Jacob Hall

Jacob Hall
Jacob Hall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Daily News Slashfilm Esquire Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
47% Bloodline (2019) Bloodline isn't the kind of movie that's going to win over a casual audience, but it's certainly a successful emulation of a subgenre too nasty and politically incorrect to be widespread today. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
74% Destroyer (2018) In a career filled with memorable and brave performances, this may be the best Kidman has ever been. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
8.5/10 99% Tower (2016) It's a sobering, even stirring, film. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
8/10 87% Wheelman (2017) It's breathless. No scene feels unnecessary and no line of dialogue extemporaneous. It feels like a throwback without feeling like a relic. It's a blast. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
7.5/10 84% Win It All (2017) So much of the film's comedy and sweetness stems from Eddie acknowledging that its time to grow up and take personal responsibility. You know, the stuff that's usually jammed into a third act montage in most comedies. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
8/10 92% Brothers' Nest (2018) Brothers' Nest is a thriller cut from the Blood Simple cloth, recalling the more serious and stripped down work of Joel and Ethan Coen. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
8/10 89% Prospect (2018) Prospect is the kind of science fiction movie we need to see more often, told by filmmakers who don't allow the vastness of their vision to get beaten down by the scope they're able to work within. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
9/10 76% Never Goin' Back (2018) What Never Goin' Back does is take a long hard look at a familiar comedic template and ask, "But what if ladies?" And then it does it better than just about everyone else. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
7/10 61% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) It goes in directions you've seen a dozen times before. But it's nervy and vicious and built to send chills down your spine for a brisk 90 minutes. It certainly makes you want to put tape over your laptop camera. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
100% Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched (2017) It's infectious - everyone really does look like they're having a great time. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 73% Everest (2015) Like the mountain for which it's named, "Everest" is rock solid. It's big, it's beautiful, it's terrifying, and it's merciless to both its characters and the audience. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) Schumer raises Apatow's game beautifully. Her biting, pitch-black wit and his penchant for character-driven comedy go together like gin and tonic. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/5 55% Minions (2015) Since the Minions themselves are barely characters, much of the film falls on the shoulders of Bullock. She isn't up to the challenge. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2015
1/5 45% Ted 2 (2015) Once again, you will believe that a talking CGI stuffed animal can be a racist, hateful monster with no redeeming qualities ... but his greatest sin is that he's not funny. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/5 72% Jurassic World (2015) For much of its running time, "Jurassic World" plays like a great theme park ride. In an age of blockbusters that lumber like herbivores, it's refreshing to see a movie as lean and mean as a velociraptor. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2015
2/5 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Like many of the musical artists whose songs are covered, the series has suffered a slump with its second outing. "Pitch Perfect 2" plays the notes, but not the music. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
2/5 62% Unfriended (2015) Although directed with technical finesse by newcomer Levan Gabriadze, "Unfriended" starts shrill and only gets louder as it goes along. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Furious 7" is the biggest, silliest movie in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, officially transforming the series into "The Avengers" with muscle cars. But what's wrong with big and silly? - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2015