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Jake Wilson

Jake Wilson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% 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
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 36% 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! "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 96% 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 60% 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 50% 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 67% 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 96% 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 54% 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 31% 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 50% 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 42% 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 77% 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
4/5 65% The Dressmaker "All questions of taste and plausibility aside, The Dressmaker is a hoot and a healthy shock to the system. Australian cinema may never be quite the same again. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Oct 28, 2015
4/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Bridge of Spies is one of the most dexterous and pleasurable films of the year; a fine example of Spielberg's unique late style, which shows a grasp of viewer psychology any marketing guru might envy. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/5 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "As a bold, eye-filling spectacle, Crimson Peak will gratify any fan of fantasy and horror. In plot terms, though, there's something lacking. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "[Depp] is evidently having a fine time - and if his aim is to make our flesh creep, from his perspective at least Black Mass must be reckoned a success. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Oct 7, 2015
2.5/5 66% Learning To Drive (2015) "Visually, Learning to Drive is mostly flat -- but then, there are only so many ways you can shoot two people sitting next to each other in a car. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Oct 7, 2015
3/5 94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Most crucially, Heller is more interested in bearing witness to adolescent experience than passing judgment -- and this approach extends to her handling of the adults around Minnie. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2015
2.5/5 92% The Martian (2015) "Like many of Scott's latter-day films, The Martian is engaging to a degree but seems flimsier the more you think about it. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2015
3.5/5 63% The Visit (2015) "It triumphantly reinvents the genre, in a way that allows Shyamalan to combine suspense with witty running commentary on the art of filmmaking itself. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 24, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Another Country "This is a film that poses urgent questions without supplying easy answers. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 16, 2015
2.5/5 73% Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball) "Unfortunately, they appear to have lost sight of the golden rule for family movies of this type, which is to keep the focus squarely on the animals or, failing that, on the kids. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 16, 2015
3.5/5 96% Tangerine (2015) "Raucously entertaining. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 10, 2015
2.5/5 60% Life (2015) "Basically there isn't much of a story here. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3.5/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "Ball makes assured use of the wide screen: much of the film's interest lies in the different types of terrain covered, from cramped corridors and air vents to barren desert to a ruined city that might have been designed by M. C. Escher. " ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Sep 10, 2015
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 80% 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 88% 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 41% 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 88% 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 51% 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 89% Marshland (2016) "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 15% 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
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