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 Review
2.5/5 59% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) 'Alita: Battle Angel' is a grandiose spectacle with visual creations to delight your senses but very little else. But when the action halts, the film's noticeable flaws are exposed. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) A pointless history lesson you could uncover yourself from a quick scan of Gary Hart's Wikipedia page. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) A wave of furious anger rightly burns throughout 'The Hate U Give,' and it's highly likely you'll leave with that fire pulsing through your own veins. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
2/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) One big, beautiful mess. This film is screaming with so much potential but, for the most part, it fails to capture that potential at every single turn. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
1.5/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) A nauseatingly predictable film that is genuinely dull to watch. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
1.5/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Another disappointing example of stunning visual design doing everything it can to mask a film without the narrative and characters to back it up. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
3.5/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) While it may not deliver the freshness of Finding Nemo, it is still overflowing with warmth, laughs, and genuine charm. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
1/5 36% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) A relentless parade of raucous gags, each attempting to up-the-stakes in shock-value, but each falling completely flat and winding up mercifully unfunny. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 93% Logan (2017) By stripping back the theatrics and spectacle of the previous chapters, we're delivered with a powerfully moving and captivating character piece. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
3/5 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Grab your popcorn and just enjoy yourself. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) You will leave the cinema richly satisfied, even if it isn't quite the film you're expecting. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 93% Wonder Woman (2017) We've never had a superhero film directed by a female director, and after what Jenkins has delivered, this clearly needs to change immediately. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
3/5 70% Cars 3 (2017) Cars 3 can't match the ingenious originality of many of its fellow Pixar classmates but still manages to deliver enjoyable kid-friendly entertainment and a more emotionally mature experience than the two films preceding it. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming rightly pulls back on the grandeur and delivers a fresh, sharp, and down-right wonderful piece of popcorn cinema. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver is the most exhilarating and original film so far this year. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 79% The Beguiled (2017) A gripping masterpiece that ultimately spirals into something both stunningly beautiful and uncomfortably disturbing. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk is gripping, tense, flawlessly crafted, emotionally exhausting, and genuinely unforgettable. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4.5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It's relatable. It's affecting. And it's deeply moving. For a film about a bunch of talking apes, that's a triumph in itself. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
2/5 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) It can be a blast, just not an atomic one. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5.5 98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick hits all the right notes at all the right times. It's funny and silly when it needs to be. It's romantic and cute at the right moments. And it sprinkles the drama and realism throughout. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 87% Wind River (2017) A tense and slow-burn murder mystery with one giant sucker-punch of an ending. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
1/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Change the cast and rework the script, and it might have been a masterpiece. Instead, we're given a visual overload that's probably best served as a screensaver on televisions at a department store. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
1/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) There's nothing here but a hollow, empty piece of cinema you will forget instantly. This film can't work out what it's trying to be, so it ultimately winds up being absolutely nothing at all. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 85% It (2017) 'It' perfectly dances the line between sweet coming-of-age sentimentality and fear-inducing horrific nightmare. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 70% mother! (2017) A wild, ridiculous, thrilling spectacle of a film. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
3/5 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Dench once again proves even the lightest of films can be elevated by her impeccable presence. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
2/5 53% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Kingsman: The Golden Circle is akin to someone just wildly bashing their hands on a piano, occasionally getting the right note here and there, but mostly delivering a red-hot mess. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
3.5/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle of the Sexes may not dig deep enough into the real issues surrounding women's rights in the 1970s, but it is endlessly entertaining and genuinely inspiring. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A stone-cold masterpiece. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) Much like life, The Florida Project is dark yet fun, joyous yet devastating, but, above all, one of the year's absolute finest films. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5.5 95% Sweet Country (2018) A piece of cinema that will both enrage and inspire you, Sweet Country is a true triumph of cinema. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) An utterly triumphant work of art. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
1/5 14% Geostorm (2017) Stay home and watch The Weather Channel instead. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Visually spectacular, action-packed, enormously entertaining, and genuinely hilarious, Thor: Ragnarok never takes itself too seriously, and therein lies its brilliance. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
3.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) An enthralling and gripping piece of cinema that's both sublimely moving and visually beautiful, The Last Jedi, while flawed, is ultimately a breath of fresh air. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
2/5 80% Green Book (2018) 'Green Book' has all the hallmarks of a new American classic. But dig a little deeper and you'll soon discover this "feel-good" film is problematic as all hell, making its adoration by awards season rather infuriating. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Saved by the performances of its dynamic leading lady combination of Ronan and Robbie, revisionist feminist tale 'Mary Queen of Scots' never quite reaches the heights it potentially could have. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
2.5/5 50% Storm Boy (2019) With a rather dour and bleak tone hanging over the entire film, 'Storm Boy' proves to be a rather pointless and disappointing experience. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 90% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
4/5 91% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
4/5 66% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 53% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 93% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
3/5 84% Creed II (2018) Far from the knock-out punch of the first film,Creed II still makes an impact. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
5/5 91% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018