Jake Coyle

Jake Coyle

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Jake Coyle's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Associated Press

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"Keeping Up With the Joneses is, like many before it, just about OK -- but it mostly goes down as another case of funny people stuck in narrowly clichéd roles and an overly familiar story." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 20, 2016

The Accountant (2016)

"The Accountant is, if nothing else, singular in lending an action-movie cliche an absurdly peculiar and elaborate backstory. "I like incongruity," Wolff says in one scene. The Accountant does, too, but maybe a bit too much." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 12, 2016

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"Taylor isn't able to believably blend the overlapping perspectives and The Girl on the Train comes across as a flat, predictable puzzle whose characters flip from one extreme to another." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2.5/4 78%

Denial (2016)

""Denial" is carried less by the normal theatrics of courtroom dramas than a staunch sense of duty to protect the truth. It's an argument for the patient, methodical dismantling of fools." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 29, 2016

Storks (2016)

"the movie doesn't have enough to hang itself on; the premise is too flimsy and that old question of "Where babies come from?" remains oddly avoided, in even a child-friendly way." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 21, 2016

Snowden (2016)

"Snowden isn't a liberal screed, or at least not an overt one. It's a sincere, straightforward biopic that, at its worst, verges on hagiography." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 15, 2016

Sully (2016)

"Eastwood moves slowly to the landing but gives it its full due. Filmed on IMAX, his big, clear images nevertheless remain somber -- as does Eastwood's own quiet score - in the big, awaited moment." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 8, 2016

Southside With You (2016)

"Nuanced and charming, Southside With You is a sunny, strolling odyssey through African-American life in 1989, filtered through two future icons as they navigate the world around them and their place in it." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 24, 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"The handcrafted textures and wry self-awareness of Kubo and the Two Strings make Knight's film resolutely its own tale, one that folds into its own exotic shape." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 16, 2016
3.5/4 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"This is one of the season's most heartening surprises." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 9, 2016

Suicide Squad (2016)

"A gleefully nihilistic, abysmally messy romp that delights in upending the genre's conventions and tries desperately to, like, totally blow your mind with its outre freak show." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 2, 2016

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Even when Jason Bourne doesn't click with the same rhythm as its predecessors, it has a weight that outclasses nearly every other big action movie around." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 28, 2016

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"Star Trek Beyond, like most of the rebooted properties flying around our movie theaters, delights in nostalgically resurrecting iconic characters and tweaking them anew." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 19, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016)

"The freewheeling and funny solidarity of the four leads win out in the end, even if Feig shows more timidity than he did in Bridesmaids, The Heat or Spy." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 11, 2016

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"The film, searching for a purpose and some drama, doesn't deserve the grandeur Yates gives it." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 30, 2016

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"Wilderpeople is ultimately winning, like all buddy comedies, because of the chemistry of its leads." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 23, 2016

Finding Dory (2016)

"Finding Dory, bright and clever like most all Pixar releases, has the animation studio's familiar blend of wit, heart and visual detail. But it's missing its own magic." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 15, 2016

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"The horror sequel is a tough thing to pull off in general, and The Conjuring 2 is most certainly one of the better efforts... But, for better or worse, the first movie was just too good and The Conjuring 2 can't hold a candle to its predecessor." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 9, 2016

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"Now You See Me 2 disappears with not a poof, but in a hyper-kinetic blur of hectic plot mechanics, ceaselessly nattering characters and so many ploys of misdirection that the film's own direction got lost up someone's sleeve long ago." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 9, 2016

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"On display in Poster is the full panoply of pop music's glorious, ego-warped idiocy, from the demented bubble of an entourage to pseudo poses of humility by the famous." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 2, 2016

Sex Tape (2014)

"In short, it's a PG plot for an X-rated story." ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 31, 2016

The Lobster (2016)

"[Lanthimos'] commitment to his high-concept tragicomedies is extraordinary." ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 20, 2016

45 Years (2015)

"How many great movies could be written across the enigmatic, profound face of Charlotte Rampling? Hundreds? Thousands? At any rate, Andrew Haigh's 45 Years is one of them." ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 10, 2016
2/5 44%

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

"It's a reminder that, just as "miracles" are all around, spirituality in the cinema is, too, and it should be sought out in films that exceed the narrow boundaries of "faith-based."" ‐ Channel24 (South Africa)
Posted May 6, 2016

Dheepan (2016)

"For Audiard... rebirth is a mean and messy business. But it's also beautiful." ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 5, 2016

Keanu (2016)

"Satisfyingly ridiculous and consistently funny." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 28, 2016

Eye In The Sky (2016)

"It's a lean, Lumet-like thriller that puts the moral calculus of drone warfare in its crosshairs." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 27, 2016

Nina (2016)

"Why Mort, who wrote and directed the film, has chosen to focus on Simone's troubled 1990s period in France is anyone's guess." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 22, 2016

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"[Linklater's] light touch remains a marvel. Though his characters are often just bouncing from conversation to conversation, night out to night out, the film's direction is never lackadaisical." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 19, 2016

Green Room (2016)

"You can't have a siege thriller without a siege, and Green Room is certainly among the genre's finest examples." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 13, 2016

The Boss (2016)

"As in McCarthy's slipshod road movies Identity Thief and Tammy, the material here isn't on her level, the laughs are largely cheap and once again, the hall-of-fame comic actress is stuck in a minor-league movie." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 7, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"It hurtles not with the kinetic momentum of Mad Max: Fury Road nor the comparatively spry skip of a Marvel movie, but with an operatic grandeur it sometimes earns and often doesn't." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 22, 2016

Midnight Special (2016)

"Midnight Special finds him developing his command of special effects in a bigger budget production than he's done in the past, yet remaining a steadfastly sincere storyteller." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/4 44%

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

"The course of "Miracles From Heaven" is never in doubt. When Garner as Beam intones in the opening voiceover questions of where miracles come from, the film's title has already stated the answer." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 15, 2016

Knight of Cups (2016)

"Deeply felt, wholly admirable, unmoving." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 3, 2016

The Witch (2016)

"What makes The Witch more than a mere museum reclamation project is Taylor-Joy." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Feb 18, 2016

How To Be Single (2016)

"How to Be Single deserves credit for fashioning a romantic comedy that diminishes romance and elevates independence, even if its vision of solitude is a shallow version of "me" time." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Feb 11, 2016

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"It's something like a summation of Joel and Ethan Coen's films: Meaning is a missing frame, human folly is the star and only the dialogue is divine." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/4 91%

The Lady In The Van (2015)

"There are few false notes in the sturdy, pleasantly entertaining The Lady in the Van." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 14, 2016

The Revenant (2015)

"No one is more in rhapsody over the manliness of the mission than Inarritu. His bleak and beautiful movie is overwrought, but it's also soaked through with the brutality of the frontier and the tragedy of its indigenous people." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 22, 2015

Sisters (2015)

"As has so often been the case when it comes to Fey's movie choices, an opportunity has been lost." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 21, 2015

Chappie (2015)

"Its oddly jumbled machinery never clicks. The logic of Chappie gradually disintegrates, becoming increasingly farcical." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 14, 2015

The Big Short (2015)

"It's a movie for that modern American experience of looking around and seeing so much corporate corruption that one's head might explode." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 11, 2015

Chi-Raq (2015)

"It's wildly uneven but it is wild. There's plenty here to quibble with (the film's title prompted outrage in Chicago), but unassailable is its passion to bring attention and compassion to Chicago's blood-soaked streets." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 2, 2015

The Good Dinosaur (2015)

"If the story is uneven, the scenery is consistently pristine." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 24, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"Lawrence, still the magnetic center of the saga, can elevate the material only so much. Four years clearly wasn't fast enough for The Hunger Games. Lawrence outgrew this stuff long ago." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 17, 2015
2/4 34%

By The Sea (2015)

"Too languid and artfully accessorized to work as intended." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 10, 2015

Spectre (2015)

"Spectre is Craig's fourth Bond movie and his muscular tenure has been defined not just by his full embodiment of the character, but his overall stewardship." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 4, 2015

Steve Jobs (2015)

"The Full Sorkin Treatment has electrified a well-trod subject. But it also smothers it in artifice." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 15, 2015

Crimson Peak (2015)

"As even [Del Toro's] last film, the kaiju monster movie Pacific Rim, proved, there may be no better conjurer of color in movies right now. His dreams, and nightmares, are in technicolor." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 14, 2015
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