Jake Coyle

Jake Coyle

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Biography:
Associated Press film critic.
Publications:
Associated Press
Total Reviews:
171

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " The film is terribly overstuffed and many of the jokes get drowned out by the special effects." — Associated Press
Posted Jul 28, 2014
3/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Hail Caesar." — Associated Press
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2.5/4 69% They Came Together (2014) " Without a baseline for the comedy, the layers of spoof in "They Came Together" don't have the foundation to carry even a short movie." — Associated Press
Posted Jun 24, 2014
3/4 91% Venus in Fur (2014) " Roman Polanski. Sadomasochism. What could possibly go wrong?" — Associated Press
Posted Jun 19, 2014
90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Among countless sequels and remakes, the high-concept Edge of Tomorrow is the right kind of a rerun." — Associated Press
Posted Jun 3, 2014
3/4 84% Night Moves (2014) " "Night Moves" has a sure-handedness that shows Reichardt is still growing as a filmmaker." — Associated Press
Posted May 29, 2014
3.5/4 86% The Immigrant (2014) " Gray has said he was inspired by Puccini, and with a staggering last shot, "The Immigrant" reaches a crescendo of operatic beauty." — Associated Press
Posted May 13, 2014
2.5/4 72% Palo Alto (2014) " "Palo Alto" doesn't chart any new ground, but its derivativeness isn't as grating as it should be." — Associated Press
Posted May 7, 2014
2/4 52% Decoding Annie Parker (2014) " Hunt and Morton don't appear onscreen together until the end of the movie, which makes this feel like two projects forced to mingle." — Associated Press
Posted Apr 30, 2014
2/4 83% Belle (2014) " The golden-hued "Belle," handsomely made with lavish period detail, has none of the charged friction of its poster." — Associated Press
Posted Apr 30, 2014
2/4 24% The Other Woman (2014) " Cassavetes seemingly tries to sap any energy that Mann and Diaz give the film. Any time music kicks in, terrible filmmaking results, usually in montage form." — Associated Press
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2/4 19% Transcendence (2014) " "Transcendence" is clunky and lifeless. It's like the movie version of a paranoid TED talk." — Associated Press
Posted Apr 16, 2014
2.5/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " While ''The Winter Soldier'' succeeds as finely engineered merchandise built to be crowd-pleasing entertainment, for moviegoers and shareholder alike, it has a shelf life that won't last much past its running time." — Associated Press
Posted Apr 1, 2014
2.5/4 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " "Muppets Most Wanted" fails to whip up the kind of furry frenzy that makes the Muppets special." — Associated Press
Posted Mar 19, 2014
3.5/4 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) " Not just a positively charming movie, but an ode to the tactile pleasures of handcrafted artistry." — Associated Press
Posted Mar 12, 2014
1.5/4 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " It's as if Douglas Sirk made a combat video game." — Associated Press
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2/4 60% Non-Stop (2014) " As with so many high-concept films, it takes an awful lot of implausibility to keep the story airborne." — Associated Press
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3.5/4 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " An irresistibly entertaining documentary that captures Stritch during what she unsentimentally calls ''almost post-time.''" — Associated Press
Posted Feb 19, 2014
2.5/4 48% RoboCop (2014) " This ''RoboCop'' has updated the dystopia with some clever ideas and better acting, while at the same time sanitizing any satire with video-game polish and sequel baiting." — Associated Press
Posted Feb 12, 2014
2.5/4 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " ''The Monuments Men'' is ... weighed down by dutifulness. It feels like it's only a third act, lacking any buildup of tension or character development." — Associated Press
Posted Feb 5, 2014
3/4 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " The film - an ode to craftsmanship - establishes without a doubt that many of the traits we reserve for other fields - dedication, ingenuity - are also inherent to the artistic process. Ta-da." — Associated Press
Posted Jan 28, 2014
2/4 55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Branagh endows his film with (mostly) old-fashioned competency - something often lacking in today's action films - but little to distinguish it from superior thrillers that have come before." — Associated Press
Posted Jan 15, 2014
3/4 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Just as Travers is eventually won over by her Hollywood adversaries, the strong sentimental pull of ''Saving Mr. Banks'' overwhelms, too." — Associated Press
Posted Dec 11, 2013
2/4 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) " ''Out of the Furnace'' is an earnestly crafted, passionately acted working-class drama rusted over by its noble intentions of steel-town sympathizing." — Associated Press
Posted Dec 5, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " The exaggerated world of The Hunger Games... would overwhelm most young actors. But Lawrence (convincingly tormented in this film) has a calm sincerity and steely determinism that cuts through it all." — Associated Press
Posted Nov 20, 2013
2/4 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Perhaps at this point, even diehards may wish for something more from a Marvel equation that often subtracts humanity." — Associated Press
Posted Nov 4, 2013
3/4 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Vallee directs ''Dallas Buyers Club'' with a loose naturalism, seedy environs and lively humor that prevents the film from becoming over-sentimentalized." — Associated Press
Posted Oct 30, 2013
93% All Is Lost (2013) " The feeling of doom, whether personal or planetary, is today pervasive. But All Is Lost, in the end, is a stirring, repudiation of its own title." — Associated Press
Posted Oct 16, 2013
2/4 22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " Pretty on the outside but lacking something more than a menagerie of lush brunette heads." — Associated Press
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/4 81% Don Jon (2013) " ''Don Jon'' is a lark, but an enjoyable one with a full-hearted finale, and it further reveals the considerable talents of Gordon-Levitt." — Associated Press
Posted Sep 25, 2013
3.5/4 89% Rush (2013) " It's not only one of the better racing films, it's one of Howard's best." — Associated Press
Posted Sep 18, 2013
0.5/4 2% Getaway (2013) " The action (all at nighttime) is messily and crudely filmed. The plot mechanics are often laughable." — Associated Press
Posted Aug 29, 2013
1.5/4 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) " It desperately gathers clichés like a teen fantasy Frankenstein that doesn't realize its secret identity: parody." — Associated Press
Posted Aug 21, 2013
2.5/4 80% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) " Awash in 1970s filmmaking and the kind of stylized folksiness that pickling Brooklyn hipsters with handlebar mustaches will positively drool over." — Associated Press
Posted Aug 14, 2013
1.5/4 47% We're The Millers (2013) " When the end-credit bloopers roll, Sudeikis and Aniston, free of the contrived plot, look like they're finally having fun." — Associated Press
Posted Aug 7, 2013
2.5/4 86% The Conjuring (2013) " ''The Conjuring'' is an unusually sturdy piece of haunted-house genre filmmaking." — Associated Press
Posted Jul 17, 2013
3.5/4 93% Fruitvale Station (2013) " For a movie about an unjust death, "Fruitvale Station" is bursting with the colorful, messy striving of life." — Associated Press
Posted Jul 10, 2013
31% The Lone Ranger (2013) " There's a limit, it turns out, to how much Johnny Depp and a bucket of makeup can accomplish." — Associated Press
Posted Jul 1, 2013
2/4 50% White House Down (2013) " If stripped of its production value, ''White House Down'' would make one hysterical off-Broadway one-act." — Associated Press
Posted Jun 27, 2013
3/4 78% Monsters University (2013) " Pixar's ''Monsters University'' might not be as gifted as some of its other movies, but sometimes it's alright to be OK." — Associated Press
Posted Jun 17, 2013
2/4 56% Man of Steel (2013) " The gravity that cloaks ''Man of Steel'' is merely an en vogue costume." — Associated Press
Posted Jun 11, 2013
2.5/4 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) " Moviegoers will likely have few better options this summer for a good romantic comedy." — Associated Press
Posted Jun 5, 2013
2.5/4 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " The heavy metal action could never sink the irrepressible Downey, but it weighs down the otherwise light joy of ''Iron Man 3.''" — Associated Press
Posted May 1, 2013
2/4 50% At Any Price (2013) " The film hasn't quite earned the grim resonance it seeks." — Associated Press
Posted Apr 24, 2013
2.5/4 54% Oblivion (2013) " For those who enjoy the simple thrill of handsomely stylized image-making, ''Oblivion'' is mostly mesmerizing." — Associated Press
Posted Apr 17, 2013
2.5/4 91% The Sapphires (2013) " Even when "The Sapphires" is at its most unpolished and cheesiest, O'Dowd and the film's general warm spirit make it a tune hard to resist." — Associated Press
Posted Mar 21, 2013
3/5 43% The Call (2013) " "The Call" dials up a shallow thrill ride, but one efficiently peppered with your typical "don't go in there!" moments." — Associated Press
Posted Mar 14, 2013
37% Dead Man Down (2013) " The screenplay by J. H. Wyman is squirm-inducing in its preposterous dialogue and haphazard plotting." — Associated Press
Posted Mar 7, 2013
2.5/4 69% Stoker (2013) " "Stoker" certainly relies too much on its heavy Gothic atmosphere, but it does add up to something - particularly because of Wasikowska's deft performance." — Associated Press
Posted Feb 28, 2013
1.5/4 36% LUV (2013) " A kind of "Training Day" hoping for interstitial Terrence Malick poetry in the Baltimore landscape of "The Wire" with the occasional sensationalism of an action film." — Associated Press
Posted Jan 15, 2013
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