Jamie Woolley

Jamie Woolley
Jamie Woolley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com
Publications: BBC.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 82% Tsotsi (Thug) (2006) Chweneyagae skulks with awesome menace, a cauldron of simmering rage and frustration and a performance of real skill, carrying the film effortlessly through to the nail-shredding conclusion. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2006
4/5 85% L'Enfant (2006) With Belgian auteurs the Dardenne brothers behind the camera, there are deeper levels to explore in another stark but gripping construction of social realism. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2006
4/5 77% The Forest for the Trees (Der Wald vor lauter Baumen) (2005) For a first film, it's accomplished; for a college project, it's astonishing. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2006
4/5 84% 13 Tzameti (2005) A thriller of starkly economic proportions. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2006
5/5 92% Grizzly Man (2005) German auteur Werner Herzog pieces together the remarkable footage Treadwell left behind into a superb portrait of a fractured obsessive living literally on the edge. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2005
3/5 88% Va, Vis et Deviens (Live and Become) (Go, See, and Become) (2005) Emotive and politically astute. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2005
3/5 71% Separate Lies (2005) A solidly made but strangely lightweight drama. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2005
1/5 45% The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (2006) One for fans only. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2005
3/5 75% 4 (Chetyre) (2006) Haunting. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2005
2/5 38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) Perfect material, you might think, for Terry Gilliam's brain of perpetual invention. But despite occasional flashes of dark genius, he hasn't laid a golden egg. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2005
4/5 91% Saraband (2003) Even if it is, as he claims, his last film, Saraband will be a testament to Bergman's skill as a filmmaker, still a creative force to be reckoned with after 60-plus years in the business. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2005
3/5 55% R-Point (2005) By the time the grand finale rolls around, you're more baffled than terrified. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2005
3/5 93% Solntse (The Sun) (2005) The measured direction can feel sluggish as the camera refuses to cut away from lengthy scenes of people getting dressed or filing out of rooms, but Ogata's multi-layered performance more than compensates. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2005
3/5 83% Beautiful Boxer (2005) An inspiring drama which, despite its uneven nature, still manages to pack a punch. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2005
4/5 88% Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire (2005) A tragic reminder of how that overused epithet, 'Never again', makes hypocrites of us all. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2005
3/5 87% 3-Iron (2004) If the snail's pace doesn't send you to sleep, you'll be rewarded with a tender and unusual love story. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2005
3/5 55% Undertow (2004) A front-loaded film, sure, but what a front. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2005
4/5 99% Moolaadé (2004) Sembene provides not only a fascinating glimpse into the culture of tropical Africa, but also a powerful account of the social turmoil which bubbles beneath the surface. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2005
3/5 74% Existenz (1999) In the hands of anyone else, the notion of computer game terrorists would be ludicrous, and even Cronenberg fails to explain their motives, using the film instead to indulge in surreal exercises of dream logic. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2001
2/5 26% Superman III (1983) Slow and uninspired. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2001