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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
2.5/4 40% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) "The Crimes of Grindelwald" is often dazzling, occasionally wondrous and always atmospheric. But is also a bit of a mess. Even magic bags can be overweight.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The Girl in the Spider's Web, directed by Uruguayan-born Fede Alvarez, smooths away some of the rough edges of a saga predicated on them, resulting in a competent but indistinguishable thriller. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody might be easy come, easy go, but Malek makes for a show-stopping silhouetto of a man.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Burning,... sways with a mysterious heartache. It's ostensibly a psychological thriller, loosely adapted from a 1992 short story by Haruki Murakami, but every plot turn burns with an existential sorrow.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
76% Mid90s (2018) Though affectionately and sometimes precisely recalled, Jonah Hill's thinly sketched directorial debut "Mid90s" feels both sincerely personal and highly derivative at once.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3.5/4 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) [McCarthy's] simply one of the best actors working today, and it didn't take a drama to see that. Can You Ever Forgive Me? most sings -- or rather, grumbles spectacularly -- when McCarthy and Grant are together.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) [It] faithfully adopted much of what so resonated in Carpenter's genre-creating film -- the stoic killer, the gruesome executions, the suburban nightmares -- what makes his Halloween such a thrill is how it deviates from its long-ago predecessor.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2/4 29% Venom (2018) It's an incoherent mess of tones, acting styles and visual effects. And yet it's kind of a hoot.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
29% Night School (2018) Night School is a straightforward concept that relies too much on the charisma of its performers to carry a weak script. It didn't do its homework.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
B 85% A Simple Favor (2018) An often lighthearted, sometimes creepy journey through the female stereotypes of the genre, with Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively as guides who both delight in and subvert traditional noir archetypes.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/4 27% The Nun (2018) ''The Nun" shrouds itself so much in darkness that it at times verges on becoming a nightmarish abstraction. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
30% Kin (2018) Given the film's title, and that the filmmakers are themselves twins, you would expect the brother relationship at the heart of the movie to be something more than it is.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet For a movie centered on brotherhood, it's remarkably empty of any sense of kinship.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
23% The Happytime Murders (2018) The Happytime Murders is dispiriting not because it's crude but because it's so empty of wit, despite the comic firepower of McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Elizabeth Banks -- a trio not in need of puppet assistance. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) [It's] a frothy fairy tale, trivial and weighty at once, that simultaneously uses tried-and-true romantic comedy convention while riotously bursting free of movie-business formula.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
2/4 45% The Meg (2018) What is it about sharks that inspires such absurdity in plots?‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3/4 93% Blindspotting (2018) Still, it's hard to remember a recent movie that so powerfully distilled social issues into a single relationship.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3.5/4 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is a revelation of both a remarkably natural young performer and a clever, sensitive young filmmaker.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/4 46% Skyscraper (2018) It does the job better than most, thanks largely to its hulking hero.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) ["Ant-Man and The Wasp"] is pretty much exactly what I'd want in a superhero movie: a funny cast, zippy action scenes and not an infinity stone in sight.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Day of the Soldado is too sober and grim for the sweaty heat of Touch of Evil. But it has taken to heart one of its best lines: "All border towns bring out the worst in a country."‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
2.5/4 71% Damsel (2018) While the movie isn't quite as clever as it thinks it is, the Zellners have a sweet, likable sense of humor tinged with tragedy. And they remain filmmakers to watch.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2/4 49% Superfly (2018) It feels like the reason for remaking "Super Fly" got lost along the way.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) As snug as a worn sweater - is hagiography. But it's deserved hagiography. And thank the lord it's not an expose.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) [Hereditary is] a movie so horrifying and good that you have to see it, even if you shouldn't want to, even if you might never sleep peacefully again.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
2.5/4 70% Ibiza (2018) But "Ibiza" ...has a loose, natural rhythm that easily surpasses its cliche framework.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
2/4 69% The Seagull (2018) For a distinctly Russian play, he's made a notably American film, pleasantly unstuffy.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
2.5/4 86% Tully (2018) It's surely one of the most authentic portrayals of young motherhood that we've had - and it's not like that's a much chronicled subject for Hollywood. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
2.5/4 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) After 10 years of lean, threadbare, Lilliputian tales, Marvel Studios has, thank heavens, finally decided to go big.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
2/4 31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) No one will say it's the most original of plots, nor will anyone be much surprised at the avalanche of Canadian jokes to follow.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
52% Rampage (2018) Movies about giant mutant animals that flock to the Windy City really ought to be funny. Morgan seems to be the only one to realize that in monster camp like this, go big or go home.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/4 90% Lean on Pete (2018) There is painfully little love, except for the warm and compassionate filmmaking itself, in Andrew Haigh's tender and heartbreaking coming-of-age drama Lean on Pete.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
82% Chappaquiddick (2018) We've been so awash in hackneyed Kennedy brogues and caricatured portrayals that Clarke's performance -- stout, nuanced, understated almost to a fault -- is an unexpected relief. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
3/4 72% Ready Player One (2018) For those who get their fix through pop nostalgia, "Ready Player One" is - for better or worse - an indulgent, dizzying overdose.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/4 80% Unsane (2018) "Unsane" captures much of the pain, confusion and self-doubt that can follow sexual abuse - and the potentially dire consequences of not heeding a victim's warnings.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2/4 60% Benji (2018) For those looking for the most benign family-friendly entertainment, the nostalgic and corny "Benji" will do the trick.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/4 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) It's a rich ensemble with varying accents, from Cockney to American, and uniform comic brilliance, including Michael Palin as Molotov, Jeffrey Tambor as Malenkov and Jason Isaacs as Zhukov.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
45% 90th Academy Awards (2018) Much of Sunday's broadcast, hosted for the second straight year by Jimmy Kimmel, seemed to point a way forward for the industry.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
3/4 88% Annihilation (2018) Like virtually every science fiction before it, once "Annihilation" - which deviates greatly from the book in its third act - starts solving its enigmas, the spell begins to break. But Garland's film is seldom not something to behold.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
2/4 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) The heroes of the train attack deserve all the praise. But zoom out a little and it's hard not to see Eastwood's America-centric focus in The 15:17 to Paris as self-serving.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) It's easy to lament how long it took to bring Black Panther to the big screen. But at least the wait was worth it.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
2/4 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) "The Death Cure" is the biggest budgeted, most bloated and longest running entry for the franchise. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2/4 57% The Commuter (2018) With pandering references to the big banks throughout, "The Commuter," has just enough smarts to make its final destination disappointing.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3.5/4 76% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) To say that the many parts of "In the Fade" are held together by Kruger would be an understatement. As a cocktail of grief, fury and regret, [Dianne Kruger is] a remarkably original protagonist. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
2.5/4 79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) What the Grahame of Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is missing in detail, Bening makes up for in affection. Her performance is a kind of rebuke to the arc and tragic Norma Desmond view of aging movie actresses. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
2.5/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) Aside from the audaciousness of its last-minute face-lift, "All the Money in the World" is fairly routine. If Scott was replacing stars, he might as well have yanked Wahlberg while he was at it.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) By breaking down some of the old mythology, [Rian] Johnson has staked out new territory. For the first time in a long time, a "Star Wars" film feels forward-moving.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
89% I, Tonya (2018) I, Tonya is the Tonya Harding film you never knew you wanted: an outrageously entertaining reappraisal of the Olympic figure skater who, in 1994, was involved in a scheme to injure her main rival, Nancy Kerrigan.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) There's something joyful about the Franco brothers playing a fun-house mirror version of their own Hollywood arrival, and the film's best scenes are with Rogen's production manager, aghast at Tommy's incompetence.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
91% The Shape of Water (2017) Nothing is out of place in The Shape of Water, especially its heart. The cast is universally flawless, as is the lavish production design of Paul. D. Austerberry and the sumptuous cinematography of Dan Laustsen.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017