Jamie Healy

Jamie Healy
Jamie Healy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times
Publications: Radio Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 92% The Witches of the Orient (2021) The director has an eye for arresting visuals as well as an ear for a good tune, but some of his artistic montages do needlessly drag out what is an otherwise fascinating story of sporting glory. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
4/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) A skyscraper-trashing brawl in neon-lit Hong Kong is the action highlight, and a late appearance from another of Godzilla's old adversaries is sure to have fans roaring with delight. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
4/5 71% Creation Stories (2021) The supporting characters are sketchily drawn but McGee's family serves to ground the story and humanise our unruly hero, while musical contributions from the Jesus and Mary Chain to Primal Scream provide a roaring soundtrack to a remarkable life story. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
4/5 88% The Eight Hundred (2020) Flag-waving propaganda it may be, but The Eight Hundred makes for stirring, satisfying entertainment. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
3/5 96% Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan (2020) Temple works hard to make the film hang together, weaving his familiar magic using old audio interviews, animated segments and archive snippets. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
3/5 89% Save Yourselves! (2020) The film does unravel spectacularly towards the end, but writer/directors Alex H Fischer and Eleanor Wilson should be applauded for creating an alien-invasion movie with a difference... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
2/5 72% An American Pickle (2020) The plot becomes increasingly directionless, while Ben's vindictive nature and Herschel's politically incorrect outbursts make both men difficult to warm to. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
4/5 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Just like the real song contest, it's all a bit silly, goes on far too long and is predictable to a fault. But there's also no denying its warmth, energy and quirkiness, which makes it simply great fun to watch. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 50% A Dog Called Money (2020) It's fascinating to see the creative process laid bare in such a way, and the film confirms Harvey's position as a vital and relevant artist who thrives through collaboration and experimentation. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
4/5 90% The Fate of Lee Khan (Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo) (2019) But from its striking costumes to its controlled camerawork and rhythmic editing, Hu's film shows its class. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
2/5 75% The Captain (2019) Much like any real-life flight, it all takes unnecessarily long to get going, with the viewer subjected to an extraneous series of safety checks and procedures, there to absolve our plucky crew of the freak events that follow. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 89% Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2019) The plentiful fight scenes are executed with precision and the occasional "wire-fu" flourish by legendary action director Yuen Wo-Ping, with a showdown between gun and wing-chun fist among the more inventive touches. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
3/5 59% Charlie Says (2019) Although uncomfortably lurid in places, the film stops short of the full-on exploitative treatment it could have warranted. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
5/5 99% Apollo 11 (2019) The achievements of July 1969 may be familiar to one and all, but they have never been presented with such clarity or looked so epic. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
4/5 100% Dragon Inn (Long men ke zhen) (1966) [King Hu's] control over camera movement and composition is exemplary, building the tension and invigorating the swordplay. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
3/5 10% The Professor (2019) It's American Beauty meets Dead Poets Society given a terminal-disease twist, and while not as scathing nor as inspirational as those films, The Professor happily mines laughs from the darkest of places. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
3/5 100% Salyut-7 (2017) Director/co-writer Klim Shipenko may embellish the facts to heighten the peril, but they only add to the enjoyment of this little-known chapter of space history. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Spacewalk (Vremya pervykh) (2017) The dreamy diversions into Leonov's childhood can feel a bit of an indulgence, but they at least offer some much-needed gasps for air amid the escalating peril. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) By rights, it should be great popcorn entertainment. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a lumbering mess. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 63% Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) The human drama also withers in the big guy's wake, with the endeavours of a heroic admiral and his daughter, a scoop-hungry TV reporter, providing only moderate diversion between impressively staged carnage. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Shao Lin san shi liu fang) (1979) Despite its relative lack of star power and modest budget, this Shaw Brothers kung fu movie was acclaimed in its day and is regarded as a landmark of the genre. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
4/5 88% The Witch: Subversion (Manyeo) (2018) With a carrot-dangling coda that anticipates further twists in the tale, this promises to be the start of an exciting, bloody and outlandish series. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2019
3/5 80% Shogun Assassin (1980) Gore hounds will no doubt revel in the visceral carnage, but its notoriety should not obscure the fact this seminal work is richly atmospheric and makes for often mesmerising viewing. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 37% The Dirt (2019) It's plenty of fun when the mayhem is dialled up to 11, and The Dirt lives up to its name by being a grubby guilty pleasure. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/5 15% The Circle (2017) Watson's integration into the creepily inclusive company does suck you into the story, but her journey to becoming its poster girl and eventual whistle-blower is less convincing. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
3/5 67% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) While it may not be a keepsake to match the best festive classics, this has pleasing stocking-filler appeal... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
3/5 63% Bird Box (2018) On its own merits, Bird Box offers serviceable sci-fi scares... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
4/5 50% Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (2018) It's in the recording studio and on stage where these four rather ordinary blokes function as an extraordinary whole. And it's also where Whitecross's film really reaches out to the fans. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 85% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) With a doomed romance subplot adding emotional resonance, this is extreme Asian cinema with substance, style and soul. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 86% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) This ambitious reboot of the Godzilla franchise from Toho Studios is a curious beast, but its unconventional nature makes it stand out from the rest of the monster pack. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 100% Bunch of Kunst (2017) Just like the Sleafords themselves, Christine Franz's film is unpretentious and unfiltered, and it brilliantly captures the momentum and excitement of a band as they make their breakthrough. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 82% We Are X (2016) Splits, suicides, a brainwashing cult and industrial quantities of hairspray and make-up all play their part in the story, with the fragile Yoshiki fulfilling the role of tortured artist to perfection. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/5 74% Headshot (2017) The close-quarters fight choreography is convincingly realistic and captured deftly on camera, but this lacks the cheer-on appeal of Uwais's breakthrough movie The Raid and too often feels like an exercise in overkill. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 93% Lost in France (2016) Niall McCann's documentary celebrates the legacy of the fiercely independent record label Chemikal Underground. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 74% Danny Says (2016) The fact that those people come out in their droves to pay homage speaks volumes. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 95% Gimme Danger (2016) The familiar approach doesn't spoil what proves to be an infectiously entertaining epitaph that was well worth the wait. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 79% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) There is the odd glaring gap in how events are presented (Shin isn't around to speak for himself), but this story is a real one of a kind. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 94% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) Mark Craig's film is all the more affecting for weaving such achingly personal testimony into what is a thoroughly absorbing account of the last great era of human endeavour. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 100% They Will Have to Kill Us First (2016) Schwartz ... expertly captures the sights, sounds and general bustle of Mali, imbuing her sometimes harrowing film with warmth, intimacy and vitality. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
4/5 76% Ip Man 3 (2016) Rather than being just a cash-in sequel, this episode strikes just the right balance of humour, heart and rollicking set pieces to make it the best of a memorable series. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
4/5 82% Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD (2014) Skilfully assembled and comprehensive in its research, this is a must-see for comic fans and essential viewing for Dredd-heads. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 64% Quantum of Solace (2008) Craig may be ill-served by the material on this occasion, but his committed performance as the spy hero remains eminently watchable. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
3/5 63% Spectre (2015) For all its flaws, overreaching ambition and excessive running time, this is a prestige picture on a huge scale. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/5 90% Bill (2016) The original members of TV's Horrible Histories make a promising feature debut with this ribald period romp. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 77% The Connection (2015) Despite sympathetic performances from the two main players, this sprawling crime epic delivers barely enough tension to hold the interest to the end. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 89% Lambert & Stamp (2015) This offers an often fascinating insider's view of the Who from those who put them on the path to fame. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 92% Hype! (1996) While the seemingly endless procession of obscure bands does get a bit wearisome, it does at least mean this isn't the Kurt Cobain-skewed, cash-in feature you might expect. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2015
3/5 75% Kung Fu Killer (2015) [An] efficient thriller that's sure to tick all the boxes for fans of Asian action movies. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/5 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) Mossy Bottom Farm's mischief-maker bounds effortlessly onto the big screen in this fun-packed yarn from Aardman. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 76% Godzilla (2014) A blockbuster that makes up for in mood and spectacle what it lacks in dramatic bite. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015