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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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/10 50% 21 Bridges (2019) It is nice to have a stripped-down, simple cop drama without any convoluted story elements or stupidity thrown in, but all that leaves is a drama that feels more like it was made in an assembly line rather than passionate filmmakers. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
9/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari expertly captures the rumbling feel of being behind the wheel of the fastest cars made, along with the drive of the men who actually sat in the driver's seat. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
4/10 43% Midway (2019) Midway is more respectful to those involved in the incidents after Pearl Harbor than Michael Bay was when he tackled the actual Pearl Harbor 18 years ago. In the end though, Midway is more of a rough draft than a completed epic. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
3/10 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Terminator: Dark Fate is a competent movie. But "competent" can't cover for "boring," "uninspired" and "hackneyed," all descriptors that ooze off Dark Fate like liquid metal on the T-1000. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/10 26% Gemini Man (2019) Hackneyed, uninspired and most of all boring, there's no excitement in the story and no drive from the characters. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
5/10 59% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) In the Shadow of the Moon has two pretty good movies in its 115-minute runtime that just can't seem to come together. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/10 24% The Goldfinch (2019) On a storytelling level, The Goldfinch is both confusing in its structure and boring in its execution. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
1/10 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Angel Has Fallen sucked. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
7/10 80% Good Boys (2019) it's very easy to write off Good Boys as Superbad Jr. But much like the other Superbad-aping comedy out this year, Booksmart, Good Boys has a touch of heart at its core. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
6/10 91% Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling (2019) The creators saw an opportunity to do something with bringing Rocko back and while it's a minuscule offering, it still ends up satisfying. As good as it is to look back on the past, there's better things to see through change. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
7/10 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) At 104 minutes, The Art of Self-Defense starts like a off-beat comedy than slowly but surely morphs into something darker, yet it never loses its tinge of humor. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
5/10 83% Crawl (2019) For all the simplicity it offers itself, Crawl uses it as an excuse to float when it should've ridden its own wave of teased mutilation. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
8/10 92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) This looks like the most fun [Bob] Dylan has ever had as a performer and even still he couldn't quite take control of his life. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
2/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) It would be cliche to say that Dark Phoenix burns out and fades away, but that would imply the movie was even alive to begin with. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
3/10 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Aside from being visually dull and narratively confused, it focuses on the wrong aspects of the Bundy case and adjusts course far too late. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
2/10 17% Hellboy (2019) Creatively bankrupt and annoyingly immature, any potential for a distinct vision is destroyed by sloppy filmmaking and lackluster writing, which is a shame because there's plenty of potential in the universe of the Hellboy comics. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3/10 55% The Beach Bum (2019) For such a lazy and rudderless endeavor, The Beach Bum is infuriating in its stupid flaunting of unearned success. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
6/10 86% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) With this tremendously heartfelt story, Ejiofor's film should be able to weather the monsoon of Netflix's rom-coms and bargain-bin sci-fi. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/10 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) A failure on all fronts. It's not funny as a black comedy nor is it entertaining as an action movie. It feels like someone imitating Martin McDonagh and the Coen brothers without actually putting in dramatic payoff or punchlines. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
6/10 77% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) Dunham's script has nuggets of juicy twists with character reveals and developments in the whodunit case at the center of the story, but the line delivery is so rushed and practically whispered that some of the details might be lost in the scuffle. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
6/10 41% The Upside (2019) It might be better fit for a TV movie of the week than something widely theatrical but there's still something satisfying in seeing it. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
5/10 70% The Mule (2018) Anyone would be hard pressed to find the person that tells Eastwood what to do in his life, but perhaps it's time for someone else to give the Oscar-winner something new to try out. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/10 37% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Against all the blandness of the movie, Atkinson tries. Like all of his performances he puts effort into being such a charming buffoon no matter what it requires. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
5/10 32% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/10 41% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
6/10 87% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
5/10 52% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
3/10 56% Tag (2018) As flavorless and limp as a soggy chip at the bottom of a plate of nachos. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
7/10 67% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2/10 53% Bad Samaritan (2018) Dean Devlin should not be directing movies. - The Young Folks EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
1/10 39% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
3/10 19% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
7/10 60% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
7/10 74% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
6/10 87% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
76% Una (2017) Una is a thrilling, miniaturized cat-and-mouse game that stands almost extra pertinent in today's discussions. - The Young Folks EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
1/10 36% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
3/10 20% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
9/10 88% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2/10 18% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
4/10 67% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
4/10 51% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
8/10 81% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017