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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
35% 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
22% The Boss (2016) As in McCarthy's slipshod road movies Identity Thief and Tammy, the material here isn't on her level, the laughs are largely cheap and once again, the hall-of-fame comic actress is stuck in a minor-league movie.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) It hurtles not with the kinetic momentum of Mad Max: Fury Road nor the comparatively spry skip of a Marvel movie, but with an operatic grandeur it sometimes earns and often doesn't.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
84% Midnight Special (2016) Midnight Special finds him developing his command of special effects in a bigger budget production than he's done in the past, yet remaining a steadfastly sincere storyteller.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/4 43% Miracles from Heaven (2016) The course of "Miracles From Heaven" is never in doubt. When Garner as Beam intones in the opening voiceover questions of where miracles come from, the film's title has already stated the answer.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) Deeply felt, wholly admirable, unmoving.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) What makes The Witch more than a mere museum reclamation project is Taylor-Joy.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
47% How To Be Single (2016) How to Be Single deserves credit for fashioning a romantic comedy that diminishes romance and elevates independence, even if its vision of solitude is a shallow version of "me" time.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) It's something like a summation of Joel and Ethan Coen's films: Meaning is a missing frame, human folly is the star and only the dialogue is divine.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/4 90% The Lady In The Van (2015) There are few false notes in the sturdy, pleasantly entertaining The Lady in the Van.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
81% The Revenant (2015) No one is more in rhapsody over the manliness of the mission than Inarritu. His bleak and beautiful movie is overwrought, but it's also soaked through with the brutality of the frontier and the tragedy of its indigenous people.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
60% Sisters (2015) As has so often been the case when it comes to Fey's movie choices, an opportunity has been lost.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
32% Chappie (2015) Its oddly jumbled machinery never clicks. The logic of Chappie gradually disintegrates, becoming increasingly farcical.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) It's a movie for that modern American experience of looking around and seeing so much corporate corruption that one's head might explode.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
80% Chi-Raq (2015) It's wildly uneven but it is wild. There's plenty here to quibble with (the film's title prompted outrage in Chicago), but unassailable is its passion to bring attention and compassion to Chicago's blood-soaked streets.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) If the story is uneven, the scenery is consistently pristine.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) Lawrence, still the magnetic center of the saga, can elevate the material only so much. Four years clearly wasn't fast enough for The Hunger Games. Lawrence outgrew this stuff long ago.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
2/4 33% By The Sea (2015) Too languid and artfully accessorized to work as intended.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2015
64% Spectre (2015) Spectre is Craig's fourth Bond movie and his muscular tenure has been defined not just by his full embodiment of the character, but his overall stewardship.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015
86% Steve Jobs (2015) The Full Sorkin Treatment has electrified a well-trod subject. But it also smothers it in artifice.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
71% Crimson Peak (2015) As even [Del Toro's] last film, the kaiju monster movie Pacific Rim, proved, there may be no better conjurer of color in movies right now. His dreams, and nightmares, are in technicolor.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015
2.5/4 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) It's light on its feet, even though its geriatric woodsmen are plodding and grunting.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2015
45% No Escape (2015) Taut, well-made and entirely dubious.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2015
87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) Brashly winning and unapologetically self-serving.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) Thank goodness the irreverent but earnest Diary of a Teenage Girl avoids the moralizing that would usually accompany a film about young people, sex and drugs.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
60% Southpaw (2015) In bloody close-ups and bruising sounds, Fuqua captures the blinding brutality inside the ring. But his faith is never in question: This is a parable that believes strongest in boxing, itself.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2015
81% Ant-Man (2015) The result is a film not quite sure of itself, like it's wearing clothes a size too big.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) If ever there was a semi-entertaining movie that sabotages itself with tastelessness and misogyny, this is it.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
60% The Little Death (2015) Frequently funny and sometimes perhaps offensive in the darkness of its humor.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
56% Minions (2015) What are the Minions but stand-ins for kids?... Nothing makes them double over like a good pratfall, and they will insist on a goodnight kiss or bedtime story. Teaming and relentless, they will melt the heart of any guardian, even a supervillain.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
95% Amy (2015) Amy is a clear-eyed, deeply empathetic view of Winehouse, whose huge talent and sudden fame made too many forget she was still just a vulnerable young woman in serious need of help.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
25% Terminator Genisys (2015) Schwarzenegger's return to his most iconic role provides much of the appeal of this otherwise purposeless redo.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) What's most refreshing about "Inside Out" is its inversion of the standard prescriptions of big-budget animation: It's ultimately about the importance of embracing sadness.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) Jurassic World, the latest incarnation of the franchise, is lacking the deft sense of wonderment, wit and suspense that guided the original.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2015
B 94% Spy (2015) It's a globe-trotting tour of McCarthy's talent, throughout which she's practically always kicking butt. Who was that double-O-what's-his-face, anyway?‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015