Jamie Russell Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
5/5 93% The Lion King (1994) Long live the King.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2002
5/5 97% Spirited Away (2002) One of the most impressive animated features of this year, or any other.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2003
5/5 82% Ocean's Eleven (2001) Raises the benchmark for all future blockbusters and is guaranteed to put a grin on your face from ear to ear.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2002
5/5 77% Peter Pan (2003) This impressive children's adventure strikes a balance between magical adventure and heartfelt emotion that the wizard from Hogwarts has yet to discover.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2003
5/5 100% The Leopard (1963) A masterpiece in the truest sense of the word, The Leopard is the kind of magisterial filmmaking that Visconti's more famous Death in Venice could only ever dream of being.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
5/5 96% Rebel Without a Cause (1955) A movie for anyone who's ever been a teenager.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted May 3, 2005
5/5 100% The Sorrow and the Pity (Le Chagrin et la Pitié) (1972) Even today it's lost little of its challenging impact.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted May 18, 2004
5/5 95% Cabaret (1972) All are guaranteed to leave Sally Bowles' words ringing in your ears as the credits roll: 'Divine decadence, darling!'‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2002
5/5 89% Dig! (2004) Erratic, tragic, and absolutely hilarious: Dig! is fantastic filmmaking.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2005
5/5 89% Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) Whether you know everything or nothing about Metallica, it will rock you.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2004
5/5 90% The Wicker Man (1973) A movie that'll burn its way into your unconscious and give you nightmares for many years to come.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2001
5/5 96% The Full Monty (1997) Quote not available.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2001
5/5 97% Alien (1979) It's one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever made.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2003
5/5 65% My Life Without Me (2003) Coixet's dignified, heartfelt little indie drama proves that dying young doesn't always come with the schmaltz of a Julia Roberts movie. Outstanding.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2003
5/5 97% Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003) A stunning indictment of Brazil's social meltdown, this startling documentary plays like City Of God -- except this time the bullets are real.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2004
5/5 66% Heist (2001) Mamet's cerebral thriller is a joy to watch -- this is easily the director's toughest, grittiest drama to date.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2001
5/5 96% Ran (1985) A landmark of world cinema, this is a rousing, staggering epic and a haunting drama of timeless significance.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2008
5/5 83% The Believer (2002) Making American History X look like a shallow MTV commercial, The Believer is first class film-making.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2001
5/5 97% Sweet Sixteen (2003) Outstanding film making and the director's best film in years.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2002
5/5 94% Blue Velvet (1986) It's the only one of Lynch's works to marry his nightmarish concerns to a story that (very nearly) makes sense.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2001
5/5 100% Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) Combining some wonderful song and dance routines with a cast of memorable characters, Meet Me in St Louis is certainly one the best Hollywood musicals ever. It's also one of the least ostentatious.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2002
5/5 94% Freaks (1932) It's a cinematic slap in the face that'll leave you reeling with shock, surprise and maybe even delight. They certainly don't make them like this anymore.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2002
5/5 100% All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) One of the most effective pacifist arguments ever committed to celluloid. It is a torturous vision of death devoid of glory.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2003
5/5 88% 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
5/5 98% Throne of Blood (1957) Throne of Blood spectacularly transforms the source play -- turning it into a terrifying journey through darkness, evil, and despair.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2002
5/5 97% A Night at the Opera (1935) Guaranteed to have you giggling from one end of the musical scale to the other.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2002
5/5 100% Bolivia (2001) A dazzling display of style and verve.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2003
5/5 99% The Third Man (1949) An iconic film noir that's still fresh despite being familiar.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2006
5/5 98% The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) (1928) It's a harrowing film, claustrophobic in its use of close-ups that unblinkingly record Joan's emotional and mental state. Each frame becomes a canvas for Dreyer's unflinching portrait of suffering.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2003
5/5 92% The Golden Age (L'Âge d'Or) (1930) Nonsensical, erotic, scandalous, revolutionary: Luis Buñuel's surrealist masterpiece L'Âge D'Or is not for those of a nervous disposition.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted May 8, 2004
5/5 93% My Life to Live (It's My Life) (Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux) (1962) Godard never lets us forget the artificiality of what we're watching, turning the film into a masterful meditation on cinema, capitalism, and sex.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2002
5/5 94% Duck Soup (1933) Unpredictable, hilarious, and completely deranged. Duck Soup is without doubt the distillation of everything that the Marx Brothers claimed as their own.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2004
5/5 100% The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) Inflation may have dented the allure of its 1m bullion heist, but this 1951 Ealing comedy is still 24-carat gold.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2011
5/5 94% Andrei Rublev (1973) Perfection lingers in each frame as Tarkovsky crafts one of the finest films ever made, an ecstatic story about art that has little interest in the artist himself, but in the power of art to transcend the age that produces it.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2004
5/5 97% The Road (La Strada) (1954) A marvellous film.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2001
5/5 100% I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba) (1995) It's a vibrant, joyous piece of technical accomplishment that's probably one of the most relentlessly innovative films you'll ever see.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2002
5/5 100% The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin) (1958) The Hidden Fortress effortlessly intertwines action, drama, and comedy.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2002
5/5 80% Bitter Victory (1957) A brilliant, shamefully neglected war movie.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2005
5/5 100% L'Atalante (1934) A cine-poem ode to the rhythms of life and love set on a barge travelling along the Seine, Jean Vigo's L'Atalante stands as one of cinema's indisputable masterpieces.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2005
5/5 89% Le Corbeau (1948) It's a subversive work and masterful suspense thriller that's the equal of anything Hitchcock ever put his name to.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2003
5/5 97% Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka) (1988) Isao Takahata's powerful anti-war movie is all the more harrowing for the care we invest in its beautifully drawn children.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 14, 2013
5/5 96% Solaris (1976) A million light years removed from the pseudo-religious grandstanding of Kubrick's acid-trip space odyssey, this takes Kelvin -- and us -- on a journey into the uncharted depths of inner space.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2003
5/5 98% Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) It's a love story that's more than just a tale of broken hearts and damp hankies. It's also a landmark in the history of cinema that turns melodrama into high art.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2004
5/5 96% Orphée (Orpheus) (1950) Full of haunting imagery plucked from the realm of fairy tales, Orphée is one of the great cinematic fantasies of the 20th century.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2004
5/5 93% Cat People (1942) It's psychological horror at its finest: timelessly terrifying and absolutely purr-fect.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2014
5/5 86% Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) John McNaughton's haunting film is a grim journey into the life of its twisted subject that refuses to moralise or judge.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2003
5/5 95% Brighton Rock (1947) John Boulting's adaptation of Graham Greene's classic novel stakes its claim as one of the darkest films ever to be made on these shores.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted May 20, 2002
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
5/5 67% Van Gogh (1992) Quote not available.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2003
5/5 93% 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