Jake Wilson

Jake Wilson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Jake Wilson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sydney Morning Herald, The Age (Australia), Urban Cinefile

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet Force Of Destiny "Wenham's wry, understated delivery is hard to resist and he's quite believable as a certain type of Australian male artist, all sheepish good looks, amiable stubbornness and unrepentant self-absorption. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Gayby Baby "A gentle, thoughtful and very timely observational documentary about children raised by gay or lesbian parents. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 3, 2015
2.5/5 17% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "Statham has been replaced by the younger, blander Ed Skrein​, who shares his predecessor's Cockney accent but looks more male model than bruiser. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 2, 2015
3/5 39% She's Funny That Way (2015) "This is an easy film to like though not a total success. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3.5/5 93% Holding The Man "The revelation is LaPaglia, a presence so powerful he almost throws the film off-balance, making it into an emotional triangle rather than the story of a couple. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/5 42% We Are Your Friends (2015) "Aside from Bentley's low-key, committed performance, nothing about the film is remotely compelling on a dramatic level. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 93% The Gift (2015) "Edgerton's talent as an actor has been evident for a while, but The Gift announces him as a genuine triple threat. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 26, 2015
3.5/5 87% Dope (2015) "Rather than judging his characters for turning to crime, Famuyiwa makes society the target of his anger; implying that in an unequal world, even a kid as bright as Malcolm has little chance of succeeding by honest methods alone. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 19, 2015
2.5/5 52% 5 Flights Up (2015) "As storytelling, 5 Flights Up is remarkably clumsy: the narrative strands never knit together, the well-intentioned messages are awkwardly spelt out, and the stakes remain low. That said, it's an easy film to watch. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 19, 2015
2.5/5 87% Marshland "How far you enjoy Marshland will depend on your enthusiasm for the ritual of genre -- and, in particular, for the type of story where violence against women is mainly an excuse to probe the troubled souls of men. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "Above all, what distinguishes the film's approach is the faith it puts in its young lead actors, especially Teller, who made an impact as an ambitious jazz student in Whiplash and is no less impressive and thoughtful here. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Never groundbreaking but consistently entertaining, " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2/5 16% The Gallows (2015) "By now these techniques are too familiar to be truly unnerving, especially as the underlying narrative logic is never explained in any persuasive way. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 22, 2015
3/5 59% Elser (13 Minutes) "[Hirschbiegel's] polished storytelling technique -- the use of wide-angle lenses to generate menace, the singling out of dramatic sounds -- creates a pleasure almost independent of the grim theme. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 22, 2015
2/5 55% Paper Towns (2015) "The film plays it safe, portraying only the mildest or most fanciful forms of teen rebellion. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 21, 2015
2.5/5 63% Ruben Guthrie "As a writer and actor, Cowell is obviously talented if erratic; as a filmmaker he has a long way to go. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet A Family Affair "If you have an interest in Greek folk music, A Family Affair is worth seeing; otherwise, it's pleasant but a bit dull. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "The problem is that nothing carries much weight - not the stilted romance between Sarah and Kyle, not the effect-driven action sequences, not even the threat of apocalypse, with billions of lives supposedly in the balance. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jul 1, 2015
3/5 54% Minions (2015) "Bring a two or three year old to Minions, if you can find one, and probably you'll both have a pretty good time. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "While I stayed mostly stony-faced through both the original Ted and this sequel, professional duty obliges me to recognise MacFarlane as a genuine eccentric with a certain amount of flair. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Ye Ying - Le promeneur d'oiseau (The Nightingale) "Although competently crafted, the film lacks excitement of any sort. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2.5/5 31% Poltergeist (2015) "Remaking the 1982 horror film Poltergeist wasn't necessarily a bad idea, but this new version feels like too little, too late. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 28, 2015
2.5/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "A fair amount of intelligence has gone into San Andreas -- but not into the extremely corny dialogue, which seems designed to make the audience groan. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 27, 2015
2.5/5 52% Woman in Gold (2015) "It's an underdog story tailor-made for the movies, devoid of surprises but touching all the same. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 22, 2015
3/5 52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "Viewers lured into seeking hidden significance in Gemma Bovery may themselves be the butt of the joke. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 21, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Touch "As a rule, the script development process is a mixed blessing, but in this case, I wish the producers had shelled out for three or four more drafts. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "George Miller's follow-up to his post-apocalyptic Mad Max trilogy is the thrill-ride fans have long been waiting for: streamlined and packed with detail, proudly silly and deadly earnest, ultra-commercial and a cry from the heart. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 12, 2015
3/5 97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "Morgen draws no distinction between meaningful artistic creation and the expression of private pain. Then again, blurring that distinction was always part of Nirvana's achievement. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "An enigmatic chamber drama in the tradition of Ingmar Bergman, centred on two women who could be mirror images or aspects of a single self. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "As this overlong, lacklustre sequel demonstrates, a souffle can only rise once. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet One Eyed Girl "This is a potentially interesting film that for various reasons does not quite work. It is hard to get invested in the woes of Travis, a morose and unappealing character. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 72% Trash (2015) "It's not surprising that Trash is a shameless crowd-pleaser, and that, like many films of its type, it has a contradiction at its heart. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 60% Unfriended (2015) "Unfriended is genuinely innovative and experimental. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2.5/5 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "Basically an interesting failure. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2.5/5 52% Boychoir (2015) "Boychoir, too, doesn't have drama so much as spaces where the drama could have been. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/5 5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "There are mediocre films, and then there are films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, where the mediocrity is more or less the point. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2.5/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Avengers: Age of Ultron, is a letdown -- entertaining to a degree, but so overstuffed that it may mark the point of diminishing returns for the Marvel movies generally. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 21, 2015
3.5/5 96% It Follows (2015) "Ultimately, rather than sex, what seems threatening here is impending adulthood in all its dimensions, and in its floaty, insubstantial way, It Follows catches some of the mingled excitement and terror of growing up. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 100% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "Matthews' documentary background shows through in his refusal to wrap up plotlines too neatly, or treat eccentricity as something to be explained away. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/5 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "Everything is tied up in a neat moral bow, with Luke realising that the challenge of the rodeo pales next to the "longest ride" of the title, which -- I hope I'm not giving too much away -- is the ride they call life. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2.5/5 74% TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015) "Experienced Tinker Bell watchers should be able to predict roughly where the story is headed; still, by the standards of the series the ending is unusually contemplative, even sombre. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 82% The Book of Life (2014) "Though the plot gets a bit congested, the film remains far less predictable than most of its kind. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 83% Listen Up Philip (2014) "What gives Listen up Philip an edge is its willingness to defy this convention. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3.5/5 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "It's a simple premise with proven appeal, giving director Paul Tibbitt and his team freedom to construct a film where just about every element of the storytelling exists to be parodied and undermined. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 25, 2015
3/5 80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "There's a central truthfulness to the film, which is full of stray details that are sure to trigger the viewer's own memories of the ordinary chaos of childhood. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 25, 2015
3/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "Ferrell and Hart work well together: both are highly verbal performers, supported by a script full of unlikely linguistic flourishes. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 25, 2015
2/5 45% Home (2015) "Home is schematic and moralistic in the frequent manner of modern American cartoons, although the moralising doesn't entirely make sense: there are a couple of underlying metaphors that don't quite mesh. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 60% Run All Night (2015) "If you appreciate this kind of guff, then Run All Night, despite its slow spots, is a fairly good yarn. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 33% Hunting Elephants (2015) "Reshef Levi's Hunting Elephants was a box-office smash in its native Israel, but much of the humour is clearly the kind that gets lost in translation. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 18, 2015
4/5 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "It isn't one film but many, an anthology of expertly recreated genre tropes, from fog-shrouded noir to sunlit paranoia. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 13, 2015
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