Jamie Gillies

Jamie Gillies

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Apollo Guide
Total Reviews:
199
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
55/100 —— Doragon bôru Z 1: Ora no Gohan wo kaese (Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone) (1997) Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 29, 2011
71/100 70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004) Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 24, 2010
63/100 42% The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) " Apart from the close ups of the lead actresses in 16th century garb, this movie is recommended only to soap opera aficionados and lovers of corsets." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 19, 2010
55/100 77% Cloverfield (2008) " Memorable neither for its special effects nor the gimmickry of the hand-held camera." — Apollo Guide
Posted Nov 26, 2009
81/100 84% I Love You, Man (2009) " With discussions of music, relationships, aging and growing up, it acts like a latter-day Lemmon - Matthau comedy, with a sadness underneath that makes it authentic." — Apollo Guide
Posted Nov 18, 2009
57/100 69% Commando (1985) " It might have been fun to watch when I was nine, but knowing what I know now, it is a horribly offensive film." — Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 26, 2009
85/100 57% Defiance (2009) " This is not an easy film to watch, as it describes the horrors of war with neither sympathetic nor maudlin touches." — Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 19, 2009
80/100 96% Winged Migration (Le Peuple Migrateur) (2003) " Filmed with exceptional care and remarkable photographic ingenuity, no other nature documentary is as personal and as close-up as this one to the peculiarities of birds." — Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 17, 2009
62/100 16% Untraceable (2008) " Untraceable is prototype Internet conspiracy drivel, with a hackneyed plot years too late and a simple premise of good cops and innocents against sickos." — Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 15, 2009
86/100 91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006) " While the screenplay is impressive and deserving of its recognition, it is Alan Arkin's performance-of-a-lifetime that separates this from other well-written small movies." — Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 1, 2009
40/100 0% Echelon Conspiracy (2009) " In the right hands, this premise might a good movie make -- a fable like Aladdin's lamp updated for the iPhone era. This convoluted and half-baked conspiracy thriller does not." — Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 28, 2009
69/100 33% Getting Straight (1970) " Sadly, despite its radical themes and caricatures, there is nary an ounce of subversiveness at this film's heart." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 17, 2009
65/100 37% Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) " The wonderful fantasy elements Zach Helm was trying to tap into do not translate over to this particular toy store." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 17, 2009
48/100 13% First Sunday (2008) " Perhaps moviegoers demand simplicity and cheap laughs more than ever during tough times, but this must be discouraging to aspiring African-American comedians and writers." — Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 26, 2009
48/100 39% Days of Thunder (1990) " A sad example of Hollywood at its weakest and a reminder that even today's pabulum, spoon-fed as it is in multiplexes, is rarely as bad as the early roaring 1990s." — Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 20, 2009
52/100 6% Vibes (1988) " For those looking for unintentional laughter in their movies, this one is for you. For those looking for a film to take seriously, beware." — Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 26, 2009
53/100 33% Wedding Daze (2007) " Lacks the most basic charm and one-liners of films like The Wedding Singer, Love Actually and Bridget Jones' Diary." — Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 21, 2009
71/100 68% Coming to America (1988) " Not only a great comedic effort but Eddie Murphy's best romantic film as well." — Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 21, 2009
69/100 83% Atonement (2007) " Those who have read Ian McEwan's brilliant novel will feel a slight twinge of being cheated out of the epic they might have expected." — Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 5, 2007
54/100 64% The Nines (2007) " I have no clue whether this is the most religious film of the year, or the most blasphemous film of the year." — Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 5, 2007
85/100 90% Michael Clayton (2007) " The film's denouement is without question one of the best exercises in sustained and controlled excitement I've seen in a movie in a long while." — Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 5, 2007
80/100 100% Goodbye, Columbus (1969) " Perhaps the most successful of the three Philip Roth adaptations on the big screen." — Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 10, 2007
82/100 72% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) (2007) " Rarely have I seen a film end so satisfactorily and without feeling cheated by a conclusion ready made for first dates." — Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 8, 2007
71/100 34% Wonderland (2003) " Unpleasant to view but ultimately satisfying." — Apollo Guide
Posted May 8, 2007
71/100 79% Crossroads (1986) " Any music fan will do well spend an hour and a half watching this one." — Apollo Guide
Posted May 2, 2007
65/100 35% Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) " Director Rob Marshall has a sophomore flop on his hands." — Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 26, 2007
52/100 24% Lady in the Water (2006) " The film is a mess, a ramshackle affair. Its silliness cannot sustain itself." — Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 25, 2007
55/100 23% Freedomland (2006) " Clunky, disjointed and with a couple of subplots that linger and then vanish." — Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 19, 2007
78/100 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) " A great film to look at and Salvatore Totino's cinematography is pitch-perfect." — Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 19, 2007
75/100 —— The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1979) Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 14, 2006
65/100 44% Casanova (2005) " Might have been called American Pie 4: Vacation in Venice." — Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 29, 2005
77/100 84% King Kong (2005) " The popcorn movie of the millennium, setting a new standard for special effects wizardry." — Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 13, 2005
75/100 76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) " The special effects are phenomenal, looking amazingly authentic." — Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 11, 2005
75/100 43% Bee Season (2005) " Flora Cross delivers a mesmerizing performance." — Apollo Guide
Posted Nov 11, 2005
71/100 61% Shopgirl (2005) " Claire Danes holds things together here when it feels like Steve Martin will unravel it." — Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 27, 2005
74/100 55% Lords of Dogtown (2005) " Directed with skill and assuredness by Catherine Hardwicke." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 6, 2005
67/100 64% The Day of the Locust (1975) " The casting choices are brilliant but the production is let down by a haphazard screenplay that misses the novel's point, and weak direction." — Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 27, 2005
90/100 90% Hotel Rwanda (2004) " Don Cheadle is a revelation in his performance and is my pick as 2004's best actor." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 31, 2005
70/100 68% Closer (2004) " The kind of drama that some will find provocative and groundbreaking; I just find it mean spirited." — Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 2, 2004
73/100 60% Wimbledon (2004) " Despite my reservations about the endless stream of clichés we see here, I recommend this movie." — Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2004
71/100 83% Daddy and Them (2001) " Isn't horrible and isn't a classic either." — Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 25, 2004
74/100 91% Mrs. Miniver (1942) " An effective piece of wartime cinematic propaganda that helped defeat the Nazis." — Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 24, 2004
66/100 41% The Last Tycoon (1976) " Out of place and not quite interesting enough to hold our attention, which is a disappointment, because it has many of the elements that can make for greatness." — Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 23, 2004
57/100 50% We're No Angels (1989) " This, one of the most disappointing films of the 1980s, was a dud upon its release and has not held up well at all." — Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 23, 2004
68/100 81% Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) " A standard story delivered well with not many stylistic discretions, which gives it a timeless quality." — Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 23, 2004
64/100 87% Grand Hotel (1932) " A lesson on just how far motion pictures have come, and thank heavens for 1970s independent filmmaking or Hollywood might still resemble Louis Mayer's fantasy world." — Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 23, 2004
56/100 63% The Great Ziegfeld (1936) " Unless you were in an air conditioned movie house in Topeka, Kansas in 1936, I can't see why anyone would want to sit through all three hours of this." — Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 23, 2004
80/100 43% The Village (2004) " Shyamalan is a master of mood, tone and style, like Hitchcock, and keeps the scary bits off screen, which in this desensitized world, makes them all the more frightening." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 29, 2004
87/100 94% Spider-Man 2 (2004) " Does a near-perfect job of amalgamating effects with filmmaking and will definitely set the standard for action movies that want to be both a spectacle and seem real." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 29, 2004
76/100 61% The Terminal (2004) " Fans of old fashioned filmmaking, in the grand tradition of Frank Capra and Billy Wilder, will find much to enjoy here." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 23, 2004
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