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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
66% 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
78% 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
9% 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
42% 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
80% 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
93% 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
61% 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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
44% 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 82% 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
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
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
25% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
17% Sex Tape (2014) In short, it's a PG plot for an X-rated story.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
89% The Lobster (2016) [Lanthimos'] commitment to his high-concept tragicomedies is extraordinary.‐ Associated Press
Read More | 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
Read More | 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)
Read More | Posted May 6, 2016
89% Dheepan (2016) For Audiard... rebirth is a mean and messy business. But it's also beautiful.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
77% Keanu (2016) Satisfyingly ridiculous and consistently funny.‐ Associated Press
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016