Jake Squared
Jake Squared (2014)

Jake Klein, 50, sets out to make a movie. He hires an actor to play himself and throws a big party. His idea is to shoot the heck out of it and see what he gets. But, everything spins out of control as different, unexpected people show up.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 15, 2014
DVD Release Date: February 16, 2015
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

Goldberg buries the heart of the movie beneath several layers of pretentious film-school effects.

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Charles Solomon
Los Angeles Times

The characters natter endlessly and summon printed quotes from Jean Cocteau, Mark Twain and e.e. cummings onto the screen. But they say nothing that's original, insightful or even interesting.

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Travis Hopson

For a film that wants desperately to wring comedy from the narcissism and neuroses of Hollywood filmmakers it's neither funny or particularly insightful.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

Quotations from sources as varied as Thelonious Monk, Mark Twain and Dr. Seuss appear on screen, imbuing the movie with unearned significance.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

More enervating than it is ambitious, Jake Squared is partly a romantic comedy and mostly a pseudo-philosophical apology for self-absorption.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Goldberg doesn't display the kind of control needed for this sort of meta-storytelling.

Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

The funny side of navel-gazing narcissism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
As Jake Klein(Elias Koteas) tells it, he used to be a hotshot film director in Hollywood. But that was a long time ago and now he makes a living selling real… More