Vincent Mancini Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Vincent Mancini

Vincent Mancini
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 75% An American Pickle (2020) A genuinely inspired, Jewish 'Encino man.' Though it fumbles a bit in the middle, the first sequence is the best immigrant comedy since 'Johnny Dangerously.'‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
D- 21% The Tax Collector (2020) Shia Labeouf's tattoo-that-he-got-for-real is the most interesting thing about this, and it's only in the movie for about two seconds.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
D 33% The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) If you tried to parody 'The Secret's world view to make it look bad it couldn't be much worse than 'The Secret: Dare To Dream.' ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
B- 94% Yes, God, Yes (2020) A charming, funny movie while it lasts, full of great performances, though perhaps overly simplistic.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
37% Ghosts of War (2020) The smartest thing Eric Bress did in Ghosts of War was to cast Billy Zane, and the dumbest thing he did was keeping Billy Zane off screen for 90% of the movie.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
B- 95% First Cow (2020) 'The Revenant' meets a New Yorker cartoon. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
A 94% Palm Springs (2020) Silly, stylish, sneaky profound, and damned near perfect.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
B- 79% Greyhound (2020) It's an exciting, non-stop battle from start to finish. Unfortunately it has no characters, only uniforms.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
B+ 100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) A deeply unsettling but necessary watch.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
B 40% Irresistible (2020) What seems at first like a naive, neoliberal morality play is actually a *parody* of a neoliberal morality play. And a valid one.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
A- 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Just about the perfect amount of dumb for a movie like this. I had to force my friends to watch it so I wouldn't have these silly songs stuck in my head alone. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) Miss Juneteenth is great at evoking the simple pleasure of watching people do what they do - I just wish we could have gotten more of it.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
A- 92% Babyteeth (2020) Babyteeth will rip your heart out but you'll be glad you took the ride. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
B- 99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) An evocative, richly conceived portrait of black motherhood that struggles a bit trying to transcend the pitch.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
C 73% The King of Staten Island (2020) Apatow turns Davidson's genuinely interesting real story into four or five stock narratives that he can't choose between. Bill Burr is so good he nearly saves the movie and might have, if only he'd shown up sooner.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
B+ 78% Judy & Punch (2020) An enjoyably odd little romp that commits so fully to theatricality that it almost comes back around to realism.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
65% The Lovebirds (2020) To me, these kinds of double-half-assed hybrids, where unfinished action meets character arc-free comedy movie, are a waste of talent and energy.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
C- 41% Capone (2020) 'Capone' has produced a corollary to the Tropic Thunder rule, where maybe you never go full syphilis. Portrait of a senile and irrelevant Al Capone.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
83% Valley Girl (1983) Valley Girl isn't quite on Clueless's level, but without it Clueless probably wouldn't exist. In the end, every generation gets the Nic Cage movie it deserves.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
B 46% Arkansas (2020) A Southern crime shaggy dog in the vein of Charles Portis, Harry Crews, et al, Arkansas never goes quite where you're expecting, which is what makes it interesting.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
B+ 67% Extraction (2020) Some of the best pure action choreography and cinematography of the past 10 years.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
B- 93% Bad Education (2019) Standout performances in an intriguing story, but with a script that can't quite figure out what it wants to do. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
B 93% Uncorked (2020) A nice little somme-com, gently diverting and sneakily affecting, that comes along just at the right time.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
C 30% Bloodshot (2020) Being able to actually see what's happening during the action scenes is my minimum requirement for goofy action movies. Why do filmmakers keep getting this so wrong? ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
B- 83% The Way Back (2020) Reasonably entertaining, if predictable. It's great while it lasts but it ends before it ever really hits the kind of crescendo you expect in an underdog sports movie. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
B 88% Onward (2020) It's a not-as-good version of three or four other Pixar movies. That being said, it's perfectly fine.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
B- 88% Charm City Kings (2020) A cool premise with a plug-and-play story.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
B+ 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Leigh Whannell is our new king of elevated schlock. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
B 47% Greed (2020) Winterbottom tries to do mockumentary and exposé simultaneously. Not always successfully, though it's an admirable attempt.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2020
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Portrait of a Lady on Fire doesn't shout at you. It whispers gently from the porch of another house, leaving its message to be carried on the breeze. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
89% Zola (2020) Zola is entertaining as hell and the cast is brilliant, but I never quite figured out the logic of its internet motif. Still, it's hard not to admire it for the artistic risks it takes.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
B 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Sort of like Rocky Horror meets a Jackie Chan movie. I'm not sure what to make of it and I kind of appreciate that. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2020
C 84% Just Mercy (2020) A movie about an obviously-right protagonist righting obvious wrongs by doggedly stating facts.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
A- 95% Little Women (2019) A shockingly good adaptation of something I had no interest in before that proves Ladybird was no fluke.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
B 89% 1917 (2020) A gorgeous display of immersive filmmaking that artistically is mostly empty calories.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
C+ 77% Richard Jewell (2019) Wonderful acting and solid craftsmanship do not excuse turning a story about the FBI ignoring white nationalism into a rant about fake news and uppity women.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
A+ 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Like a more Jewish-themed Bad Lieutenant with all the intensity and half the sensationalism -- also, Adam Sandler. Uncut Gems is one of the best of the decade.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
B+ 96% The Irishman (2019) Scorsese's beautiful, sprawling, attempt to reckon with his own legacy, and a requiem for the power of American labor unions.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
B 53% 21 Bridges (2019) Toys with a few genres before coming to rest as a kind of understated blaxploitation film. Amazing what decent camera work can do for an action movie. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
A 94% Honey Boy (2019) Shia's intense movie memoir makes every other "daddy issues" story feel like snorting baby powder by comparison. And Lucas Hedges's Labeouf impression is a revelation.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
C 39% Primal (2019) Nic Cage is trapped on a boat with a terrorist and an albino CGI jaguar. That is an amazing premise! If only we could see it. Bad camera work and choppy editing are ruining B movies.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
68% The Night Before (2015) The Night Before creates a satisfying resolution by keeping it small.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
A- 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) The ideal comeback vehicle for Eddie Murphy and a winning romp that's perfect for Netflix. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
C+ 41% The Laundromat (2019) An important story marred by a failed approach to the telling. Strange to watch Meryl Streep transform into Jared Leto.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
D- 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Rote pop-culture slurry.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
B- 90% The Lighthouse (2019) A more perfect role for Willem Dafoe does not and may never exist, but it's hard not to wish that there was a little more story to go with the admittedly incredible scene setting. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
C+ 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) If only it had leaned into its inspired weirdness instead of trying to soften it into a schmaltzy dramedy, this could've been something great.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
C+ 96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) The disconnected memories and disparate gripes of Almodóvar's protagonist never quite cohere into a compelling whole, though the colors are nice.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
A 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A light farce that gradually transforms into an urgent class parable, getting exponentially more compelling moment by moment. Possibly Bong's best, and certainly one of the best of the year.‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
B+ 68% Joker (2019) The only thing wrong with 'Joker' is the commercial imposition that the main character has to become the Joker at the end. Absent that, it's actually a pretty good movie. ‐ FilmDrunk
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019