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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
2/4 35% 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
50% 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
77% 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 73% 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 79% 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 87% 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 25% 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
96% 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 42% 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 74% 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 80% 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
90% 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
92% 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
85% Wonder (2017) Stephen Chbosky's Wonder, despite its Hallmark Card appearance, is far from the exercise in emotional manipulation some might fear. Even the most pessimistic of us may actually find it charming and genuinely affecting.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
76% Last Flag Flying (2017) Despite its flaws, the film gathers an honest force as it burrows deeper into its characters. ‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/4 84% The Square (2017) The Square, where the enlightened and well-heeled are always gliding past beggars, remains a potent satire.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
83% Marshall (2017) A sometimes slight, sometimes serious courtroom drama, shot through with bright certainty in the coming triumphs for Marshall and the civil rights movement. It's a superhero-style origin story: Thurgood, pre-"Brown v. Board of Education," pre-black robe.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
2.5/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) While Blade Runner 2049 is always something to look at, an overly elaborate script and some other bad habits common to today's sequel machinery - such as glaring product placement - have broken the Blade Runner spell.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
86% American Made (2017) Cruise's latest is the smart, zippy American Made, a movie that plays very much like your type-A Tom Cruise movie before it yanks the rug out from beneath you and reveals the B-movie Cruise we've been missing.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
78% Crown Heights (2017) Yet the film, full of good intentions and compelling performers, fails to find a dramatic structure for its considerable timespan.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
82% 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
92% 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
77% 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
49% 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
89% 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
16% 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
15% 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 75% 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
80% 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
67% 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
83% 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
68% 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
44% 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
68% 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
70% 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