Jamie Graham

Jamie Graham

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Jamie Graham's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film, Sight and Sound, SFX Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 90%

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

"The 80-year-old director still has plenty of fire in his belly. Warm, belligerent and, in places, unbearably moving." ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 18, 2016
5/5 81%

American Honey (2016)

"Will infuriate those who like their movies tight and tidy but go along for the ride and this is wind-in-your-hair thrilling. A modern classic." ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 13, 2016
5/5 98%

Under The Shadow (2016)

"Writer/director Babak Anvari blends war, patriarchal rule, folklore, spooky kids and one of the best jump scares since Carrie's hand burst from the grave, into a startling debut." ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 27, 2016
4/5 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"Not quite magnificent but certainly Fuqua's best since Training Day and a rare remake that actually delivers. Yee-haw!" ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/5 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"Consistently funny, frequently hilarious. Just don't order one of those jumbo hotdogs before you take your seat - never mind the guilt, you'll choke laughing." ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 31, 2016
4/5 69%

Café Society (2016)

"More flyaway entertainment than vintage Woody but a joy while it lasts. Allen, at 80, has a spring in his step." ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 31, 2016
4/5 100%

Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)

"Nathalie's brought to life by Huppert's subtly complex turn and Hansen-Løve's fluid, unfussy direction." ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/5 40%

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

"A mildly compelling thriller with a solid cast." ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/5 39%

Morgan (2016)

"It engages but falls a good deal short of Ex Machina's fierce intelligence... [However,] the performances are robust." ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/5 92%

The Violators (2015)

"The Violators suffers from inevitable comparisons to Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, but is anchored by McQueen's terrific performance in her feature debut." ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/5 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"Starts off flavourful, turns rather bland. This Injustice League jaunt proves that DC is still a long way behind Marvel for on-screen action." ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 2, 2016
4/5 75%

The BFG (2016)

"A beguiling, potent tale that will make snapperwhippers of even the most surly adults, it is, in a big word favoured by its even bigger-hearted hero, scrumdiddlyumptious." ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 25, 2016
2/5 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"Goldblum's Levinson sums it up while talking about the mothership sucking up whole cities from the Earth's surface: "What goes up, must come down." Sadly, he might have been talking about the franchise." ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"Supernaturalism for sceptics: teaming up for the fourth time, Nichols and Shannon deliver another slow-burn, grounded triumph." ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 3, 2016
4/5 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"Cloverfield was all about making viewers to gasp and pant; 10 Cloverfield Lane demands you hold your breath. As unnerving as it is surprising." ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 8, 2016
4/5 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"Charlie Kaufman shows us what it is to be human. Plus the best use of Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun' in the movies." ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 6, 2016
4/5 91%

The Witch (2016)

"Robert Eggers' measured, meticulous debut builds into one of the most genuinely scary horror movies of recent years." ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 6, 2016
4/5 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"If you like bleak 'n' brutal thrillers like The French Connection, Se7en and Animal Kingdom (who doesn't?), this is the movie for you." ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 14, 2016
4/5 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"Hail, Caesar! is a love letter inked in arsenic, at once celebrating the artistry of Hollywood and cringing at the crass commercialism and rampant phoniness of it all." ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 2, 2016
4/5 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"A rigorously detailed telling of an important story that never loses sight of the human devastation." ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 24, 2016
4/5 75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"A superior entertainment that marks Tarantino's most mature outing since Jackie Brown." ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 3, 2016

We Are Still Here (2015)

"Those who can spot a Fulci reference will likely embrace this creepy, bloody haunted house movie more than mainstream viewers. But if you like your horror, it's a treat." ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 31, 2015
4/5 60%

Joy (2015)

"Not without glitches but an energetic study of one woman's refusal to settle for anything less than her share of the American Dream." ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 27, 2015
5/5 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"This, undoubtedly, is the movie that fans wanted, the movie that fans deserve." ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 15, 2015
3/5 24%

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

"Fun enough, but not the lightning-bolt-to-the-heart update we hoped for." ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 2, 2015
5/5 86%

Steve Jobs (2015)

"This is a movie that never lets up or allows viewers to do anything but meet it with fearsome focus. Much like its subject." ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 8, 2015
4/5 92%

The Martian (2015)

"The Martian is a savvy blend of the technical and the personal, of outer and inner journeys, and of teamwork and isolated glory." ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 12, 2015
3/5 64%

The Visit (2015)

"The Visit is a genuinely creepy and chucklesome horror-comedy with a touching (if somewhat over-sentimentalised) core." ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 10, 2015
4/5 61%

Legend (2015)

"It's flawed, yes - Frances is frustratingly underwritten, her psychological fault lines spoken of but never shown - but it's also swaggeringly cinematic. And it has Tom Hardy vs Tom Hardy..." ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 6, 2015
4/5 93%

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation might have its hi-tech gadgets, but it's a pleasingly old-fashioned affair." ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 24, 2015
5/5 98%

Inside Out (2015)

"Fittingly for a movie set inside someone's head, Pixar's 15th feature is a fireworks display of fizzing ideas and bursts of imagination." ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 19, 2015
5/5 91%

Dear White People (2014)

"This is high-altitude satire that dares to press hot buttons while targeting and empathising with all, black and white." ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 5, 2015
4/5 81%

Man Up (2015)

"Not up there with key US influences Annie Hall, When Harry Met Sally and Jerry Maguire, but a romcom Brits can be proud of. Make a date of it." ‐ Total Film
Posted May 24, 2015
3/5 78%

Danny Collins (2015)

"Hits all the routine beats but is plenty entertaining, with Pacino rediscovering his enviable pizazz to headline a quality ensemble." ‐ Total Film
Posted May 24, 2015
4/5 90%

Spring (2015)

"It's rare indeed to find a modern horror film more interested in characters than plot or body count, and the naturalistic storytelling pays dividends." ‐ Total Film
Posted May 17, 2015
5/5 97%

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

"In the battle of the 2015 behemoths, the maxed-out madness of Mad Max: Fury Road sets an extraordinarily high bar - then pole-vaults clean over it and smashes the entire rig to smithereens." ‐ Total Film
Posted May 11, 2015
3/5 75%

A Royal Night Out (2015)

"Jarrold struggles to sweep things along with quite enough vigour - budget constraints crowd the edge of the frame - but Gadon is intoxicating as Elizabeth. A star is born." ‐ Total Film
Posted May 10, 2015
3/5 77%

Big Game (2015)

"Watch Big Game with a straight face and it's ridiculous; view it as tongue-in-cheek (and Rare Exports proved that Helander has a wicked sense of humour) and, if not sublime, it's certainly entertaining." ‐ Total Film
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 72%

The Falling (2015)

"Ambiguity is The Falling's currency, and it's all the richer for it." ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 20, 2015
4/5 95%

Wild Tales (2015)

"Of the six tales on offer, four are excellent and one decent - a high strike rate for a compilation." ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2015
4/5 79%

Furious 7 (2015)

"So fast, furious, ginormous, crazed, maxed-out and heart-on-sleeve emotional is this gloriously ludicrous instalment that it's impossible to see where an eighth could go." ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2015
4/5 100%

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014)

"Over-long, but a work of great artistry and emotion. As the woodcutter says upon finding our heroine: "A gift from heaven"." ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 57%

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

"Misses the energy and vitality of Gregg Araki's best work, but there's more going on here than immediately meets the eye." ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 1, 2015
4/5 89%

White God (2015)

"Who let the dogs out? This is Homeward Bound: The Incredibly Harrowing Journey ..." ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 34%

Blackhat (2015)

"It's no Heat but the niggles are easily forgiven given the virtuosity on show and the mood oozing from every frame. No one shoots faces, architecture and gunfights like Mann." ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 16, 2015
3/5 63%

Son of a Gun (2015)

"Never sure if it wants to be a hard-edged character drama or pacy action-thriller, Son Of A Gun has plenty to admire between the tonal wobbles." ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 25, 2015
3/5 46%

The Gambler (2014)

"Wahlberg finds his most interesting role since The Departed in a film that's heavy on atmosphere and suspense but shy of a full deck when it comes to characterisation." ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 18, 2015
3/5 71%

Into the Woods (2014)

"Family entertainment with death, limb-lopping and other horrors. If you go Into The Woods today, you'll be surprised how faithful this is to the dark stage musical." ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 5, 2015
5/5 91%

Birdman (2014)

"Frenetic, splenetic and dizzyingly inventive." ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2015
4/5 27%

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

"Scott, aided by CGI though many sets were constructed, has conjured a vision to make Cecil B. DeMille quake." ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 4, 2014
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