Doug Jamieson

Doug Jamieson
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 87% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Writer/director Joe Cornish reboots the well-worn King Arthur tale with a 21st-century setting and a fresh narrative injected with socially aware themes cleverly hidden amongst good old fashioned family fun.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) With an ambitious and admirable scope, 'Glass' is a film that shoots for the moon but gets lost with too many detours on its journey, leaving us with a jumbled mess of a film.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
4/5 100% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Every bit as thrilling and entertaining as its predecessors, but with greater finesse in both visuals and storytelling to create a sublime swan song that will likely leave you in a mess of tears.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' is every bit as narratively enjoyable, visually ambitious, and gorgeously animated as its predecessor.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
5/5 94% The Favourite (2018) Sardonically dark, deliciously nasty, and raucously glorious, 'The Favourite' is an absolute triumph.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
4/5 63% Vice (2018) Both wildly entertaining and achingly infuriating, Vice is a relevant and pointed reminder of why unvetted political power is such a dangerous thing.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4.5/5 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) A joyous and uplifting experience, 'Mary Poppins Returns' is the blissful cinematic escapism the world is desperately in need of right now.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 52% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) A charming and humorous re-release, but this entire experiment feels more like an alternate viewing mode on the Blu-ray release than a fully-fledged theatrical release.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) With a narrative on a decidedly smaller scale, a plot that's entirely coherent, and a hefty dose of warmth and heart, 'Bumblebee' is the much-needed and richly-entertaining departure the Transformers franchise so desperately needed.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4.5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) A hefty dose of heart and humour, stunningly original animation work, a glorious and diverse voice cast, and a narrative that consistently keeps you guessing all combine to create the year's finest animated film.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
3/5 83% Creed II (2018) Far from the knock-out punch of the first film,Creed II still makes an impact.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
5/5 90% Widows (2018) Part popcorn thriller, part feminist statement, part political declaration, this is a pitch-perfect portrayal of 21st century America, warts and all.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
2.5/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Much of what made the preceding four films so daringly unique is gone. In its place is a muddled film that, despite an earnest performance from Claire Foy, leaves very little impression.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3.5/5 80% Boy Erased (2018) Shines a blinding light on a topic that desperately needs to be discussed.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2/5 64% Suspiria (2018) An entirely ambitious piece, Suspiria will either leave you completely captivated or nauseatingly bored. I'm in the latter group.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
4/5 82% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Both a scathing exposé on the Trump presidency and a dire warning of what can occur when power is left unvetted.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3/5 31% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Grab your best friends (and maybe even your mom too), have a glass of wine, and just enjoy this deliciously silly piece of cinema.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
3/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The lush visual moments are worth the price of admission alone, as is Branagh's charming and quirky performance.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4/5 83% Detroit (2017) Bigelow never shies away from showing the true brutality of this crime, and it's uncomfortable viewing, particularly knowing it's based on fact.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
3/5 40% Justice League (2017) 'Justice League' is both a dream come true and a horrible nightmare you'll want to wake up from.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4/5 84% Wonder (2017) Yes, it's sappy and schmaltzy, but I loved every damn minute of it.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4.5/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) What begins as something so unfathomably absurd and truly hilarious becomes a surprisingly moving portrait of one man's unwavering love of filmmaking.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4.5/5 97% Coco (2017) After a swarm of money-grabbing sequels, it's decidedly wonderful to see Pixar returning to their core roots of delivering refreshing and original pieces of cinema.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) A film that's as big and extravagant as musicals get. Run away to the circus and let it win you over.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4.5/5 91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A film so sardonically dark, you won't know what hit you. This is a firecracker of a masterpiece that will have you ducking for cover.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) It's sincere without ever feeling contrite, intelligent without ever being condescending, and familiar but somehow entirely fresh and unique.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4/5 88% The Post (2018) Spielberg can't help but turn this into a "message movie," and, occasionally, that can feel a little heavy-handed. But it's a message we need loud and clear right now.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4.5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) A film which may just be Marvel's boldest and most distinctive offering yet.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4.5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) If this is to be Daniel Day-Lewis' swan song, he's gone out on a high.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4.5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) With an almost Wes Anderson-like quality, 'Paddington 2' is visually gorgeous and narratively beautiful, delivering something truly delightful for both young and old.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
3/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Sorkin takes full advantage of the impeccable talents of his leading lady, and Chastain commands every scene she's in.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Wonderfully entertaining, genuinely humorous, and featuring a fantastic ensemble cast. Even as I'm writing those words, I'm still quite stunned to be saying them.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
3.5/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) It's a problematic film, for many reasons, but the sensational performances of Robbie and Janney make it a must-see.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
2/5 72% Ferdinand (2017) A fairly flat, shallow experience for anyone over the age of 10. It's really a film you can plonk your kids in front of, while you find something else to do instead.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
3/5 84% Darkest Hour (2017) Tip-toes on the edge of British propaganda, only seeking to showcase Churchill as a heroic politician, which makes for a very one-sided affair.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
1/5 19% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) This wasn't the heralded gamechanger. This was a studio desperately attempting to dump a disastrous film, but use a clever PR stunt to fool us all into watching it.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
3/5 51% Tomb Raider (2018) While the film finds itself amongst the better video game adaptations we've been served up, the bar on this genre is so low, that's not really saying much.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
3.5/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) Just the fact this film exists in the first place is something we need to celebrate, even if the end result is a little too safe.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) Both a touching ode to the perils of young adulthood and a tribute to the difficulty of being a parent, the film is a terrifically entertaining comedy for all ages.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Its angst-inducing premise will have you on the edge of your seat, holding your breath, and desperately attempting to avoid creating any noise yourself.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
2/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) If you're impressed by a wave of nostalgic nods to the past, at the expense of anything remotely interesting itself, this is really the film for you.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
2.5/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Malek's sublime performance and the smashing soundtrack of Queen's greatest hits are ultimately masking a generic, by-the-numbers film that consistently plays it far too safe.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4.5/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) With a career-best performance from Melissa McCarthy, 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' is one of the year's biggest surprise packages.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 80% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Far from an enjoyable watch, but it's clearly not meant to be. It's a bleak, brutal experience that's truly hard to view, given its true-life inspiration.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
4/5 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) A slightly unbalanced piece, this still features all the black humour, brutal violence, and gorgeous imagery we've come to expect from the Coen Brothers.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) It may not be a daringly original piece. But when the end result is this engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking, it demands to be called one of the year's finest films.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) With one foot in the past and one firmly in the future, it's both a glorious trip down memory lane and a brilliant journey forward.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/5 67% Beautiful Boy (2018) Its message is almost lost in its unnecessary non-linear structure, but Carell and Chalamet's sensational performances save this film from its own misgivings. ‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Another visually glorious and absurdly quirky masterpiece from the hipsters' god of cinema, Wes Anderson.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3/5 51% Rampage (2018) This is absurd cinema that goes well with popcorn. Nothing more. Nothing less.‐ The Jam Report
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018