Doug Jamieson

Doug Jamieson
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Doug Jamieson is an Australian freelance film critic and entertainment industry journalist. Armed with a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism & Screen Studies) from Griffith University, and passion for all things film, Doug lives and breathes cinema and the film industry.
Publications: The Jam Report, The AU Review

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 50% Underwater (2020) A film that rarely refuses to do little else but echo 'Alien' at practically every turn, 'Underwater' seemingly forgets to offer anything of its own. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/5 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) The formula was laid down by its two predecessors and 'Bad Boys For Life' sticks the landing by following that recipe to a tee. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
2/5 18% Dolittle (2020) The pedigree of the 'Dolittle' cast and crew is genuinely stunning. It's unfathomable this has all fallen apart so disastrously. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
4/5 77% The Gentlemen (2020) A riotous, roaring return to form for Guy Ritchie, 'The Gentlemen' is a fast-paced, wickedly scripted thrill ride with a terrific ensemble cast and a cracking storyline. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
1/5 20% Cats (2019) The most inexplicably bizarre film of the year, it's jawdropping for all the wrong reasons. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.5/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) A messy, yet satisfying conclusion, 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' fails to take the risks it could have, but still offers a gratifying and sentimental farewell. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) 'Jumanji: The Next Level' lazily rehashes most of the same jokes and gags from its predecessor to deliver a sequel that feels completely reductive. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
2.5/5 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) 'Spies in Disguise' begins with the mantra that the world needs weird, and it's sure intent on embracing the bizarre nature of its premise. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
3.5/5 69% Bombshell (2019) There's a masterpiece hiding in here somewhere. It's just obscured by too much absurdity to truly land its intended impact. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
2/5 40% Black Christmas (2019) With the subtlety of a sledgehammer, 'Black Christmas' beleaguers its timely message to the point of exhaustion. While it's an admirable effort, the messy end result feels like a terribly wasted opportunity. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Simply gorgeous in every single way, what Gerwig and her production team have crafted is almost overwhelming. How utterly delightful it is to be swept away by something so magnificently beautiful. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) A breathtaking spectacle that's both grippingly tense and powerfully moving, this is a film that already stamps it claim on becoming a classic of the war genre. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) With one of the year's finest screenplays and starring two preeminent actors playing off each other in perfect harmony, 'The Two Popes' proves to be something completely unexpected. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
4/5 77% Frozen II (2019) While 'Frozen II' may not quite reach the grand heights of its predecessor, it's still a sequel that demands repeat viewings, and that's not something one often hears these days. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/5 21% Playing with Fire (2019) 'Playing With Fire' is crafted exclusively for kids, but is it asking too much to serve them something that respects their intelligence a little more? - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
3/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) While it takes far too long to truly hit its stride, 'Charlie's Angels' finds its feet just in time to have you exiting the cinema with a mild smile on your face. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4.5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Loaded with irreverent humour and a cavalcade of magnificent performances, this darkly comedic caper is a deliriously fabulous ride you won't want to end. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) An acting masterclass from Bale and Damon, 'Ford v Ferrari'proves to be the rare example of a racing film with far more going for it than just what happens on the racetrack. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
3.5/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) An entirely charming feel-good romantic comedy, 'Last Christmas' plays it safe by sticking closely to the genre's strengths. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 81% The Report (2019) A furious film as fascinating as it is disturbing, this isn't an easy watch. But it is one of the year's most important and relevant films. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) While 'Doctor Sleep' paves its own unique but muddled path to mixed results, there's enough fan service and nostalgic references to make fanboys of its predecessor wildly happy. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2.5/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) A film so achingly familiar, it's hard to tell if 'Terminator: Dark Fate' is a reboot or just a tired, lazy remake. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
4.5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) In his best film since 'Goodfellas,' Scorsese serves up a sprawling epic that just gets more enthralling as it winds through its extensive but necessary running time. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
4.5/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) An underdog story that will have audiences cheering, Murphy shines in a film overflowing with heart, humour, and wicked fun. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 80% Promised (2019) While 'Promised' may not have the depth, it certainly has the heart. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) With lashings of blood and plenty of giddy thrills, 'Ready or Not' is one game you'll want to play again and again. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
2.5/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) The end result is a film that's perfectly fine, but far from the greatness of the original. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
2.5/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) While there's plenty of visual mastery at play here, it's simply not enough to warrant this rather tiresome sequel. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
4.5/5 71% The King (2019) With a narrative that serves as an important political learning lesson, 'The King' rises above its medieval setting to stand as a film that's wildly relevant. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
4/5 71% The Aeronauts (2019) Who knew an adventure set in the sky could be just as heart-racing as anything set in outer space? - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) While there are numerous technical splendours to be found within 'Gemini Man,' they ultimately mask a film beset with a painfully silly plot, disastrous dialogue, and a host of uninteresting and faintly crafted characters. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
3/5 73% Harriet (2019) There's a wonderful film hiding within 'Harriet,' but it's consumed by a lacklustre screenplay and muddled construction that fails to truly capture who this woman really was. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A testament to the power of forgiveness, positivity, and the immense gift to the world that was Fred Rogers. Precisely the dose of warmth the world could use right now. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) Surprisingly funny, profoundly moving, and tragically heartbreaking. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 69% Joker (2019) A divisive, turbulent, and maddening work, 'Joker' will either feel like a breath of fresh air or simply too much. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 82% Judy (2019) With a tour de force performance from Renée Zellweger, 'Judy' is a heartbreaking look at the troubled final days of a Hollywood legend. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
4.5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) While the film is an unashamedly irreverent satire of a painfully relevant moment in modern history, the humour perfectly supplements the true potency of its deeply important message. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 87% Hustlers (2019) With intelligence and depth you likely won't be expecting, 'Hustlers' serves up more than just a good time. But it sure manages to also deliver that in spades. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
4.5/5 95% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) Incredibly warm, often hilarious, and all sorts of riotous fun, 'The Private History of David Copperfield' proves there's still boundless life to find in Dickens' classic novel. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Occasionally entertaining, sometimes terrifying,and exhaustively long, 'It Chapter Two' throws everything it can at the screen and hopes that it sticks. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
4/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Fresh, lively, and rather irresistible, 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' proves to be a real winner of the family film genre. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/5 23% The Kitchen (2019) All the right ingredients are here, but 'The Kitchen' is so haphazardly constructed, the end result is a confusing, dull, and conflated mess. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
5/5 98% The Farewell (2019) An authentic look at the cultural divide between two wildly different civilisations, 'The Farewell' is a universal tale that will strike a chord with audiences of any nationality. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
3/5 49% A Dog's Journey (2019) There is so much obvious emotional manipulation occurring in 'A Dog's Journey,' you may as well be handed a box of tissues and a fluffy pillow when you enter the cinema. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2.5/5 66% Danger Close (2019) While the brutal and unflinching battle scenes are superbly crafted with an intensity that's truly unsettling, the film is let down by its overreliance on tired clichés and generic war movie tropes. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 80% Late Night (2019) With a well-intentioned screenplay determined to invoke discussion from an audience, 'Late Night' aims to make a relevant point but is too generically clichéd for its own good. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
2.5/5 46% Palm Beach (2019) A laidback and carefree piece of cinema with the lowest of stakes, 'Palm Beach' falls under the weight of its own decadence and affluence. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) A glitzy, dirty, and wickedly funny masterpiece, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' is Quentin Tarantino's glorious love letter to the Tinseltown of old. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) A slow-moving descent into a deeply layered hellscape, loaded with subtextual meanings and evocative imagery. 'Midsommar' is both deeply disturbing and strangely exhilarating. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Overloaded with spectacular stunts, epic chase sequences, and brutal fistfights, it's just big, dumb, ridiculous fun that goes well with popcorn. Nothing more, nothing less. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019