Jackie K. Cooper

Jackie K. Cooper
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 95% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) A grand family movie about love, hope and trust. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
7/10 80% I Care a Lot (2021) A few plot flaws along the way but man that Rosamund Pike can act. Hated her - her character I mean! - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
6/10 73% The World to Come (2020) Grueling depiction of life on the farm circa mid 1800's. Both lead actresses excel but their male co-stars are left in the dust. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
6/10 39% Crisis (2021) A solid cast of actors elevates a so so story. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2021
6/10 56% The Violent Heart (2020) Good acting by newcomers aided by strong supporting cast of movie veterans. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
5/10 58% Malcolm & Marie (2020) Two "rising" stars but little else to recommend the movie. If it is going to be all talk it had better be interesting talk. This is mediocre interesting! - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
5/10 No Score Yet Chasing the Rain (2020) Matt Lanter is great; the movie is not. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
5/10 91% Cowboys (2021) Good performances by Zahn and Bell but the movie never fully completes the story it starts. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
6/10 78% To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) Its "High School Musical" without the music. Well acted it is a fitting close to this trilogy of movies. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
5/10 72% The Mauritanian (2021) Based on a true story this potentially engrossing film fails over and over to capture the attention of the audience. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
6/10 40% The Right One (2021) An okay semi-serious romcom that is elevated by a bright and sparkling performance by rising star Cleopatra Coleman - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2021
5/10 50% Son of the South (2021) Lucas Till is the main reason to watch this story. The total film is only mildly interesting in the way it is presented. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
8/10 88% The Dig (2021) An enjoyable movie movie. Good characters, good story and beautifully photographed. what's not to like! Carey Mulligan is perfectly cast. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
7/10 75% Palmer (2021) Justin Timberlake gives his best ever film performance but it is Juno Temple who steals the show. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
6/10 88% Supernova (2021) Firth and Tucci enact a tale of a couple facing dementia. Good performances by both but the emotional impact of the movie is less than expected. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
7/10 28% Bliss (2021) A touching but confusing film about mental illness and drugs. Owen Wilson is hard to take seriously but he finally ocnvinces us. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
7/10 66% Falling (2020) Viggo Mortensen directs Lance Henricksen to an award worthy performance. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
8/10 88% In Full Bloom (2020) The acting is solid in this tale of a post WWII boxing match, but it is the music and cinematography that make it great. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
5/10 14% Redemption Day (2021) A lackluster tale of a man trying to rescue his wife from terrorists. Some exciting scenes but not enough. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
6/10 47% The Little Things (2021) The acting by Washington, Malek and Leto elevates a done and redone story. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
6/10 34% No Man's Land (2021) A well acted modern day western co-written by its leading man. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2021
7/10 85% Our Friend (2020) Mash together "Love Story", "Brian's Song" and "Terms of Endearment" and you have the mood of "Our Friend." Hard to watch but emotionally satisfying. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
5/10 60% A Stone in the Water (2019) Bonnie Bedelia is an actress of great talent but that talent is misused in this barely average melodrama. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
7/10 98% Minari (2020) An engrossing story of one family's dream. But it never touched me as emotionally as I wanted it to do. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
6/10 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) The wildest movie I have seen in a while. The movie is totally enjoyably bonkers! - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
4/10 33% The One You Feed (2020) Brings to mind the old song "Torn Between Two Lovers." This movie is complex and confusing but still intriguing. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
6/10 58% Stars Fell on Alabama (2021) It is a predictable romcom but still a pleasure to watch. Plus we get to answer the question - whatever happened to Taylor Hicks? - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
6/10 35% The Marksman (2021) If you are a Liam Neeson fan then this one's for you. He is in action hero mode for the movie while showing a gentle side to a young kid he protects. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
5/10 51% The Midnight Sky (2020) George Clooney adds another title to his long list of meh movies. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
8/10 98% One Night in Miami (2020) What an auspicious directorial debut for Regina King! It is a talky movie but what they are talking about is so interesting and important. Stellar cast, stellar script, stellar direction. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2021
4/10 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) On the positive side there is Gal Gadot. On the negative side there is the script, the setting, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2021
7/10 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) You can argue about the message the movie is sending but you can't argue about the excellent performance by Mads Mikkelsen. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
8/10 100% Driveways (2020) One of Dennehy's best performances in one of his best movies. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
7/10 88% News of the World (2020) Helena Zengel steps into Natalie Wood's shoes and Tom Hanks plays the John Wayne role in this "sequel" to "The Searchers." - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2020
7/10 94% Hunter Hunter (2020) This movie about a family living in a remote area of woods had me squirming even before the shock of the story hit. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
7/10 95% Soul (2020) A really good Pixar animated film but not as good as I expected. A little less tine with the "blobs" would have sufficed. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
5/10 47% Modern Persuasion (2020) A modern version of Jane Austen's Persuasion that isn't very modern and not at all persuadable. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
5/10 79% Greenland (2020) Just an average "end of the world" movie. Butler and Baccarin couldn't have any less chemistry if they tried. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
6/10 45% Fatale (2020) Hillary Swank does best in substantive films. This one is fun and twisty but not substantive. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
7/10 76% Wander Darkly (2020) Sienna Miller shines as a woman putting together pieces of memories that add up to a breathtaking solution. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
5/10 44% Holidate (2020) I liked every one of the actors in this film but I didn't like the quagmire of crudeness that permeated just about every scene. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
4/10 47% Sister of the Groom (2020) As much as I like Alicia Silverstone she could not save this confused and contrived comedy. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
6/10 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) The two leads, Mulligan and Burnham, seem miscast but the rest of the movie is fascinating. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
6/10 31% The Stand In (2020) In a role seemingly written for Melissa McCarthy, Drew Barrymore makes this film a fun two hours and reminds us of how much we enjoy her on screen. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2020
6/10 83% Mank (2020) Gary Oldman's performance makes the movie worth seeing. The script does not. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
5/10 94% Nomadland (2021) McDormand is great. The movie wanders in the worst sense of the word. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
8/10 29% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) Blunt and Dornan make a winning combination in this sweet tale by John Patrick Shanley. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
9/10 55% The Prom (2020) It delivers it all - the music, the message and the overall celebration. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
6/10 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Too much talk and not enough action, but the talents of Davis Bozeman and Turman are on full display. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
6/10 89% Let Them All Talk (2020) And they do talk on and on and on - but the acting is fresh and enjoyable. - jackiekcooper.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020