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For 37 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 91% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 9% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jim Vejvoda's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Joker
Lowest review score: 55 Rampage
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
37 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Jim Vejvoda
    There are still plenty of scares and things to enjoy in It Chapter Two even though it can't quite stick the landing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Jim Vejvoda
    Featuring a riveting, fully realized, and Oscar-worthy performance by Joaquin Phoenix, Joker would work just as well as an engrossing character study without any of its DC Comics trappings; that it just so happens to be a brilliant Batman-universe movie is icing on the Batfan cake. You will likely leave Joker feeling like I did: unsettled and ready to debate the film for years to come.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 55 Jim Vejvoda
    The Kitchen has a good cast and strong premise, but it never quite finds its footing and falls into gangster cliches.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Jim Vejvoda
    The respective performances of DiCaprio and Pitt and the film’s meticulous attention to period detail are all great and keep you invested in where this cruise around Tinseltown will ultimately take you.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 77 Jim Vejvoda
    Crawl is a fun albeit familiar human vs. beast movie, one that gets plenty of mileage out of its setting and people’s deep-set fear of being eaten.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Jim Vejvoda
    Spider-Man: Far From Home is great fun, filled with heart, humor and lots of cool stuff for fans to geek out over.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Jim Vejvoda
    Dark Phoenix is ultimately yet another fumbled take on the classic saga from the Marvel Comics, albeit one without the side plots of The Last Stand. Add to it a jarringly uneven latter half and some underdeveloped cosmic villains, and Dark Phoenix is fortunate to have not fully ended the X-Men’s current big screen run on a completely down note.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Jim Vejvoda
    Chock full of inventive set-pieces and brutal kills, while also providing new facets to the intricate underworld lore fans of the franchise have come to enjoy, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum pushes its title character to his breaking point and back while offering fresh information about his backstory.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Jim Vejvoda
    Shazam! is a lot of fun and it further proves how, in the wake of the success of Wonder Woman and Aquaman, DC’s movie future is indeed bright. Zachary Levi was born to play this superpowered man-child, delivering lots of laughs alongside sarcastic but amiable co-star Jack Dylan Grazer.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Jim Vejvoda
    While some purists may balk at the changes and omissions made here, those simply looking for a horror movie as compelling as it is wicked should enjoy this new Pet Sematary.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 68 Jim Vejvoda
    The Curse of La Llorona offers some decently suspenseful set-pieces and has a family you care about at its center, but it's also a very familiar and formulaic Annabelle-adjacent entry in the Conjuring franchise.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Jim Vejvoda
    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. Aquaman is one hell of a popcorn movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jim Vejvoda
    The Transformers franchise gets a much needed tuneup in Bumblebee.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Jim Vejvoda
    It’s intellectually intriguing and well-acted, but the inconsistent visual effects undermine the necessary suspension of disbelief when it comes to mixing live-action humans with talking CG animals in such a serious and somber adaptation of the Kipling classic. Still, it’s a thoughtful and dramatic interpretation, which sets it apart from most incarnations of The Jungle Book.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jim Vejvoda
    While the fun had at the expense of the internet isn’t exactly the freshest material, Ralph Breaks the Internet works well not because of where it sends its two main characters physically but rather emotionally.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Jim Vejvoda
    The Girl in the Spider’s Web has essentially refashioned Lisbeth Salander into a superhero.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 73 Jim Vejvoda
    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. It ultimately relies on the magnetism of Rami Malek’s portrayal of Freddie Mercury and Queen’s bombastic, beloved music to make up for its narrative shortcomings and by-the-numbers direction.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Jim Vejvoda
    Bad Times at the El Royale may overstay its welcome a bit, and it never realizes the potential of its villain, but it’s still an engrossing, well-made crime flick bolstered by several fine performances from its ensemble cast.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 68 Jim Vejvoda
    Ultimately, an artsy crime film like this depends on the power of its central performances and how compelling the story’s main point is. Sevigny and Stewart make a good team, keeping you invested in proceedings even when the narrative bogs down.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Jim Vejvoda
    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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 69 Jim Vejvoda
    When the film works, it can be very engaging but it is simply too inconsistent.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 65 Jim Vejvoda
    The Predator is, in many ways, a throwback to what made the 1987 original so beloved: it includes many of the same elements, such as the rowdy camaraderie amongst absurdly macho protagonists, a debauched wit, and a primal battle between man and beast. It’s a shame when everything splinters apart in the haphazard and shoddy-looking last half-hour.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 77 Jim Vejvoda
    Mission: Impossible - Fallout is a fun but very familiar entry in the long-running franchise.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jim Vejvoda
    Solo may not really develop its title character or justify why it needed to exist, but it still delivers a fun time.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 55 Jim Vejvoda
    Rampage doesn’t really offer much of anything new as a giant monster movie, a video game adaptation, or a Dwayne Johnson vehicle, but it still checks all the boxes expected from it, offering one just enough entertainment value to not make you completely hate it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jim Vejvoda
    Annihilation isn’t always as consistently well-executed or involving as it might have been, and it’s told in a manner that robs the story of some much needed life-or-death suspense, but overall it’s a bold undertaking that doesn’t play it safe and features some strong performances.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Jim Vejvoda
    Black Panther delivers the goods as an adventure film, a political statement, and a cultural celebration. It shakes off a sluggish start thanks to a memorable cast of characters going up against Marvel’s best-realized villain in almost a decade.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Jim Vejvoda
    Guillermo del Toro’s engrossing fairy tale The Shape of Water offers so much to be enamored of in terms of performance, execution and design that it’s disappointing when its story veers into formula.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Jim Vejvoda
    It’s messy and flawed but it still offers enough entertainment value (mostly thanks to its likable characters) to make it worthwhile.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 77 Jim Vejvoda
    A goofy, kitschy- but- fun romp and the most purely entertaining of the three Thor movies, marked by its distinctive designs, ‘80s synth score, and assemblage of spirited characters. It’s carried by the excellent chemistry between Thor, Hulk, and Valkyrie, who give humanity to a visual effects-heavy spectacle that finally makes good on Thor’s title of God of Thunder.

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