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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
3.5/5 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"The soothing beauty pulls you in, inviting you to immerse yourself for a couple of hours in the best of all possible worlds." The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3/5 38%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"This is no one's idea of a must-see movie, but if your expectations are nil you might be pleasantly surprised." The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"[Wan's] His latest exorcism story is more supernatural thriller than outright horror, but directed with real flair." The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/5 10%

Queen of the Desert (2015)

"On the whole, Queen of the Desert is best classed as an enjoyably bad movie, something less common than it used to be." The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/5 34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"I have fond memories of Louis Leterrier's cheerfully ridiculous 2013 caper Now You See Me, but I didn't really need another one." The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 1, 2016
2.5/5 54%

God Willing (Se Dio Vuole) (2015)

"God Willing is neat, witty and somewhat complacent." The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 1, 2016
2/5 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"Ever wondered about the troubled childhood of the Mad Hatter? Me neither." The Age (Australia)
Posted May 27, 2016
3.5/5 100%

Chasing Asylum (2016)

"A powerful statement that demands wide circulation and debate." The Age (Australia)
Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/5 92%

The Nice Guys (2016)

"Black has a potent weapon in Gosling, who's at his zaniest here, his moist eyes and drooping moustache evoking the 1990s Nicolas Cage." The Age (Australia)
Posted May 25, 2016
3.5/5 100%

Highly Strung (2015)

"While the chamber music on the soundtrack rarely becomes central in its own right, Highly Strung is constructed like a piece of music, divided into movements and weaving together multiple themes." The Age (Australia)
Posted May 20, 2016
2/5 92%

Harry & Snowman (2016)

"As filmmaking Harry and Snowman is undistinguished, relying heavily on corny TV-style devices." The Age (Australia)
Posted May 20, 2016
1.5/5 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"A low point for the series and for the current superhero wave generally: not incompetent exactly, but flat and stale, its rote grandiosity belying a total lack of substance." The Age (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2016
2.5/5 47%

The Take (Bastille Day) (2016)

"Packed into a tight 90 minutes, the film has a visual leanness that almost amounts to plainness, presumably dictated by a relatively low budget." The Age (Australia)
Posted May 17, 2016
3/5 72%

Remember (2016)

"The performance by Plummer, now in his mid-80s, amounts to a masterclass on how to use one's actual physical limitations to advantage." The Age (Australia)
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 91%

Green Room (2016)

"For all the shock value of the explicit gore, the horror isn't the kind that lingers. Still, it's fun while it lasts -- that is, presuming you have a reasonably morbid idea of fun." The Age (Australia)
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 87%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"Xavier Giannoli's Marguerite is very good, but Stephen Frears' more broadly comic variation on the theme is even better." The Age (Australia)
Posted May 4, 2016
3.5/5 100%

Only Yesterday (2016)

"Much of the emotional content is universal, especially the feelings of disappointment and shame that animation can portray with special force." The Age (Australia)
Posted May 4, 2016
2/5 7%

Mother's Day (2016)

"Garry Marshall remains a Hollywood player, churning out a series of ensemble romantic dramedies so unapologetically mainstream they're almost exotic." The Age (Australia)
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/5 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"This is good ridiculous fun, with a steady stream of wisecracks to accompany the fan-pleasing one-on-one match-ups." The Age (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2016
2.5/5 67%

Pawno (2015)

"Not all the subplots arrive at satisfactory conclusions but, scene by scene, Pawno is an attractively modest, engaging work." The Age (Australia)
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/5 95%

Marguerite (2016)

"Frot gives Marguerite a grandeur, but also an anxious, lost quality, emphasised by Glynn Speeckaert's cinematography with its heavy shadows and tendency to isolate Frot in the middle of the wide screen." The Age (Australia)
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/5 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"Nothing about this theme is particularly interesting or new, and it's still an open question how far Nichols can be ranked as an original creator as opposed to a prize pupil. Still, there's no doubting his craft and ambition." The Age (Australia)
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/5 64%

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)

"This is a failure that deserves credit mainly for its good intentions -- and for its potential to attract new readers to Oz's work." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/5 94%

Chemsex (2015)

"It's probable some of the participants in Chemsex are enjoying themselves more than they admit here, but as in all documentaries of this ilk, a degree of hypocrisy is built in." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3.5/5 94%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"The film itself is technically innovative while also being thoroughly, satisfyingly traditional." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/5 23%

The Boss (2016)

"McCarthy and her director and co-writer Ben Falcone -- who previously collaborated with her on the underrated Tammy -- struggle to sustain the energy of this opening." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/5 0%

The Bodyguard (2016)

"This kind of premise has proved serviceable many times in the past, and there's no reason it shouldn't work here. But the film is oddly structured, with jarring shifts between sleepy whimsy and hard-edged violence." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/5 82%

Observance (2015)

"A clever, low-budget exercise from the young Australian-based director Joseph Sims-Dennett, Observance is a hybrid of two familiar brands of psychological thriller." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/5 78%

Where to Invade Next (2016)

"The clowning can be tiresome, yet there's finally something touching about seeing Moore stumble through phrases in Slovakian or marvel over the academic proficiency of Finnish teens." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3.5/5 90%

A Bigger Splash (2016)

"With a bit more restraint, A Bigger Splash could have had the elegant menace of a Patricia Highsmith novel. But Guadagnino goes to town with studiously excessive stylistic flourishes." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3.5/5 98%

April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016)

"The filmmakers are willing to dabble in social allegory while refusing to boil things down to a simple opposition between good and evil. At the same time, the twists are sufficiently outrageous to suggest that everyone involved is having fun." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 30, 2016
2/5 29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"Predictable wackiness ensues, with Jones encouraging each cast member to go as broad and frantic as possible. Yet the film does tap into real-world anxieties many viewers will share." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 30, 2016
1.5/5 44%

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

"By and large, the film is drippy kitsch, alternating between sub-Terrence Malick​ images of everyday "miracles" and forced, feeble attempts at comic relief." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2.5/5 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"Not only does the storytelling feel cluttered, but the premise turns both protagonists into passive victims who only occasionally get to do anything heroic. The rest of their time is spent navel-gazing and whinging to their respective confidantes." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 22, 2016
3/5 91%

The Witch (2016)

"As a curio, The Witch has its own fascination; at least until the over-explicit finale shatters much of the mood that has been so carefully built up." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 16, 2016
3.5/5 84%

Victoria (2015)

"No doubt, this urgency adds something to the performances: with time, it becomes increasingly clear that Costa's look of physical and emotional exhaustion isn't wholly a matter of acting." The Age (Australia)
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3.5/5 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"Above all 10 Cloverfield Lane is a showcase for Goodman, a consummate actor whose ability to terrify has rarely been exploited so thoroughly." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2.5/5 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"Hillcoat makes the final product seem almost apocalyptic: a social panorama with a functioning society nowhere in sight." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2/5 50%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"Bay certainly has a style of his own, albeit one that again harks back to the 1980s -- an even more cartoonish variant on the music-video bombast pioneered by directors such as Tony Scott." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/5 16%

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

"This is the best opportunity Proyas has had in a long time to show off his visual intelligence, which amounts to more than a love of opulence for its own sake." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 25, 2016
4/5 93%

Mei ren yu (The Mermaid) (2016)

"The Mermaid is not Chow at his absolute peak... Still, it's probably the most accomplished blockbuster which the global entertainment industry has given us since Mad Max: Fury Road." The Age (Australia)
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3.5/5 97%

45 Years (2015)

"If the subject matter is familiar, Haigh approaches it in good faith - avoiding both sentimentality and cynicism, and seeking out fresh insight rather than settling for cliche. " The Age (Australia)
Posted Feb 19, 2016
3.5/5 65%

Nasty Baby (2015)

"Like many Rivette films, Nasty Baby is an enigmatic comedy-drama set in a bohemian subculture, with a plot involving the creation of a work of art." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"The film refuses to settle on one interpretation, instead opening up a space for larger philosophical questions." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/5 23%

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"There are enough off-beat jokes and gifted performers to ensure a good time." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Detective Chinatown (2016)

"A well-crafted trifle." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"It's surely the bleakest film of Tarantino's career, pronouncing a bitter verdict not only on America's past, but its present and future as well." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3.5/5 88%

The Big Short (2015)

"McKay hasn't lost his touch as a director of comic performances, and the didactic format lets him shake off a lot of sodden Hollywood convention: the characters aren't required to learn spiritual lessons or even be particularly likeable." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jan 22, 2016
2.5/5 82%

The Revenant (2015)

"As an action movie with a grisly exploitation edge, The Revenant could have been a triumph. But Inarritu can't seem to stop lunging after greatness: some of his symbolic touches reach new heights of kitsch." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 100%

Mavis! (2016)

"Directed by newcomer Jessica Edwards, this tribute documentary follows a standard biographical formula. Still, the film would be worth seeing and hearing just for the footage of Staples in concert." ‐Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2015
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