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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
74% Patti Cake$ (2017) The Sundance sensation Patti Cake$ may flow with formulaic beats but it's got spirit for miles (eight of them, at least) and features one of the best mother-daughter relationships of the year.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
90% Good Time (2017) If there's a knock on Good Time, it's that its sheer eagerness for anything unconventional comes at the cost of something deeper. But what a trip it is. Good Time flies by in a rush of neon colors and the throbbing electro score of Oneohtrix Point Never.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) Reaching half-heartedly for the epic only makes The Dark Tower appear all the smaller, especially as it jumps back and forth between alternate worlds.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
87% Wind River (2017) For Taylor Sheridan, the West is still alive with frontier tragedies and genre thrills, even if hopelessness has moved in and blanketed the land.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde is largely a vacant, hyper-stylistic romp that trades on the thick Cold War atmosphere of far better films (not to mention The Americans). It's all dagger, no cloak. But it has two things going for it.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) [Dehaan and Delevingne's] chemistry is nonexistent, the dialogue is cringe worthy and the story is clunky... But the images are frequently extraordinary.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Questions of her methods surely arise as the body count piles up. But as in a slave rebellion, her righteousness is never in doubt. Team Katherine forever.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
2.5/4 91% A Ghost Story (2017) It won't scare you; it doesn't even say "boo." But glowing light and ghostly soulfulness linger on like a quiet, scratching presence that won't leave you.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/4 99% City of Ghosts (2017) The heroism on display in "City of Ghosts" is unforgettable, and the film remains an ever-essential reminder of the high costs and vital necessity of journalism in this - or any - fight against evil.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Freed of concerns like plausibility or story, you can simply gape in wonder at the ruthlessly thunderous images in front of you. Maybe that's the feeling of brain cells dying a painful, anguished death.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
68% Cars 3 (2017) Lacking the magic of Pixar's more tender touchstones, Cars 3 mostly makes you pine for the halcyon summers of Ratatouille or WALL-E, an era that unfortunately continues to recede in the rearview.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) A messy and muddled product lacking even the carefree spirit of the Brendan Fraser Mummy trilogy.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3/4 78% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) This is somewhat well-trod ground... But the sturdy, engrossing The Exception makes a moving portrait of individuals recalibrating their allegiances under the maw of the Third Reich.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
82% Casting JonBenét (2017) It uses the Ramsey story as a prism for documenting our rabid rumor-mongering and far-away judgments of personalities hoisted onto a media stage. It is, oddly enough, about acting.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
71% Alien: Covenant (2017) It's a tall order of thrills and theology that the ever gung-ho Scott, working from a script by John Logan and Dante Harper, comes close to pulling off.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) While this Guardians of the Galaxy has no earnest belief in its sci-fi theatrics, it believes surprisingly sincerely in its characters' inner lives, the ones buried beneath their sarcastic exteriors.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
67% Free Fire (2017) It's a formally impressive feat -- set nearly entirely in the same rundown warehouse -- but a thin and tedious one.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) The Lost City of Z may, like early films by Gray, leave some thirsting for more swashbuckling adventure. But if you let the ebb and flow of the Fawcetts' lives drift over you, the movie is a wellspring.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) The one-trick act of "Colossal" becomes tiresome even as its leads -- particularly an excellent Hathaway -- work to find some depth in the story.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Like its sleek, cybernetic protagonist, it's haunted by a fundamental defect -- a bug in the system -- that can't be dispelled, that doesn't pass, despite the considerable cyberpunk splendor of Sanders' eye-popping visual feast.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
67% Life (2017) Once the alien lifeform strengthens and gets loose, Life surrenders to a tiresome chase away from not just its ravenous creature but from the movies Life so obviously takes it cues from.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) As the film nears its celebratory coda, a buoyant pluralism bursts forth.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Ultimately, the film's Vietnam setting is less about warfare and history than finding an intoxicating canvas for a pretty old story. Kong: Skull Island is more about the monster clashes and, as the post-credit clip proves, setting up future installments.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Get Out, produced by Jason Blum's low-budget horror studio Blumhouse Productions, is serious, even sober in its horror. But its archness has moments of creepy levity.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) It turns out to be little more than a monster movie (and a poor one at that) that says more about corporate-driven global moviemaking than anything about either culture.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) The kind of movie that's fun only when you're laughing at its flaccid attempts at drama.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Farhadi remains a master not just of narrative but of empathy. He's a war correspondent constantly shifting perspective in clandestine battles.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
43% Gold (2017) The intense charisma of McConaughey is nearly enough to keep Gold from sinking. But the film keeps restyling itself in progressively absurd shifts.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
81% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
92% Hidden Figures (2017) Of the formidable threesome, it's Monae who most stands out.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
93% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) It's a clever enough conceit, doomed by a bungled meet cute.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
80% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
41% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
60% Allied (2016) Allied, big and sturdy, always fills the screen. But its gleaming surfaces are missing something underneath.‐ Associated Press
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
90% Elle (2016) Few could pull off the unapologetically demented nature of Elle like Verhoeven. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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 clichéd roles and an overly familiar story.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
52% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
2.5/4 83% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
64% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
3.5/4 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) This is one of the season's most heartening surprises.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016