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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
77% Fury (2014) It's an "unflinching" account of war -- "unflinching," in quotes, because every moment of the film is composed to grind your face into the muck and be proud of itself for doing so.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
97% Life Itself (2014) What comes through most in Life Itself, a film named after Ebert's 2011 memoir, is his great, open-minded vigor.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/4 99% Selma (2015) There's a stirring freshness to the cinema of "Selma," and it's not just because of Bradford Young's rich, moody photography.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2014
3/4 51% The Interview (2014) "The Interview" struggles to really illuminate anything about the stranger-than-fiction Orwellian nightmare that is North Korea, but its attempt is admirable. It deserves to be seen.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2014
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) The magic, fleeting to start with, is mostly gone.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2014
27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) For an epic, there are, at best, only two clearly seen characters in Exodus.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2014
2.5/4 90% Wild (2014) "Wild" is ultimately unique for its twist, even if it comes by an unfortunately intrusive narration.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2014
34% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) Horrible Bosses 2 goes for whatever cheap, vulgar gags it can collide into. Most unfortunate is the sex-crazed debasement of Aniston, who lights up the movie but suffers some of its lowest jokes.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2014
2.5/4 81% The Homesman (2014) The melancholic balance isn't always quite right and the momentum wanes when it should be gaining.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2014
2.5/4 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Big Hero 6" is a fine blend of sweetness and spectacle, East and West. The meeting of Disney and Marvel sensibilities, though, is a more mixed union.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2014
3.5/4 71% Interstellar (2014) Whereas most science fiction withers out in space, "Interstellar" rockets home.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2014
3/4 67% Laggies (2014) Man-child movies have long been commonplace for members of the opposite sex, so "Laggies," penned by Andrea Seigel, is a welcome twist, one with more than a little in common with "Bridesmaids."‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2014
2/4 47% The Judge (2014) If "The Judge" proves anything, it's that talented, likable actors like Downey, Duvall, D'Onofrio and Farmiga can keep a mediocre movie humming.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2014
2/4 32% Men, Women & Children (2014) The plotline, just like the rest of the movie (written by Reitman and Erin Cressida Wilson), veers toward the extreme, hammering home the film's heavy histrionics.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2014
88% Gone Girl (2014) In good times and bad, in sickness and in health, Gone Girl is delicious suburban noir.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2014
75% The Boxtrolls (2014) The Boxtrolls, despite a rather uncertainly structured story by screenwriters Irena Brignull and Adam Pava, has its pleasantly demented charms.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2014
2/4 65% The Maze Runner (2014) There's a pleasantly low-fi, bare-bones kind of storytelling here, at least before the movie's mysteries are boringly explained - another apocalypse to parse.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 82% Tracks (2014) Rarely has there been a more affecting portrait of a girl and her pup.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) "Last Days of Vietnam" is eerily foreboding for its implicit warnings to the fallout of political abandonment. But it's also, on a more micro level, inspiring. Even in failed wars, lives can be saved.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2014
92% 99 Homes (2015) Where many well-meaning social dramas inevitably turn soggy with moralizing, the visceral 99 Homes keeps its fire.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2014
2.5/4 74% The Congress (2014) Busting with ideas, from ageism in Hollywood to the soullessness of digital life.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2014
2/4 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) The film is terribly overstuffed and many of the jokes get drowned out by the special effects.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2014
3/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Hail Caesar.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2014
2.5/4 69% They Came Together (2014) Without a baseline for the comedy, the layers of spoof in "They Came Together" don't have the foundation to carry even a short movie.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2014
3/4 89% Venus in Fur (2014) Roman Polanski. Sadomasochism. What could possibly go wrong?‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2014
91% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Among countless sequels and remakes, the high-concept Edge of Tomorrow is the right kind of a rerun.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2014
3/4 86% Night Moves (2014) "Night Moves" has a sure-handedness that shows Reichardt is still growing as a filmmaker.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 29, 2014
3.5/4 87% The Immigrant (2014) Gray has said he was inspired by Puccini, and with a staggering last shot, "The Immigrant" reaches a crescendo of operatic beauty.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 13, 2014
2.5/4 72% Palo Alto (2014) "Palo Alto" doesn't chart any new ground, but its derivativeness isn't as grating as it should be.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 7, 2014
2/4 56% Decoding Annie Parker (2014) Hunt and Morton don't appear onscreen together until the end of the movie, which makes this feel like two projects forced to mingle.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2014
2/4 83% Belle (2014) The golden-hued "Belle," handsomely made with lavish period detail, has none of the charged friction of its poster.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2014
2/4 24% The Other Woman (2014) Cassavetes seemingly tries to sap any energy that Mann and Diaz give the film. Any time music kicks in, terrible filmmaking results, usually in montage form.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2014
2/4 20% Transcendence (2014) "Transcendence" is clunky and lifeless. It's like the movie version of a paranoid TED talk.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2014
2.5/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) While ''The Winter Soldier'' succeeds as finely engineered merchandise built to be crowd-pleasing entertainment, for moviegoers and shareholder alike, it has a shelf life that won't last much past its running time.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2014
2.5/4 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "Muppets Most Wanted" fails to whip up the kind of furry frenzy that makes the Muppets special.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2014
3.5/4 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) Not just a positively charming movie, but an ode to the tactile pleasures of handcrafted artistry.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2014
1.5/4 43% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) It's as if Douglas Sirk made a combat video game.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2014
2/4 59% Non-Stop (2014) As with so many high-concept films, it takes an awful lot of implausibility to keep the story airborne.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2014
3.5/4 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) An irresistibly entertaining documentary that captures Stritch during what she unsentimentally calls ''almost post-time.''‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2014
2.5/4 48% RoboCop (2014) This ''RoboCop'' has updated the dystopia with some clever ideas and better acting, while at the same time sanitizing any satire with video-game polish and sequel baiting.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2014
2.5/4 30% The Monuments Men (2014) ''The Monuments Men'' is ... weighed down by dutifulness. It feels like it's only a third act, lacking any buildup of tension or character development.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2014
3/4 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) The film - an ode to craftsmanship - establishes without a doubt that many of the traits we reserve for other fields - dedication, ingenuity - are also inherent to the artistic process. Ta-da.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2014
2/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Branagh endows his film with (mostly) old-fashioned competency - something often lacking in today's action films - but little to distinguish it from superior thrillers that have come before.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2014
3/4 78% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Just as Travers is eventually won over by her Hollywood adversaries, the strong sentimental pull of ''Saving Mr. Banks'' overwhelms, too.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2013
2/4 53% Out of the Furnace (2013) ''Out of the Furnace'' is an earnestly crafted, passionately acted working-class drama rusted over by its noble intentions of steel-town sympathizing.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) The exaggerated world of The Hunger Games... would overwhelm most young actors. But Lawrence (convincingly tormented in this film) has a calm sincerity and steely determinism that cuts through it all.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2013
2/4 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) Perhaps at this point, even diehards may wish for something more from a Marvel equation that often subtracts humanity.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2013
3/4 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Vallee directs ''Dallas Buyers Club'' with a loose naturalism, seedy environs and lively humor that prevents the film from becoming over-sentimentalized.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2013
94% All Is Lost (2013) The feeling of doom, whether personal or planetary, is today pervasive. But All Is Lost, in the end, is a stirring, repudiation of its own title.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2013
2/4 21% Romeo and Juliet (2013) Pretty on the outside but lacking something more than a menagerie of lush brunette heads.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2013