Jamie McLeish

Jamie McLeish

Agrees with the Tomatometer 87% of the time.

Publications:
Film4
Total Reviews:
15

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Showing 1 - 15 of 15
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
29% What? (Diary of Forbidden Dreams) (1973) " A terrible self-indulgent piece of misogynist trash from an otherwise great director." — Film4
Posted Mar 27, 2013
3.5/5 81% Disgrace (2008) " A perfectly cast John Malkovich gives a superb performance in a powerful and intelligent study of a man coming back from the brink." — Film4
Posted Dec 4, 2009
4/5 56% Vinyan (2008) " A remorselessly grim but deeply affecting psychological horror that's likely to bitterly divide its audience. Not for the faint-hearted, Vinyan is a pitch-black, poetic exploration of the nightmare of losing a child." — Film4
Posted Oct 4, 2009
3.5/5 92% Obscene (2008) " While the filmmakers squander some excellent opportunities that might have helped to illuminate the contradictions in their subject, this remains a fascinating study of an unrepentant American maverick." — Film4
Posted Feb 27, 2009
3/5 79% Gran Torino (2009) " Eastwood's swansong performance provides the glue for a foul-mouthed, funny, deeply un-PC and very likeable drama that toys with Eastwood's image as a macho icon and slowly turns audience expectations on their head." — Film4
Posted Feb 19, 2009
3.5/5 77% Üç Maymun (Three Monkeys) (2008) " A grim, slow-burning exploration of guilt, grief and murder that keeps the audience at arm's length through its cold, intermittently misanthropic, vision of humanity but which is filled with ravishing images and a powerfully brooding atmosphere." — Film4
Posted Feb 12, 2009
2.5/5 30% Who Killed Nancy? (2010) " A very watchable but frustratingly inconclusive investigation into a classic punk whodunit." — Film4
Posted Feb 5, 2009
3/5 68% Revolutionary Road (2008) " A worthy but slightly cold adaptation of a classic American novel that fails to fully engage the audience's sympathy despite first-rate performances and some sublime camerawork by multiple Oscar nominee Roger Deakins." — Film4
Posted Jan 30, 2009
23% Incendiary (2009) " A promising opening and a stunning performance from Michelle Williams are not enough to rescue a film that jumps restlessly from genre to genre without doing justice to any of its individual stories." — Film4
Posted Oct 24, 2008
2.5/5 65% The Wave (2011) " An intriguing premise, well performed by the actors and engagingly directed by Gansel, suffers from a script that tries to pack too much into a single week and an ending that feels forced and didactic." — Film4
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2.5/5 44% redacted (2007) " An interesting failure, De Palma's film starts well and has moments of exceptional power but ultimately loses itself in its rambling structure. If you haven't already seen it, you'd probably be better off going back to De Palma's Casualties Of War, which" — Film4
Posted Mar 14, 2008
2.5/5 47% My Blueberry Nights (2007) " Stunning photography and Wong's formidable directing abilities cannot salvage this emotionally empty exercise in style." — Film4
Posted Feb 22, 2008
4/5 94% The Violin (El Violin) (2007) " A quietly gripping adversarial duel lies at the heart of this political thriller, which has been hailed as a masterpiece in Vargas's native Mexico." — Film4
Posted Jan 4, 2008
4/5 91% Silent Night (2006) " While there will be those who'll have issues with the film's torpid pacing, those who are willing to submit to Reygadas' astonishing vision will find themselves entranced and ultimately uplifted by the incredible transformative power of his filmmaking." — Film4
Posted Dec 7, 2007
4/5 82% Into the Wild (2007) " Penn's best movie to date rests on a brilliant performance by Hirsch, who gets under the skin of the fascinating character at the centre of the piece." — Film4
Posted Nov 9, 2007
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