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 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Doug Jamieson The end result is a film that's perfectly fine, but far from the greatness of the original. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
2.5/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Doug Jamieson While there's plenty of visual mastery at play here, it's simply not enough to warrant this rather tiresome sequel. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
4.5/5 The King (2019) Doug Jamieson With a narrative that serves as an important political learning lesson, 'The King' rises above its medieval setting to stand as a film that's wildly relevant. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
4/5 The Aeronauts (2019) Doug Jamieson Who knew an adventure set in the sky could be just as heart-racing as anything set in outer space? EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
2/5 Gemini Man (2019) Doug Jamieson While there are numerous technical splendours to be found within 'Gemini Man,' they ultimately mask a film beset with a painfully silly plot, disastrous dialogue, and a host of uninteresting and faintly crafted characters. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
3/5 Harriet (2019) Doug Jamieson There's a wonderful film hiding within 'Harriet,' but it's consumed by a lacklustre screenplay and muddled construction that fails to truly capture who this woman really was. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Doug Jamieson A testament to the power of forgiveness, positivity, and the immense gift to the world that was Fred Rogers. Precisely the dose of warmth the world could use right now. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Doug Jamieson Surprisingly funny, profoundly moving, and tragically heartbreaking. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 Joker (2019) Doug Jamieson A divisive, turbulent, and maddening work, 'Joker' will either feel like a breath of fresh air or simply too much. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 Judy (2019) Doug Jamieson With a tour de force performance from Renée Zellweger, 'Judy' is a heartbreaking look at the troubled final days of a Hollywood legend. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
4.5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Doug Jamieson While the film is an unashamedly irreverent satire of a painfully relevant moment in modern history, the humour perfectly supplements the true potency of its deeply important message. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 Hustlers (2019) Doug Jamieson With intelligence and depth you likely won't be expecting, 'Hustlers' serves up more than just a good time. But it sure manages to also deliver that in spades. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
4.5/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Doug Jamieson Incredibly warm, often hilarious, and all sorts of riotous fun, 'The Private History of David Copperfield' proves there's still boundless life to find in Dickens' classic novel. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Doug Jamieson Occasionally entertaining, sometimes terrifying,and exhaustively long, 'It Chapter Two' throws everything it can at the screen and hopes that it sticks. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
4/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Doug Jamieson Fresh, lively, and rather irresistible, 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' proves to be a real winner of the family film genre. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/5 The Kitchen (2019) Doug Jamieson All the right ingredients are here, but 'The Kitchen' is so haphazardly constructed, the end result is a confusing, dull, and conflated mess. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
5/5 The Farewell (2019) Doug Jamieson An authentic look at the cultural divide between two wildly different civilisations, 'The Farewell' is a universal tale that will strike a chord with audiences of any nationality. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2019
3/5 A Dog's Journey (2019) Doug Jamieson There is so much obvious emotional manipulation occurring in 'A Dog's Journey,' you may as well be handed a box of tissues and a fluffy pillow when you enter the cinema. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
2.5/5 Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019) Doug Jamieson While the brutal and unflinching battle scenes are superbly crafted with an intensity that's truly unsettling, the film is let down by its overreliance on tired clichés and generic war movie tropes. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 Late Night (2019) Doug Jamieson With a well-intentioned screenplay determined to invoke discussion from an audience, 'Late Night' aims to make a relevant point but is too generically clichéd for its own good. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
2.5/5 Palm Beach (2019) Doug Jamieson A laidback and carefree piece of cinema with the lowest of stakes, 'Palm Beach' falls under the weight of its own decadence and affluence. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
4.5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Doug Jamieson A glitzy, dirty, and wickedly funny masterpiece, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' is Quentin Tarantino's glorious love letter to the Tinseltown of old. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 Midsommar (2019) Doug Jamieson A slow-moving descent into a deeply layered hellscape, loaded with subtextual meanings and evocative imagery. 'Midsommar' is both deeply disturbing and strangely exhilarating. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2019
3/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Doug Jamieson Overloaded with spectacular stunts, epic chase sequences, and brutal fistfights, it's just big, dumb, ridiculous fun that goes well with popcorn. Nothing more, nothing less. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
4/5 Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) Doug Jamieson Presented in stunning 4K quality and Dolby Atmos sound, 'Apocalypse Now: Final Cut' is the visceral experience Francis Ford Coppola has waited 40 years to deliver. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
2.5/5 The Lion King (2019) Doug Jamieson There's no denying this fancy new version of 'The Lion King' is a technical marvel, but without any semblance of heart and soul, it's the cinematic equivalent of watching a flashy screensaver for two hours. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
4/5 Crawl (2019) Doug Jamieson With lashings of blood-drenched mayhem, ridiculous set pieces, and nail-biting suspense, 'Crawl' knows exactly what it is and offers precisely what you paid for. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
1/5 Stuber (2019) Doug Jamieson Painfully unfunny and fairly insufferable, 'Stuber' wastes its impressive cast in deeply frustrating fashion. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
4.5/5 Booksmart (2019) Doug Jamieson Refreshing, intelligent, and utterly hilarious, 'Booksmart' fires on all cylinders. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Doug Jamieson While the spectre of loss hangs over this sequel, there's boundless fun and pitch-perfect humour to be found within this enjoyable and entertaining rollercoaster. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2019
3.5/5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Doug Jamieson While 'Annabelle Comes Home' doesn't exactly break new ground within the well-worn paranormal genre, there's still hefty entertainment to be found within this breezy and enjoyable thrill ride. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
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