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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

More like Jack Creaker, amirite? Yeah, it’s a lousy joke, but then, it’s a lousy movie, and lousy or not, it’s a propos: dated, silly, and more than a little bit cheap. Tom Cruise returns to his embodiment of a mid-century American masculine fantasy: an ex-military superman who’s gotta ramble, ... (PG-13)

0.0 starsMatthew Lickona

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Disappointing, but only because it manages to raise hopes in the first place. Journeyman director Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, Thor) does his level best to give us a small-scale story with large-scale consequences — you know, characters we care about, a situation of some importance, and a few gadgets and ... (PG-13)

1.0 starsMatthew Lickona

Jackson County Jail (1976)

In flight from a sexist boss and a philandering husband, Yvette Mimieux takes off cross-country in her Pacer, but loses her car in redneck country to two hitchhikers with an automatic handgun. For this indiscretion, the local police throw her in jail, and things go from bad to worse thereafter. ... (R)

1.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Jack the Bear (1993)

Brusquely, bluntly, brutally "sensitive" film about a boy awakening to the existence of Real Monsters. A road-repair crew has put up "Danger" signs in front of the house; a pack of snarling dogs patrols the back; but mainly there's the gimp-legged neighbor nicknamed "the Zombie," who turns out to be ... (PG-13)

1.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

A bag containing cholesterol-free, nutrient-dense seeds that have the power to change the world falls into the wrong hands. Fee-fi-ho-hum! All of the costumes, elaborate sets, lush cinematography (thank you, Newton Thomas Sigel!), and naturalistic use of depth don’t amount to a hill of beans in this giant time-slayer. Talk ... (PG-13)

1.0 starsScott Marks

Jacob's Kingdom Of Heaven (Jacobinte Swargarajyam) (2016)

Vineeth Sreenivasan writes and directs this story of a successful businessman who winds up cheated and in debt, and must find a way back to prosperity and peace. In Malayalam. (NR)

None stars

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

No, it isn't a portrayal of the Biblical vision that Arnold Schoenberg had hoped to turn into an oratorio of the same name. The advance advertising campaign tried to make it look like a horror film, tried to hide the fact that it was actually a Vietnam film, tried (to ... (R)

0.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough (1975)

Love among the international set, and among the floral bouquets, the lamps, the cushions, the Panavision rooms. The desirable remark about Once Is Not Enough would be, "It's too much." Alas, it only rarely reaches that extreme, although it is often in the act of stretching. It is told with ... (R)

2.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Jacquot (1992)

An "evocation" of the boyhood of the late French filmmaker Jacques Demy, by his long-time wife and a very dissimilar filmmaker, Agnes Varda. The better you know Demy (some interspersed clips from his films are an inadequate introduction), the more open you will be to the charm and tenderness and ... (PG)

3.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Jade (1995)

Screenwriter Joe (Showgirls) Eszterhas follows his standard procedure of hiding a rudimentary, amateurish, nonsensical narrative behind a diversionary smokescreen of salaciousness: a flayed corpse, a collection of sex-partner pubic hair, an envelope of blackmail photos of the Governor of California in flagrante delicto, a beachfront love nest equipped with hidden ... (R)

0.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)

Still barred from officially making movies, the house arrest has been lifted and Jafar Panahi is now free to move about the countryside. It’s life and death in the backseat of a cab as Panahi tools around Tehran in search of flailing arms and predetermined passengers. The fares range ... (NR)

3.0 starsScott Marks

Jagged Edge (1985)

Newspaper heiress slain! The husband, editor of the aforesaid newspaper and outspoken critic of the District Attorney, is indicted. A retired criminal prosecutor (and highly attractive divorcée) agrees to handle the defense as a way to even her personal score with her former boss, the D.A., and she is soon ... (R)

0.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Jai Ho (2014)

What if Pay it Forward was an Indian action drama? (NR)

None stars