Roxanne as a character profile, Larnell accentuates his actors' performances and crafts a nuanced community portrait ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
2/4 71% West of the Jordan River (2018) A film that has a lot to say but lacking the appropriate way to say it.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/4 88% The Road Movie (2018) A tapestry of the absurd.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
1.5/4 56% Crooked House (2017) Crooked House feels as lifeless as the corpse at its center.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
90% Rat Film (2017) Though Theo Anthony's eclectic documentary Rat Film has the urban-dwelling rodent on its mind, it treats rats not as a subject but as a microcosm for systemic injustice.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
C 71% Ferdinand (2017) Faced with familiar story tropes and lowest-common-denominator bids for attention, anyone over the target demographic might ask themselves a multitude of questions as the mind inevitably wanders.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3/4 97% Félicité (2017) Félicité has a lyrical spirit that worms its way to the surface even at its most directionless.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/4 100% The Work (2017) By simply watching the participants talk about their feelings, sometimes in the vaguest of terms, McLeary illustrates how men build strong façades to conceal their pain from others and themselves.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
2.5/4 59% Jungle (2017) Despite its many obvious flaws ... Yossi's story has enough weight on its own to render Jungle a moderately compelling survival flick.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/4 75% Thirst Street (2017) The result is a slow-motion car crash that you intimately experience from both in and outside the car. There's just enough distance to allow for wisdom but not enough so as not to feel the impact.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
95% Outside In (2018) A breezy, earnest film about powerful connections and lost time, but it never quite gets off the ground like it should.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
82% Molly's Game (2018) The frequent pleasures of Molly's Game more than make up for the occasional lapse into Sorkin indulgence.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) An occasionally funny, often straight-faced film about a cruel leader's cronies and how self-interest doesn't stall for death.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
B 95% Spettacolo (2017) Spettacolo stands as a testament to making art in the face of general indifference and worldly decline, and the belief that a can-do spirit and deep-seated cynicism are not mutually exclusive ideas.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2.5/4 63% Shot Caller (2017) But despite its unabashed fondness for clichés and tired tropes, Shot Caller mostly succeeds in its aims because of Waugh's sober, matter-of-fact approach to the material.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2.5/4 89% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017) Though undoubtedly a flawed enterprise, After Love is a formal wonder, due to the efforts of Lafosse, photographer Jean-François Hensgens, and production designer Olivier Radot.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/4 89% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) While there's plenty of wisdom about living in the moment and enjoying life, Provost and the Catherines dole it out subtly and without any mawkish aftertaste.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2.5/4 90% Pop Aye (2017) I don't mean to damn Pop Aye with faint praise when I say that a silent elephant outshines most of his human co-stars, just that his mysterious, yet calming nature elevates the film's occasionally humdrum substance.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
2/4 18% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) Once Upon a Time in Venice frequently sags underneath its own general lethargy, and not even the snarkiest John McClane can fix that.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/4 83% Letters From Baghdad (2017) A disorganized onslaught of primary source material that doesn't so much shed light as it does simply exist.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
1/4 44% Black Butterfly (2017) A charmless, nonsensical thriller that doubles as a hack screenwriter's wet dream, filled to the brim with faux-insights that wouldn't impress even the most inattentive college freshmen.‐
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
1.5/4 80% Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2017) A rambling road trip story with no real point to it.‐
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3.5/4 100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) An unflinching depiction of life in a vulnerable city, a place where innocents are constantly under attack, and the few people doing their best to protect it.‐
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
2.5/4 83% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) It's not like a trope-laden story registers as a high crime or anything, but there's little to recommend beyond the intermittent delights of the animation and the impassioned voice work.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
92% From Nowhere (2017) Even at its bluntest, most didactic, and sorely predictable, From Nowhere will likely move and outrage even the stoniest of the individuals.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
58% War on Everyone (2017) Someone could easily take McDonagh and his film to task for its flippant approach to police brutality, but the film simply isn't good or bad enough to expend the energy. It's just a duck that eventually stops quacking.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
84% Silence (2017) It's an awe-inspiring masterwork from a 74-year-old filmmaker with no indication of slowing down.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
41% Office Christmas Party (2016) As far as by-the-numbers, big-budget major studio comedies go, Office Christmas Party is perfectly adequate.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The Edge of Seventeen captures unadulterated self-loathing and its chaotic manifestations better than almost any film this year, rendering it the most compelling teen film this decade, if only by default.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
93% Little Sister (2016) [Little Sister] contains multitudes about religious investigation and personal growth without ever underlining the ideas too much, but Clark injects enough genuine warmth and grace notes to make the journey feel as fleet as possible.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) After seeing so many "B-Side photos," the portraits with slight flaws in them that Dorfman keeps, they all start to blur together, which does a disservice to Morris' film and Dorfman's work.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
88% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) The Ornithologist frequently feels like a stilted attempt to mine mythical, mystical weight out of a "camping trip gone south" story.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
70% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2017) While The Unknown Girl isn't the Dardennes' best work, it's still a compelling portrait of guilt and dignity in the face of maddening questions.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
73% Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) (2017) It's a journey-over-destination kind of film, but with a destination so satisfying, you'll wonder how you even arrived.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
100% Taipei Story (Qing mei zhu ma) (1985) There's a lilting sense of dread, rhythmic but never fully musical, that permeates Taipei Story and infects the people and objects that populate the frame.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
95% Gimme Danger (2016) If Jarmusch has a goal with Gimme Danger beyond putting the history of The Stooges on film, it's to create the feeling of hanging out with Iggy on a nice afternoon while he tells stories for hours.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
96% 13th (2016) DuVernay has created a vital introduction to a section of modern history of which many are ignorant, and its probable social utility cannot be ignored. That 13th largely works well as a film is the cherry on top of the proverbial sundae.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
69% Operation Avalanche (2016) Though Operation Avalanche succeeds technically, it largely fails to make the most of its premise, specifically in terms of thematic weight beyond the literal footage. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
71% White Girl (2016) White Girl's substance is strong, but the execution is too flawed for it to be anything but a cheap and dirty high.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
59% War Dogs (2016) By the end of War Dogs, both dudes are losers, but they're still winners in Phillips' eyes, and that's ultimately the insurmountable problem.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
96% Little Men (2016) A small film with a big heart, Ira Sachs' Little Men captures in tandem the intimate beauty of young friendship.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
98% Don't Think Twice (2016) So many films about the arts focus on the struggle of making it, but Don't Think Twice works within the struggle of letting go, of changing course instead of driving fruitlessly down an endless road.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
70% Swiss Army Man (2016) A touching, albeit thinly sketched, relationship drama about two people dead to the world but alive in their hearts learning to let go of their personal hangups.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
94% Tikkun (2016) Sivan neatly captures the meditative rhythms of an existential crisis, how the contours of one's own life feel fragile while every new experience takes on an exciting, frightening dimension.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
94% King Jack (2016) Though Thompson clearly has a facility with young actors, as nearly every performance in the film is very good, it's not enough to save the film from mediocre clichés and poor dialogue baked into the script.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
73% The Ones Below (2016) Dull and programmatic in equal measure, The Ones Below seeks to thrill with its Polanski-tinged pregnancy drama but mostly ends up insulting its audience's intelligence with an obvious endgame and cheap stabs at paranoid dread.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016