Jake Wilson

Jake Wilson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

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)

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 39%

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)
Posted Oct 21, 2016

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
Posted Oct 17, 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)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2/5 23%

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)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2.5/5 No Score Yet

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe (2016)

"Alternately moving and frustrating." ‐ The Age (Australia)
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)
Posted Oct 4, 2016
3/5 89%

I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

"Intriguing if not groundbreaking." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 64%

Storks (2016)

"Storks is short on charm, but it certainly has ideas, more than it can hope to keep track of." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 21, 2016
2.5/5 90%

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)
Posted Sep 21, 2016
3/5 77%

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
Posted Sep 21, 2016
No Score Yet

The Last Princess (2016)

"Much more of a soap opera than an art movie." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 21, 2016
2/5 77%

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)
Posted Sep 16, 2016
2/5 92%

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)
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 82%

Sully (2016)

"Clint Eastwood still has surprises in him." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2.5/5 82%

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)
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)
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3.5/5 83%

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)
Posted Aug 31, 2016
3.5/5 64%

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)
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)
Posted Aug 31, 2016

David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

"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)
Posted Aug 25, 2016

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)
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/5 26%

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)
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/5 95%

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)
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/5 63%

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)
Posted Aug 17, 2016
3/5 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"This is a film that tackles some big themes: religion, sex, ethnic conflict, the meaning of life and death. It's also a crude burlesque about talking food items who swear a lot more than they really need to." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"Wildly tonally inconsistent, not to mention cluttered and poorly paced." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Aug 3, 2016
2.5/5 60%

Dough (2016)

"Give or take a handful of clumsy topical references, this is a film that could well have been made in the 1970s or '80s. Much of Goldschmidt's career has been in TV, and his old-fashioned technique is shaped by the requirements of the small screen." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"While Greengrass lacks the poetic flair of a director such as Michael Mann, he has his own assured, breathless style, characterised by rapid editing, flash pans and jolting zooms." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jul 28, 2016
2.5/5 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"It would be optimistic to expect the franchise to venture into new conceptual territory at this point. As in the Abrams films, a vague pacifist message is undercut by the frenetic, bloodlessly violent action obligatory in modern Hollywood blockbusters." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jul 20, 2016
2.5/5 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"Lights Out would be a modest triumph if not for one near-fatal flaw, which it shares with much modern horror: the overblown, schlocky sound design, which blasts us with electronic noise whenever the ghost comes into view." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jul 20, 2016
3.5/5 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"While the dialogue doesn't labour the point, this is a film about women brought together by a shared intellectual passion, shrugging off the mostly male authority figures who try to put them in their place." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jul 12, 2016
1.5/5 30%

Septembers Of Shiraz (2016)

"A wildly inauthentic American melodrama about the 1979 Iranian revolution." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3.5/5 86%

Goldstone (2016)

"Faults and all, Goldstone dramatises some unpalatable themes with power and clarity, and seems likely to be remembered as one of the key Australian films of its era." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/5 36%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"There were possibilities in this set-up, but the film takes its tone from the glum Skarsgard, who has the bulky torso but not the spirit." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2.5/5 69%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"The thin, disjointed thriller plot is little more than an excuse to show the characters reacting in opposed ways: Bob typically cruising through life-or-death situations, while Calvin freaks out." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 29, 2016
2.5/5 60%

Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues (2015)

"The fantasy retains a good deal of charm -- enough, perhaps, to make up for the lack of anything resembling an original idea." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3/5 75%

The BFG (2016)

"As ever, Spielberg seems aware of his own darker side, but is keen to gloss it over. Still, like nearly all his films, The BFG is worth seeing as a showcase for its maker's sheer dexterity." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 29, 2016
2.5/5 87%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"It's as if Linklater is bound by a bro code that obliges him to present these guys in a basically uncritical light." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 22, 2016
2/5 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"Hanging over it all is the question of why the film was worth making at all, except as a pure bid for profit." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 21, 2016
2/5 13%

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

"As in previous Ice Age instalments, the Scrat segments are the highlights, while the main storyline combines pointlessly glossy animation with dialogue from a mediocre sitcom about the woes of middle age." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 21, 2016
1.5/5 58%

Me Before You (2016)

"Me Before You is also to some degree a Serious Issue Film, and it's here that viewers may feel a certain unease." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 17, 2016
2.5/5 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"All sorts of people are calling themselves nerds nowadays, but [Warcraft] supplies an easy test. If you can sit through this bombastic epic fantasy -- and can give a coherent plot synopsis afterwards -- then you surely deserve the title." ‐ The Age (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2016
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
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