Jake Euker

Jake Euker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Jake Euker's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) "On the surface it all seems very reasonable, but it exhibits an innate jingoism and its "feminism" is too thoughtless to be believed. An ungainly, smug film. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
0.5/5 No Score Yet One of Them (2004) "Completely forgettable. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
3/5 No Score Yet How Arnold Won the West (2005) "Cooke has a bias that's too strident and sometimes unfair, but her film remains a fascinating look at democracy at its worst. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
5/5 100% Un Chien Andalou (1929) "Arguably the most notorious 16 minutes of film ever made, Un Chien andalou is still cinema's most potent manifesto of the irrational and the surreal. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
3.5/5 50% Blacula (1972) "An unburied treasures for those of us who love bad film. It's a horror film thematically, and politically and aesthetically, too. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
1.5/5 13% Hide and Seek (2005) "Hide and Seek may be the most extreme illustration yet of the fears a father faces about his daughter's potential suitors. It's sheer stupidity. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
1.5/5 13% Boogeyman (2005) "Director Kay provides the trappings, but if you want horror, you'll need to bring your own. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
4.5/5 70% Sex Is Comedy (2004) "Takes an absurdist approach to a sophomoric subject and wrings real laughs from it; a terrific comedy about lust, filmmaking, and the human psyche at its most clandestine. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
1.5/5 17% Camille 2000 (2006) "Sometimes amusingly stylish soft-core. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
2.5/5 33% The Alley Cats (1966) "It's soft-core, but it's soft-core with a certain, swinging style, and lifestyle archaeologists with an interest in the 60s won't want to miss it. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
1.5/5 60% Therese and Isabell (1968) "Will likely provide a few quaint sexual thrills for straight guys, but, like all pornography, it tends to drag. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
3/5 67% Hester Street (1975) "Worthwhile as a document of life in New York's Jewish tenements, but its miniscule budget pinches and, for this reason and others, its period detail is sometimes unconvincing. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
5/5 100% Casque d'Or (1952) "Tough, lyrical, and one the screen's great romantic tragedies. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
4.5/5 No Score Yet Up Series (2004) "Apted's emphasis is sometimes off, but the sheer wonder we feel as we watch these lives taking shape before our eyes eclipses any small complaints. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
3/5 46% Constantine (2005) "Constantine isn't a good movie. But it's reasonably fun, and its silliness is its saving grace. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
2.5/5 39% Sahara (2005) "Sahara's biggest problem is twofold: the film's subtle ideological bent is alarming, and, in the lead, McConaughey is only just barely tolerable. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 11, 2005
1.5/5 23% The Amityville Horror (2005) "Another of those recent horror pictures that you resent while in its presence and forget immediately afterwards. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 11, 2005
3/5 80% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D (2005) "Star Wars was a gamble in 1977. In 2005 Revenge of the Sith is the Empire. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 11, 2005
2/5 55% Madagascar (2005) "Compared to the supporting cast, the central quartet of Madagascar is an annoyance. Dreamworks made the wrong movie. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 11, 2005
4/5 No Score Yet Combination Platter (1993) "small, but very enjoyable " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 11, 2005
3.5/5 83% Mikey and Nicky (1976) "the film has matured very nicely, even though its protagonists never will " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 15, 2005
4/5 83% Youth of the Beast (The Brute) (Yajû no seishun) (1963) "The best time a person could hope to have in the world of post-war Japanese cinema " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 14, 2005
3/5 50% Jingi naki tatakai (Battles Without Honor and Humanity)(The Yakuza Papers)(War Without a Code) (1973) "Fast and cheap, and a lot of fun. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 13, 2005
3/5 71% 301, 302 (301/302) (1996) "The tone is one of comic horror, and the plot is driven by a killing, but the most alarming element in the film, to western eyes, is likely to be some of the dishes served. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jan 13, 2005
3/5 69% The King of Kings (1927) "Tells its story with all the reverence DeMille and his cast can muster... Don't make the mistake of assuming that it's merely quaint today " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jan 13, 2005
4/5 56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) "Anderson has balanced what's funny about his concept with a generous number of jokes on-screen... It makes me expectant again. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jan 13, 2005
1.5/5 8% White Noise (2005) "If you can picture Heather O'Rourke crouched before a staticky TV, you know the source, and even a knock-off like Witchboard drew more scares from a similar theme " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jan 13, 2005
3/5 No Score Yet Vidas Privadas (2005) "Melodrama pitched so high that even Douglas Sirk might have balked at it... but its dead-serious comportment is both unflagging and, ultimately, appealingly goofy as well. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 11, 2005
3/5 No Score Yet Cleopatra (2005) "A self-consciously quirky affair, but its charms outweigh its affectations, and the picture provides some genuine laughs. Aleandro carries the film. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 11, 2005
4.5/5 81% My Own Private Idaho (1991) "a high-water mark in '90s independent film " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 10, 2005
1.5/5 53% Spanglish (2004) "Takes the sloppy sentiment and cheap, once-a-week aesthetic of television and inflates it into an ugly, self-consciously respectable film. There's not a genuine moment in it. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jan 10, 2005
2/5 83% Finding Neverland (2004) "It wasn't Barrie's story that the filmmakers were interested in after all... like Disney's Peter Pan, it's just another cloying Hollywood fantasy. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jan 10, 2005
4/5 No Score Yet Fighting Elegy (1966) "must have read as a work from the heart in 1966, and it still does today " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 8, 2005
5/5 92% L' Âge d'Or (Age of Gold) (The Golden Age) (1979) "an important historical document in the histories of film and art, a work of the rarest poetry " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 22, 2004
3/5 91% Edward Scissorhands (1990) F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Dec 17, 2004
3.5/5 No Score Yet Ankokugai no bijo (Beauty of the Underworld) (Underworld Beauty) (1958) "Why fight it? Suzuki's urban yakuza tales are among the most outrageously enjoyable films to emerge from post-war Japan, and this stands near the best of them. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Dec 16, 2004
3/5 38% Birth (2004) "You want to like a movie made with the poise and precision of Birth, but the film feels only partially conceived. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Dec 16, 2004
1/5 No Score Yet Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961) "One of Roger Corman's notorious, no-budget quickies, knocked out in days in 1961 " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 11, 2004
3.5/5 100% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) "slick entertainment with a taut narrative and shrewd direction " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 10, 2004
2.5/5 32% Seed of Chucky (2004) "Either very brave or very stupid for Jennifer Tilly; I was glad to have it end. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Dec 6, 2004
1/5 48% Saw (2014) "Vile, bleak, and dismal. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Dec 6, 2004
2.5/5 90% The Girl From Paris (2002) "excluded me at a basic level from its opening scenes on; when it was over, I felt as though I'd never made it in " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 5, 2004
5/5 93% Spione (Spies) (The Spy) (1928) "Maybe there's a movie more entertaining than Spies; it's possible. But if so, this is one critic who would like to know its name. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 1, 2004
2/5 49% Alfie (2004) "Easy to look at, but it has no depth, and before long its smart, bright images become unendurable, like a commercial for 1-800-FLOWERS stretched to feature length. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Nov 13, 2004
2/5 79% Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal) (1989) "Bluteau has taken his Daniel too seriously, Daniel has taken his Jesus too seriously, and Arcand’s resolute detachment brings the whole conception down. " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 4, 2004
2.5/5 39% The Grudge (2004) "The Grudge lacks a premise. There are no rules, just scares and nothing else, and when the bottom drops out, there's nowhere to fall " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Oct 30, 2004
1/5 25% Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) "shot in that hopeless, bad filmmaking style ... with the delayed, artificial rhythm of a trans-Atlantic phone call " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 27, 2004
2.5/5 69% It's Alive (1973) "You wouldn't want to confuse what Cohen does for art, but for its genre It's Alive! manages a few neat tricks " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 27, 2004
4.5/5 77% Team America: World Police (2004) "Like a fantasy project developed by a dirty-minded child, and we can all share in the adolescent stupidity and irresponsibility of it. It's a blast. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Oct 26, 2004
4/5 66% Bright Young Things (2003) "Fry directs his performers with real sensitivity; as the film moves along it becomes a showcase for some really wonderful ensemble acting. " ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Oct 26, 2004
3/5 75% Secret Honor (1984) "Parts of Secret Honor threaten to lose the audience, and references to past public figures make the threat greater today " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 24, 2004
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