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Jamie Gillies

Jamie Gillies
Jamie Gillies's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Apollo Guide

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
55/100 No Score Yet Doragon bôru Z 1: Ora no Gohan wo kaese (1989) Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 29, 2011
71/100 70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004) Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 24, 2010
63/100 42% The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) Apart from the close ups of the lead actresses in 16th century garb, this movie is recommended only to soap opera aficionados and lovers of corsets. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 19, 2010
55/100 77% Cloverfield (2008) Memorable neither for its special effects nor the gimmickry of the hand-held camera. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Nov 26, 2009
81/100 84% I Love You, Man (2009) With discussions of music, relationships, aging and growing up, it acts like a latter-day Lemmon - Matthau comedy, with a sadness underneath that makes it authentic. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Nov 18, 2009
57/100 69% Commando (1985) It might have been fun to watch when I was nine, but knowing what I know now, it is a horribly offensive film. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 26, 2009
85/100 57% Defiance (2009) This is not an easy film to watch, as it describes the horrors of war with neither sympathetic nor maudlin touches. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 19, 2009
80/100 96% Winged Migration (2003) Filmed with exceptional care and remarkable photographic ingenuity, no other nature documentary is as personal and as close-up as this one to the peculiarities of birds. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 17, 2009
62/100 16% Untraceable (2008) Untraceable is prototype Internet conspiracy drivel, with a hackneyed plot years too late and a simple premise of good cops and innocents against sickos. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 15, 2009
86/100 91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006) While the screenplay is impressive and deserving of its recognition, it is Alan Arkin's performance-of-a-lifetime that separates this from other well-written small movies. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 1, 2009
40/100 0% Echelon Conspiracy (2009) In the right hands, this premise might a good movie make -- a fable like Aladdin's lamp updated for the iPhone era. This convoluted and half-baked conspiracy thriller does not. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 28, 2009
69/100 33% Getting Straight (1970) Sadly, despite its radical themes and caricatures, there is nary an ounce of subversiveness at this film's heart. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 17, 2009
65/100 37% Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) The wonderful fantasy elements Zach Helm was trying to tap into do not translate over to this particular toy store. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 17, 2009
48/100 13% First Sunday (2008) Perhaps moviegoers demand simplicity and cheap laughs more than ever during tough times, but this must be discouraging to aspiring African-American comedians and writers. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 26, 2009
48/100 39% Days of Thunder (1990) A sad example of Hollywood at its weakest and a reminder that even today's pabulum, spoon-fed as it is in multiplexes, is rarely as bad as the early roaring 1990s. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 20, 2009
52/100 6% Vibes (1988) For those looking for unintentional laughter in their movies, this one is for you. For those looking for a film to take seriously, beware. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 26, 2009
53/100 33% Wedding Daze (2006) Lacks the most basic charm and one-liners of films like The Wedding Singer, Love Actually and Bridget Jones' Diary. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 21, 2009
71/100 69% Coming to America (1988) Not only a great comedic effort but Eddie Murphy's best romantic film as well. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 21, 2009
69/100 83% Atonement (2007) Those who have read Ian McEwan's brilliant novel will feel a slight twinge of being cheated out of the epic they might have expected. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 5, 2007
54/100 65% The Nines (2007) I have no clue whether this is the most religious film of the year, or the most blasphemous film of the year. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 5, 2007
85/100 90% Michael Clayton (2007) The film's denouement is without question one of the best exercises in sustained and controlled excitement I've seen in a movie in a long while. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 5, 2007
80/100 100% Goodbye, Columbus (1969) Perhaps the most successful of the three Philip Roth adaptations on the big screen. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 10, 2007
82/100 72% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) (2007) Rarely have I seen a film end so satisfactorily and without feeling cheated by a conclusion ready made for first dates. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 8, 2007
71/100 34% Wonderland (2003) Unpleasant to view but ultimately satisfying. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted May 8, 2007
71/100 79% Crossroads (1986) Any music fan will do well spend an hour and a half watching this one. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted May 2, 2007
65/100 35% Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) Director Rob Marshall has a sophomore flop on his hands. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 26, 2007
52/100 24% Lady in the Water (2006) The film is a mess, a ramshackle affair. Its silliness cannot sustain itself. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 25, 2007
55/100 23% Freedomland (2006) Clunky, disjointed and with a couple of subplots that linger and then vanish. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 19, 2007
78/100 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) A great film to look at and Salvatore Totino's cinematography is pitch-perfect. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 19, 2007
75/100 No Score Yet The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1979) Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 14, 2006
65/100 44% Casanova (2005) Might have been called American Pie 4: Vacation in Venice. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 29, 2005
77/100 84% King Kong (2005) The popcorn movie of the millennium, setting a new standard for special effects wizardry. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 13, 2005
75/100 76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) The special effects are phenomenal, looking amazingly authentic. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 11, 2005
75/100 43% Bee Season (2005) Flora Cross delivers a mesmerizing performance. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Nov 11, 2005
71/100 61% Shopgirl (2005) Claire Danes holds things together here when it feels like Steve Martin will unravel it. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 27, 2005
74/100 55% Lords of Dogtown (2005) Directed with skill and assuredness by Catherine Hardwicke. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 6, 2005
67/100 64% The Day of the Locust (1975) The casting choices are brilliant but the production is let down by a haphazard screenplay that misses the novel's point, and weak direction. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 27, 2005
90/100 90% Hotel Rwanda (2004) Don Cheadle is a revelation in his performance and is my pick as 2004's best actor. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 31, 2005
70/100 68% Closer (2004) The kind of drama that some will find provocative and groundbreaking; I just find it mean spirited. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 2, 2004
73/100 60% Wimbledon (2004) Despite my reservations about the endless stream of clichés we see here, I recommend this movie. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2004
71/100 86% Daddy and Them (2001) Isn't horrible and isn't a classic either. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 25, 2004
74/100 92% Mrs. Miniver (1942) An effective piece of wartime cinematic propaganda that helped defeat the Nazis. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 24, 2004
66/100 44% The Last Tycoon (1976) Out of place and not quite interesting enough to hold our attention, which is a disappointment, because it has many of the elements that can make for greatness. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 23, 2004
57/100 47% We're No Angels (1989) This, one of the most disappointing films of the 1980s, was a dud upon its release and has not held up well at all. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 23, 2004
68/100 81% Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) A standard story delivered well with not many stylistic discretions, which gives it a timeless quality. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 23, 2004
64/100 86% Grand Hotel (1932) A lesson on just how far motion pictures have come, and thank heavens for 1970s independent filmmaking or Hollywood might still resemble Louis Mayer's fantasy world. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 23, 2004
56/100 65% The Great Ziegfeld (1936) Unless you were in an air conditioned movie house in Topeka, Kansas in 1936, I can't see why anyone would want to sit through all three hours of this. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 23, 2004
80/100 43% The Village (2004) Shyamalan is a master of mood, tone and style, like Hitchcock, and keeps the scary bits off screen, which in this desensitized world, makes them all the more frightening. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 29, 2004
87/100 93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) Does a near-perfect job of amalgamating effects with filmmaking and will definitely set the standard for action movies that want to be both a spectacle and seem real. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 29, 2004
76/100 61% The Terminal (2004) Fans of old fashioned filmmaking, in the grand tradition of Frank Capra and Billy Wilder, will find much to enjoy here. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 23, 2004