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 Underwater (2020) Doug Jamieson A film that rarely refuses to do little else but echo 'Alien' at practically every turn, 'Underwater' seemingly forgets to offer anything of its own. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Doug Jamieson The formula was laid down by its two predecessors and 'Bad Boys For Life' sticks the landing by following that recipe to a tee. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
2/5 Dolittle (2020) Doug Jamieson The pedigree of the 'Dolittle' cast and crew is genuinely stunning. It's unfathomable this has all fallen apart so disastrously. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
4/5 The Gentlemen (2020) Doug Jamieson A riotous, roaring return to form for Guy Ritchie, 'The Gentlemen' is a fast-paced, wickedly scripted thrill ride with a terrific ensemble cast and a cracking storyline. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
1/5 Cats (2019) Doug Jamieson The most inexplicably bizarre film of the year, it's jawdropping for all the wrong reasons. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.5/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Doug Jamieson A messy, yet satisfying conclusion, 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' fails to take the risks it could have, but still offers a gratifying and sentimental farewell. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Doug Jamieson 'Jumanji: The Next Level' lazily rehashes most of the same jokes and gags from its predecessor to deliver a sequel that feels completely reductive. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
2.5/5 Spies in Disguise (2019) Doug Jamieson 'Spies in Disguise' begins with the mantra that the world needs weird, and it's sure intent on embracing the bizarre nature of its premise. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
3.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Doug Jamieson There's a masterpiece hiding in here somewhere. It's just obscured by too much absurdity to truly land its intended impact. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2019
2/5 Black Christmas (2019) Doug Jamieson With the subtlety of a sledgehammer, 'Black Christmas' beleaguers its timely message to the point of exhaustion. While it's an admirable effort, the messy end result feels like a terribly wasted opportunity. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
5/5 Little Women (2019) Doug Jamieson Simply gorgeous in every single way, what Gerwig and her production team have crafted is almost overwhelming. How utterly delightful it is to be swept away by something so magnificently beautiful. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
4.5/5 1917 (2019) Doug Jamieson A breathtaking spectacle that's both grippingly tense and powerfully moving, this is a film that already stamps it claim on becoming a classic of the war genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 The Two Popes (2019) Doug Jamieson With one of the year's finest screenplays and starring two preeminent actors playing off each other in perfect harmony, 'The Two Popes' proves to be something completely unexpected. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2019
4/5 Frozen II (2019) Doug Jamieson While 'Frozen II' may not quite reach the grand heights of its predecessor, it's still a sequel that demands repeat viewings, and that's not something one often hears these days. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/5 Playing With Fire (2019) Doug Jamieson 'Playing With Fire' is crafted exclusively for kids, but is it asking too much to serve them something that respects their intelligence a little more? EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
3/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Doug Jamieson While it takes far too long to truly hit its stride, 'Charlie's Angels' finds its feet just in time to have you exiting the cinema with a mild smile on your face. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
4.5/5 Knives Out (2019) Doug Jamieson Loaded with irreverent humour and a cavalcade of magnificent performances, this darkly comedic caper is a deliriously fabulous ride you won't want to end. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Doug Jamieson An acting masterclass from Bale and Damon, 'Ford v Ferrari'proves to be the rare example of a racing film with far more going for it than just what happens on the racetrack. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
3.5/5 Last Christmas (2019) Doug Jamieson An entirely charming feel-good romantic comedy, 'Last Christmas' plays it safe by sticking closely to the genre's strengths. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 The Report (2019) Doug Jamieson A furious film as fascinating as it is disturbing, this isn't an easy watch. But it is one of the year's most important and relevant films. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Doug Jamieson While 'Doctor Sleep' paves its own unique but muddled path to mixed results, there's enough fan service and nostalgic references to make fanboys of its predecessor wildly happy. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
2.5/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Doug Jamieson A film so achingly familiar, it's hard to tell if 'Terminator: Dark Fate' is a reboot or just a tired, lazy remake. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
4.5/5 The Irishman (2019) Doug Jamieson In his best film since 'Goodfellas,' Scorsese serves up a sprawling epic that just gets more enthralling as it winds through its extensive but necessary running time. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
4.5/5 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Doug Jamieson An underdog story that will have audiences cheering, Murphy shines in a film overflowing with heart, humour, and wicked fun. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 () Doug Jamieson While 'Promised' may not have the depth, it certainly has the heart. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Doug Jamieson With lashings of blood and plenty of giddy thrills, 'Ready or Not' is one game you'll want to play again and again. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
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