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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
75/100 71% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) You must see it to believe it because this film is entirely original. The movie's final line will have you in stitches. It's the most romantic line ever said on film! ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 22, 2004
54/100 15% White Chicks (2004) I chuckled just once through this 105 minute affair, and that just doesn't cut it. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 22, 2004
74/100 45% The Day After Tomorrow (2004) The real star here is some excellent computer-generated effects that actually look real. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted May 29, 2004
57/100 No Score Yet Victim of Love (1991) Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 24, 2004
55/100 29% The Alamo (2004) I do believe President Bush was actually directing this movie. It has all the hallmarks of his idea of history, pretending that enemies are villainous evildoers. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 8, 2004
71/100 78% The Delicate Art of Parking (2003) Reminds me of a Christopher Guest movie, but perhaps not quite so ribald and witty. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 23, 2004
55/100 75% Dawn of the Dead (2004) The only thing that has improved with the remake is the quality of the blood. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 23, 2004
63/100 No Score Yet Moby Dick: The True Story (2002) Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
93/100 No Score Yet Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
75/100 86% Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) It is a carefully plotted film that leads to an extraordinary ironic climax. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
68/100 19% The Life of David Gale (2003) Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
65/100 79% The Enforcer (1976) Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
60/100 43% Breakout (1975) Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
85/100 90% Good Bye, Lenin! (2004) A brilliantly constructed, touching but unsentimental look at the last days of East Germany. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 14, 2004
65/100 94% Man of Aran (1934) Not a great film because filmmaker Robert Flaherty does not seem to understand fiction. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 2, 2004
73/100 83% La Diagonale du Fou (Dangerous Moves) (1984) This movie has dated considerably and can best be called a cold war relic. Still, I did find it intriguing and an interesting premise. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 2, 2004
71/100 86% Lovely & Amazing (2002) Not long enough to be a 'message movie', but insightful enough to hold our attention while exploring the lives of these characters. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 2, 2004
66/100 No Score Yet Fire on the Mountain (1996) I have reservations about the filmmakers' theories and I find it hard to believe that these men would want to be characterized this way. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 2, 2004
34/100 No Score Yet Seduction - Cruel Woman (1985) The problem with films like this is that it easy to pander to the sexual, show the act, without thinking about the drama that could be unfolding. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 1, 2004
74/100 83% Separate But Equal (1991) A Hollywood big screen version would have cut out too many details, so the miniseries format is ideal in letting this piece of history unfold. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 1, 2004
66/100 81% Biggie and Tupac (2002) The problem with Nick Broomfield's documentaries is, well, Nick Broomfield. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 1, 2004
67/100 81% Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today) (1999) Seems cheaply shot and perhaps that is why it just does not ring true. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 1, 2004
75/100 88% The Long, Hot Summer (1958) The conclusion is surprising and quite exciting, as this self-contained little southern world unravels. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 1, 2004
75/100 75% Brubaker (1980) Robert Redford, in a surprise acting tour de force, really stretches his style and mannerisms to become Henry Brubaker. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 1, 2004
71/100 100% Yana's Friends (2001) Portrays not only the fear that Israelis live with every day, but also the difficulties in a nation where people are arriving from all over the world, not knowing Hebrew. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 9, 2004
7/100 No Score Yet Rank amateurs toiling away at their 'craft' could be interesting if they tried to be more like Russ Meyer and less like pornographers. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 9, 2004
71/100 90% The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) A smart character study disguised as a thriller, and well worth viewing. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 9, 2004
63/100 No Score Yet Once a Thief (John Woo's Once a Thief) (John Woo's Violent Tradition) (1996) Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 4, 2004
52/100 No Score Yet Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 20, 2004
92/100 89% In America (2003) A wonderful family achievement, not overwrought or too sentimental, but a powerful example of the contemporary immigrant and American experience. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 17, 2004
30/100 21% Honey (2003) This is not just a bad film; it is also being marketed at the wrong time. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 8, 2003
85/100 63% Love Actually (2003) Call it a Christmas gift from Britain to the world; this film is undeniably charming and, for a holiday movie, sets the standard for the first years of the 21st century. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Nov 7, 2003
90/100 43% The Human Stain (2003) Despite its flaws, this adaptation is excellent. Gary Sinise steals the show. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Nov 1, 2003
44/100 40% Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) Those who remember Elvis as the King will shake their heads at this cheap production. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 27, 2003
65/100 No Score Yet Takes itself too seriously and lacks humour. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 25, 2003
55/100 No Score Yet Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 15, 2003
69/100 71% Pitcher And The Pin-Up (Road Home) (2005) Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 1, 2003
90/100 95% Lost In Translation (2003) Sofia Coppola is a rising star, and this is definitely one of the best films of 2003. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 25, 2003
67/100 64% An Affair to Remember (1957) Romantic and over the top, but Cary Grant excels in these situations and it almost saves a movie that seemed to lose its way. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 24, 2003
70/100 90% How Green Was My Valley (1941) A tedious working class drama that did not deserve the accolades it received. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 12, 2003
91/100 94% The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) The most amazing thing about this excellent film is how well it has held up and how its message is just as true today as it was in the immediate post-Second World War years. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 12, 2003
89/100 No Score Yet Quote not available. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 5, 2003
75/100 54% American Wedding (2003) The only thing really disappointing is that Alyson Hannigan's band geek character is underused in what is a really good comedy. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 1, 2003
43/100 0% De Sade (2001) A self-indulgent excuse to employ what now looks like very dated psychedelic 1960s filmmaking techniques. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 29, 2003
89/100 77% Seabiscuit (2003) Shares a warm, fuzzy feeling with films like Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 26, 2003
69/100 33% Johnny English (2003) There is plenty of opportunity for funny lines and great physical gags but the script really lets down the cast. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 17, 2003
71/100 100% Victim (1961) Groundbreaking, yes, but not as important as it should have been. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 23, 2003
66/100 No Score Yet The technology used on the show and the look of the shows are quite impressive, even viewed more than a decade later. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 23, 2003
63/100 60% Zong heng si hai (Once a Thief) (1991) Fails to deliver the action goods that John Woo fans want, and his skill with a romantic plot is not very good. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 22, 2003
37/100 52% Down & Out With the Dolls (2003) Part Singles, part Hype! and part Josie and the Pussycats, with a healthy dose of bad camerawork, bad lighting, and extremely bad acting. ‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 22, 2003