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

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 45%

A Walk In The Woods (2015)

"It's light on its feet, even though its geriatric woodsmen are plodding and grunting." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 1, 2015

No Escape (2015)

"Taut, well-made and entirely dubious." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 26, 2015

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

"Brashly winning and unapologetically self-serving." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 13, 2015

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)

"Thank goodness the irreverent but earnest Diary of a Teenage Girl avoids the moralizing that would usually accompany a film about young people, sex and drugs." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 6, 2015

Southpaw (2015)

"In bloody close-ups and bruising sounds, Fuqua captures the blinding brutality inside the ring. But his faith is never in question: This is a parable that believes strongest in boxing, itself." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 21, 2015

Ant-Man (2015)

"The result is a film not quite sure of itself, like it's wearing clothes a size too big." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 16, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

"If ever there was a semi-entertaining movie that sabotages itself with tastelessness and misogyny, this is it." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 13, 2015

The Little Death (2015)

"Frequently funny and sometimes perhaps offensive in the darkness of its humor." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 9, 2015

Minions (2015)

"What are the Minions but stand-ins for kids?... Nothing makes them double over like a good pratfall, and they will insist on a goodnight kiss or bedtime story. Teaming and relentless, they will melt the heart of any guardian, even a supervillain." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 7, 2015

Amy (2015)

"Amy is a clear-eyed, deeply empathetic view of Winehouse, whose huge talent and sudden fame made too many forget she was still just a vulnerable young woman in serious need of help." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 2, 2015

Terminator Genisys (2015)

"Schwarzenegger's return to his most iconic role provides much of the appeal of this otherwise purposeless redo." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 29, 2015

Inside Out (2015)

"What's most refreshing about "Inside Out" is its inversion of the standard prescriptions of big-budget animation: It's ultimately about the importance of embracing sadness." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 18, 2015

Jurassic World (2015)

"Jurassic World, the latest incarnation of the franchise, is lacking the deft sense of wonderment, wit and suspense that guided the original." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 10, 2015
B 94%

Spy (2015)

"It's a globe-trotting tour of McCarthy's talent, throughout which she's practically always kicking butt. Who was that double-O-what's-his-face, anyway?" ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 4, 2015
1/4 7%

Hot Pursuit (2015)

""Hot Pursuit" feels like a comedy that forgot its comedian." ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 7, 2015
2.5/4 75%

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"The movie's action sequences and sequel-baiting suck up much of its oxygen, and the magnitude of battles dwarf the smaller moments." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 22, 2015

Lambert & Stamp (2015)

"Riotously entertaining." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 31, 2015

Insurgent (2015)

"The final Divergent book will be split into two movies, a future that is indeed a little dystopian. Much brighter, though, are the blossoming careers of Woodley and Teller." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 20, 2015

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

"Jupiter Ascending unfolds as a mostly entertaining mess, a cosmic soup of baroque grandeur that the Wachowskis swim happily through, even if few others will." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3.5/4 99%

Timbuktu (2015)

"Avoiding stereotypes, the movie shrinks larger political and religious battles down to the people of a desert town - city dwellers and nomadic Tuareg people out in the dunes - being forced to change by a handful of halfhearted oppressors." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 34%

Blackhat (2015)

"In terms of both its global locales and cast, few movies have been as riveting in their exploration of the friend/enemy relationship between China and the U.S." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 14, 2015

American Sniper (2015)

"American Sniper, based on Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle's best-selling memoir, is both a tribute to the warrior and a lament for war." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 10, 2015

A Most Violent Year (2015)

"The performance by Isaac is commanding. His restrained businessman and aspiring immigrant clearly evokes Pacino's Michael Corleone, and it's a testament to Isaac that he can get even within a mile of that comparison." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 8, 2015

Fury (2014)

"It's an "unflinching" account of war -- "unflinching," in quotes, because every moment of the film is composed to grind your face into the muck and be proud of itself for doing so." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 5, 2015

Life Itself (2014)

"What comes through most in Life Itself, a film named after Ebert's 2011 memoir, is his great, open-minded vigor." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 4, 2015
3.5/4 99%

Selma (2015)

"There's a stirring freshness to the cinema of "Selma," and it's not just because of Bradford Young's rich, moody photography." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 24, 2014
3/4 51%

The Interview (2014)

""The Interview" struggles to really illuminate anything about the stranger-than-fiction Orwellian nightmare that is North Korea, but its attempt is admirable. It deserves to be seen." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 18, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

"The magic, fleeting to start with, is mostly gone." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 17, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

"For an epic, there are, at best, only two clearly seen characters in Exodus." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 11, 2014
2.5/4 90%

Wild (2014)

""Wild" is ultimately unique for its twist, even if it comes by an unfortunately intrusive narration." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 3, 2014

Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

"Horrible Bosses 2 goes for whatever cheap, vulgar gags it can collide into. Most unfortunate is the sex-crazed debasement of Aniston, who lights up the movie but suffers some of its lowest jokes." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 25, 2014
2.5/4 81%

The Homesman (2014)

"The melancholic balance isn't always quite right and the momentum wanes when it should be gaining." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 18, 2014
2.5/4 89%

Big Hero 6 (2014)

""Big Hero 6" is a fine blend of sweetness and spectacle, East and West. The meeting of Disney and Marvel sensibilities, though, is a more mixed union." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 5, 2014
3.5/4 71%

Interstellar (2014)

"Whereas most science fiction withers out in space, "Interstellar" rockets home." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3/4 67%

Laggies (2014)

"Man-child movies have long been commonplace for members of the opposite sex, so "Laggies," penned by Andrea Seigel, is a welcome twist, one with more than a little in common with "Bridesmaids."" ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 29, 2014
2/4 48%

The Judge (2014)

"If "The Judge" proves anything, it's that talented, likable actors like Downey, Duvall, D'Onofrio and Farmiga can keep a mediocre movie humming." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 8, 2014
2/4 32%

Men, Women & Children (2014)

"The plotline, just like the rest of the movie (written by Reitman and Erin Cressida Wilson), veers toward the extreme, hammering home the film's heavy histrionics." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 1, 2014

Gone Girl (2014)

"In good times and bad, in sickness and in health, Gone Girl is delicious suburban noir." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 30, 2014

The Boxtrolls (2014)

"The Boxtrolls, despite a rather uncertainly structured story by screenwriters Irena Brignull and Adam Pava, has its pleasantly demented charms." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 24, 2014
2/4 65%

The Maze Runner (2014)

"There's a pleasantly low-fi, bare-bones kind of storytelling here, at least before the movie's mysteries are boringly explained - another apocalypse to parse." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 81%

Tracks (2014)

"Rarely has there been a more affecting portrait of a girl and her pup." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 95%

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)

""Last Days of Vietnam" is eerily foreboding for its implicit warnings to the fallout of political abandonment. But it's also, on a more micro level, inspiring. Even in failed wars, lives can be saved." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 4, 2014

99 Homes (2015)

"Where many well-meaning social dramas inevitably turn soggy with moralizing, the visceral 99 Homes keeps its fire." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 2, 2014
2.5/4 73%

The Congress (2014)

"Busting with ideas, from ageism in Hollywood to the soullessness of digital life." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2/4 91%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"The film is terribly overstuffed and many of the jokes get drowned out by the special effects." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 28, 2014
3/4 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Hail Caesar." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2.5/4 69%

They Came Together (2014)

"Without a baseline for the comedy, the layers of spoof in "They Came Together" don't have the foundation to carry even a short movie." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 24, 2014
3/4 89%

Venus in Fur (2014)

"Roman Polanski. Sadomasochism. What could possibly go wrong?" ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 18, 2014

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Among countless sequels and remakes, the high-concept Edge of Tomorrow is the right kind of a rerun." ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 3, 2014
3/4 86%

Night Moves (2014)

""Night Moves" has a sure-handedness that shows Reichardt is still growing as a filmmaker." ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 29, 2014