Vincent Mancini

Vincent Mancini

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Vincent Mancini's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 82%

The Revenant (2015)

"The story is a little absurd if you step back and think about it, but it feels so visceral and immediate that you never really need to." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Dec 21, 2015
C+ 73%

Youth (2015)

"A feast of eye-popping visuals and eye-roll-inducing dialogue. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Dec 2, 2015
B- 94%

Carol (2015)

"Brilliantly acted, and possibly the most tasteful romance ever filmed, but so relentlessly elegant that it's a little suffocating." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Nov 20, 2015
A- 66%

The Night Before (2015)

"Every once in a while, a studio comedy comes along that makes studio comedy feel easy - the jokes broad and the sentiments sweet without feeling screen tested to death." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Nov 17, 2015
C 19%

Love the Coopers (2015)

"Every time it threatened to turn organic, it'd fall back on wacky grandmas, precocious kids, or turkeys falling on the floor. Can we kill the corporate-sponsored ensemble holiday comedy yet? " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Nov 13, 2015
C 69%

Miss You Already (2015)

"If you're going to make a movie about best friends, you need to give them more ways to relate to each other than opening their mouths wide and squealing. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Nov 6, 2015
C+ 65%

Spectre (2015)

"Despite the fun, pulpy tone, Bond's greatest adversary here is continuity. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Nov 4, 2015
D 8%

Rock the Kasbah (2015)

"Fails to meet even the extremely low threshold of believability required for a screwball comedy. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Oct 22, 2015
D 77%

Woodlawn (2015)

"It's hard to buy that this brand of Christianity is fighting for the rights of the minority while so clearly throwing their own weight around as the majority religion." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Oct 20, 2015
A- 92%

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

"You trust Fukunaga with this material, because it's clear his goal in depicting the horrible isn't just to rub our faces in it, it's to help us understand." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Oct 16, 2015
C 27%

Pan (2015)

"'Hook' and 'Finding Neverland' at least seemed to know what Peter Pan was about. 'Pan' feels like Any Blockbuster remade as Peter Pan. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Oct 9, 2015
C 9%

Stonewall (2015)

"Stonewall is oddly compelling when it's trying to be a gay Forrest Gump. As a history of Stonewall, it's confused, strange, and a little insulting. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 23, 2015
B 92%

The Martian (2015)

"Cuts all of the least challenging parts of Gravity and Interstellar into one long NASA sizzle reel. It's cinematic bubblegum pop that only occasionally edges into schmaltz." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 18, 2015
C- 23%

Being Charlie (2016)

"It manages to feel personal without being especially original." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 17, 2015
A+ 97%

Brooklyn (2015)

"A treat for anyone who likes adorable Irish people and trying super hard not to cry. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 16, 2015
D 75%

London Road (2016)

"I love this idea, but songs need hooks and melodies just as movies need plots and characters." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 15, 2015
A+ 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"A beautiful, inspiring tragedy about the fleeting but all-consuming nature of attraction. Probably Kaufman's best since 'Eternal Sunshine.'" ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 15, 2015
D 35%

Our Brand is Crisis (2015)

"A film where the heroic protagonist has to incite civil unrest in order to learn basic dignity, 'Our Brand Is Crisis' is a film that really makes you want to stand up and throw a head of lettuce at the screen." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 14, 2015
C- 61%

Legend (2015)

"This should be the greatest film ever made, but Brian Helgeland inexplicably seems to think the bland love story is more interesting than Tom Hardy as his own psychotic twin. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 14, 2015
A- 91%

Green Room (2016)

"Like Blue Ruin before it, part of the beauty of Green Room is that it feints like it's going to be a festival indie before becoming a balls-to-the-wall action thriller that treats introspection like leprosy." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 14, 2015
B+ 94%

Sicario (2015)

"It's so good at building and maintaining tension that you don't mind that it gets a little dopey every time the tension is broken." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 14, 2015
B- 75%

Black Mass (2015)

"For anyone who's ever dreamt of having his expectations met, there's Black Mass, a movie that's exactly what you think it's going to be. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 14, 2015
D- 45%

A Walk In The Woods (2015)

"If I hadn't known it was Bryson, A Walk In The Woods would just feel like some half-assed oldsploitation version of Wild starring a poor man's odd couple with the comedic timing of a Google Translated Mexican sitcom from the eighties." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Sep 2, 2015
C+ 45%

No Escape (2015)

"I respect No Escape's attempt at intense, hyper-realism, but that realism tends to be undercut by a bad guy with cheesy scars on his face like The Lion King. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 27, 2015
B- 40%

We Are Your Friends (2015)

"Wes Bentley is mesmerizing, and this is so close to being a great coming-of-age story that you wish it wasn't about electronic music." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 26, 2015
B+ 87%

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

"Ice Cube has re-written history in a way that's deeply self-serving and thoroughly entertaining. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 21, 2015
D+ 66%

Digging For Fire (2015)

"The boy wants to dig for mystery! The girl wants him to stay home and do taxes! No amount of thoughtful dialogue is going to redeem that setup. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 21, 2015
B- 88%

The Tribe (2015)

"An intriguing, unique story done a disservice by some frustrating directorial choices. Leaving it untranslated means we only get the broad strokes where I want details. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 13, 2015
A- 67%

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

"Hot people, sexy music, exotic vistas, delicious one-liners - it's everything I always wanted from Bond movies but never got. Finally a spy movie that isn't a joyless slog about an emotional loner. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 11, 2015
B- 65%

Ricki And The Flash (2015)

"It's deeply hokey but entirely earnest." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 7, 2015
D+ 9%

Fantastic Four (2015)

"It looks like the studio demanded a crappy death ray macguffin and Josh Trank slapped it in there in the most spiteful way possible, the world's first vindictive macguffin." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Aug 7, 2015
D- 44%

Irrational Man (2015)

"Two hours of care-free white people walking through verdant meadows talking about Kant, plus bloodless crime and an icky romance. This is Woody Allen at his most tone deaf." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 30, 2015
B 93%

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

"So many ridiculous action set pieces and unfollowable plot lines that it's basically a blockbuster splatter painting." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 29, 2015
B- 61%

Southpaw (2015)

"Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker are the perfect match for this dopey, meathead script. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 24, 2015
D 16%

Pixels (2015)

"It feels like Sandler & Co. just sort of showed up to the set in sweatpants to horse around with the props and they filmed it. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 23, 2015
C+ 85%

Trainwreck (2015)

"There's a good movie in here, but it feels like Apatow and Co didn't trust that people would care without endless cheesy celeb cameos and pointless topical riffs." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 17, 2015
C- 81%

Ant-Man (2015)

"A movie that feels like it came off an assembly line, which makes it that much stranger when it keeps attempting comedy. Aw, look, the widget has jokes! " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 16, 2015
D+ 19%

Self/less (2015)

"An intriguing premise wasted on a C-grade revenge plot that's simultaneously lame and confusing." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 10, 2015
D 25%

Terminator Genisys (2015)

"What is it with cash-grab sequels trying to justify their existence through excessive plotting? This movie has like six villains, none of them compelling. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 2, 2015
B- 63%

Magic Mike XXL (2015)

"It lacks the art of the original, but it does have a hairless stud licking melted chocolate off an obese woman's thighs and spraying her with whipped cream. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jul 1, 2015
C+ 98%

Inside Out (2015)

"For all its clever touches, the personified emotions plot still feels like a story the school psychologist would've used to teach kids about their feelings. It feels simultaneously infantilized and aimed over kids' heads." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jun 18, 2015
C+ 71%

Jurassic World (2015)

"The nice way to put it is to say it's the second best film of the franchise. It's also accurate to say that it's a pale imitation of the original that's worse on every level. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jun 12, 2015
D 33%

Entourage (2015)

"Entourage has long promoted the idea that 'this is how dudes really talk!' and yet feels like it was written by an alien who learned about dudes from back issues of Esquire." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Jun 4, 2015
C 19%

Aloha (2015)

"If Cameron Crowe ever succeeds in making a Hawaiian Casablanca, I would love to see it, but this failed attempt feels like the bastard offspring of Casablanca, Inherent Vice, Goosebumps, and Baywatch Hawaii." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted May 29, 2015
B 48%

San Andreas (2015)

"Not the highest praise to say it reinvigorates the genre when the genre is "dumb Roland Emmerich movie," but it turns out, watching The Rock's muscles get bigger while Alexandra Daddario's outfits get smaller is a pretty good foil for CGI." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted May 27, 2015
D 50%

Tomorrowland (2015)

"This is a movie that thinks the way to make people smile is by constantly exhorting them to smile. It feels like a Frankenstein's monster created from the spare parts of religion, The Secret, and a Steve Jobs keynote address." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted May 21, 2015
A+ 97%

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

"George Miller has managed to make Mad Max smarter and more sophisticated without losing the series' panache or f*ck you charm. Rather than repeat himself, he articulates, and it's wonderful. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted May 13, 2015
A- 48%

The D Train (2015)

"So many comedies toy with the idea of the man crush, but always on one side of an invisible line. The D-Train just breezes right over the line like it was never there in the first place, and that's truly beautiful. " ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted May 7, 2015
B 86%

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

"A loving, faithful portrait of an era which was, let's face it, a bit dull. It feels like Victorians the way they wanted to see themselves more than Victorians as they actually were." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted May 3, 2015
B- 75%

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"There seems to be a lot of pressure for Avengers: Age of Ultron to more than just a movie, which really hampers its ability to be a movie." ‐ FilmDrunk
Posted Apr 30, 2015