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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
75% 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
92% 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 19, 2014
91% 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
3.5/4 87% The Immigrant (2014) Gray has said he was inspired by Puccini, and with a staggering last shot, "The Immigrant" reaches a crescendo of operatic beauty. ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 13, 2014
2.5/4 72% Palo Alto (2014) "Palo Alto" doesn't chart any new ground, but its derivativeness isn't as grating as it should be. ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 7, 2014
2/4 56% Decoding Annie Parker (2014) Hunt and Morton don't appear onscreen together until the end of the movie, which makes this feel like two projects forced to mingle. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 30, 2014
2/4 83% Belle (2014) The golden-hued "Belle," handsomely made with lavish period detail, has none of the charged friction of its poster. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 30, 2014
2/4 24% The Other Woman (2014) Cassavetes seemingly tries to sap any energy that Mann and Diaz give the film. Any time music kicks in, terrible filmmaking results, usually in montage form. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2/4 19% Transcendence (2014) "Transcendence" is clunky and lifeless. It's like the movie version of a paranoid TED talk. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 16, 2014
2.5/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) While ''The Winter Soldier'' succeeds as finely engineered merchandise built to be crowd-pleasing entertainment, for moviegoers and shareholder alike, it has a shelf life that won't last much past its running time. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 1, 2014
2.5/4 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "Muppets Most Wanted" fails to whip up the kind of furry frenzy that makes the Muppets special. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 19, 2014
3.5/4 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) Not just a positively charming movie, but an ode to the tactile pleasures of handcrafted artistry. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 12, 2014
1.5/4 43% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) It's as if Douglas Sirk made a combat video game. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2/4 60% Non-Stop (2014) As with so many high-concept films, it takes an awful lot of implausibility to keep the story airborne. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3.5/4 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) An irresistibly entertaining documentary that captures Stritch during what she unsentimentally calls ''almost post-time.'' ‐ Associated Press
Posted Feb 19, 2014
2.5/4 49% RoboCop (2014) This ''RoboCop'' has updated the dystopia with some clever ideas and better acting, while at the same time sanitizing any satire with video-game polish and sequel baiting. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Feb 12, 2014
2.5/4 30% The Monuments Men (2014) ''The Monuments Men'' is ... weighed down by dutifulness. It feels like it's only a third act, lacking any buildup of tension or character development. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Feb 5, 2014
3/4 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) The film - an ode to craftsmanship - establishes without a doubt that many of the traits we reserve for other fields - dedication, ingenuity - are also inherent to the artistic process. Ta-da. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 28, 2014
2/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Branagh endows his film with (mostly) old-fashioned competency - something often lacking in today's action films - but little to distinguish it from superior thrillers that have come before. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 15, 2014
3/4 78% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Just as Travers is eventually won over by her Hollywood adversaries, the strong sentimental pull of ''Saving Mr. Banks'' overwhelms, too. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 11, 2013
2/4 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) ''Out of the Furnace'' is an earnestly crafted, passionately acted working-class drama rusted over by its noble intentions of steel-town sympathizing. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 5, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) The exaggerated world of The Hunger Games... would overwhelm most young actors. But Lawrence (convincingly tormented in this film) has a calm sincerity and steely determinism that cuts through it all. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 20, 2013
2/4 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) Perhaps at this point, even diehards may wish for something more from a Marvel equation that often subtracts humanity. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 4, 2013
3/4 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Vallee directs ''Dallas Buyers Club'' with a loose naturalism, seedy environs and lively humor that prevents the film from becoming over-sentimentalized. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 30, 2013
94% All Is Lost (2013) The feeling of doom, whether personal or planetary, is today pervasive. But All Is Lost, in the end, is a stirring, repudiation of its own title. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 16, 2013
2/4 21% Romeo and Juliet (2013) Pretty on the outside but lacking something more than a menagerie of lush brunette heads. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/4 81% Don Jon (2013) ''Don Jon'' is a lark, but an enjoyable one with a full-hearted finale, and it further reveals the considerable talents of Gordon-Levitt. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 25, 2013
3.5/4 89% Rush (2013) It's not only one of the better racing films, it's one of Howard's best. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 18, 2013
0.5/4 2% Getaway (2013) The action (all at nighttime) is messily and crudely filmed. The plot mechanics are often laughable. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 29, 2013
1.5/4 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) It desperately gathers clichés like a teen fantasy Frankenstein that doesn't realize its secret identity: parody. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 21, 2013
2.5/4 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) Awash in 1970s filmmaking and the kind of stylized folksiness that pickling Brooklyn hipsters with handlebar mustaches will positively drool over. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 14, 2013
1.5/4 47% We're The Millers (2013) When the end-credit bloopers roll, Sudeikis and Aniston, free of the contrived plot, look like they're finally having fun. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 7, 2013
2.5/4 86% The Conjuring (2013) The Conjuring is an unusually sturdy piece of haunted-house genre filmmaking. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 17, 2013
3.5/4 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) For a movie about an unjust death, "Fruitvale Station" is bursting with the colorful, messy striving of life. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 10, 2013
31% The Lone Ranger (2013) There's a limit, it turns out, to how much Johnny Depp and a bucket of makeup can accomplish. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 1, 2013
2/4 50% White House Down (2013) If stripped of its production value, ''White House Down'' would make one hysterical off-Broadway one-act. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 27, 2013
3/4 78% Monsters University (2013) Pixar's ''Monsters University'' might not be as gifted as some of its other movies, but sometimes it's alright to be OK. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 17, 2013
2/4 55% Man of Steel (2013) The gravity that cloaks ''Man of Steel'' is merely an en vogue costume. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 11, 2013
2.5/4 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) Moviegoers will likely have few better options this summer for a good romantic comedy. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 5, 2013
2.5/4 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) The heavy metal action could never sink the irrepressible Downey, but it weighs down the otherwise light joy of ''Iron Man 3.'' ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 1, 2013
2/4 52% At Any Price (2013) The film hasn't quite earned the grim resonance it seeks. ‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 24, 2013