For 26 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 88% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 12% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jim Vejvoda's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 74
Highest review score: 90 Black Panther
Lowest review score: 55 Rampage
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
26 movie reviews
    • 53 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Jim Vejvoda
    The Transformers franchise gets a much needed tuneup in Bumblebee.
    • 53 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.
    • 60 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.
    • 60 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Jim Vejvoda
    Featuring one of Tom Cruise's best performances in recent years, American Made is a darkly funny, dizzying crime film that nevertheless ultimately feels inconsequential and overly familiar.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 85 Jim Vejvoda
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle is as cheeky, cartoonish, and crazy as its predecessor, but it’s also commendably unafraid to demolish what had come before it if it’s in service of the story. The new dynamic between Eggsy and his team is great, and the Statesman prove amusing counterparts to these gentlemen spies from across the pond.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 68 Jim Vejvoda
    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets showcases plenty of cool creatures and ideas for sci-fi fans to savor, but if only the movie's central characters and their relationship were as exciting and interesting as all that impressive eye candy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 87 Jim Vejvoda
    Spider-Man: Homecoming is sweet, witty, and fast-moving fun.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jim Vejvoda
    Annabelle: Creation is the rare horror sequel that improves upon the original, featuring more engaging protagonists and a far less problematic ending.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jim Vejvoda
    The charming, skillful storyteller George Lazenby himself is the best reason to watch Becoming Bond. The reenactments, while often funny and involving, simply can't hold a candle to the man and his anecdotes.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Jim Vejvoda
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales manages to be less bloated, dreary, and meandering than the last three entries have been, but it still suffers from many of the same wearisome, dredged-up villains and ho-hum action and comedy that have bedeviled the franchise since its second installment.

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