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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
C 72% Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019) Spurlock's documentary turns out to be the exact thing it is meant to expose: an unfulfilling product passed off as something that's good for you. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
C 38% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) The future -- or, in this case, the past -- might be unwritten, but Don't Let Go, like so many generic thrillers before it, operates by the book. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
C 38% Angel Has Fallen (2019) While Angel offers up a few potentially memorable set pieces...they all fall victim to having too much repetitive editing and not enough kinetic energy... - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
B- 82% Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Told with fourth-wall-breaking, connect-the-dots mania, it's a heck of a story, extending beyond the 1960s into the AIDS pandemic, possible human medical experimentation, and phony vaccines. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
C 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The staging of loud, destructive, effects-laden set pieces seems to elude the director's grasp-and, unfortunately, that's what Fast & Furious movies are all about. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
C 76% Skin (2019) But the question of how millions of people manage to live through abusive childhoods, abusive relationships, and other traumas without picking up Tiki torches and chanting "Blood and soil!" is one that Skin never ponders. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
B- 95% I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari) (2019) Barbarians is, in other words, anything but subtle. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
C 42% Point Blank (2019) A remake of the 2010 French thriller of the same title, Point Blank mostly runs on the fumes of its chase-movie formula. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
B- 72% The Plagiarists (2019) [T]hough part of what's fun about its twist is that it's simultaneously so intellectualized and so offhand that Anna ends up spending a significant chunk of time explaining how it constitutes a reversal of expectations. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
C- 35% Anna (2019) But unlike Besson's bugnuts, energetically dopey Scarlett Johansson vehicle Lucy, Anna is more invested in winking at the audience than being fun. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
C+ 45% Murder Mystery (2019) Murder Mystery... isn't going to dispel the longstanding rumor that the Sandman mostly makes movies as an excuse to go on paid vacations, using his Happy Madison production shingle as a personal travel agency - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
C 32% Shaft (2019) Among all the cardinal sins of moviemaking it commits (up to and including reusing an iconic needle drop from a Martin Scorsese movie), the worst is this: It makes Shaft look uncool. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
C+ 86% Pavarotti (2019) Ron Howard's documentary Pavarotti is content to bask in his glow; despite the broad array of home movies, family photos, interviews, TV outtakes, and concert recordings at its disposal, it never feels intimate with Pavarotti the person. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
C- 57% Aladdin (2019) Of course, if one really wanted to hear awkward and over-emoted interpretations of classic Disney songs, they could save themselves the trouble of buying a movie ticket and just check into the nearest middle-school talent show. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) But its artistic ambitions-some might even call them pretensions-and expanded cast of offbeat characters would all be for naught if the movie weren't also chock full of ecstatic set pieces. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
B- 89% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) Somewhere under Non-Fiction's awkward shuffling is a cautionary tale about reading between the lines. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
C 66% The White Crow (2019) Unlike its subject, The White Crow is ultimately forgettable. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
B+ 93% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) Though his symbolism sometimes errs on the side of obviousness, Bi shows an uncommon knack for recreating and exploring the space of a dream. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
C 53% The Best of Enemies (2019) Bissell's fudging of the facts (which includes completely making up the reasons behind the charrette) doesn't create a story that's more insightful or dramatically cohesive than the real thing. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
42% Faster (2010) The film never outshines its influences, but as back-to-basics action filmmaking, it's often superb. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
B- 91% Shazam! (2019) What is often the most businesslike part of a superhero origin story-establishing the hero's powers-ends up becoming the most entertaining part of Shazam!, carried along by Levi's fidgety, boyish charm. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
B+ 70% Relaxer (2019) For a movie that's often embarrassingly funny-with its absurdist hangout dialogue, posturing nobodies, and perfectly timed spews-Relaxer is fundamentally sad. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
C+ 58% The Hummingbird Project (2019) That so much might be riding on so little is a critical irony that The Hummingbird Project recognizes but ultimately fumbles. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
37% Glass (2019) Glass offers something we never see in contemporary tentpole comic-book movies: a stylized, color-coded, largely visual world, a reality of angles and camera moves. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
92% High Flying Bird (2019) ...there's a confrontational aspect to Soderbergh's style that adds unpredictable, angular tension to McCraney's writing. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
B- 67% Two Plains & a Fancy (2019) Two Plains & A Fancy rises above its shakiness largely on the strength of Horn and Kalman's humor: the non sequiturs, the well-timed throwaway lines, the simple-but-effective visual gags. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
C 78% Captain Marvel (2019) It's everything you might expect a sci-fi superhero movie to be, if you hadn't seen one in a long time. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
D+ 12% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) A Madea Family Funeral gives its title character an unceremonious send-off, as amateurish and schlocky as any of the mean-but-good-hearted old lady's previous forays into the big screen. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
B- 86% The Graduation (Le concours) (2016) Though The Competition lacks critical distance, what it offers, in spades, is the engrossing experience of watching other people endure pressure and humiliation. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
B+ 94% Hotel by the River (2019) But here, one also finds everything that is worth cherishing about this filmmaker's evolving, self-recycling, self-referential oeuvre. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
C 44% What Men Want (2019) Some of these pacing problems and lame gags might be excusable if the movie weren't confused by its premise: A story about a man who needs to learn to be less selfish around women doesn't work the same way when the genders are reversed. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
C+ 89% Arctic (2019) [A] minimalist and ultimately disappointing story of survival in the wilderness. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
C+ 78% Never Look Away (2019) [W]hatever liberties Never Look Away extends to artists-to experiment, to challenge, to find one's own cryptic meanings-it does not apply to itself. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
C+ 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) The Kid Who Would Be King,... might be smarter that the average live-action kids' movie, but it's hamstrung by a lack of visual imagination and a generic script. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
C- 41% The Upside (2019) A repetitive series of artificially inflated character conflicts and tossed-off resolutions, interspersed with slapstick and jokes about prissy rich snobs, ultimately adding up to far less than the sum of its well-worn parts. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
F 11% Holmes and Watson (2018) Might be the worst feature-length film ever made about the "consulting detective" from Baker Street. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
70% The Mule (2018) The Mule feels offhand; like this year's 15:17 to Paris, it might be accused of indulging in some of Eastwood's worst tendencies. But there's something there, glinting. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
C 67% Vice (2018) The material is mostly glib and second-rate-and, when it comes down to it, about as dry, oversimplified, and under-dramatized as a class presentation. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
B- 65% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman needs its smirking, beer-loving, roadie-looking, Chippendale-chested hero -- not to save the day, but to remind us that this is stuff is about as goofy as it gets. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
C+ 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Even those who've never read or seen a version of The Jungle Book will find Mowgli's take on the story excessively familiar. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
A- 83% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) We'll be debating it, defending it, reappraising it for a long time to come. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
C 36% Hunter Killer (2018) An overlong, very silly movie that's still sort of watchable, with Butler as its unlikely center of gravity. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
A- 100% A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While (2018) Even its flaws convey something of its themes-the importance of having a place for art that isn't perfect and isn't going to appeal to everyone. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
A- 100% A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold (2018) Even its flaws convey something of its themes-the importance of having a place for art that isn't perfect and isn't going to appeal to everyone. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B- 51% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) The parade of bad taste and tacky outfits sometimes brings to mind early John Waters minus its spirit of pre-punk camp, or Quentin Dupieux without the dream logic and camera sense. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B 98% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) It has something to offer even those viewers who are sick of stories about dirty cops in need of redemption. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
B 97% Thunder Road (2018) Offers a memorable depiction of a man ill-equipped to deal with or direct his feelings-probably not all that different from the rest of us. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Stine's books became a publishing phenomenon by offering scary-story tropes to readers who weren't ready to be scared. Following in their footsteps with less success, Haunted Halloween seems to be aimed at audiences who don't want to be engaged. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B 94% Private Life (2018) In its busy closing stretch, there is a fine group portrait of characters coming to terms with the difference between what they might never be and what they can be for each other. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
C+ 93% The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) The stodginess of Bogdanovich's approach limits The Great Buster's observations on Keaton's art and importance. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018