Jake Euker

Jake Euker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Jake Euker's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 62%

Identity (2003)

"Mangold needs to feel he's wowing us instead of just entertaining us; amid the confusion, the really scary moments pass you by." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 6, 2004
0/5 35%

The Real Cancun (2003)

"True exploitation filmmaking. Watching it is getting fleeced." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 6, 2004
2/5 41%

The Core (2003)

"Should be a sci-fi screenwriter's dream; but this dream is more like one that Michael Crichton would have than Jules Verne, and there's not a breath of imagination on display" ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 6, 2004
3/5 19%

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

"Those who are tired of Hollywood's dead weight aesthetic might at least find some surprise offered here. It's not good, but it's alive on the screen." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 6, 2004
0/5 22%

Time Changer (2002)

"The film's evil, treasonous message is that the wall of separation between church and state is something that America could do without." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 6, 2004
0.5/5 30%

Dreamcatcher (2003)

"We have a long wait as Dreamcatcher cycles through pay-per-view, cable, and special edition DVD, until at last, like other inept King vehicles, it sinks into obscurity." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 6, 2004
3.5/5 97%

Spirited Away (2001)

"Not instructive, as Disney is, and not aloof, like anime. Spirited Away is fun without being a lesson, and it welcomes you in." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 6, 2004
2/5 71%

Phone Booth (2003)

"Way beyond plausible, but mercifully short." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 6, 2004
4/5 87%

The Quiet American (2003)

"Provides enough action to keep the restive in their seats, but the real excitement here is Greene's finely-drawn characters and the two performances that keep them alive." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 6, 2004
5/5 99%

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

"Hip, funny, and scary. A perfect film." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 6, 2004
1/5 33%

Tears of the Sun (2003)

"A tale of courage so facile and off-handedly racist that only Hollywood could have invented it. It confuses slaughter with action, and it's stupid, too." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 6, 2004
2.5/5 64%

Willard (2003)

"The filmmakers may have been too intelligent for their camp material. They spend too much time on background material, an over-developed hero, atmosphere, and in-jokes." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 5, 2004
1.5/5 81%

The Hours (2002)

"There's not a breath of humor - not one little joke - in the entire two hour length -- a sign of the kind of importance that can be pretty hard to take." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 5, 2004
3/5 60%

Old School (2003)

"You don't need to run stoplights getting to the theater - the video will do - but Old School fulfills your expectations." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 5, 2004
0.5/5 41%

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

"Exists in a place beyond criticism. It hasn't got a plot to speak of, or characters; like the recent Rollerball remake, it in many ways verges on the experimental." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 5, 2004
4.5/5 78%

The Good Thief (2003)

"The best and most enjoyable English-language crime picture since Jackie Brown." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 5, 2004
5/5 51%

In Praise Of Love (√Čloge de l'amour) (2002)

"Free-associative, unreasonable and stubborn, unresolved, and elegiac in tone, In Praise of Love is a great meditation on memory, aging, and love." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 5, 2004
4.5/5 100%

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Ladies of the Park) (1964)

"The fact of Bresson's as yet undeveloped style, coupled with Cocteau's fearless lyricism, produces a one-of-a-kind film. It's irreproducible, a jewel." ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 3, 2004
4/5 89%

Songs From the Second Floor (2002)

"A unique document of the surreal at work within the confines of the everyday." ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 3, 2004
1.5/5 85%

Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim) (2003)

"Unbearably life affirming and quasi-spiritual... [Sharif] dispenses bromides like a watery-eyed, Middle-Eastern Forrest Gump." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 2, 2004
4.5/5 100%

Fanny & Alexander (1982)

"a rich and surprisingly peaceful coda to one of film's most illustrious careers." ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 2, 2004
3.5/5 91%

Baadasssss! (2003)

"It's a privileged view of a public moment; Mario's made a valentine to his father that's both touching and surprisingly charming." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 2, 2004
2/5 83%

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

"The triumph of a buffoon over a dimwit in a confederacy of dunces." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 2, 2004
2.5/5 36%

Don't Ask Don't Tell (2002)

"harmless at worst and at best a good time" ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 29, 2004
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Blackmail Is My Life (1968)

"Fukasaku wields his camera with such abandon that you worry for the equipment's physical safety, the psychic welfare of the editor coming next to mind" ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 29, 2004
2.5/5 91%

Cure (1998)

"The approach is not an especially deep one, and in Cure it's given more deliberation than it can bear." ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 28, 2004
5/5 100%

I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba) (1995)

"Propaganda that transcends its own numbskull earnestness... When it connects, it's as poweful as anything you've ever seen." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 26, 2004
4/5 100%

Mamma Roma (1962)

"The highlight are two long takes in which Magnani walks the nighttime streets of Rome, exhilarating, free-wheeling cinematic moments without close parallels anywhere." ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 25, 2004
1/5 91%

The Belly of an Architect (1987)

"The most telling parallel is that between Kracklite, with his perpetual stomach upset, and director Greenaway: Both are pretentious gasbags." ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 25, 2004
2/5 26%

The Stepford Wives (2004)

"There's little here that isn't hedged... [Oz and Rudnick] shoot wide; by wishing not to offend, they actually manage the job." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 24, 2004
4.5/5 29%

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

"The Chronicles of Riddick may not be a fully intentional success. But it travels in uncharted waters, and it's a garish, nutty, virtuoso entertainment just the same." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 24, 2004
3/5 76%

Bon Voyage (2004)

"Adjani has suddenly hit her stride; you can hope - and I do - that a great career is being born at last in this arresting actress." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 22, 2004
3.5/5 71%

The Company (2003)

"My feeling is that The Company is meant to be enjoyed just as we would enjoy the dance it chronicles. It's a miscalculation, but not a grave offense." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 20, 2004
3/5 21%

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

"It's guileless, designed almost to be forgotten, and its modest intentions generate no resentment [in the viewer]." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 16, 2004
2/5 81%

Hellboy (2004)

"Parts of Hellboy are enjoyable enough, I guess, but there's way, way too much to potentially enjoy." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 16, 2004
4/5 81%

The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) (2003)

"Its most poignant observation is that these barbarians, being our own sons and daughters, are already well within the gates" ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2004
4/5 91%

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

"I'm bewildered and frightened to find myself reporting that it's a very good movie, and it might have been a wonderful one." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2004
3.5/5 54%

Home on the Range (2004)

"It's a reminder that Disney can be pretty funny when it needs to be. It's in the 101 Dalmatians range: a lot of fun, and not requiring a spoonful of sugar to go down." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2004
2/5 44%

Connie and Carla (2004)

"There's some fun to be had here, but not quite enough, and the film is burdened by its tired message that drag queens are human beings too." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 8, 2004
2/5 4%

Godsend (2003)

"Godsend's bulky plot confuses the viewers and weakens the narrative -- and hence the scares." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 8, 2004
1.5/5 23%

Van Helsing (2004)

"Van Helsing is insane." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 8, 2004
4/5 90%

Good Bye, Lenin! (2004)

""The premise runs its course well before the end. But the film more than compensates with its bright good nature and intelligence."" ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 7, 2004
2.5/5 54%

Troy (2004)

""Petersen is not the man you turn to for elegance or lightness of touch: his handling of narrative is lumbering. His camera work is overemphatic. A tackiness prevails."" ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 5, 2004
3/5 45%

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

""The Day after Tomorrow is junk, but it's not a rip-off. Emmerich sincerely wants to entertain you, which is more than you can say for most of his Hollywood peers."" ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 4, 2004
4/5 95%

Stray Dog (Nora inu) (1963)

"Against the backdrop of a defeated Japan, Kurosawa depicts the emasculation of his hero in the simple symbolism of the loss of a gun." ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 1, 2004
4.5/5 100%

The Leopard (1963)

"true lovers of cinema will find in it an awesome example of screen craftsmanship of a sort that has vanished as surely as the way of life it portrays" ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 1, 2004
3/5 100%

It (1927)

"Bow does have "it." Her presence is magnetic, embodying the franticness of a frantic era. Watching It you're sorry again that the Jazz Age had to come to an end." ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 25, 2004
3/5 100%

Devi (The Goddess) (1960)

"Lacks the enraptured rhythms of The Apu Trilogy, but engrossing all the same." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Mar 19, 2004
2.5/5 96%

Winged Migration (2003)

"The material seems shapeless... no question was raised that might have held me... And maybe Born Free was a documentary, too." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Mar 19, 2004
3/5 23%

Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

"It's the kind of insanity that we enjoy watching with our friends, trying to figure out whether or not the director knew what he was doing." ‐ F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Mar 19, 2004