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Jamie Russell

Jamie Russell
Jamie Russell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com, Total Film, Film4, thelondonpaper, Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 64% Dan in Real Life (2007) Touching, tender and laugh-out-loud funny, this little rom-com will melt your heart then rebuild it afresh. It's so warm and inviting, you'll want to spend a week in its company. But you only get 99 minutes. Treasure them.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2008
4/5 69% The Duchess of Langeais (Ne Touchez Pas La Hache)(Don't Touch the Axe) (2007) No lavish costume drama, it's instead a theatrical dissection of the spiteful games lovers play.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2007
3.5/5 77% Paranoid Park (2007) A formally daring attempt to capture the rhythms of adolescence wrapped around a murder mystery, Paranoid Park continues Van Sant's fascination with American youth.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2007
2/5 23% Balls of Fury (2007) Enter The Dragon meets Shaolin Soccer meets Dodgeball - just with infinitely smaller balls. A camp turn from Christopher Walken astounds but it'll be funnier if you wait for the DVD and lubricate it with a six-pack. Or three.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2007
3/5 70% I Am Legend (2007) I Am Legend sees Smith deliver a surprisingly moving performance as he wanders empty New York streets going slowly ga-ga.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2007
3.5/5 56% We Own the Night (2007) A grown-up thriller about morality and the consequences of choice, We Own The Night harks back to an earlier era. A cast of heavy-hitters give it all a solid, polished sheen.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2007
3/5 75% Km 31 (2006) It's all too familiar for its own good, and isn't helped by the screenplay's meandering subplots about the twin sisters' past and their loves in the present.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2007
3/5 56% This Christmas (2007) No Christmas cracker but a likable holiday movie, This Christmas is full of seasonal cheer, some witty banter and a raft of enthusiastic performances from its high-spirited cast.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2007
2/5 86% 4:30 (2006) Somewhat ironically for a film about insomnia, 4:30 manages to send its audience to sleep. A lack of plot and an ill-judged belief in its own importance make it a disappointment for Tan fans.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2007
3/5 87% Jesus Camp (2006) This unabashedly liberal documentary tries to redress the balance by giving the rest of America a wake up call: not all scary fundamentalists come strapped with explosives.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2007
3/5 91% Rescue Dawn (2007) A quirky first half of torture, starvation and, um, stinky farts gives way to crazed jungle fever as Dengler leads a great escape into the heart of darkness.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2007
3/5 79% A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2007) A chilling picture of coming global crisis fuelled by our lack of fuel.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2007
3/5 74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) (2007) Gloopy and outrageous, this schlock horror tribute is pure trash... in the best possible sense.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2007
3.5/5 95% In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) A timely tribute to the 12 men who landed on the moon during the 1960s and 1970s. The remastered, rediscovered documentary footage is incredible, although the absence of Neil Armstrong is disappointing.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2007
3/5 17% Saw IV (2007) It's deeply unsettling; just like a horror movie should be.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2007
3/5 43% Lagerfeld Confidential (2007) Lagerfeld could be the fashion world's Nosferatu: gimlet eyes hidden behind shades as they appraise each new collection; monstrous in his egotism; and, despite his protestations otherwise, painfully lonely after selling his soul to haute couture.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2007
14% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) The excessive strobe effects may trigger epileptic fits, but the movie itself will induce narcolepsy.‐ thelondonpaper
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2007
1/5 1% Daddy Day Camp (2007) Never work with children or animals. Unless you're a child or an animal, in which case, never work with Cuba Gooding Jnr.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2007
2/5 47% Rendition (2007) It's a weapon of mass distraction, designed to stop you realising this is about as challenging as a GCSE in General Studies.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2007
5/5 91% Horror of Dracula (1958) A film that deserves recognition as one of this country's finest horror movies, a sexually charged Gothic nightmare featuring standout performances from Hammer stalwarts Lee and Peter Cushing, who stars as vampire hunter Van Helsing.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2007
2/5 50% Hatchet (2006) Billed as "Old School American horror", Hatchet's actually something far less classy: a technically inept homage to '80s slasher movies that's both bloody and bloody stupid.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2007
3/5 25% Halloween (2007) Zombie may not be able to match the stalk 'n' menace of Carpenter's steadicam original, but when the Big Z's knife hits the right groove, he cuts to the dark heart of the Myers legend.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2007
4/5 86% When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan (2007) The poverty contrasts sharply with the excitement of the tour bus and cuts to the heart of the songs themselves, famed for their "joy and sorrow".‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2007
2/5 11% Pathfinder (2007) Metal heads will be in Valhalla; everyone else should find a different path.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2007
3/5 81% Yella (2008) Too obscure and oblique in its aims to completely enthral, Yella manages to get under the skin thanks to Hoss' bewitching performance as the troubled number cruncher and a final reveal that complicates everything that's gone before.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2007
3/5 89% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) Pitting Chris against Russ, Yuma harks back to B-movie westerns but fails to tap its A-list stars' potential. Those who aren't diehard fans of the genre might want to catch a different train.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2007
3/5 67% Shoot 'Em Up (2007) Bang, bang you're dead: Clive Owen romps his way through Shoot 'Em Up, an outrageously shoddy, audaciously choreographed exploitation flick that loves the smell of gunpowder in the morning.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2007
1/5 14% Rise of the Footsoldier (2007) The filmmakers' wide-eyed attempt to turn Leach into a living legend will probably rattle Daily Mail readers' cages; everyone else may find its stonking hard-on for real-life hard men slightly ludicrous.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2007
3/5 42% No Reservations (2007) This take it or leave it romantic comedy probably wouldn't get many Michelin stars, but it's not the turkey twizzler you might expect.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2007
2/5 54% Seraphim Falls (2007) An unconvincing attempt at an old-fashioned western, Seraphim Falls works best as a chase thriller but falls apart when it tries to harness the mythic power of the American frontier.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2007
3/5 29% Sugarhouse (2007) A low-budget Brit-flick that bucks against the usual "urban cinema" conventions while showcasing its talented cast. Although it runs out of steam, its opening energy and verve are impressive.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2007
4/5 75% Lady Chatterley (2007) Lays on the rudeness with gusto earning its 18 certificate, while teasing out the story's themes of nature, sex and class conflict with elegant intelligence.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2007
5/5 100% Odd Man Out (1947) Reed's take on the material is innovative, letting realism blur into an anaemic, soul-searching delirium. Camera trickery is used to mind-bending effect and Odd Man Out's hallucinatory tone is often astonishing.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2007
3/5 54% Eagle vs Shark (2007) Slight yet undeniably touching, this loser comedy has some brittle wit and an odd charm. Deserves a wider audience than it's destined to find.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2007
4/5 93% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass deliver an action blockbuster with brawn and brains. Whether it's the final chapter or not remains to be seen.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2007
3/5 54% The Walker (2007) A return to form and another entry in Schrader's 'God's Lonely Man' saga, this murder mystery is hard not to be intrigued by. Harrelson's brilliant performance is enough to sell it alone.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2007
3/5 23% Evan Almighty (2007) Anyone expecting a reprise of Bruce Almighty will be disappointed.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2007
3/5 41% Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea) (2010) Surprisingly dreary.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2007
5/5 92% The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet) (1957) Full of haunting, iconic images and a touch of hopeful humanity, The Seventh Seal is cinema at its most artful, a philosophical meditation on the meaning(lessness) of this mortal coil.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2007
3/5 79% Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006) Raw authenticity makes this a strong contender for a Haitian City of God, but it seems too staged and narrow in its focus to properly convince as a documentary.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2007
4/5 79% Last Tango in Paris (1972) Bernardo Bertolucci's controversial drama is actually a dark, torrid masterpiece about love and grief.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2007
4/5 96% Deep Water (2006) Stories celebrating heroic journeys are commonplace, but this is a sobering, anti-heroic tale of an ordinary man who set out to attempt the extraordinary... and failed through a cruel combination of bad luck and bad judgement.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2007
3/5 81% Taxidermia (2006) A real cinematic oddity, Taxidermia is assured cult status thanks to its disturbing scenes of sex, violence and body horror. It's somewhat slight but it marks Pálfi as a director to watch.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2007
2/5 45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) World's End is duller than a Disneyland ride during a power cut.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2007
4/5 73% Golden Door (2007) Making the most of an evidently limited budget, Crialese makes the Promised Land seem as poignantly out of reach to us as it is to his tragic characters.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2007
4/5 100% Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs) (1963) The money-grubbing realities of late 1950s Tokyo make for riveting viewing in Naruse's naturalistic classic. These are no ordinary memories of a geisha.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2007
3/5 56% Shutter (2004) Works best if you don't know where it's heading.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2007
3/5 44% Hostel Part II (2007) All the realism of an abbatoir.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2007
1/5 0% Messages (2007) The horror, the horror: this Brit chiller is a strong contender for worst film of the year.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2007
3/5 77% The War on Democracy (2007) Pilger's not exactly unbiased, while belligerent talking-head interviews sometimes feel like Jeremy Paxman with 'roid rage. Yet, faced with the contempt of American policymakers, it's hard not to sympathise with his viewpoint.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2007