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

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 86% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
C- 40% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
F 9% Holmes and Watson (2018) Might be the worst feature-length film ever made about the "consulting detective" from Baker Street.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
66% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
C 63% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
B- 64% 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
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
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
A- 82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) We'll be debating it, defending it, reappraising it for a long time to come.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
C 37% Hunter Killer (2018) An overlong, very silly movie that's still sort of watchable, with Butler as its unlikely center of gravity.‐ AV Club
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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B- 53% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B 99% 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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C 47% 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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
C+ 92% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
D+ 39% Hell Fest (2018) It delivers the tedious, heavy-breathing buildup associated with the genre, but skimps on the scares and the gory, gooey good stuff.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
C- 28% Night School (2018) Night School squanders Hart and Haddish's rapport by having the latter play it straight, the gross and raunchy stuff reined in by the rating and feel-good life lessons.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
D 13% Life Itself (2018) A vapid exercise in narrative kitsch that spans two languages and multiple decades and love stories.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
B- 95% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) If Ross had embraced anything like a narrative line, would it have taken away from the elemental imagery of his brief, unconventional film?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
B 92% Mandy (2018) The film is about nothing-aside, of course, from the sight of a blood-spattered Nicolas Cage gritting his teeth as he rams the sharpened knob of his ax down someone's throat.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
C 90% Hal (2018) Though clearly aimed at fans, it presents only a chummy overview of his life and career, too superficial to work as a biography, an in-depth appreciation, or even a primer.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
C- 45% The Meg (2018) Turteltaub's direction never suggests that it's motivated by anything except commercial and contractual considerations.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
B- 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Chances are you've seen seen this all before. But at least this time, you're seeing it with Pooh.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
B- 100% Night Comes On (2018) Fishback and Hall move confidently between the obvious ironies and foreshadowings of Spiro's kitchen sink (as in, "everything but the ______") realism.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
C 43% Hot Summer Nights (2018) Hot Summer Nights is both groan-inducingly contrived and vapid, its talented young cast wasted on an incoherent script-less a web of betrayal, greed, and adolescent desire than a few dangling threads.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2018
B 100% The Bleeding Edge (2018) Dick's focus remains, as ever, on the things that make us squirm.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
C- 32% Zoe (2018) Wrestling with the intrinsic creepiness of the premise would involve some social commentary, self-awareness, and honest-to-God storytelling, and that's not Doremus' bag.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
C- 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) The camerawork is so flat that one even misses the Robert Richardson-esque, hair-on-fire edge lighting that Haris Zambarloukos used periodically in the first film.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
C+ 45% Generation Wealth (2018) The conclusions that Generation Wealth draws are shallow-part mass-culture doomsaying and part paean to simplistic picket-fence values.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
C+ 46% Skyscraper (2018) It feels like a dumbed-down, poor man's Die Hard, despite costing a lot more to make.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
C+ 30% The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018) The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter offers only the pokiest and most rote of plots.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
B+ 88% Whitney (2018) Macdonald suggests that the subject of Whitney was... just a human being trapped in the sort of roles we believe will ensure the happiness of the people around us and induce our own.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
B 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man And The Wasp is arguably even more of a straightforward comedy, to the point that it doesn't even have a primary villain.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
C- 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) A needless sequel that serves only to deepen one's appreciation of the original's tightwire act and suggests that screenwriter Taylor Sheridan's moral ambivalence about American power ended with the Obama presidency. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
C+ 89% Araby (Arábia) (2018) The film is far less than the sum of its possibilities.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
B- 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) We've seen it all before in movies and video games, but the packaging is slick and hard to resist...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
C 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Instead of a diversion, it offers distractions.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
C 53% A Kid Like Jake (2018) Howard's uneven and pedestrian commercial-meets-single-camera-sitcom direction tries to compensate for the extreme staginess of the script, which was adapted by Daniel Pearle from his same-titled play.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
D+ 0% Future World (2018) Franco and Cheung's unorthodox approach of directing almost the entire film in random, nomadic Steadicam shots with wobbly zooms alienates the simplistic plot.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
C 40% Mary Shelley (2018) Its de-complicated characters and conflicts don't tell us anything about what it meant to live in a time or to make something-only the vague order in which some important things happened, the result like rushed homework.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
C 16% Show Dogs (2018) There are some cases where you really can't teach an old dog new tricks.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
D- 0% Dark Crimes (2018) A few words should be said about Carrey's performance: It may be the worst dramatic acting of his career, a charmless cartoon of self-repression.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
B- 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Every cultural moment needs a smart-ass, and sometimes, you take what you can get.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
C 28% Breaking In (2018) Without suspense, all the audience has to go on are the plot mechanics, which are no great shakes, and the characters, which are paper-thin.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B 96% Filmworker (2018) Compelling, despite its modest and uneven means.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B- 67% Manhunt (2017) Even in its clumsiest stretches, Manhunt is fast-paced and fun, which might be the only metric that matters.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
C- 95% RBG (2018) No topic gets more than a cursory overview in Julie Cohen and Betsy West's breathlessly superficial, school-presentation-ish documentary.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
B+ 67% The Great Pretender (2018) The punchlines are dark and the tone is caustic, but its central concern is a classic one: what we see in other people and how we would like to see ourselves.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018