Jamie Graham

Jamie Graham
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 79% Army Of The Dead (2021) It's overlong and laboured in places, but worth a bite for the money-shot set-pieces. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2021
3/5 45% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Jordan, who also produces, makes for a riveting Kelly, fleshing out a character who previously played support to Jack Ryan in a couple of movies and the TV series. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
3/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Watching these famous monsters share the screen for the first time since 1963's King Kong Vs. Godzilla, in a series of expertly choreographed battles, packs real wallop... - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
5/5 57% Malcolm & Marie (2020) Malcolm & Marie is a film of the moment, powered by Covid, BLM and #MeToo - but good enough to stand the test of time. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
4/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) We've all been waiting for Gadot, and it was worth it. A much-needed blockbuster full of humour, spectacle and optimism. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
3/5 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) Its intentions are sincere, but in seeking the profound it loses a sense of purpose... - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
5/5 83% Mank (2020) It demythologises the town while dealing with themes of authorship, self-loathing, alcoholism, fear of failure and the value of the word. It is sometimes savage, sometimes amusing, often both at once. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
4/5 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) It makes for an emotionally tough watch - though an exhilarating one too, given the torque of Sorkin's talk. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
66% Matthias & Maxime (2019) For all of its energy and antagonism, Matthias & Maxime is Dolan's most accessible work to date... - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
4/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) This is a frequently fierce, fascinating picture. The world needs it right now. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
4/5 88% Onward (2020) The animation is spellbinding as Onward builds into a galloping adventure full of amusement, excitement and enchantment. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/5 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Delivers as a Friday-night actioner, with some smart moves and good banter. Smith and Lawrence are on crackerjack form. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
4/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Tries to fit in so much it threatens to tear apart at the seams, but ultimately rises to the impossible occasion. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Some of the vibrancy has worn off but this Rock-solid sequel has enough giggles and gasps to attract herds of viewers. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3/5 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) Don't overlook this spiritual sequel to The Shining. But don't expect it get close to Kubrick's original, either. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
5/5 95% The Irishman (2019) This is Scorsese's summation, his twilight masterpiece, his Once Upon A Time In America. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Come for the technical innovations, stay for... hmm. Two Will Smiths for the price of one just ain't worth it. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 97% The Farewell (2019) It is heartfelt and beautifully observed, so while everyone on screen is doing their utmost to hold back tears, yours will come unchecked. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
3/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) Huge kudos goes to Muschietti for again capturing the essence of King's magnum opus. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
5/5 89% The Souvenir (2019) Hogg's best film yet is an instant British classic. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 5 now seems like a rather good idea. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood is actually surprisingly pure of heart, a love letter to both the memory of Tate and to Old Hollywood as times are a changin'. - GQ Magazine [UK] EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) It grips from first frame to last. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) For all of its composed sumptuousness, Portrait of a Lady on Fire makes for thrilling viewing. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
88% Sorry We Missed You (2020) More tense and harrowing than any Hollywood thriller. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Part of the journey is the end, and this goes out with a bang that'll make you whimper. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/5 46% Dumbo (2019) There are thrills and feels but this reimagination of the delightful animation doesn't take flight often enough. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
37% Grease 2 (1982) It is, in fact, something of a camp classic, enjoyable on its own terms and boasting a marvellously insouciant performance from Pfeiffer as the leader of the Pink Ladies. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
3/5 81% Instant Family (2018) It's no Parenthood. It's tonally messy. But Instant Family's made with excellent intentions and chunks of it work. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
4/5 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) This is a rare remake of worth - droll, sleek and not content to settle for being Taken 4. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
5/5 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Neither too clever for its own good nor simply a nostalgia-trip pastiche aimed only at chin-strumming cinephiles, it is, in a word, fun. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4/5 88% Silent Light (Stellet licht) (2007) The sound of silence... Indulging in few words and even fewer edits, Carlos Reygadas lets his luminous images do the talking as he ponders the human condition and more. Some viewers will cry with boredom; true believers will shed tears of pain and joy. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
3/5 60% Real Steel (2011) With its tale of redemption, reconnection and triumphant underdogs interwoven with seamless effects boasting a palpable physicality, Real Steel does nothing new but does it well. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/5 29% Venom (2018) Fleischer made a better comedy-horror with Zombieland, but Venom's a decent buddy actioner. You might even laugh your head off... - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
5/5 90% Mandy (2018) Cage loses it in a bloody, druggy, superbly crafted revenge thriller. Astonishing. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 88% Upgrade (2018) Whannell flaunts his influences while still making a movie good enough to stand tall on its own considerable merits. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) McQuarrie brings grace and grit, and Cruise brings it, period. This quick-witted, fleet-footed franchise shows no sign of flagging. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
5/5 93% First Reformed (2018) Paul Schrader's best for 20 years. A stunning study of one man's flaws and an apocalyptic vision of mankind's fate. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) Despite the first Incredibles feeling newer and, ideas-wise, more focused in its tale of dreary domesticity rubbing up against wacky world-saving, this is terrific. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/5 47% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) After a first half that suggests franchise fatigue is setting in, Fallen Kingdom zooms in for some scarily good set-pieces. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
4/5 69% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Far better than we had any right to expect. Thrilling set-pieces, spine-tingling iconography and a Han/Chewie bromance to savour. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 84% Blockers (2018) Somehow manages to be sweet and progressive, as well as a timely release in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) Spielberg gets his game face on with spectacular results. One extended scene - no spoilers! - is as fun as cinema gets. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 52% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander packs a punch but this Tomb Raider is a long way off the Holy Grail of the first three Indy movies. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/5 75% Mom and Dad (2018) An exploitation movie that, paradoxically, exhibits too much good taste. Still, expect "Saws all!" to become a 2018 catchphrase. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
3/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The spectacle is decent and the relationship dynamics absorb just enough to fill the lengthy run time. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
4/5 47% Downsizing (2017) No small achievement. Alexander Payne re-confirms his position as one of US cinema's premier filmmakers. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
5/5 90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDormand is an unstoppable force in a fiercely intelligent, profanely poetic movie that shifts tonal gears at breakneck speed. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
3/5 29% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) This last (?) encore feels a little tired, but fans will still feel the urge to raise their lighters/glowing phones. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
5/5 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) An excellent middle chapter bursting with wit, wisdom, emotion, shocks, old-fashioned derring-do, state-of-the-art tech, and stonking set-pieces. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017