Jason Zingale

Jason Zingale

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 61% Unfriended (2015) " Unfriended should be applauded for addressing a very serious issue in today's culture of anonymity-driven public shaming, but the fact that it's surrounded by so much stupidity weakens its message. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 50% True Story (2015) " The film is pretty standard fare that, considering the crazy-but-true nature of the story, deserved something a little more memorable than this. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3.5/5 91% Ex Machina (2015) " Ex Machina is intelligent science fiction operating at a very high level. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 9% Kill Me Three Times (2015) " Kill Me Three Times had the potential to be better, [but] it never once makes good on that promise. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/5 31% Insurgent (2015) " Insurgent does get a few things right along the way, [but] they're completely overshadowed by the general dullness of the rest of the movie. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 61% Run All Night (2015) " It's become so tiresome watching [Neeson] play the same character again and again that the film is even more forgettable than usual. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2.5/5 96% It Follows (2015) " It Follows may have a pretty terrifying premise - the kind of story that urban legends are born from - but it's much scarier in concept than execution. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1.5/5 9% The Cobbler (2015) " It's difficult to say what's more troubling: that the film doesn't do enough with its clever premise, or that it doesn't seem to care. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) " While it's not as good as its predecessor, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel still skates by on the delightful charm of its ensemble cast. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Mar 5, 2015
1.5/5 33% Everly (2015) " Everly is never able to match its B-movie aspirations, instead forced to flounder in the gutter like the filthy, exploitative grindhouse film that it is. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2.5/5 56% Focus (2015) " Focus is basically two movies stitched together by the same connective tissue, and only one of the halves is any good. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3.5/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) " In the age of the overserious spy film (see: Daniel Craig's Bond, the Jason Bourne series, etc.), this is exactly the bold, silly kick up the ass that the genre needed. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3.5/5 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) " Any movie that makes you laugh this hard (even if only sporadically) deserves the shower of praise that's been heaped upon it. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/5 71% The Voices (2015) " A flawed but amusing dark comedy that plays like a delightfully strange mix between Doctor Dolittle and American Psycho. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1/5 13% Mortdecai (2015) " [Mortdecai] fails on just about every level, so committed to its ridiculous premise that it doesn't bother to step back and recognize what an unholy mess it is. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2/5 33% Blackhat (2015) " Blackhat could have been a very timely thriller about cyber-terrorism... but instead, it's just another style-over-substance misfire from Mann. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3.5/5 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) " A smartly directed character study of a man fighting to uphold the antiquated ideals of the American Dream. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 30, 2014
3/5 72% Big Eyes (2014) " While Big Eyes features some strong lead performances and a fascinating story, just like Margaret Keane's paintings, it never amounts to more than a pleasant distraction. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 25, 2014
3.5/5 99% Selma (2015) " To DuVernay's credit, she manages to make almost every moment as riveting as the last, and a big part of that success falls on the casting, even those in bit roles. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 23, 2014
2/5 72% Inherent Vice (2015) " It's as if the film, like many of its characters, is in a constant state of a drug-addled high, unable to remain focused or make sense of anything that's going on. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2.5/5 46% The Gambler (2014) " The Gambler had all the right ingredients... but it's a disappointing misfire that fails to capitalize on its intriguing premise. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3/5 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) " The Battle of the Five Armies is the weakest entry in the Hobbit series, but it's a nonetheless fitting end to a trilogy that's biggest problem was taking so long to get there. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 16, 2014
3/5 86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) " It's not that Hellboy II is a particularly bad sequel, but that it tries to do way too much in the time allotted. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) " Although the great performances and promise of what's to come help offset the listless pacing and general needlessness of splitting the final book into two movies, the whole thing feels like one giant tease for "Part 2." " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 20, 2014
2/5 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) " Dumb and Dumber To has some gags that work really well, but a majority of the jokes fall flat, including many of the callbacks to the first movie. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Nov 13, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) " A truly exceptional thriller highlighted by a wickedly entrancing, career-best performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 30, 2014
4.5/5 80% Firefly: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2003) " What's great about the series, along with the fantastic writing and casting, is that you don't have to be a fan of the sci-fi genre to enjoy Firefly. In fact, it's almost better if you're not. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 28, 2014
4/5 93% Birdman (2014) " A daring piece of filmmaking that's as refreshingly original as it is wildly ambitious. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 25, 2014
3.5/5 77% Fury (2014) " This raw and unflinching look at the brutality of WWII and the effect it had on the soldiers who lived through it is one of the best war movies of the past decade. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/5 31% Men, Women & Children (2014) " Is it a little heavy-handed, melodramatic and obvious at times? Sure, but it also features some great performances and an intriguing multi-story narrative. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) " There's a good reason this part of the Dracula lore remained untold, and it should've stayed that way. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3/5 61% The Equalizer (2014) " The Equalizer is hardly groundbreaking stuff compared to Fuqua and Washington's last collaboration, but it's a slick crowd-pleaser that provides the escapist entertainment of any good action flick. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Sep 25, 2014
2.5/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) " It feels like a collage of much better movies funneled through a grotesque storybook world of discarded concept art. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Sep 25, 2014
3.5/5 89% The Drop (2014) " A well-paced and expertly acted film that serves as a fitting end to one actor's career and the exciting emergence of another. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
1.5/5 45% Life After Beth (2014) " A dead-on-arrival comedy that's just as much in need of some brains as its title character. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3.5/5 99% Starred Up (2014) " From the cell block politics, to the crooked authorities supposedly in charge of keeping the peace, Starred Up doesn't pull any punches in its tough and gritty depiction of prison life. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Aug 27, 2014
3/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles delivers a slightly different take on the series... and though it gets some things wrong along the way, it gets just as much right. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Gunn absolutely nails the offbeat tone of the source material, creating a sort of punk rock Star Wars that delivers big on adventure and comedy with a thoroughly entertaining cast of characters. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 30, 2014
2/5 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " The whole thing feels less like a genuine Woody Allen comedy than a pale imitation. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3.5/5 46% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Wish I Was Here is a confident, funny and heartfelt tragicomedy that, although not without its blemishes, proves Braff is more than just a one-hit wonder. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 22, 2014
2/5 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " Unlike the home invasion plot of the first film, Anarchy has shed itself almost entirely of all horror elements, aiming for something more along the lines of a retro John Carpenter movie, only not as good. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " What it lacks in originality, the movie makes up for in sheer visual spectacle. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
1/5 23% Tammy (2014) " Sitting through McCarthy's latest movie is about as pleasant as a punch to the face. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jul 1, 2014
3/5 83% Begin Again (2014) " Begin Again doesn't quite have the same magic of Once, but it's a sweet and cuddly crowd-pleaser highlighted by a pair of great performances and some catchy tunes. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2.5/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " A fitfully funny sequel that lacks the surprise factor of its predecessor. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3.5/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Edge of Tomorrow isn't without its faults... but those are minor annoyances for a film that proves to be such a satisfying breath of fresh air in a summer packed with sequels. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " A Million Ways to Die in the West is guaranteed to divide audiences, but it's a really solid comedy with more than enough laughs to offset its minor shortcomings. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted May 29, 2014
3/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " There's quite a bit to like about Days of Future Past, but it feels more like a step backward than the creative leap forward that Matthew Vaughn's prequel pointed towards. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted May 24, 2014
2/5 14% Blended (2014) " While Blended isn't as aggressively terrible as [Adam Sandler]'s recent crop of films, it's not very funny either. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted May 22, 2014
2.5/5 74% Godzilla (2014) " It doesn't take a nuclear physicist to realize that a Godzilla film should probably have more, you know, Godzilla. " ‐ Bullz-Eye.com
Posted May 15, 2014
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