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
3.5/5 79% Ron's Gone Wrong (2021) A blissfully entertaining little gem, 'Ron's Gone Wrong' may get its deeper messages rather muddled, but it's still heartfelt, pure, and entirely charming. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2021
4/5 86% The Harder They Fall (2021) Led by one of the year's best ensemble casts, 'The Harder They Fall' is stylish as hell, hugely entertaining, and uproariously fun. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2021
3/5 85% The Last Duel (2021) If action and war were the sole focus of 'The Last Duel,' it would be a glorious success. But it reaches for a grander message of prejudice and sexism without the gravitas or nuance to hit its intended target. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2021
4.5/5 97% Pig (2021) A quietly poignant and strangely beautiful little gem that touched my heart like few other films this year, Pig is a deeply special wonder. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2021
4.5/5 95% Mass (2021) A raw chamber piece cemented by four of the best performances you will see in 2021, Mass is brilliant, devastating, and heartbreaking. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2021
2.5/5 30% The Addams Family 2 (2021) This sequel merely repeats the same mistakes of its predecessor and refuses to honour the ghoulish reputation of this once-macabre brand. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2021
3/5 63% All My Puny Sorrows (2021) 'All My Puny Sorrows' winds up drowning in its own words and loses some of its potential emotional impact. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2021
1/5 29% Dear Evan Hansen (2021) 'Dear Evan Hansen' drowns in self-congratulation by thinking it's making a pertinent statement worthy of applause, but without any clue how to do so with any semblance of authenticity or integrity. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2021
4/5 94% 7 Prisoners (7 prisioneiros) (2021) A harrowing portrait of exploitation and systemic corruption and a gripping tale of morality. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2021
3/5 72% The Guilty (2021) For those who haven't seen the Danish original, 'The Guilty' will play like a tight little thriller that consistently keepsyou on your toes. But if you're familiar with what came before, it's the worst example of cinematic déjà vu. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2021
4/5 63% Encounter (2021) While 'Encounter' lags slightly towards the middle, Pearce knows how to blend a tight, suspenseful thriller with a beautiful, touching family drama to create something entirely compelling. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2021
3.5/5 79% Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021) It's familiar and predictable, but the rarity of seeing a queer coming-of-age story on screen is always something to celebrate and this film's infectious joy and positivity is ultimately very hard to resist. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2021
4/5 90% Streamline (2021) Led by a breakthrough performance from Levi Miller and fueled by Tyson Wade Johnston's assured direction, this is one of the best Australian films of the year. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
4/5 84% Candyman (2021) Nia DaCosta has something to say and you best sit up and pay attention. It's uncomfortable viewing for numerous reasons, but therein lies this film's immense power. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
4/5 86% King Knight (2021) This is a filmmaker evolving to interesting new places while still retaining his trademark sharp satire, biting wit, and shrewd social commentary. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2021
2.5/5 37% Reminiscence (2021) While there are flourishes of genuine brilliance, 'Reminiscence' ironically leaves you fondly remembering those films that did this style of cinema more effectively. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2021
4/5 86% The Night House (2021) A dark, unsettling tale loaded with terrifying shocks at every turn and emotionally effective moments that expertly capture the crippling chaos of grief. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2021
3/5 67% Respect (2021) Saved by the magnificent performance of Jennifer Hudson, it's a paint-by-the-numbers biopic that feels far too conventional for a woman who was anything but. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2021
4/5 80% Free Guy (2021) A surprisingly upbeat, wholesome blockbuster with a few important lessons to share, it's a delightful summer crowd-pleaser. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
4.5/5 90% The Suicide Squad (2021) A giddily violent, gory, and outlandish romp that will leave you richly satisfied, 'The Suicide Squad' reaches a new pinnacle for the DCEU. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2021
3.5/5 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) While its overreliance on bombastic (and occasionally ghastly) CGI teeters on excessive, the sparkling chemistry of its two leads and a wonderfully exciting narrative make this one of the best thrill rides this season. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
2/5 50% Old (2021) A calamity of ghastly dialogue, underdeveloped characters, and stylistic choices that border on the ridiculous. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2021
2.5/5 26% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Splashes of nostalgia and homage can be a wonderful thing, but this sequel rarely takes the time to stand on its own two feet. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
3.5/5 79% Black Widow (2021) Both a solid spy thriller and an engaging familial drama, it brings the action but wisely offers plenty of heart and humour and leaves you completely satisfied. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
4/5 91% Luca (2021) A sweet, vibrant charmer of a film that serves as a beautiful ode to young friendship. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
2.5/5 27% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) A sequel that barely manages to justify its necessity and delivers little more than a regurgitation of the first film. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2021
4/5 94% In the Heights (2021) Anchored by a committed ensemble cast and an array of genuinely striking musical numbers, it's richly entertaining and tremendously joyful. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2021
3/5 55% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) If you can overlook the screenplay's liberties with the truth, this is still a decently enjoyable horror film hiding amongst a lot of silliness. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
4/5 74% Cruella (2021) One of the best Disney live-action adaptations to date, 'Cruella' proves the studio can do an origin story without muddying the reputation and legacy of one of its beloved icons. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
4/5 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Equally as unnerving, tense, and riveting as its predecessor. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
2/5 26% The Woman in the Window (2021) While 'The Woman in the Window' may contain all the right ingredients, the final dish is a disappointing flop. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
2.5/5 37% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) The battle between blazing its own trail while still following the formula of the past leaves 'Spiral' feeling like a copycat itself rather than its own inspiring beast. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
3/5 61% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) While the film may lack the impressive writing of Sheridan's other work, it brings plenty of thrills to keep you engaged. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
4.5/5 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) A visually dazzling delight with a heart as big as its ambition, it's a marvellous creation that's entertaining, endearing, and genuinely hilarious. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
2.5/5 44% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Michael B. Jordan works his hardest to save this film from itself, but even someone of his talent can't rescue this one. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2021
3/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) A video game adaptation crafted almost exclusively for diehard fans, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
3/5 67% Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) A good dose of harmless, fluffy nonsense that knows how to please its target market. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
3.5/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) 'Godzilla vs. Kong' revels in its own outlandish premise and delivers everything you paid for. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
4/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) A vast improvement on its predecessor, this reimagining is hedonistic, thrilling, flawed, sporadically marvellous, and ultimately entirely enjoyable popcorn cinema. In other words, it's a Zack Snyder film. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
3/5 49% Coming 2 America (2021) While it's far from the genuine genius of its predecessor (which, let's be honest, is hardly surprising),'Coming 2 America'is still a giddily familiar trip down memory lane. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) With all the hallmarks of classic Disney animation, it's a dazzling, entertaining delight that gifts the world a courageous new Disney heroine for the ages. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
2/5 37% Cherry (2021) A catastrophic mess. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
3.5/5 74% Boss Level (2021) Loaded with lashings of blood, violence, and cheeky one-liners, it's an energetic tribute to the glory days of 8-bit arcade games. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
4/5 80% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) 'Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar' is one of the silliest and most ridiculous films I've seen in some time...and I loved every damn moment of it. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2021
2.5/5 56% The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) While Day's astonishingly good performance is worth the price of admission, everything surrounding it proves to be a tedious slog to endure. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
4/5 78% I Care a Lot (2021) You'll have no idea where this sardonic little gem is heading, but you won't be able to take your eyes off Rosamund Pike. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
3.5/5 70% Land (2021) A solid directorial debut from Wright, even if it's all just a touch too safe and familiar. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
4/5 96% CODA (2021) A charming heartwarmer that's good for the soul. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
3.5/5 98% Apples (Mila) (2020) 'Apples' mixes enough deadpan humour and surrealist absurdity to declare Christos Nikou is a filmmaker to keep an eye on. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
4/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) A compelling portrait of a man on the brink of a revolution and a damning indictment of the government determined to bring him down. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021