Jamie S. Rich

Jamie S. Rich

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Jamie S. Rich's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Oregonian

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 77% Fury (2014) "...a dreary experience, shot under perpetually gray skies and with very little genuine cheer. This is as it should be, though; victories of this kind are hard-won. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 56% #Stuck (2014) ""#Stuck" gets better the deeper you get into it and when Acher drops the cutesy gags and stays focused on what counts. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3.5/5 100% Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer's Monolithic Sculpture (2014) ""Levitated Mass" is document, critique and celebration all in one. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3/5 89% Born To Fly (2014) "...stretch[es] the boundaries of expression while examining the limits people go to test themselves physically and emotionally. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 26, 2014
3/5 100% A Life in Dirty Movies (2014) "...a reverential tribute, focusing not just on Sarno's efforts to stay relevant amidst changing social mores, but also on the filmmaker's decades-long marriage. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3.5/5 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) "...quickly becomes more about the why and the how than the who, and the climax has enough tension to keep you on the edge of your seat even after the facts have been revealed. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Sep 17, 2014
2.5/5 73% A Will For The Woods (2014) "n the film's sobering final act, we get to see the man's beliefs put to practice...fulfill[ing] his wishes--including using this film to share his philosophy with the world. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet I Am Not a Rock Star "What teenager doesn't wish to be understood as herself? It's here that Hart finds the universal within the personal, making Bournaki's unique journey one everyone can relate to. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 12, 2014
2.5/5 No Score Yet The 78 Project Movie "It's an appealing glimpse into the past, complete with lots of excellent performances. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/5 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "Hader and Wiig made a bold choice for their dramatic turn...playing the same basic types that made them famous but more or less showing what they'd be like on their worst days. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/5 89% The Drop (2014) "The Drop's most defining characteristic is tension. It's constant. When Roskam thinks we are maybe getting too comfortable, he throws another curveball. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/5 29% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) "...a hackneyed script and a low-budget production keep the biopic from being definitive or essential. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "...an erudite portrait of later life...an emotional, insightful look at what it means for two aging men to have endured together so long only to be separated by happenstance. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Sep 4, 2014
3.5/5 83% Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington (2014) "...does what most activist documentaries about hot-button issues don't: It successfully shows all sides of the argument. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Sep 4, 2014
4/5 93% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) "Brian Knappenberger's captivating film gives much to think about, including what oversight should be required when the government looks into our lives. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 29, 2014
4/5 85% The Trip To Italy (2014) "The transplant to Italy has not made this Trip any less amusing, but Witerbottom takes full advantage of the country's cinematic history. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/5 64% Life Of Crime (2014) "Set aside the lineage, and it's a solid crime film with an excellent cast. Don't pass it by. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 28, 2014
4/5 89% The Trip (2011) "Its appeal is so delicate and ephemeral, it's hard to describe without totally deflating the tires...fascinating and fun, thoughtful in spaces, punctuated by big laughs in others. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 27, 2014
4/5 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) "Day, Bateman, and Sudeikis transcend the material, and the glee that radiates from Horrible Bosses is sourced from their likability. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 27, 2014
3.5/5 59% Wanderlust (2012) "It's all rather silly, though not consistently funny. Luckily, when Wanderlust does hit, it hits big, drawing out large laughs with its absurd antics. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 27, 2014
2.5/5 35% The November Man (2014) "The kind of thing you probably won't watch again, but that you don't mind having watched the first time, because, hey, at least it delivered what it promised. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 27, 2014
1.5/5 76% The Color Wheel (2012) ""The Color Wheel" turns up more annoyance than laughter. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3/5 100% Down River "Ratner's script depicts each woman in distinct strokes, creating individual characters whose unique problems dovetail into one life lesson. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3.5/5 80% The One I Love (2014) "An indie with an intriguing premise, The One I Love is a smart and surprising take on the romantic comedy. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/5 30% Rosemary's Baby: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "You'd think Holland secretly wishes she were directing a Lifetime movie about abusive husbands and a woman's right to choose rather than a horror movie... " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 21, 2014
4/5 75% Damsels in Distress (2012) "Stillman is most comfortable when retreating into an imagined retro aesthetic; his cinema ends up being about the clash between this rarefied lifestyle and the reality of the here-and-now. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 19, 2014
2.5/5 79% Baghead (2008) "The pieces are all there to keep the plot together, but at a slim 84 minutes, Baghead is missing that certain extra something to push it over the edge. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 19, 2014
3/5 80% Cyrus (2010) "Cyrus rests in a middle ground somewhere between the darkest of comedies and emotionally fraught indie drama. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 19, 2014
2.5/5 No Score Yet Crazywater "While many of the stories are familiar, what sets "Crazywater" apart is hearing how each person dealt with his or her dependency. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3.5/5 89% Calvary (2014) "One you are in, you can't jettison yourself, you can't detach, no matter how touchy the events you are watching. To do so would be to betray the humanity on display. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4.5/5 97% Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 (TV, 2013) "Given the detailed production design and the 1920s setting...it'll never cease to surprise me that Boardwalk Empire is not considered appointment television. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/5 95% Mary and Max (2009) ""Mary and Max" dares to be equally funny and sad, making it as bittersweet as Max's favorite chocolate. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Rye Coalition: The Story Of The Hard Luck 5 "The band members' personalities drive the tale as much as the hardcore rhythms. The guys are funny and gregarious, peddling their own wry version of their mythical misfortune. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 8, 2014
C 68% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) ""The Hundred-Foot Journey" is about as predictable as romantic comedies get. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3.5/5 91% CODE BLACK (2014) "In terms of establishing a narrative, McGarry sees his story as a two-pronged deal: personalities and procedure. One leads to the other... " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 30, 2014
3.5/5 87% Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch) (2009) "Di Gregorio stars in the film as well as writing and directing, and a more charming mealtime companion you're not likely to find. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 30, 2014
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "The main genre is more adventure than sci-fi, and the tone lighter and more comic than a lot of recent superhero movies, but that's what makes it so refreshing. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 29, 2014
2/5 27% Colombiana (2011) "A half-hearted backstory overburdens the pyrotechnics, putting the supporting cast in awkward situations they are ill equipped to handle. " ‐ Portland Mercury
Posted Jul 28, 2014
3/5 77% Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014) "...tackles some of the more difficult aspects of U.S. immigration policy. Bernal's portions are less compelling than the more strict reportage, but illuminating all the same. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1.5/5 66% Lucy (2014) "Lucy is not the action spectacle Besson and his crew have been selling us. It's a dopey superhero wannabe that eventually moves its lady lead out of the skirmish... " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3.5/5 52% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) "Like a charming and steadfast fellow who comes to every function and politely asks you to dance, Woody Allen continues to churn out reliably entertaining fluff... " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4.5/5 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "Ostensibly Hoffman's last movie, it's to the late performer's credit just how much nuance he brings to what's intended to be a rather stone-faced portrayal of an old-guard spook. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/5 51% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) "Despite fine performances by Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, the clichĂ©-riddled "Yellow Sun" burns cold. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3.5/5 98% A Summer's Tale (2014) "...an easygoing sort of film. Rohmer takes his time getting where he's going. His is a measured gait, however, not just narrative meandering. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3/5 100% A Brony Tale (2014) "At the same time, it's fascinating to watch Hodge peel back the curtain and show this community in all its perplexing glory. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 14, 2014
2.5/5 No Score Yet Slaughter Nick for President "Stewart proves a surprisingly genial presence...His sudden taste of good fortune both humbles and uplifts. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "Matt Reeves does what every good franchise director taking over mid-way should: he bests the original while advancing the story and making you hungry for more. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4.5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) "The sum total of these excellent scenes is a pretty impressive whole, the image of a life lovingly observed. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
100% Tristana (1970) "Driven by Deneuve's chilly sexuality, Tristana is hypnotically enigmatic. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2.5/5 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) "...I found the slow build to be ridiculously dull. I didn't care about all the backstory and the cornball family drama of Scientist James Franco and his adopted chimp child. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 8, 2014
3.5/5 81% Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist (2014) "James Erskine crafts an empathetic portrait of the athlete, who came from nothing to gain everything and then lose it all. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 2, 2014
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