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Jon Winkler

Jon Winkler
Jon Winkler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Young Folks

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 33% The Predator (2018) A very messy endeavor that wants to live in the good ol' days of the 80s without being held to the improved standards of modern action movies. It's rushed, overstuffed and frequently loses its own focus.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/10 46% MFKZ (2018) MFKZ leaves so much to be desired and not enough of an impression to say anything about it. As bad as this movie is, it's so bland and ugly to look at that there's no reason to get mad at it.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
6/10 89% First Man (2018) There's no question Chazelle is good at what he does, but he might be too good at fulfilling his vision in this case as First Man feels much more like an uncaged yet unnecessary virtual reality ride.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
5/10 53% Papillon (2018) Papillon has the scale and most of the technical details to make for a compelling prestige drama, but it's ultimately sunk by the numerous holes it has in its structure.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
3/10 55% Tag (2018) As flavorless and limp as a soggy chip at the bottom of a plate of nachos.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
7/10 71% Ibiza (2018) For what is essentially a 90-minute J Balvin music video with comedic interludes, Ibiza is a surprisingly solid comedy.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2/10 53% Bad Samaritan (2018) Dean Devlin should not be directing movies. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
7/10 81% Chappaquiddick (2018) While it doesn't get the grandest of treatment and can't seem to dig deeper than the obvious, Chappaquiddick does serve as a cautionary tale of what Americans have let slide in favor of celebrity and status. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
1/10 38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) The Strangers: Prey at Night is bad. It's boring and tepid at and a complete waste of your time. So much so that you too may spend the runtime of the film inventing elaborate tales in your head.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
3/10 83% Mohawk (2018) Mohawk is a valiant effort of genre-splicing, but it comes out more like a jigsaw puzzle with pieces that don't match forced together and a lot of other pieces missing.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
3/10 18% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) ... it's a failure of a functioning film with nonsense driving it forward and no strong characters or action to hold it together. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
8/10 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Let's hope Paddington's warmth and humanity rolls onto the next generation as smoothly as marmalade on bread.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
7/10 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) While it practically flips off the tracks before reaching its destination, Murder on the Orient Express knows that its focus is a good mystery. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
9/10 87% Novitiate (2017) As a straightforward movie, Novitiate is a strong work of quiet drama. As a confrontation of something so protected, it's damn near revelatory.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
7/10 75% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) While it's merely a peek behind her rhinestone curtain, Gaga: Five Foot Two is still an interesting one.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
6/10 88% First They Killed My Father (2017) It's certainly Jolie's best directorial effort to date. She wrangles the multiple elements of this tragic historical drama successfully though without any significant flare.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
74% Una (2017) Una is a thrilling, miniaturized cat-and-mouse game that stands almost extra pertinent in today's discussions. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
7/10 87% Only the Brave (2017) Only the Brave is an action movie for the working man, blunt but not stupid and simple still with feeling.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
9/10 92% Logan Lucky (2017) ... Logan Lucky speeds and cruises like the freshest Ford Mustang. It shifts and drifts without any sign of choking. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
1/10 33% Kuso (2017) ... an attempt to be so against the norm that he [Ellison] forgot it also needed to be about anything at all. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
3/10 17% Wish Upon (2017) Wish Upon is another example of everything wrong with horror movies: too safe to be scary, too boring to be worthy of interest, and too hilariously obvious to be taken seriously.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
9/10 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) Sharp, zippy, impressively animated and surprisingly funny, the movie is another welcome bit of levity at the movies and a reminder to Hollywood that kid's films deserve more craft to them. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2/10 10% Kill Switch (2017) Kill Switch is essentially a cutscene from Halo that somehow stretches for 90 minutes, and you keep wanting to press the skip button to start playing.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2/10 19% Rupture (2017) Rupture falls into the very worst category a fim out of the horror genre can be found it: boring. It's wasted potential with a hint of creative bankruptcy, a sour martini that's flatter than week-old beer. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
4/10 68% Little Boxes (2017) The greatest error in Little Boxes is that, despite dealing with a very serious and resonant topic, it's essentially harmless. It says nothing new and it's not funny enough to distract from how toothless it reveals itself to be. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
4/10 46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) 2017's Power Rangers is trying to be an adult, but it doesn't need to grow up too fast.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
8/10 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) By the usual cold Hollywood studio standards, T2 Trainspotting had no right to be as good as it actually is.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/10 26% Table 19 (2017) What Table 19's quality boils down to is the story and the comedy, both seemingly unfinished in the film.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
5.5/10 45% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) There's nothing mind-blowing or exceptional about The Return of Xander Cage, but it's certainly above the standard quota of January movies.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
8.5/10 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Its charm comes entirely from its characters, and the stellar actors behind them... Sharp, witty and still emotionally resounding, Bening is fantastic as the lead. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4.5/10 21% American Pastoral (2016) American Pastoral is a confusing failure of a movie, but not baffling enough to warrant a recommendation‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
7/10 86% Sully (2016) Sully isn't a new career peak for Eastwood and probably won't be mentioned on any year-end lists, but it shows Eastwood can find a sweet-spot between musings of modern life and effective character study.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
6/10 87% Sun Choke (2016) Both for better and worse, Sun Choke doesn't spell anything out for anyone. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
8/10 98% Don't Think Twice (2016) Comedy can surely be a barrel of laughs, but writer/director/star Mike Birbiglia wants the audience to look just a little closer and see the frowns behind the painted smiles.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
7.5/10 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Pete's Dragon is so preserved in its own universe and separate from the commercialism of modern kid's movies that it's actually quite refreshing. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
8/10 95% Creed (2015) ...a great balance of tender character moments and electric boxing-related events.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
5/10 40% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) What holds back Secret in Their Eyes is its excuse for added plot. It all feels like pandering to the current thing that scares people in the country. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
10/10 95% Carol (2015) Carol is a quiet movie, choosing to let something blossom on its own instead of forcing of it. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
8/10 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) The Peanuts Movie works BECAUSE it's simple. The movie felt like it wasn't trying to sell a toy or be cooler than it actually is.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2015
0/10 20% Jem and the Holograms (2015) ...a shallow, glittery girly-girl fantasy that, unless you have a high tolerance of cute and the ability to laugh at how stupid this whole thing is, may make you put your head through a wall. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
6/10 73% Everest (2015) Everest is one of those rare movies where it's a simple blockbuster that works really well... just an adventure that the audience gets to experience in a more immersive way. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2015
2/10 9% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) One thing's for sure: the acting in Hitman: Agent 47 is numbing, or maybe the actors themselves were numb during filming. Everyone involved never acts above a middling octave of involvement.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
97% Jaws (1975) Jaws knew how to keep audiences invested. While getting to know the human characters and seeing what makes them relatable, the audience salivates for another monster scene. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2015
9/10 95% We Are Still Here (2015) We Are Still Here is equally a great scary story and a great movie in general, showing how one has to go back to the drawing board to find out what really scares people.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2015