For 213 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 28% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jake Cole's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Paterson
Lowest review score: 0 No Escape
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 76 out of 213
213 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jake Cole
    The juxtapositions between backroom politicking, intimate family drama, and the occasional lurches into action often give the impression of a TV season’s worth of content crammed into two hours.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    One Second is as much a tribute to the struggles of a man whose life has stolen from him as it is to a bygone way of looking at movies.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Jake Cole
    The film charts Louis Wain’s slow, long mental breakdown in ways that tackily oscillate between the pitying and the whimsical.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jake Cole
    This is an engaging, no-frills entertainment that still fails to justify its reason for being.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Jake Cole
    The film is marked by an empathetic understanding of the inkling of belief that can be exhumed from even the most rational of minds.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Jake Cole
    Ali & Ava once again showcases Clio Barnard’s uncanny ability to capture the insoluble complexities of life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    The film thrillingly captures the social, economic, political, and material character of Rwanda in the age of global communication.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    These shorts capture everything from how fear of the unknown can rewire relationships to the natural world exerts its pull on us all.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 38 Jake Cole
    On the screen, Shang-Chi is rotely defined by the same “gifted kid” impostor syndrome as so many other self-doubting MCU heroes before him.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Jake Cole
    Dash Shaw’s deceptively simple animation regularly descends into phantasmagoria that delivers on his story’s strange premise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    The film synthesizes the nihilistic tone of The End of Evangelion with the more hopeful terms of the anime’s original intended finale.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    Throughout the film, James Gunn renders the half-grim, half-absurdist nature of the Suicide Squad with delightfully bloody abandon.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jake Cole
    Jaume Collet-Serra’s deft touches elevate what otherwise feels like another formulaic contemporary Disney blockbuster.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Jake Cole
    Not even Alvin Ailey’s peers can articulate the innovations and soulfulness of his choreography half as well as his work itself.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 12 Jake Cole
    The tired, tasteless gimmick at the center of the film inadvertently reveals its entire problem of perspective.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Jake Cole
    As soon as LeBron and Dom are sucked into computer space, A New Legacy largely abandons its underlying criticism of soulless corporate regurgitation of art-as-product and instead becomes an exhausting tour through the Warner Bros. catalog.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Jake Cole
    In its final moments, Black Widow gives its heroine the humanity she never quite gained in her appearances in prior Marvel films, and it’s a shame that this slight but crucial wrinkle to the familiar morality of so many superhero stories ultimately feels more like a twist than a springboard for a new, more morally enlightened era of the MCU.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Jake Cole
    At its best, F9 delivers the most spatially coherent, dynamic car scenes in the series to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    The film embodies the idiosyncratic, tongue-in-cheek sensibilities of Ron and Russell Mael’s long-running cult American pop band.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    Throughout her directorial debut, Suzanne Lindon paints a concise and truthful portrait of her protagonist’s feelings of estrangement.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    The film, lacking in conflict and danger, is guided by the poignant belief that there’s no end to the world.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    The documentary’s aesthetics strikingly channel the euphoric feelings induced by Ethopia’s top cash crop.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    Lois Patiño’s Red Moon Tide is a work of unmistakable horror, one predicated on such ineffable dread that the impact of climate change becomes a sort of Lovecraftian force.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Jake Cole
    In spite of its occasionally engaging displays of gnarly brutality, the film too often feels like an adaptation of a player select screen.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    Ben Hozie’s wry, observational film positions a young man’s repressed sexual paranoia as a reflection of a more general social malaise.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Jake Cole
    Had the filmmakers taken a more easygoing approach, Locked Down might have landed in the realm of The Thomas Crown Affair.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Jake Cole
    The film fails to use its millennial characters to investigate contemporary attitudes about the possibility of world annihilation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    It operates in an ambiguous register, suggesting that a woman is working in unison with nature to dole out revenge for their exploitation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Jake Cole
    The structure of Wildfire’s narrative doesn’t emerge out of a simplistic progression from strife to reconciliation, as writer-director Cathy Brady has her characters follow a realistically erratic trajectory.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Jake Cole
    When the film’s actors are given space to etch their characters’ feelings, they turn in strikingly naturalistic performances.

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