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Jake Wilson

Jake Wilson
Jake Wilson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Urban Cinefile, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age (Australia), Den of Geek

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 30% Fist Fight (2017) It doesn't help that neither leading man is much of a comic force in his own right.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Family (2016) Even today, it seems, the Family lives on, and perhaps this film is not the last word on the matter. But for anyone haunted by this story, it is certainly a must-see.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/5 9% Bitter Harvest (2017) An odd mix of incompetence and ambition.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 63% Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2017) This time round, though, there's more high-spirited whimsy than laugh-out-loud humour.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/5 8% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) For supposed trash, Fifty Shades Darker offers a fair amount to ponder.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
2.5/5 81% Patriots Day (2017) Much of this feels familiar or worse, especially the cringeworthy finale.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/5 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Part of the charm of these pulpy films lies in their lack of pretension, the way they rarely pause for breath.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2.5/5 81% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) The film's realism extends to the dance sequences themselves, animated using footage of real dancers from the Opera-Ballet for reference. Perhaps for this reason, they're more technically impressive than truly thrilling.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
2.5/5 32% Monster Trucks (2017) Monster Trucks has neither the gloss nor the tongue-in-cheek sensibility of, say, the most recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
2/5 84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) There's an implicit tension between Ma's laid-back manner and the driven perfectionist we know he must be, but the film has limited scope to explore this, sticking as it does to a glossy, advertorial mode.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
3.5/5 100% Ship Of Theseus (2012) Ship of Theseus undoubtedly marks the arrival of an important talent in Indian cinema.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
2.5/5 31% Railroad Tigers (2017) These shifts in tone could have been interesting if deliberately used to throw us off balance, but Sheng seems to be hoping we won't notice anything amiss.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) Films based on video games are often derided as hackwork -- but Assassin's Creed is the most daring film yet from the Australian director Justin Kurze.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/5 73% Sing (2016) Everyone has a lesson to learn or an obstacle to overcome, but Jennings keeps the tone high-spirited rather than snarky or preachy.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
2.5/5 39% Why Him? (2016) Why Him? has all the flaws you'd expect, from the non-existent visual style to the shortchanging of the women in the cast.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
2.5/5 95% Gimme Danger (2016) On balance, this is mostly for fans -- and even they may feel some of the mixed emotions that arise whenever a one-time rebel is ushered into the hall of fame.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/5 62% Allied (2016) For all the effort poured into period recreation, the world of the film remains abstract, bordering on fantasy.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
2.5/5 96% Paterson (2016) Jarmusch is justly revered as one of the fathers of modern independent American film, but his films have grown ever more wispy and self-congratulatory, Paterson, though artful in its way, is the most cloying of the lot.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/5 79% The Family Fang (2016) No masterpiece, certainly, but substantially more interesting than comparable productions such as Captain Fantastic.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
2/5 74% Trolls (2016) I was confident Nicholas Stoller's Storks would take the prize for most obnoxious family entertainment of the year, but Trolls -- another garish, computer-animated comedy -- instantly lowers the bar.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
1.5/5 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Underworld: Blood Wars, the fifth instalment, has little to recommend it on any level.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 62% Allied (2016) This isn't a tension-filled tour-de-force, but it is a perfectly enjoyable couple of hours. Don't be expecting what the trailer sold you, that's all.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
2.5/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) [Ford] never seems in full control of either his convoluted form or his lurid content.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/5 89% Elle (2016) Michele Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert), the heroine of Paul Verhoeven's terrific new thriller, Elle, is not a typical movie heroine.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
2.5/5 51% The Accountant (2016) Sadly, Kendrick has little to do in the film's second half, which gets bogged down in a pointlessly complicated plot, much of it relayed in an especially clumsy flashback just before the climax.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) [Gibson's] willingness to boil characters down to archetypes gives him a naive strength as a visual storyteller.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) The understated ending is downright touching -- which is not something I ever thought I'd say of a Cruise action sequel.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
70% Café Society (2016) Enjoyable on a superficial level and attractively made, Café Society is not Woody Allen at his very best. As always, though, his sublime taste in music makes up for much of the lack-lustre screenplay‐ Urban Cinefile
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Where am I Going? (Quo vado?) (2016) What's striking to an outsider is how the point of view evades simple labels of left and right.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
2/5 19% Inferno (2016) There are few ideas of any kind here, beyond the moral dilemma of whether it's worth wiping out large parts of humanity to save the planet - a question that has only one possible answer.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe (2016) Alternately moving and frustrating.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) If the version of the story we imagine for ourselves proves more interesting than the one on screen, that's not necessarily a complaint. Hawkins, at least, deserves credit for devising a game that lets us all play along.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
3/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) Intriguing if not groundbreaking.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 63% Storks (2016) Storks is short on charm, but it certainly has ideas, more than it can hope to keep track of.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
2.5/5 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) To this viewer, too, The Red Turtle resembles a short film padded to feature length, and I confess that its 80 minutes felt very long.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
3/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) The film is not boring. It's too likeable for that, resonating with echoes of good times gone by. But I hope they don't do it again.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
No Score Yet The Last Princess (2016) Much more of a soap opera than an art movie.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
2/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) The Bridget Jones saga has always relied on a mix of humiliation comedy and Cinderella fantasy, and director Sharon Maguire and her team make little effort to update the formula‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
2/5 93% My Scientology Movie (2017) Much of this material has been canvassed elsewhere -- notably in Alex Gibney's recent documentary Going Clear -- and major revelations are few.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 85% Sully (2016) Clint Eastwood still has surprises in him.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
2.5/5 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) A more interesting version of the film would allow us to see him as either a flawed but noble hero or a deluded bully on an ego trip. But Ross is too in love with the character not to stack the deck in his favour.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 89% Blood Father (2016) As entertainment, Blood Father is superior to many in its genre - and at less than 90 minutes, it's over before there's much time to consider what, if anything, the filmmakers might be trying to say.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
3.5/5 82% Girl Asleep (2016) The only realism that matters here is the emotional kind, and while Myers and Whittet have a strong feeling for everyday teen humiliation, they're also willing to go deeper.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
3.5/5 66% Nerve (2016) The secret weapon of the film is cinematographer Michael Simmonds, who has a whole bag of tricks up his sleeve.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
3.5/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) This is one for horror diehards -- well-engineered, but not on a par with Jeremy Saulnier'​s grimy Green Room or Dan Trachtenberg'​s zany 10 Cloverfield Lane.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
61% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) In the absence of a plot, what remains is a series of repetitive scenes where he makes a fool of himself, unimaginatively staged with no real effort to make the supposed documentary format believable.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
47% Free State of Jones (2016) The historical drama Free State of Jones isn't everything it might have been, but it tells a good story, and that's half the battle.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Like so many remakes, this one never answers the basic question of why this story was worth retelling in the first place.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/5 94% Tickled (2016) It would be unfair to spoil the surprises in David Farrier and Dylan Reeve's investigative documentary Tickled, but the premise should be enough to draw you in.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/5 61% High-Rise (2016) Collet-Serra seems as transfixed by the landscape as he is by Lively's presence, suggesting a continuity between humanity and the natural world.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016