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Jake Wilson

Jake Wilson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% 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
2/5 8% Mother's Day (2016) "Garry Marshall remains a Hollywood player, churning out a series of ensemble romantic dramedies so unapologetically mainstream they're almost exotic. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/5 94% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "This is good ridiculous fun, with a steady stream of wisecracks to accompany the fan-pleasing one-on-one match-ups. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2016
2.5/5 60% Pawno "Not all the subplots arrive at satisfactory conclusions but, scene by scene, Pawno is an attractively modest, engaging work. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/5 96% Marguerite (2016) "Frot gives Marguerite a grandeur, but also an anxious, lost quality, emphasised by Glynn Speeckaert's cinematography with its heavy shadows and tendency to isolate Frot in the middle of the wide screen. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) "Nothing about this theme is particularly interesting or new, and it's still an open question how far Nichols can be ranked as an original creator as opposed to a prize pupil. Still, there's no doubting his craft and ambition. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/5 50% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) "This is a failure that deserves credit mainly for its good intentions -- and for its potential to attract new readers to Oz's work. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/5 94% Chemsex "It's probable some of the participants in Chemsex are enjoying themselves more than they admit here, but as in all documentaries of this ilk, a degree of hypocrisy is built in. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3.5/5 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "The film itself is technically innovative while also being thoroughly, satisfyingly traditional. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/5 19% The Boss (2016) "McCarthy and her director and co-writer Ben Falcone -- who previously collaborated with her on the underrated Tammy -- struggle to sustain the energy of this opening. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Bodyguard "This kind of premise has proved serviceable many times in the past, and there's no reason it shouldn't work here. But the film is oddly structured, with jarring shifts between sleepy whimsy and hard-edged violence. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/5 75% Observance "A clever, low-budget exercise from the young Australian-based director Joseph Sims-Dennett, Observance is a hybrid of two familiar brands of psychological thriller. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/5 77% Where to Invade Next (2016) "The clowning can be tiresome, yet there's finally something touching about seeing Moore stumble through phrases in Slovakian or marvel over the academic proficiency of Finnish teens. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3.5/5 86% A Bigger Splash (2016) "With a bit more restraint, A Bigger Splash could have had the elegant menace of a Patricia Highsmith novel. But Guadagnino goes to town with studiously excessive stylistic flourishes. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3.5/5 97% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) "The filmmakers are willing to dabble in social allegory while refusing to boil things down to a simple opposition between good and evil. At the same time, the twists are sufficiently outrageous to suggest that everyone involved is having fun. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 30, 2016
2/5 28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "Predictable wackiness ensues, with Jones encouraging each cast member to go as broad and frantic as possible. Yet the film does tap into real-world anxieties many viewers will share. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 30, 2016
1.5/5 48% Miracles from Heaven (2016) "By and large, the film is drippy kitsch, alternating between sub-Terrence Malick​ images of everyday "miracles" and forced, feeble attempts at comic relief. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2.5/5 28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Not only does the storytelling feel cluttered, but the premise turns both protagonists into passive victims who only occasionally get to do anything heroic. The rest of their time is spent navel-gazing and whinging to their respective confidantes. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 22, 2016
3/5 90% The Witch (2016) "As a curio, The Witch has its own fascination; at least until the over-explicit finale shatters much of the mood that has been so carefully built up. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 16, 2016
3.5/5 85% Victoria (2015) "No doubt, this urgency adds something to the performances: with time, it becomes increasingly clear that Costa's look of physical and emotional exhaustion isn't wholly a matter of acting. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3.5/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "Above all 10 Cloverfield Lane is a showcase for Goodman, a consummate actor whose ability to terrify has rarely been exploited so thoroughly. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2.5/5 54% Triple 9 (2016) "Hillcoat makes the final product seem almost apocalyptic: a social panorama with a functioning society nowhere in sight. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2/5 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Bay certainly has a style of his own, albeit one that again harks back to the 1980s -- an even more cartoonish variant on the music-video bombast pioneered by directors such as Tony Scott. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/5 12% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "This is the best opportunity Proyas has had in a long time to show off his visual intelligence, which amounts to more than a love of opulence for its own sake. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 25, 2016
4/5 91% Mei ren yu (The Mermaid) (2016) "The Mermaid is not Chow at his absolute peak... Still, it's probably the most accomplished blockbuster which the global entertainment industry has given us since Mad Max: Fury Road. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3.5/5 97% 45 Years (2015) "If the subject matter is familiar, Haigh approaches it in good faith - avoiding both sentimentality and cynicism, and seeking out fresh insight rather than settling for cliche. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 19, 2016
3.5/5 67% Nasty Baby (2015) "Like many Rivette films, Nasty Baby is an enigmatic comedy-drama set in a bohemian subculture, with a plot involving the creation of a work of art. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) "The film refuses to settle on one interpretation, instead opening up a space for larger philosophical questions. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/5 24% Zoolander 2 (2016) "There are enough off-beat jokes and gifted performers to ensure a good time. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Detective Chinatown (2016) "A well-crafted trifle. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "It's surely the bleakest film of Tarantino's career, pronouncing a bitter verdict not only on America's past, but its present and future as well. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3.5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "McKay hasn't lost his touch as a director of comic performances, and the didactic format lets him shake off a lot of sodden Hollywood convention: the characters aren't required to learn spiritual lessons or even be particularly likeable. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jan 22, 2016
2.5/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "As an action movie with a grisly exploitation edge, The Revenant could have been a triumph. But Inarritu can't seem to stop lunging after greatness: some of his symbolic touches reach new heights of kitsch. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 100% Mavis! (2016) "Directed by newcomer Jessica Edwards, this tribute documentary follows a standard biographical formula. Still, the film would be worth seeing and hearing just for the footage of Staples in concert. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3.5/5 95% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "iven the option, Panahi might prefer to move onto fresh material -- but as man and artist, he seems to be surviving as well as could be hoped. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 22, 2015
4.5/5 61% Joy (2015) "An old-fashioned star vehicle for Russell's muse Jennifer Lawrence, Joy is also a giftwrapped bundle of insanity, packed with noisy arguments, lurches in tone, and enough ideas for six regular films. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3/5 43% Mojin - The Lost Legend (2015) "Wuershan's style has an energy and exuberance that pulls together all the disparate elements. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 18, 2015
3/5 90% Mississippi Grind (2015) "It's a sketch of a film, but more than workable as a vehicle for Mendelsohn at his delicate, tragicomic best. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 98% Phoenix (2015) "Everything in Phoenix is designed to prepare us for the knockout ending, which couldn't be simpler in itself, but has the force of a long-delayed emotional release. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 9, 2015
3/5 66% The Night Before (2015) "In The Night Before, which Levine directed and co-wrote, sweetness and crudity mingle from the outset. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 9, 2015
2.5/5 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "Oppenheimer's follow-up, The Look of Silence, is more lucid but less interesting. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 1, 2015
2/5 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "Kids are not likely to get the jokes about Gary Oldman​'s wig in the 1992 film Dracula, nor sympathise closely with the emotional difficulties Drac faces in becoming a grandparent. Adults... will have seen virtually all of this before. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/5 33% By The Sea (2015) "Not much happens but the cinematographer Christian Berger gives the emptiness a monumentality that demands the big screen, with the postcard vistas, glamorous costumes and retro props compensating for the lack of drama. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3.5/5 46% Knight of Cups (2016) "[Malick] remains some kind of master, and his admirers will want to see Knight of Cups to judge for themselves. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3/5 40% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "The emotional power comes from the writing and acting -- above all from Ejiofor, a performer of unusual range who can be equally credible as a thinker, a violent hothead, and a devoted friend. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Nov 18, 2015
3.5/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Plucked from obscurity, Katniss has defied the odds to become an enduring popular heroine. Much the same can be said of Lawrence, allowing us to view the series as a kind of documentary on her parallel rise to stardom. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2.5/5 17% Now Add Honey "Now Add Honey has the weirdness of a passion project gone awry. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2.5/5 83% Tanna "This is a film that walks the line between elemental simplicity and corny formula, especially when the stars exchange glances in close-up accompanied by Antony Partos' rhapsodic music. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4.5/5 79% The Assassin (2015) "One hallmark of a good action director is the ability to make stillness and silence as dramatic as movement and noise. The Assassin, directed by Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-hsien, carries this principle as far as it can go. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Nov 5, 2015
3/5 95% Casino Royale (2006) "Basically, Craig's Bond is a new and individual creation. " ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Nov 2, 2015
2.5/5 82% Mistress America (2015) "[Gerwig's] performance as Brooke Cardinas, the anti-heroine of Noah Baumbach's Mistress America, is a highly calculated, artificial comic turn. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Oct 30, 2015
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