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Jake Coyle

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
78% Patriots Day (2017) Berg's film isn't seeking answers; it's seeking solace. Patriots Day puts forth a vision of a multicultural society that rises up to reject the fear of terrorism. Its heroes are of all colors, immigrants and Southies, alike. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 12, 2017
92% Hidden Figures (2017) Of the formidable threesome, it's Monae who most stands out. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 6, 2017
95% Fences (2016) Fences may never lose the look and sound of a play, but Washington's close-up focus on the characters only heightens the dignity Wilson bestowed on them. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 21, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) It's a clever enough conceit, doomed by a bungled meet cute. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 20, 2016
79% Barry (2016) What Barry most captures is an Obama struggling to find his identity and his place in the world, highly attuned to his surroundings. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 16, 2016
42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party, cobbled together by six writers, doesn't have the confidence to build its story through the interplay of its employees, and it soon tires of office politics. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 8, 2016
89% Jackie (2016) Pablo Larrain's Jackie, a work of probing intimacy and shattered stereotype, is an electrifyingly fractured portrait of the former First Lady. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 29, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Allied, big and sturdy, always fills the screen. But its gleaming surfaces are missing something underneath. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 21, 2016
71% Bleed For This (2016) Ben Younger's Bleed for This, starring Miles Teller, distinguishes itself by doubling down on some of the tried-and-true formulas. It's a comeback times two. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 18, 2016
88% Elle (2016) Few could pull off the unapologetically demented nature of Elle like Verhoeven. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 11, 2016
89% Loving (2016) The force of Nichols' film is a steadily accumulating one. The Lovings, played with exquisite quietude by Negga and Edgerton, are steadfast and pure. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 2, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) It's a lot more like a tweed-jacket version of Bond or Bourne or most any other thriller out there. But if Langdon is distinguished from the other globe-trotting saviors by his PhD, why aren't his movies smarter? ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 28, 2016
19% 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 clich├ęd roles and an overly familiar story. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 20, 2016
51% 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
43% 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 81% 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
63% 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
61% 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
85% 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
91% 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
97% 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 10, 2016
26% 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
56% 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
84% 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
73% 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
36% 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
97% 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
94% 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
80% 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
34% 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
77% 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
17% Sex Tape (2014) In short, it's a PG plot for an X-rated story. ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 31, 2016
89% The Lobster (2016) [Lanthimos'] commitment to his high-concept tragicomedies is extraordinary. ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 20, 2016
97% 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 43% 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
90% Dheepan (2016) For Audiard... rebirth is a mean and messy business. But it's also beautiful. ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 5, 2016
76% Keanu (2016) Satisfyingly ridiculous and consistently funny. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 28, 2016
95% 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
3% 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
86% 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
90% 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
22% 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
27% 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
83% 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 43% 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 16, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) Deeply felt, wholly admirable, unmoving. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 3, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) What makes The Witch more than a mere museum reclamation project is Taylor-Joy. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Feb 18, 2016
47% 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
85% 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