Jake Howell

Jake Howell
Jake Howell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Maclean's Magazine NOW Toronto

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B+ 100% Knock Down the House (2019) I found myself in awe of the courage these candidates had to put their name out there, and [Rachel] Lears is right there with them as they pound the pavement, knock on doors, and fight for the causes that got them off their butts in the first place. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
2/4 No Score Yet Reese The Movie: A Movie About Reese (2019) My lack of tingles aside, let's not forget that this is patently an ad - and I haven't, since watching, opted for a deliciously chewy peanut butter cup. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/5 87% Alt-Right: Age of Rage (2018) While the documentary can't figure out an elegant conclusion to this intensity, the images from the rally - including the tragic death of counter-protester Heather Heyer - are nevertheless a vital snapshot of violent racism's cyclical grip. - NOW Toronto EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
2/5 75% Jean of the Joneses (2016) While its themes don't feel properly developed, breakout title actor Taylour Paige and her fictional family (including Sherri Shepherd and Gloria Reuben) make the Joneses worth keeping up with. - NOW Toronto EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 88% Christine (2016) Hall's portrayal of the fragile Chubbuck amidst newsroom pressures and industry sexism is more than enough reason to stay tuned. - NOW Toronto EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 37% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) While it does suffer from inconsistent characters and a clunky first act, the energetic debauchery, improvised one-liners and memorable bit parts result in a fun -- if formulaic -- comic luau. - NOW Toronto EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016