Jake Mulligan

Jake Mulligan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Publications:
Boston Phoenix , Movie Mezzanine , Slant Magazine
Total Reviews:
40

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 40 of 40
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B+ 89% Calvary (2014) " Calvary is a strange film, often hilarious but always heavy and forlorn." — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Aug 7, 2014
B+ 79% Land Ho! (2014) " I thought the little idiosyncrasies...were worth the trip through the same-old-same-old narrative beats that served as their skeleton." — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jul 12, 2014
B 84% Coherence (2014) " Coherence is the most convoluted shaggy dog story you'll have heard in quite some time - a shaggy Schrodinger's cat." — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jul 3, 2014
C 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Here's a jukebox with no records in it." — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jun 19, 2014
B+ 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Maybe this is product, maybe this is art, and maybe it's both." — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jun 12, 2014
B 97% We Are the Best! (2014) " We are the Best! is hardly the best, but these girls just might be." — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jun 4, 2014
B+ 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " The perfect date movie." — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Apr 11, 2014
A 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " This may be the second release, but it's really just the conclusion of one audacious film." — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Apr 4, 2014
B+ 86% Under the Skin (2014) " If you've seen an experimental film or three...then there's nothing here that's going to drive you to reconsider what cinema can be. But Under the Skin still feels the work of a radical." — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Apr 4, 2014
D 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " Not suitable for sober viewers. " — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Feb 20, 2014
A 90% Alphaville (1965) " If an iPod commercial had a nightmare, it would look like Alphaville" — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Feb 13, 2014
B 95% The LEGO Movie (2014) " Lord and Miller aren't looking to detonate tropes or re-wire cinema, but they make exposition beats fun, and action beats silly; they fill every frame with pertinent details and refuse to waste a moment on needless improvisation." — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Feb 6, 2014
91% Sparrows Dance (2013) " Writer-director Noah Buschel interestingly mirrors the monotony of his main character's routine in his claustrophobic aesthetic." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 14, 2013
2.5/4 95% West of Memphis (2012) " The case is more intriguing than the film about it." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 13, 2013
2.5/4 86% Yossi (2013) " Fox has graduated from amateur to modest professional." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 7, 2013
1.5/4 25% Phantom (2013) " Crimson Tide this isn't." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 28, 2013
2/4 46% The Sweeney (2013) " The Sweeney was originally a 1970s TV show, but with the archetypal characters, the rote plot, and the nondescript gunfights, it feels more like an adaptation of a video game." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 28, 2013
2.5/4 61% John Dies at the End (2013) " With Coscarelli's kinetic camerawork and drugged-out, comic-book visuals, even the most confounding explanations are made palatable." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 21, 2013
93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 22, 2013
60% 10 Years (2012) Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 22, 2013
2.5/4 50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) " The star power helps the charm outweigh the schmaltz." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 22, 2013
2.5/4 87% Life of Pi (2012) " Life poses as a spiritual experience, but it's more like a postcard." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 8, 2013
1/4 85% End of Watch (2012) " It leaves you wondering -- who is filming the Gyllenhaal/Anna Kendrick love scenes?" — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 8, 2013
2.5/4 81% The Impossible (2012) " The hokum can wear you down worse than the tsunami." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 1, 2013
3.5/4 70% Not Fade Away (2012) " Chase's critical eye spares no one. This is his attempt to make the "Great American Film About Music." He almost succeeds." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 27, 2012
2/4 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " Most of the time it feels like an SNL sketch with all the punchlines removed." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 13, 2012
2/4 84% Smashed (2012) " The film is at its best only when its characters are at their worst." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 25, 2012
4/4 90% Keep the Lights On (2012) " In trying to capture a moment in time, Sachs has left nothing uncovered. Navigating his darkest moments with unsparing honesty, he finds a flicker of hope." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3/4 88% Head Games (2012) " Seeing former NHL star Keith Primeau's teenage son light up to talk about how fighting is "pretty fun" gives us the conclusion the statistics can't yet provide: before the games can change, we need to." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 2, 2012
0.5/4 33% Won't Back Down (2012) " It's a corporate-studio movie purporting that the working class needs to turn against their unions to survive." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 2, 2012
1.5/4 28% Backwards (2012) " Even James Van Der Beek, so natural as a high school athletic director that you can't help but wonder if he's actually spent time in that job, can't save this film from drowning." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 26, 2012
70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) " With such erratic construction, the scant 91-minute runtime feels like it goes on forever." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 16, 2012
3.5/4 78% Killer Joe (2012) " Friedkin directs; his taste for sadism has never been personified better than in McConaughey's unassuming-but-dangerous drawl." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 9, 2012
3/4 85% Easy Money (2012) " The most powerful moments involve private lives and social conflict, not gunfights. In this world, it's not the blood on your hands that brings you down - it's the stain on your cufflinks." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 2, 2012
2.5/4 71% Sacrifice (2012) " There are some wonderful wuxia-style fight scenes spread throughout, and a last duel finally shifts all the plodding backstory into a visual spectacle." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 25, 2012
3.5/4 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) " One of the most assured debuts in years ... a portrait of the wonder and heartbreak that comes with being too young to understand what you experience." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 5, 2012
1.5/4 27% High School (2012) " A pot comedy that won't reward even the most easily satisfied stoner." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 8, 2012
1.5/4 19% Chernobyl Diaries (2012) " More akin to a meander through a haunted house than a fulfilling feature film." — Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 1, 2012
2/4 22% What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) " Most of the time, the sentimental rom-com antics and underdeveloped archetypes feel as fake as the big bellies the ladies are showing off." — Boston Phoenix
Posted May 17, 2012
1.5/4 22% Darling Companion (2012) " As pedestrian as a stroll through the dog park, Lawrence Kasdan's latest (and worst) film is both insulting and inconsequential." — Boston Phoenix
Posted May 17, 2012
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