The Jam Report

The Jam Report is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Doug Jamieson
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Yesterday (2019) Doug Jamieson 'Yesterday' offers a fabulously original concept that ultimately gets left in the trash in favour of offering nothing more than a jukebox musical, devoid of any real heart. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
5/5 Parasite (2019) Doug Jamieson A masterful portrait of inequality and imbalance, 'Parasite' latches on and never once lets go. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
4.5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Doug Jamieson Against the long-presumed insurmountable odds, 'Toy Story 4' proves the fourth time can still be the charm. How foolish we were to ever doubt Pixar. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
1.5/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Doug Jamieson An insufferably bland film that rarely elicits any semblance of fun, 'Men in Black: International' is underwhelming, unimpressive, and instantly forgettable. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Doug Jamieson Inspiring without being cheesy, funny without being corny, and so damn sincere and genuine, 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' is a stone-cold winner. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 Her Smell (2018) Doug Jamieson An endurance test for audiences, 'Her Smell' is a challenging viewing experience, saved by Elisabeth Moss' breathtaking performance. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
3/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Doug Jamieson A charming ode to teenage dreams and a loving tribute to the music of Bruce Springsteen, 'Blinded by the Light' is a predictable but enjoyable crowd-pleaser. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
2/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Doug Jamieson An astoundingly dull and frustratingly flat piece of cinema, 'Dark Phoenix' limps to the finish line of this franchise in disappointing fashion. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
4.5/5 Rocketman (2019) Doug Jamieson 'Rocketman' is a glitzy, fantastical, sequin-drenched spectacle, wisely juxtaposed by the bleak and destructive toll that comes from a life of unfettered excess. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2019
3/5 Aladdin (2019) Doug Jamieson While this updated version of 'Aladdin' is entirely enjoyable and sweepingly fun, it's bogged down by some heavy problems that create a mixed end result. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Doug Jamieson Cemented by its leading man and terrific supporting cast, the third film in this sleeper-hit series is blissful escapism at its finest. To be blunt, it's an absolute bloody riot. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/5 The Hustle (2019) Doug Jamieson Despite great chemistry between Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, 'The Hustle' proves to be a relatively disappointing and pointless affair. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
3/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Doug Jamieson Often too overcomplicated and chaotic for its own good, 'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' is saved by the rather inspired casting of Ryan Reynolds as the titular yellow fuzzball. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 Long Shot (2019) Doug Jamieson The implausible matching of Theron and Rogen proves to be a real winner, thanks to their terrific chemistry and sublime comedic timing. Could this be the year's biggest surprise package? EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 Top End Wedding (2019) Doug Jamieson A gorgeous love letter to Indigenous culture and an utterly charming tale of love and family, this film may prove to be exactly what the Australian cinema landscape is aching for. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
4.5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Doug Jamieson An emotionally affecting three-hour spectacle, 'Avengers: Endgame' is the rousing and exhilarating conclusion fans deserve. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
2.5/5 Little (2019) Doug Jamieson A sweet film let down by its overall shallowness, 'Little' runs around in circles for 108 minutes and never really arrives anywhere. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2019
4.5/5 Shazam! (2019) Doug Jamieson With an enthusiastic energy that's genuinely infectious and a screenplay that deftly flows with equal lashings of humour and heart, the resulting film is pure cinematic bliss from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
3.5/5 Dumbo (2019) Doug Jamieson While the film is let down by its human characters, 'Dumbo' is still a sumptuous visual treat with an adorable CGI star at its helm. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Doug Jamieson With an endearing heart that's impossible to resist and a glorious leading lady steering the ship, 'Captain Marvel' is an imperfect but supremely entertaining blast. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
2.5/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Doug Jamieson 'Alita: Battle Angel' is a grandiose spectacle with visual creations to delight your senses but very little else. But when the action halts, the film's noticeable flaws are exposed. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
2/5 The Front Runner (2018) Doug Jamieson A pointless history lesson you could uncover yourself from a quick scan of Gary Hart's Wikipedia page. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
4/5 The Hate U Give (2018) Doug Jamieson A wave of furious anger rightly burns throughout 'The Hate U Give,' and it's highly likely you'll leave with that fire pulsing through your own veins. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
2/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Doug Jamieson One big, beautiful mess. This film is screaming with so much potential but, for the most part, it fails to capture that potential at every single turn. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
1.5/5 X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Doug Jamieson A nauseatingly predictable film that is genuinely dull to watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
1.5/5 Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Doug Jamieson Another disappointing example of stunning visual design doing everything it can to mask a film without the narrative and characters to back it up. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
3.5/5 Finding Dory (2016) Doug Jamieson While it may not deliver the freshness of Finding Nemo, it is still overflowing with warmth, laughs, and genuine charm. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
1/5 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Doug Jamieson A relentless parade of raucous gags, each attempting to up-the-stakes in shock-value, but each falling completely flat and winding up mercifully unfunny. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 Logan (2017) Doug Jamieson By stripping back the theatrics and spectacle of the previous chapters, we're delivered with a powerfully moving and captivating character piece. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
3/5 Kong: Skull Island (2017) Doug Jamieson Grab your popcorn and just enjoy yourself. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Doug Jamieson You will leave the cinema richly satisfied, even if it isn't quite the film you're expecting. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 Wonder Woman (2017) Doug Jamieson We've never had a superhero film directed by a female director, and after what Jenkins has delivered, this clearly needs to change immediately. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
3/5 Cars 3 (2017) Doug Jamieson Cars 3 can't match the ingenious originality of many of its fellow Pixar classmates but still manages to deliver enjoyable kid-friendly entertainment and a more emotionally mature experience than the two films preceding it. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Doug Jamieson Spider-Man: Homecoming rightly pulls back on the grandeur and delivers a fresh, sharp, and down-right wonderful piece of popcorn cinema. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
5/5 Baby Driver (2017) Doug Jamieson Baby Driver is the most exhilarating and original film so far this year. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 The Beguiled (2017) Doug Jamieson A gripping masterpiece that ultimately spirals into something both stunningly beautiful and uncomfortably disturbing. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
5/5 Dunkirk (2017) Doug Jamieson Dunkirk is gripping, tense, flawlessly crafted, emotionally exhausting, and genuinely unforgettable. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4.5/5 War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Doug Jamieson It's relatable. It's affecting. And it's deeply moving. For a film about a bunch of talking apes, that's a triumph in itself. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
2/5 Atomic Blonde (2017) Doug Jamieson It can be a blast, just not an atomic one. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5.5 The Big Sick (2017) Doug Jamieson The Big Sick hits all the right notes at all the right times. It's funny and silly when it needs to be. It's romantic and cute at the right moments. And it sprinkles the drama and realism throughout. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 Wind River (2017) Doug Jamieson A tense and slow-burn murder mystery with one giant sucker-punch of an ending. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
1/5 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Doug Jamieson Change the cast and rework the script, and it might have been a masterpiece. Instead, we're given a visual overload that's probably best served as a screensaver on televisions at a department store. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
1/5 The Dark Tower (2017) Doug Jamieson There's nothing here but a hollow, empty piece of cinema you will forget instantly. This film can't work out what it's trying to be, so it ultimately winds up being absolutely nothing at all. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 It (2017) Doug Jamieson 'It' perfectly dances the line between sweet coming-of-age sentimentality and fear-inducing horrific nightmare. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 mother! (2017) Doug Jamieson A wild, ridiculous, thrilling spectacle of a film. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
3/5 Victoria & Abdul (2017) Doug Jamieson Dench once again proves even the lightest of films can be elevated by her impeccable presence. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
2/5 Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Doug Jamieson Kingsman: The Golden Circle is akin to someone just wildly bashing their hands on a piano, occasionally getting the right note here and there, but mostly delivering a red-hot mess. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
3.5/5 Battle of the Sexes (2017) Doug Jamieson Battle of the Sexes may not dig deep enough into the real issues surrounding women's rights in the 1970s, but it is endlessly entertaining and genuinely inspiring. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
5/5 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Doug Jamieson A stone-cold masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5.5 Sweet Country (2017) Doug Jamieson A piece of cinema that will both enrage and inspire you, Sweet Country is a true triumph of cinema. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019