Jake Euker

Jake Euker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

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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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